Monthly Archives: July 2013

Is there any city that has survived the Great Recession in better shape than Omaha?

by Dan Rafter For Barry Zoob, the fact that Omaha is seeing a steady stream of commercial sales, leases and new construction is not surprising. The Nebraska city started its real estate recovery back in 2010, said Zoob, senior vice … Continue reading

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A new prescription: A look at the changing world of healthcare real estate

Guest post by Andrew Farbman CEO, Farbman Group Already one of the fastest growing real estate sectors, medical office space seems poised for continued growth in the wake of the 2012 passage of the Affordable Care Act. Analysts and industry … Continue reading

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Arbor’s Mike Jehle: Financing available for multi-family developers — for the right project and the right location

by Dan Rafter There is good news for the developers of multi-family projects: It continues to get easier to qualify for financing. But that good news comes with a big caveat: Developers need to have the right project in the … Continue reading

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Breitling’s Faulkner: Still plenty of opportunity in the Bakken for CRE professionals

by Dan Rafter Chris Faulkner knows there are skeptics who think that the towns surrounding the oil-rich Bakken area of North Dakota are growing too fast. He knows that there are plenty of critics who think that what this slice … Continue reading

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Bakken Summit message: It’s an industry, not a boom

by Dan Rafter It’s an industry, not a boom. That was the message from Tom Rolfstad during the Opportunities in North Dakota and the Bakken Chicago Summit held yesterday. Rolfstad, executive director of the Williston Economic Development Corporation, was talking … Continue reading

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Focus on freestanding emergency departments keeps Midwest healthcare developers busy

by Dan Rafter Break your arm? Covered in poison ivy? The odds are higher than ever that you’ll seek treatment at a freestanding emergency department, better known in the healthcare community as a freestanding ED. That’s because a growing number … Continue reading

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To build or not to build: the speculative question

Guest post by Tim Thompson, HSA Commercial Real Estate Initiating a speculative development is not for those afraid of taking risks. The margin for error for these types of projects is often razor thin, but when an experienced development firm … Continue reading

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