Monthly Archives: March 2015

Multi-family investors like what they see in Chicago’s non-core downtown neighborhoods

by Dan Rafter Chicago’s multi-family market has been hot for so long that it’s easy to take for granted just how strong this sector is. But Susan Tjarksen, principal and managing broker for Chicago’s Kiser Institutional Group — better known … Continue reading

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Detroit CRE pros know the truth: Good things are happening in this key Midwest city

by Dan Rafter Detroit is an unusual market today. Andrew Farbman, chief executive officer of Southfield, Mich.-based Farbman Group, says it’s one of the few markets in the country in which competing developers actually root each other on. The reason … Continue reading

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Daimler Group, Kaufman Development set to make history in Columbus with Two25 Commons

by Dan Rafter The Daimler Group and Kaufman Development are ready to make history in Columbus: The two companies are partnering to build the tallest ground-up mixed-use project in the history of the city. The new 17-story building — Two25 … Continue reading

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DTZ report: 2014 was a strong year for Kansas City’s CRE market

by Dan Rafter Last year was a good one for Kansas City’s commercial real estate market, according to new numbers from DTZ. The company found that the Kansas City area saw nearly 3.9 million square feet of net absorption in … Continue reading

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DTZ and a different kind of March Madness

by Dan Rafter The NCAA’s March Madness tournament is in full swing, with plenty of Midwest teams still vying to give Kentucky its first loss this season. But DTZ is thinking of a different kind of March Madness this spring: … Continue reading

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The rise of retail medicine and what it means to CRE firms

by Dan Rafter Debora Field has worked in the commercial real estate business for more than 35 years. She’s seen plenty of changes in the relationship between hospitals and medical providers during this time. Today, Field, vice president of sales … Continue reading

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List of 10 best states for retirement comes with two surprises — Iowa and Nebraska made the rankings

by Dan Rafter Is retirement nearing? Then you might want to stay put in the Midwest. A recent feature story from Bankrate ranked the 10 best states for retirement living. And two Midwest states — despite their chilly winters — … Continue reading

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