Monthly Archives: June 2016

Baby Boomers, Millennials combine to drive retail trends

by Dan Rafter Millennials have received a lot of press for their impact on retailers. But Baby Boomers continue to exert their own influence on the world of retailing, according to the latest research from Marcus & Millichap. The power … Continue reading

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Cushman & Wakefield: Cool matters in the retail world

by Dan Rafter How cool are the streets running through your neighborhood? If you live or do business from Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood, those streets might be very cool — or hip, if you prefer — indeed. Cushman & Wakefield … Continue reading

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Average apartment sizes fall to 10-year low

by Dan Rafter Developers continue to add modern multifamily units to cities across the Midwest. And these new units? They’re getting smaller. According to RENTCafe, the average size of apartment units completed in 2016 has fallen to 934 square feet. … Continue reading

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The best choice? Clinton’s home, Trump’s abode or the White House?

by Dan Rafter Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be moving into a new home in 2017. And when one of these two campaigners does move into the White House, what will they most enjoy about their new home and … Continue reading

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Should multifamily developers, owners start to worry?

by Dan Rafter By now, you know the story: Apartment rents across the country, including in the Midwest, continue to rise. At the same time, the demand for new apartments everywhere from Columbus to Indianapolis to downtown Omaha is soaring. … Continue reading

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Zumper study: Multifamily rents keep rising in Minneapolis

by Dan Rafter There’s a reason why so many developers are building new apartment towers in downtown Minneapolis: The demand for multifamily space is high. And with that high demand comes something building owners love, higher monthly rents. Zumper recently … Continue reading

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There’s more to celebrate in Cleveland than an NBA championship

by Dan Rafter The city of Cleveland has plenty to celebrate these days as the NBA’s Cavaliers celebrate their championship over the Golden State Warriors. But that long-awaited championship isn’t the only good news for Cleveland residents: According to the … Continue reading

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