Monthly Archives: March 2016

Higher-end finishes the key for office tenants in 2016 and beyond

By Ron Mrozek, Huntington Construction At a time when commercial development has settled into a pattern of steady growth after the turbulence and tumult of the late 2000s recession and subsequent recovery, it’s worth taking a step back and taking … Continue reading

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Shared workspaces not just for Millennials

by Dan Rafter Shared workplaces can help companies save a significant amount of money, especially in the priciest office markets in the country. Because of this, commercial real estate brokers should expect more of their clients to at least investigate … Continue reading

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Commercial real estate activity continues to soar in Omaha market

by Dan Rafter Timothy Kerrigan describes the sales, leasing and new-construction activity in the Omaha market with one word: robust. It’s an unusual word for Omaha’s CRE market. Kerrigan, a vice president specializing in office, land and investment for Omaha’s … Continue reading

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Industrial market continues to shine in Chicago and its suburbs

By Dan Rafter Illinois Real Estate Journal recently spoke to a pair of veteran Chicago-area industrial pros in Mark Augustyn, co-founder of Rosemont, Illinois-based Principle Construction Corp., and Geoffrey Kasselman, executive managing director and national industrial practice leader with the … Continue reading

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A green story at 200 W. Madison: A new focus on creating productive employees

by Dan Rafter Earlier this year, Transwestern signed eight leases totaling 88,900 square feet at 200 W. Madison St. in Chicago’s West Loop. This burst of activity at the 45-story office tower wasn’t solely because the building is one of … Continue reading

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The DNA of #CRE survey: CRE pros are not embracing technology

by Dan Rafter Only 32 percent of commercial real estate pros responding to an industry survey by theBrokerList and Buildout say they use LinkedIn. Most surprising? According to the survey, LinkedIn is the most popular social media tool used by … Continue reading

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The country’s top-10 downtowns? Only one Midwest city made the list

by Dan Rafter What makes a downtown special? Today, the key is walkability. People want to walk to restaurants, shops, parks, entertainment and public transportation. And they want plenty of options when they do decide to talk a downtown walk. … Continue reading

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