Monthly Archives: January 2017

Midwest CBDs continue their hot streaks into 2017

by Dan Rafter The Central Business Districts of cities across the Midwest are hot, with the number of leases, sales and new developments continuing to rise in the centers of metro areas. The reason? People increasingly want to live in … Continue reading

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Northwest Indiana’s industrial boom only expected to continue, despite low supply

by Declan Harty Northwest Indiana was one of 2016’s fastest growing markets for industrial properties in the Chicagoland area, according to research compiled from JLL. The area ranked at No. 8 in total net absorption of industrial space in the … Continue reading

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CRE can transform neighborhoods, say Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference panelists

by Dan Rafter Commercial real estate has the ability to transform entire neighborhoods. A panel of CRE experts addressed this during the Transforming Real Estate session of REJournals’ 15th annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference held today in Chicago. Panelists … Continue reading

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Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference panelists: Expect a big 2017 for Chicago CRE

by Dan Rafter What does 2017 hold for commercial real estate? That was a key question during the 15th annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast conference held today by REJournals. Some of the biggest names in the Chicago commercial real estate … Continue reading

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Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference icons: Country’s uncertainty bleeding into CRE industry

by Dan Rafter The Icons in Real Estate panel brought some of the biggest names in commercial real estate to REJournals’ 15th annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference today in Chicago. These commercial leaders shared their thoughts on how the … Continue reading

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Innovation and technology mitigate impact of rising construction costs

Guest post by Michael Behm, Leopardo Companies, Inc. The cost of new development is rising in the Chicago area and across the country, driven in part by increasing labor costs and risk-adverse lenders. On the plus side, construction firms are … Continue reading

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Building the 20-minute neighborhood in Detroit

by Dan Rafter Developers delivered 543 apartment units to downtown Detroit in 2016, and JLL estimates that they’ll bring 1,607 more this year. This is good news for the city, which is still working through the first phase of its … Continue reading

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