Monthly Archives: November 2016

Chicago’s population on three-year drop

by Dan Rafter Moving out of Chicago? You’re not alone. The Midwest city saw the greatest drop in population of the country’s largest metropolitan areas from 2014 to 2015, according to the latest research from ABODO. According to ABODO, even … Continue reading

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Chicago celebrates another strong quarter of industrial growth

by Stephanie Aguilar, Editor Chicago Industrial Properties The Chicago area continues to prove that it’s one of the dominant CRE markets in the Midwest. A big part of this? The city’s ever-improving industrial market. The Chicago-area industrial market continues to … Continue reading

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A merry holiday season for retailers? JLL is predicting one

by Dan Rafter How active will holiday shoppers be this season? JLL has some good news for retailers: The company in its latest report predicts that holiday sales will grow this year by healthy 3.5 percent to 4 percent. The … Continue reading

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Is your office crave-worthy?

Guest post by Margy Sweeney Office workers have it made in today’s market. Apps serve up property-centric fire-eating dancers, manicures and kickball leagues. Operable windows bring the sky inside skyscraper tenant lounges (weather permitting). And giant sea creatures adorn tenant-exclusive … Continue reading

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Expect shoppers to flock to the stores this Thanksgiving weekend

by Dan Rafter What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Planning on watching some football after wolfing down your turkey and pumpkin pie? Or are you going to get a jump on your holiday shopping? If you’re like a growing number … Continue reading

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Project Downtown still a boon to Wichita

Guest post by J. Thomas Johnson NAI Martens “You can’t be a suburb of nothing.” I’m not sure who to attribute that quote to but it was pretty relevant to Downtown Wichita prior to the 2010 adoption of Project Downtown … Continue reading

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Chicago apartment living has changed a lot during the Cubs’ 108-year World Series gap

by Dan Rafter The Chicago Cubs made history this year when they won their first World Series since 1908. As you can guess, the Cub’s hometown city has changed significantly during the last 108 years. And that holds true when … Continue reading

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