Monthly Archives: June 2013

Adding new life to a key Chicago mall

These haven’t been the best of times for indoor shopping malls. The country’s economic downturn has hit these retail centers especially hard. As a result? Communities across the Midwest have scrambled to find new uses for dead or dying malls. … Continue reading

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A bright future for the commercial real estate industry? Attendees at Indiana commercial conference say “yes”

A bright future for the commercial real estate industry? That was the consensus from the Indiana Commercial Board of Realtors June 14 real estate conference, Changing Gears: Insight Into Our Industry. According to the speakers at the event — not … Continue reading

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New stadium plan set to provide another boost to downtown Detroit

The National Hockey League is holding its championship series this week, with a Midwest favorite, the Chicago Blackhawks, battling for the Stanley Cup. But the bigger hockey news this month, at least for those more interested in commercial real estate … Continue reading

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Fighting with the neighbors? You’re not alone

Wish your neighbors would mow their lawn more often? Maybe you don’t appreciate the 10-foot-tall fence they’ve run alongside your yard. Or maybe you just wish they’d turn down the music at 1 a.m. Don’t feel bad. You’re far from … Continue reading

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Jones Lang LaSalle: Tourism continues to boost Cincinnati’s economy

How important are travel and tourism dollars to Cincinnati? Jones Lang LaSalle recently charted the impact of tourism on Cincinnati, and it might surprise you to learn that the industry is one of the city’s strongest economic drivers. According to … Continue reading

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Susan Branscome: The debt capital markets are improving

Guest post by Susan Branscome, Q10|Quest Commercial Capital An old German proverb says, “To change and to change for the better are two different things.”  This market has not just changed, but very much changed for the better.  Each quarter … Continue reading

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BOMA/Chicago’s mid-year review: Office activity in city is rising … just not as fast as everyone wants

Here’s the good news from the BOMA/Chicago Mid-Year Market Review: Office real estate activity in Chicago is on the rise. The not-so-good news? The city still has a long way to go before deal activity reaches 2006 and 2007 levels. … Continue reading

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