Monthly Archives: November 2014

Tenants flocking to newly renovated RBC Plaza in downtown Minneapolis

by Dan Rafter KBS Capital Advisors took a risk earlier this year when they approved plans to merge two key buildings on the Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. Today, though, that risk is paying off as new tenants continue to … Continue reading

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Oppidan has big plans for potential Minnesota power center. But what will Gander Mountain do?

by Dan Rafter Oppidan Investment Company has big plans for Baxter, Minn., a resort town located about a two-hours drive north of Minneapolis. But these plans hinge on the plans of Gander Mountain. The retailer is leasing a 117,000-square-foot retail … Continue reading

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United Properties: Bringing a new kind of office building to Minneapolis’ Target Field Station

by Dan Rafter The North Loop area of downtown Minneapolis has become one of the hottest neighborhoods in the Twin Cities. The development of Target Field Station — the light-rail commuter station located adjacent to the new home of the … Continue reading

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Viewing online home listings when you’re supposed to be working? You’re not alone

by Dan Rafter If you’ve been around long enough, you remember a time when home buyers scoured real estate listings in thick magazines published each month or in the classifieds sections of their local newspapers. Buyers can still do this, … Continue reading

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A pre-Thanksgiving break: Midwesterners love their green-bean casserole

by Dan Rafter We’re now a week away from Thanksgiving. For commercial real estate pros the holiday is that rare chance to step away from work. Thanksgiving is no time to close a real estate deal (unless it’s a really … Continue reading

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Marcus & Millichap: Surge in apartment deliveries will boost multi-family vacancy rate in Milwaukee

by Dan Rafter The Milwaukee multi-family market will be a strong one in 2015 and beyond. But real estate pros should expect vacancies in this sector to rise next year. Why? Developers have flocked to Milwaukee to build new apartment … Continue reading

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Detroit’s Green Grocer Program helping store owners rejuvenate their groceries

by Dan Rafter Retail is slowly bouncing back after the days of the recession. And there’s one segment that’s particularly strong today: grocery stores. It makes sense, then, that the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. is investing dollars in refurbishing grocery … Continue reading

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