Monthly Archives: November 2015

Mortenson Development’s Jeremy Jacobs: Drawing on his military past to succeed in commercial real estate

by Dan Rafter Jeremy Jacobs spent five years in the U.S. Army as a captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps., where he served as a prosecutor in the First Cavalry Division. During his military career, Jacobs was deployed to … Continue reading

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Lee & Associates: Industrial market ending the year on a hot streak

by Dan Rafter The industrial market is ending the year on a hot streak, according to a recent report by Lee & Associates. But this should be no surprise to anyone who’s been following this commercial sector. The industrial sector … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Michigan Avenue still boasts some of the highest retail rents in the world

by Dan Rafter Chicago’s Michigan Avenue remains one of the most expensive streets in the United States for retailers. But even with retail rents averaging more than $500 a square foot as it winds through downtown Chicago, Michigan Avenue rents … Continue reading

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Debunking the big receivership myth

Guest post by Frank Simon, Simon PLC Attorneys & Counselors When a property is in receivership, it is a property that likely comes with many legal issues. The ultimate goal of a receiver is to keep the property or operations … Continue reading

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Where can renters find a great deal in Chicago? Trulia knows

Guest post by Hannah Goodman of Trulia Home to more than eight major universities, the Chicago metropolitan area is a bustling rental market. Chicagoans are lucky; in many large metropolitan areas like San Francisco and Manhattan, more than 85 percent … Continue reading

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Customers are loyal to Chick-fil-A. To McDonalds? Not really

by Dan Rafter How loyal are you to your local grocery store? How about to your bank or your favorite restaurant? If your favorite grocery store is Trader Joe’s, you’re probably extremely loyal. This mid-sized grocery chain has some of … Continue reading

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Infographic: Smart phones, Web sites and brick-and-mortar to all play a role in consumers’ holiday shopping this season

By Dan Rafter How will consumers shop this holiday season? Blackhawk Network, a supplier of prepaid gift cards and payment tools, says that consumers will again flock to the online world to buy their gifts. Retailers, then, have to run … Continue reading

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