Monthly Archives: February 2014

Milwaukee architecture community remembers Jim Plunkett

Jim Plunkett, one of the Midwest’s top architects, died Feb. 20 at his home in River Hills, Wis. Plunkett was a retired partner with Milwaukee architecture and interior-design firm Plunkett Raysich Architects. He was 81 years old. Plunkett joined the … Continue reading

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Where in Chicago are the tech start-ups going?

Guest post by Rob Maxwell, CompStak While Chicago’s burgeoning start-up scene is filling headlines in seemingly every major business publication, tales of Chicago’s commercial real estate malaise can no doubt be found on subsequent pages. If it’s true that the … Continue reading

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What does the future hold for Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport?

by Dan Rafter No one can argue that United Airlines’ decision to eliminate Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport as one of its hubs is good for the city. The move will dramatically reduce the number of flights at Hopkins and eliminate … Continue reading

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Laurus Corporation makes first acquisition in Minneapolis market

by Dan Rafter Minneapolis’ commercial real estate success is no secret. Just ask officials with Laurus Corporation. The Los Angeles-based real estate investment and development firm at the end of January made its first acquisition in the Minneapolis area, purchasing … Continue reading

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Colliers International|West Michigan: Expect uptick in commercial real estate deals in West Michigan this year

by Dan Rafter Colliers International|West Michigan shared some good news about the commercial real estate market in Western Michigan during its Forecast Breakfast held Jan. 31. Paul Isely, a professor at Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business in … Continue reading

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Friedman report more evidence that it’s not all bad news in Detroit

by Dan Rafter Detroit gets plenty of bad press. And with the city declaring bankruptcy last year, that bed press has only grown. But there is a surprising amount of good news right now in this key Midwest city, something … Continue reading

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Can you afford to live in Cleveland? How about St. Louis or Minneapolis?

by Dan Rafter How much do you have to make each year to own a home in Cleveland? What about Chicago or St. Louis? Consumer mortgage site HSH.com recently ranked the annual salaries you’d need to make to afford a … Continue reading

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