Monthly Archives: January 2017

An industrial market like no other? That’s what one CRE vet sees

by Dan Rafter Doug Fura, senior vice president in the Southfield, Michigan, office of NAI Farbman, has seen plenty of industrial markets during his long career. Fura, after all, has worked in commercial real estate for more than three decades … Continue reading

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Memphis, Chicago among top five industrial markets to watch in 2017, Avison Young says

by Dan Rafter Two Midwest cities made Avison Young’s recent list of the top-five industrial markets to watch in 2017. Those cities? Chicago and Memphis. This is good news: The industrial market is already hot across the Midwest. Having two … Continue reading

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Industrial market in boom mode across Midwest — Kansas City a great example

by Dan Rafter Is the industrial market showing any signs of a slowdown at the start of 2017? Not in any of the Midwest’s major markets. The latest research from Cushman & Wakefield is just the latest sign that industrial … Continue reading

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Industrial users fleeing Illinois continue to find relief across Wisconsin border

by Declan Harty Tom Boyle converts farms into industrial parks for a living. Well, that’s just part of it. Boyle, a principal with Transwestern, has become an expert on helping businesses relocate from Illinois to the southeast Wisconsin market, which … Continue reading

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Industrial leaders: Expect a big year for distribution, warehouse facilities in 2017

by Declan Harty The growth of the industrial market – in Chicago and across the country — isn’t expected to slow at all in 2017. Thanks largely to a continued surge in e-commerce activity, the boom in industrial property has … Continue reading

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DNA of CRE survey: Commercial real estate remains male-dominated, doesn’t make instant millionaires

by Dan Rafter The vast majority of commercial real estate professionals — 80 percent — are male, and most don’t rank among the super rich, with 24 percent of commercial real estate agents reporting that they earned less than $100,000 … Continue reading

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Attracting and retaining talent—in the suburbs

Guest post by Steve Wright, AIA and Roger Heerema, AIA Wright Heerema Architects Office life in the suburbs is rapidly evolving as building owners transform their buildings to cater to the new way of working preferred by today’s workforce. New … Continue reading

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