Monthly Archives: October 2016

Looking for scares this Halloween? Try the Hotel Pfister in Milwaukee

by Dan Rafter The Midwest is filled with haunted places, but none may be more ghostly than the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. This hotel — maybe the nicest in the city — is rumored to be haunted by the … Continue reading

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Multifamily still booming in St. Louis – and there’s no end in sight

by Dan Rafter The multifamily sector is soaring across the country and the Midwest. The St. Louis market is no exception, as developers continue to bring new units to the region and existing apartment properties continue to enjoy low vacancy … Continue reading

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Noddle Companies ready to change the face of Western Omaha

by Dan Rafter With its latest development project, Noddle Companies is poised to transform the western half of Omaha, giving this slice of the city a new downtown on long-undeveloped land. The project — known for now as the West … Continue reading

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Relevant retailing: Staying ahead of the industry curve

Guest post by Dale Watchowski, REDICO, and Chris Brochert, Lormax Stern With recessionary pressures an increasingly distant memory, the Michigan retail landscape is moving into a cycle of growth that this impacted less by the stresses of the late 2000s … Continue reading

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Where is the spec office construction in Grand Rapids?

by Dan Rafter When does a market reach the point when demand gets so strong that developers embrace spec construction? That’s the question that commercial real estate experts are asking now in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan office markets. … Continue reading

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Building the perfect strip center? It takes patience and the right mix of retailers

by Dan Rafter There are strip malls that seem cursed. Half their stores are vacant at all times. Their parking lots are crumbling. Businesses open one week and are gone by the following month. There are others that lead a … Continue reading

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ULI’s Dearborn plan a blueprint for rejuvenating struggling downtowns

Guest post by John Petz, Urban Land Institute Michigan In Dearborn, Michigan, a once bustling commercial block has fallen on tough times. The Wagner Hotel block in the West Downtown District suffered multiple vacancies and a fire during the last … Continue reading

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