Monthly Archives: July 2015

Why you shouldn’t worry (yet) that developers are bringing too many apartment units in your city

by Dan Rafter It’s common knowledge that the multifamily market remains a hot one across the Midwest and the nation. But sometimes it helps to look at the numbers to see just how strong this commercial sector is. Yardi recently … Continue reading

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How to get Whole Foods to open in your retail center

by Dan Rafter You’re developing a retail center. You’d love to have it anchored by one of the grocery business’ hottest stars, Whole Foods Market. But how do you attract the grocer to your development? It all comes down to … Continue reading

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The good news in Dayton: Four straight quarters of an improving office market

by Dan Rafter Cities across the Midwest are seeing vacancies fall in their office markets. Dayton, Ohio, is no exception. DTZ reported that Dayton’s office market for the fourth quarter in a row saw positive absorption in the second quarter. … Continue reading

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What do investors love? Strip centers anchored by grocery stores … still

by Dan Rafter Stability. That’s the word Joe Girardi uses when talking about the retail strip centers across the Midwest that are anchored by a Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Market, Meijer or other grocery stores. These are the retail centers … Continue reading

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What do New Yorkers really think of Midwesterners? They (at least some of them) wouldn’t mind trading places

by Dan Rafter We’ve always heard that people on the coasts think of the Midwest as fly-over country, a place to ignore. But maybe this isn’t accurate. I recently traveled to New York City for a family vacation. And I … Continue reading

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Cushman & Wakefield’s numbers: U.S. industrial vacancy rate at lowest point since early 2001

by Dan Rafter Demand still outpaces supply when it comes to industrial real estate throughout the United States. But Cushman & Wakefield researchers say that the demand/supply imbalance in this sector is starting to narrow. Cushman & Wakefield recently released … Continue reading

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Suburbs or city? In the Midwest, the suburbs win in the Chicago area, but the city rules if you live in Cincinnati or Memphis

by Dan Rafter People increasingly want to live in the hearts of big cities, right? It makes sense to live where you work. Getting to your job is easier. You’ll be less stressed if you can avoid sitting on crowded … Continue reading

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