Monthly Archives: September 2014

Economy, extended-stay hotels ready to play a bigger role in hospitality industry?

by Dan Rafter Staying in a hotel for a week or longer can be costly for both business travelers and families. And economy hotels? Travelers are taking a risk; some of the properties in this lower-cost segment haven’t been updated … Continue reading

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CORFAC’s Hawkins: Boom times not about to end in Nashville

by Dan Rafter William Hawkins, president of Chas. Hawkins Co., Inc./CORFAC International, loves selling commercial real estate in Nashville. And why wouldn’t he? This Tennessee city is in the middle of a boom period. And Hawkins told Midwest Real Estate … Continue reading

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Duke Realty: Booming business at Gateway North Business Park just more proof that Twin Cities’ industrial market is on the rise

by Dan Rafter The Gateway North Business Park in Otsego, Minn., has kept Duke Realty Corporation busy. And to Duke officials, the steady flow of build-to-suit activity here is just one more example of the growing strength of the Minneapolis-area … Continue reading

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How different are Millennials from the rest of us? Coldwell Banker Commercial office survey sheds some light

by Dan Rafter Just how different are Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers when it comes to how they want to work? Which of these groups prefer working from home? Which thrive in a traditional office environment? Coldwell Banker Commercial … Continue reading

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DLA Piper: Real estate executives are an optimistic lot today

by Dan Rafter Commercial real estate executives are more optimistic about their industry in 2014. And they’re expecting deal activity to continue to rise as the year moves on. That’s the takeaway, at least, from the 2014 State of the … Continue reading

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Retailers ready to expand in Kansas City

by Dan Rafter Brent Morris, associate vice president with the Kansas City office of Cassidy Turley, is optimistic about the future of this market’s retail sector. And why not? He’s seeing plenty of new retailers moving into Kansas City. And … Continue reading

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Colliers International marketing the historic Bradley Building in Cleveland

  by Dan Rafter Colliers International’s Cleveland office is marketing a bit of history. Colliers is listing the Bradley Building at 1220 W. Sixth St. in Cleveland for $10.775 million. The building is an iconic one in the city, instantly … Continue reading

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