Monthly Archives: February 2013

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Midwest distribution portfolio sale ranks as a big one

There are ordinary deals and then there are the big deals. And Jones Lang LaSalle’s sale of the Core Midwest Distribution Portfolio — a five-building, 2.7-million-square-foot portfolio — definitely ranked as a big one. Jones Lang LaSalle’s Capital Markets group … Continue reading

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Freddie Mac enjoys record year for multi-family business

We all know that the multi-family market remains hot. But here’s more proof: Freddie Mac announced today that it enjoyed a record year with this segment in 2012, closing $28.8 billion in multi-family volume. That, by the way, is an … Continue reading

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A steady rebound in Des Moines commercial sectors, CBRE|Hubbell Commercial

Steady. That’s the best way to describe the commercial real estate segments in the Des Moines area, according to two surveys recently released by Des Moines-based CBRE|Hubbell Commercial. The 16th annual Des Moines Metro Real Estate Market Survey, prepared by … Continue reading

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Economic Development Corporation: Expect a big year for Northern Kentucky commercial real estate

Karen Finan says she expects 2013 to be a big year for Northern Kentucky. That’s not surprising. Last year was a big year for the region, too. “We are constantly looking for new opportunities to bring businesses to the region … Continue reading

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Looking for good news in St. Louis? Cassidy Turley brings it

Cassidy Turley‘s 2013 commercial real estate report for St. Louis came with plenty of good news for the brokers working this market. Like many cities across the Midwest, St. Louis is the middle of a recovery period, with both its … Continue reading

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Chicago’s HSA PrimeCare: Patient demands driving healthcare changes

Chicago’s HSA PrimeCare will break ground March 1 on a new $10 million surgery center in Vernon Hills, Ill. The center, fully leased to Hawthorn Surgical Associates, is an example of a healthcare trend that is only growing stronger. Hospitals … Continue reading

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Colliers International’s Keschl: Office Depot, OfficeMax merger makes sense for both companies

Office Depot Inc. and OfficeMax Inc. announced Feb. 20 that the two companies would merge in an all-stock deal. There were still plenty of unanswered questions about the merger, including who will serve as the company’s chief executive officer, what … Continue reading

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