Monthly Archives: December 2015

Five CRE trends to be thankful for as a new year begins

by Dan Rafter A new year is on the way, and it’s time for an end-of-the-year list. Here are five commercial real estate trends for which brokers, developers and investors should be thankful as 2015 draws to a close. Let’s … Continue reading

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Online rent payments, walkable neighborhoods and pet pampering are key for today’s renters

by Dan Rafter What should apartment buildings offer if they want to attract the most renters? How about walkable neighborhoods, on-site fitness classes and online rent payments? Those are some of the amenities that respondents cited in 2015 version of … Continue reading

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Bob Crable: Former NFL pro relying on past experiences to thrive in commercial real estate

by Dan Rafter Bob Crable isn’t afraid to take on new challenges. Just look at his career history. Crable wasn’t always in commercial real estate. His first job out of college? He was a linebacker with the NFL’s New York … Continue reading

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Millennials looking for a large home might consider Detroit

by Dan Rafter How much home can Millennials afford in Chicago? What about in Detroit? Financial Web site SmartAsset considered this question and came up with some interesting answers. According to the site, the average Chicago Millennial can afford a … Continue reading

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Looking for affordable apartment rents? Try Davenport or Peoria

by Dan Rafter The apartment market remains a hot one across the country and the Midwest. Apartment living is becoming so popular, rents are rising to new heights. That’s why it’s not too surprising that RealtyTrac has found that in … Continue reading

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Colliers’ Millennial survey brings surprises

by Dan Rafter What do Millennials want across the country? Who knows? But Colliers has some ideas of what Millennials in the metropolitan Milwaukee area want. Colliers International Wisconsin sponsored the Public Policy Forum survey of Millennials in Milwaukee and … Continue reading

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What do apartment renters want today?

by Dan Rafter What amenities do today’s renters want? The National Multifamily Housing Council asked this question of nearly 120,000 apartment residents across the country. Respondents said that they wanted to be within walking distance of grocery stores, restaurants and … Continue reading

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