Monthly Archives: November 2013

Campus Evolution Villages making big push into Midwest student-housing market

by Dan Rafter Campus Evolution Villages already operates student housing in three Midwest states, Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky. But the company is planning an even bigger expansion in this part of the country. Evan Danner, chief investment officer of Campus … Continue reading

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Mobile payment expert: To thrive on Black Friday and beyond, retailers need to change the shopping experience

by Dan Rafter The online world is a real threat to brick-and-mortar retailers. Consider that the National Retail Foundation predicts that online shoppers are expected to spend $1.6 billion on Black Friday alone, and you can see what a big … Continue reading

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Cassidy Turley’s Stokes: The experience to succeed in markets both good and bad

by Dan Rafter Few would argue that the country’s economic downturn, though officially long over, isn’t still making life challenging for commercial real estate professionals. Though deals are happening more frequently now, with spec projects popping up across the Midwest, … Continue reading

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Jones Lang LaSalle’s Hendrickson: Millennials changing the retail, working worlds

by Dan Rafter Dave Hendrickson knows Millennials. The managing director in the Chicago office of Jones Lang LaSalle has four Millennial children of his own. And Hendrickson knows that the way they shop and work is different from the way … Continue reading

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More proof of retail’s recovery: New brand-name coming to Kansas City outlet mall

by Dan Rafter Retail was hit especially hard during the days of the Great Recession. But it’s since been steadily rebounding. For proof, look toward the Legends Outlets shopping center in Kansas City, Kansas. This outlet shopping mall — located … Continue reading

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Farbman Group making an impact with spec office suites, shared work spaces

by Dan Rafter Finding small office suites in major cities — suites ranging from 800 square feet to 1,000 square feet — can be a challenge today. Southfield, Mich.-based Farbman Group, though, has created new options for businesses seeking these … Continue reading

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Steiner + Associates: Creating a destination mall in Columbus

by Dan Rafter Consumers don’t expect one of the top malls in the country to be in Columbus, Ohio. But that’s where the Easton Town Center mixed-use center sits. And now the center – which attracts more than 30 million … Continue reading

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