Monthly Archives: April 2017

KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre starting to soar? Hinchman says “yes”

The 432,600-square-foot distribution center is quiet as David Hinchman walks across its floors. But Hinchman, senior vice president with the Kansas City office of CBRE, doesn’t expect this quiet to last. Continue reading

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Driverless cars, entertainment centers and panic rooms … the right combo for dying malls?

by Dan Rafter Can driverless cars save struggling suburban shopping malls? Maybe … at least in part. These cars of the future might be one way technology can give a boost to malls, said Vishu Ramanathan, chief executive officer of … Continue reading

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Stan Johnson & Co. report: Single-tenant net-lease properties had second best year ever in 2016

by Dan Rafter The commercial real estate market is a busy one today. And few property types are generating as much activity as are single-tenant net-lease properties. Stan Johnson & Co. recently released its latest research report on this sector. … Continue reading

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Technology and innovation in St. Louis reshape the workplace

by Sara Freund The geography of innovation has changed—and St. Louis is leading the way. The Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis is a prime example of an ‘innovation district,’ according to Brookings Institute researchers Bruce Katz and Julie Wagner. Innovation … Continue reading

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Lancaster Pollard survey: More affordable apartment projects on the way?

by Dan Rafter Developers will be building plenty of affordable multifamily projects during the rest of 2017, if the results from a housing survey released in April by Columbus, Ohio-based Lancaster Pollard are to be believed. In its survey of … Continue reading

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Louisville still driving Kentucky’s economic fortunes

by Dan Rafter Kentucky has several important metro areas, with cities such as Lexington, Bowling Green and Covington serving as economic engines for the state. But today, no single metropolitan area is providing as big of a boost to the … Continue reading

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Spec construction rising, vacancies falling in St. Louis industrial market

by Dan Rafter The St. Louis industrial market got off to a hot start in 2017, with 1.69 million square feet of net absorption in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest research from Cushman & Wakefield. … Continue reading

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