Monthly Archives: August 2015

Looking for that right mix of urban and suburban living

by Dan Rafter Elie Rieder has no doubt that the multifamily market in Chicago has plenty of boom years left. That’s why his company, Castle Lanterra Properties, has purchased its first multifamily property in the city, the former Southgate Apartments … Continue reading

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Why Realtors need to work to preserve 1031 exchanges

Guest post by Daniel Goodwin, The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies With the Presidential election campaigning in full swing, politicians running for office will eventually be offering up their views on any number of pro-growth tax reforms. For the … Continue reading

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Midwest downtowns are booming — just ask CBRE Louisville’s David Hardy

by Dan Rafter Millennials want to live in the middle of cities. This has become common knowledge. It’s why developers are rushing to downtowns across the Midwest to build new apartment towers boasting party decks, onsite fitness centers and rooftop … Continue reading

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Cushman & Wakefield|NorthMarq: Commercial real estate market sizzling in Twin Cities

by Dan Rafter How hot is the Twin Cities’ commercial real estate market? The latest Compass report from Cushman & Wakefield|NorthMarq tells the story: New construction activity here is soaring, but vacancy rates are not. The overall vacancy rate in … Continue reading

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Clocking In: Strategies real estate professionals can use to attract companies to quality suburban office product

Guest post by Andrew Farbman, CEO, Farbman Group With an increasingly competitive Midwest office market continuing to perform well, there is renewed interest in different categories of office product in the region. In the last 12 to 18 months, quality … Continue reading

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Getting personal with … Walker & Dunlop’s Willy Walker

by Dan Rafter Willy Walker is the chairman and chief executive officer of commercial finance company Walker & Dunlop. He spends a lot of time at work. But not all of his time. So what does Walker do when he’s … Continue reading

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Bell State Bank & Trust purchases iconic office building in suburban Twin Cities, ready to expand in Minneapolis/St. Paul

by Dan Rafter Todd Lee believes in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market. So do his fellow executives at Fargo, North Dakota-based Bell State Bank & Trust. It’s why the bank recently purchased the 15-story Northland Plaza office tower in the Twin … Continue reading

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