Monthly Archives: April 2016

Ryan Companies ready to make Minneapolis’ Downtown East its new home

  by Dan Rafter Ryan Companies continues to make an impact in Minneapolis’ downtown, breaking ground this month on the Millwright Building at Third Street and Portland Avenue. The new building is part of Ryan’s $450 million mixed-use Downtown East … Continue reading

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Vacancy rates keep falling in Detroit’s industrial market

by Dan Rafter Detroit’s industrial market is on the rise. Need proof? Check out Signature Associates’ first quarter industrial review. According to Signature’s numbers, the vacancy rate in the Detroit-area industrial market fell to 7.20 percent at the end of … Continue reading

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Despite bankruptcies and online disruption, U.S. shopping centers enjoy steady start to 2016

by Dan Rafter Higher rents and fewer empty spaces, that’s what the owners of shopping centers across the United States are enjoying today. Cushman & Wakefield’s first-quarter U.S. Shopping Center Snapshot shows that while shopping centers across the country aren’t … Continue reading

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Betting on the Strand Theatre to boost downtown Pontiac

by Dan Rafter Kyle Westberg looks at downtown Pontiac in Michigan and sees nothing but promise. Yes, Pontiac, like Detroit, struggled mightily during and after the Great Recession. The state of Michigan even appointed an emergency manager to take over … Continue reading

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Can you spot the mistake with this ad?

The right marketing message can provide a boost to any commercial real estate company. And at Rejournals.com, we see plenty of skilled marketing messages. But sometimes, real estate companies — like all companies — miss the mark when it comes … Continue reading

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Marcus & Millichap report brings plenty of good news

by Dan Rafter Consumers might not be thrilled with the U.S. economy, but at least their confidence is growing. That is the message from Marcus & Millichap in its latest national retail research report. According to the report, core retail … Continue reading

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The trend continues: Industrial markets thriving across the Midwest

by Dan Rafter The St. Louis industrial market absorbed more than 470,000 square feet in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest numbers from CBRE. This continues a trend that is taking place across the Midwest: Local … Continue reading

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