Monthly Archives: May 2016

Going green with industrial means savings, more productive employees

by Dan Rafter Think of green commercial building and what springs to mind? Apartment towers with rooftop gardens? How about office buildings equipped with low-flow toilets and energy-efficient windows? It’s true that office buildings and multifamily projects make up a … Continue reading

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For retail success today? Smaller is better

by Dan Rafter Midwest Real Estate News recently spoke with Jeff Berta, senior director of real estate development with Chicago’s Structured Development, about the state of the retail sector. Berta said that the retail segment is on the rise, with … Continue reading

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RealtyTrac study: A gender gap exists when it comes to home values

by Dan Rafter Is owning a home more valuable depending on your gender? According to a new report from RealtyTrac, it might be. RealtyTrac today released a report showing that homes owned by single men on average are valued at … Continue reading

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Seniors housing is booming, and showing no signs of a slowdown

by Dan Rafter The seniors housing industry has never been stronger, at least according to a new survey that reports a record number of transactions and nearly $20 billion in institutional sales in this commercial real estate segment. According to … Continue reading

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The evolution of office space: Goodbye boxy, hello artsy

By Dan Earles, Principal, Earles Architects and Associates Today’s office spaces are increasingly being shaped by company culture, as businesses look to incorporate their corporate branding and values. This is a significant shift in mindset and part of the overall evolution of … Continue reading

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Waterton’s Zettl: Pace of hotel construction remains strong in Chicago, across the Midwest

by Dan Rafter Several cities across the United States stand to benefit from new hotel construction this year, according to the latest research from Marcus & Millichap, with Chicago leading the way in the Midwest. And a local hospitality professional … Continue reading

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Retail market a tale of two cities – thriving in downtown Chicago, mixed-bag in the suburbs

by Dan Rafter Illinois Real Estate Journal recently spoke with Patrick Owens, senior vice president of retail advisory services in the Chicago office of Transwestern, about the strength of the retail market in Chicago. Here is some of what he … Continue reading

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