Monthly Archives: October 2015

Good tidings: Retailers should expect a strong holiday shopping season this year

by Dan Rafter Retailers in the United States should expect a strong holiday shopping season, according to a recent report from Cushman & Wakefield. Cushman & Wakefield predicts that retail sales should rise during this year’s holiday shopping season by … Continue reading

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CBRE, Artis and Ryan Companies planning “premier” office tower in Minnetonka market

by Dan Rafter A 14-story office tower might soon be rising from the busy intersection of Interstate-394 and Interstate-494 in the Carlson Parkway market of Minnetonka, Minnesota. CBRE, along with partners Artis REIT and Ryan Companies US, Inc., have unveiled … Continue reading

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Cushman & Wakefield infographic: Office, industrial markets sizzling in the third quarter

by Dan Rafter Both the office and industrial markets across the United States — and in the Midwest — are on the rebound, with the industrial sector performing especially well. How well? Consider the infographic below supplied by Cushman & … Continue reading

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Five reasons real estate development joint ventures go bad

Guest post by Monte L. Mann, Novack and Macey LLP Having represented real estate developers and investors in partnership disputes for 20 years, I’ve recognized certain patterns of behavior that lead to partnership conflicts. An understanding of these patterns can help … Continue reading

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Single? Then Ypsilanti is the Midwest town for you

by Dan Rafter Are you single? Then you might want to move to Ypsilanti, Michigan. ranked it as the sixth-best city for singles in the United States. Ypsilanti nabbed the top ranking of any Midwest city. What makes it … Continue reading

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The power of repurposing: Turning an old candy company building into a boutique hotel

by Dan Rafter The brick building has stood in La Crosse, Wisconsin, since 1898, when it first served as the headquarters of the Joseph B. Funke Candy Company. But the years had not been kind, and the iconic building was … Continue reading

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The art of designing patient-friendly hospitals

by Dan Rafter There’s nothing convenient about going to a sprawling hospital campus. It’s hard to find parking. You might struggle to find the entrance to the main hospital. And once you’re in? You often have to wander a maze … Continue reading

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