Monthly Archives: December 2016

Food continues to drive retail growth as new year begins

by Dan Rafter The holiday season is coming to an end. Did you gain weight? You’re not alone. Food is an integral part of the holidays. But that’s not all. According to a new report from Colliers International, food is … Continue reading

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Dodge Data reports November nonresidential construction up in Chicago area

by Declan Harty Across three states and 13 counties, nonresidential construction projects started in November jumped 59 percent compared to the year prior in the greater Chicagoland area. The data comes from New York-based Dodge Data & Analytics, which gathered … Continue reading

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Want to thrive in 2017? Follow the advice of these three CRE pros

by Dan Rafter This January, as always, we’ll be presenting our annual look at the most successful commercial real estate professionals throughout the Midwest in Midwest Real Estate News’ Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame issue. The best part about … Continue reading

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Construction crews start record-number of Chicago-area industrial projects in 2016

by Dan Rafter How busy was the Chicago industrial market in the fourth quarter of 2016? Plenty. The latest research from Colliers International shows that construction crews started 29 industrial projects in the quarter, construction projects that will total 9.6 … Continue reading

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Another challenge for retailers: Holiday shoppers increasingly motivated by discounts this year

by Dan Rafter Another holiday shopping season has come to an end. But how merry was it for retailers? Pretty merry, according to the latest figures from the National Retail Federation. The federation said that holiday shoppers spent more this … Continue reading

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Kansas City’s Block & Company makes impact with charitable giving this holiday season

by Dan Rafter During the 2016 holiday season, personnel with Kansas City’s Block & Company, Inc., Realtors donated their time and dollars to several worthy causes. In the month of November, Block & Company employees paid $20 to participate in … Continue reading

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Welsh and Colliers report: Minneapolis industrial market avoids third-quarter slowdown

by Dan Rafter The Minneapolis industrial market might have suffered a summer lull, but today the market is booming, according to the latet research from Welsh and Colliers International. According to the companies’ research, the industrial vacancy rate in the … Continue reading

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