Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sperry Van Ness’ Pliska: Now is the time to invest in Detroit

by Dan Rafter Robert Pliska, owner and managing director with Sperry Van Ness|Property Investment Advisors in Birmingham, Michigan, likes what he sees these days in Detroit. Yes, the city has plenty of work ahead of it. But it’s also on … Continue reading

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Big crowd celebrates strengthening market during MREN’s Columbus Commercial Real Estate Summit

by Dan Rafter More than 200 commercial real estate professionals attended Midwest Real Estate News’ Columbus Commercial Real Estate Summit: A Gathering of Industry Experts in early April at Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph, the new hotel in downtown Columbus … Continue reading

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Cushman & Wakefield: Industrial market still soaring

by Dan Rafter The U.S. industrial market’s vacancy rate is at its lowest level in more than a decade. That’s the good news from the latest Cushman & Wakefield industrial report, which found that the overall vacancy rate of the … Continue reading

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Is time running out for the most endangered landmark buildings in Indiana?

by Dan Rafter It’s easy to take for granted those iconic buildings that give so much flavor to a community. Then you look up and those buildings are suddenly in danger of falling to the ground because of neglect. Indiana … Continue reading

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Leopardo’s Cowart: Rising labor costs equals higher construction costs

by Dan Rafter Chicago’s Leopardo Companies knows the national construction business. The company is one of the bigger players in the construction industry, after all. That’s why Leopardo’s Construction Economics Report and Outlook is a must-read each year. The 2015 … Continue reading

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NAI Hiffman: Chicago’s industrial market the most influential in the Midwest — and it’s on a hot streak

by Dan Rafter There was a time when the multifamily market was the only darling in commercial real estate. That sector remains hot. But the industrial market is starting to catch up. And in Chicago? The industrial market is soaring. … Continue reading

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Commercial Kentucky’s good news: Office vacancies continue to fall in Louisville market

by Dan Rafter When you list the strongest real estate markets in the Midwest, you can’t leave out Louisville. This Kentucky city is performing as well as any Midwest market today. Credit its central location, well-educated workforce and pro-business government. … Continue reading

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