Monthly Archives: April 2014

BankFinancial ready to become key player in Twin Cities’ apartment market

by Dan Rafter The Twin Cities’ apartment market is a strong one, with developers targeting the downtown hearts of St. Paul and Minneapolis for a variety of new multi-family projects. The challenge for many developers? It can still be difficult … Continue reading

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Remembering a leader: Opus’ Gerry Rauenhorst gave back to his community, profession

by Dan Rafter When Tim Murnane first began working at Minnetonka-based The Opus Group in 1984, he didn’t have to look far to find a pro on which to model his own commercial real estate career. Gerry Rauenhorst, the founder … Continue reading

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Marcus & Millichap reports: People keep stowing their stuff in self-storage facilities

by Dan Rafter People have a lot of stuff. They often have more stuff than space in which to stow it. Don’t believe us? Check out the recent series of semiannual self-storage reports released by Marcus & Millichap. The first-half … Continue reading

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Colliers report: St. Louis CBD still recovering from AT&T move

by Dan Rafter How big of an impact can one company have on a submarket’s vacancy rate? It depends on the size of the company. And in downtown St. Louis, few companies had as a big presence as AT&T. So … Continue reading

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Kansas City becoming a hub for tech companies

by Dan Rafter Tech companies love Kansas City. Just ask Bob Marcusse, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas City Area Development Council. He’s seen tech companies flock to this key Missouri city for several key reasons, including its … Continue reading

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Mainstreet relying on crowdfunding to provide dollars for new seniors rehabilitation center in Indiana

by Dan Rafter We’ve all read stories of how filmmakers, illustrators and cartoonists have used crowdfunding to turn their dreams into real projects: They ask for small donations from a number of investors — usually collected through a central Web … Continue reading

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Facing the fall-out from the 10-year anniversary of the commercial lending surge

By Steven Jacobs and Matthew Theunick, Trott & Trott, P.C. Commercial lenders and business owners are approaching a time in which tough decisions will need to be made on maturing commercial loans written during the real property boom of 2005 … Continue reading

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