Monthly Archives: August 2016

Hertz Investment group sinks $416 million into Midwest office portfolio

  by Dan Rafter Hertz Investment Group recently made a major investment in the Midwest office market, purchasing an office portfolio here for $416.9 million. Equity Commonwealth was the seller of the office portfolio totaling 3.1 million square feet. The … Continue reading

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JLL: Indianapolis industrial market primed for record-setting year

  by Dan Rafter How strong is the industrial market in Indianapolis? According to the latest research from JLL, the industrial market here could be primed for a record-setting year. According to JLL’s latest numbers, the Indianapolis industrial market absorbed … Continue reading

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Marcus & Millichap: Retail vacancies hit 10-year low in Cincinnati market

  by Dan Rafter Retail occupancy rates in the Cincinnati market reached a 10-year high, according to the latest research from Marcus & Millichap. In its third-quarter retail report, Marcus & Millichap predicted that the retail vacancy rate in the … Continue reading

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Public-private partnerships gain ground as innovative solution for funding real estate development projects

By Charles Renner, Husch Blackwell Federal, state and local government agencies have significant real estate needs, including the necessity of repairing and replacing aging infrastructure and utilities. But these agencies are finding it increasingly challenging to find the funding to … Continue reading

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Five Midwest regions ranked among top distribution markets by JLL

    by Dan Rafter Five Midwest regions rank among the top distribution markets in the United States, according to a new industrial report from JLL. JLL ranked the Chicago metropolitan area, which includes Milwaukee, as the fourth-best distribution market … Continue reading

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Looking for financing? The basics still matter

by Dan Rafter Midwest Real Estate News recently spoke with James Cope, executive vice president and managing director with commercial financing company Walker & Dunlop, about the steps investors, owners and developers must take when seeking commercial financing. Cope said … Continue reading

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Midwest industrial real estate just got even hotter, thanks to a bigger, better Panama Canal

  Guest post by Margy Sweeney  The mother of all short-cuts for the supply chain world—the Panama Canal—just got a lot bigger this June, and so did the ships that move through it. As a result, the Midwest industrial real … Continue reading

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