Monthly Archives: May 2017

Northwest Indiana industrial market attracting more users into more communities

by Dan Rafter Northwest Indiana has long been a refuge for industrial users seeking lower land costs, a strong labor force and a respite from the higher taxes across the border in Illinois. And economic development officials in this slice … Continue reading

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Real Capital Markets: Grocery-anchored centers continue to thrive

by Dan Rafter The retail sector is facing plenty of challenges, with online sales biting into the profits of brick-and-mortar retailers. But there is one traditional retail sector that continues to thrive today: retail centers anchored by grocery tenants. That’s … Continue reading

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Which commercial building pays the most property taxes in the Midwest? You might be surprised

by Dan Rafter We all know that commercial real estate is key for the economies of cities across the country and Midwest. After all, these buildings sometimes shell out huge dollars in property taxes each year. How huge? You might … Continue reading

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Innovation could help industrial sector embrace green design

by Sara Freund Warehouses, factories and distribution hubs don’t conjure up images of green design. At least not yet. Green building has advanced way past grass on a rooftop. New technology, lighter soil and innovative ways to utilize rooftop space … Continue reading

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Midwest states dominate list of best destinations for Millennials

by Dan Rafter What states offer the most to Millennials looking for a new home? You probably think of New York or California, right? Well, a new report from financial Web site MoneyRates.com found that many of the best states … Continue reading

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CBRE: Big-box retailers not dead, just evolving

by Dan Rafter It’s easy to think that big-box, big-name retailers are going extinct. Shoppers are flocking to Amazon and other online retailers to buy everything from furniture to computers to suits. And the headlines are filled with big-name retailers … Continue reading

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The outlook for Milwaukee’s retail sector? Rising rents and dropping vacancies

by Dan Rafter Rents will rise and vacancies should drop throughout the rest of the year in Milwaukee’s retail sector, according to the latest research from Marcus & Millichap. The reason for the strong numbers? Marcus & Millichap points to … Continue reading

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