Monthly Archives: September 2013

Networking, fun and positive CRE news: A closer look at Kansas City’s SIOR Development Day

Guest post by Mark Long, Zimmer Real Estate Services Shining a spotlight on recent activity in the Kansas City Commercial Real Estate Market, the annual Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) Development Day was held Thursday, Sept. 12, at … Continue reading

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Marcus & Millichap: Hotel rents, occupancy rates on the rise

by Dan Rafter Travel much for business? You might soon have more hotel rooms to choose from while you’re on the road, at least according to the third quarter national hospitality report released recently by Marcus & Millichap Real Estate … Continue reading

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Place-Making: Creating a community in a first-ring suburb of Detroit

by Dan Rafter The Detroit suburb of Southfield sprang to life during the auto-dominated post-World War II era. This means that highways and freeways dissect this first-ring suburb. That’s good for getting around. But it’s not so good for anyone … Continue reading

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Turning an iconic Kansas City building into a high-end multi-family development

by Dan Rafter Many Midwest central business districts today are lacking in multi-family units. This isn’t surprising: Demand for apartments is high. And buyers of all ages today want to live in the heart of cities, close to restaurants, shops … Continue reading

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Changes in way companies operate provide boost to downtown Minneapolis office market

by Dan Rafter The numbers are impressive: In the last 18 months, brokers have sold more than 7.7 million square feet of office space in downtown Minneapolis. And these numbers are only the beginning. Another seven office properties totaling 3 … Continue reading

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McCarthy Building Companies and the art of expansion projects

by Dan Rafter There’s an art to expansion projects. Kevin Williams, vice president of science and technology for St. Louis-based McCarthy Building Companies, knows this. “The biggest challenge is connecting the expansion to the existing building,” Williams said. “You don’t … Continue reading

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Is Detroit dead? Not by a longshot

by Dan Rafter Is Detroit dead? Not according to Eugene Szkilnyk, a senior analyst in Integra Realty’s Detroit office. And that’s largely thanks to conduit lenders. Szkilnyk, in a blog post for Integra Realty, writes that while lending from Main … Continue reading

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