Monthly Archives: May 2014

Adapting to the changing world of seniors housing

by Dan Rafter Thomas O’Brien, vice president of Hickory Hills, Ill.-based Henry Bros. Co., is familiar with the changing demands consumers have for seniors housing. His company has built, or is building, seniors housing facilities across Illinois. He knows that … Continue reading

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Wayne Schiferl: Helping developers bring affordable housing to Minnesota

by Dan Rafter Wayne Schiferl, a tax partner in the construction/real estate group of accounting firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, has extensive experience in affordable housing and real estate land development. Schiferl also boasts a deep understanding of what … Continue reading

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Recovery gaining momentum in Kankakee

by Dan Rafter Terraco Inc. and Frontline Real Estate Partners — both based in the Chicago suburbs — saw something in Kankakee. It’s why the companies joined forces to purchase the previously underutilized Meadowview Shopping Center for $1.7 million. Today, … Continue reading

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Associated Bank’s Finn: Midwest’s multi-family boom not about to slow

by Dan Rafter Michael Finn, senior vice president and regional manager with the commercial real estate division of Associated Bank, says that the multi-family market across the Midwest is a strong one. And the best news? He told Midwest Real … Continue reading

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Darwin Realty & Development’s Haefner: Activity continues to rise along Chicago-area’s I-55 south corridor

by Dan Rafter TheInterstate-55 south corridor as it travels through the Chicago area is an important one for the region. A host of companies call this corridor home. When they’re thriving – and when new companies are setting up shop … Continue reading

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NAI Global expands, adds Kansas City-area member firm

  by Dan Rafter NAI Global has grown again, adding its latest member firm in March, NAI LaSala-Sonnenberg in Overland Park, Kansas. Jay Olshonsky, president of NAI Global, told Midwest Real Estate News that his firm looks for specific qualities … Continue reading

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Taking a closer look at Northwest Indiana

by Dan Rafter Location and lower costs. Those are the two big reasons that Ed Wabick, principal of Paine/Wetzel TCN Worldwide, cites when explaining why more industrial users are considering setting up shop in the communities of Northwest Indiana. “You’re … Continue reading

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