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Getting creative: CRE investors looking closely at campground investments

by Dan Rafter Commercial real estate offers plenty of opportunities for investors. Distribution centers, downtown office towers and modern apartment buildings all offer investors a safe harbor for their dollars. But some investors are getting more creative, sending their dollars … Continue reading

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Marcus & Millichap: Apartment construction booming in Milwaukee

by Dan Rafter Apartment construction is surging across the Milwaukee market, according to the latest research from Marcus & Millichap. According to the company’s second quarter multifamily research, developers are expected to add 3,633 apartment units to the Milwaukee market … Continue reading

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RentHop study: When it comes to dragging down apartment rents, not all crimes are created equal

by Dan Rafter Plenty of factors cause apartment rents to rise and fall. But how about crime rates? Do high crime rates automatically result in lower apartment rents? Usually, according to a new study from RentHop. But the type of … Continue reading

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Spec industrial boom hits Des Moines

by Dan Rafter The industrial sector remains a hot one, as a new spec project in Iowa shows. The Opus Group is planning a 200,700-square-foot speculative industrial development in Ankeny, Iowa. This particular building will mark the second phase at … Continue reading

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Build-to-Suit 2.0: Not your grandfather’s office building (Or timeline)

By Steve Wright, Wright Heerema Architects and Tim Sweeney, Quadrangle Development Company Has your office space begun to feel like an old iPhone—you’d love to upgrade, but the infrastructure just isn’t there?  You’re not alone. Many companies today are finding … Continue reading

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Store closures not the best measure of retail’s health

by Dan Rafter The retail market is changing, but this doesn’t mean that physical stores are becoming extinct. Those predicting doom for physical retail? They might be looking at the wrong metrics, says a retail specialist with Colliers International. The number … Continue reading

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Foreign investors still spending big on U.S. industrial real estate

by Dan Rafter Industrial real estate continues to attract the dollars of foreign investors, according to the latest research by Avison Young. Avison Young reported that foreign investors purchased $4.3 billion of corporate distribution, warehouse and related-space between the first … Continue reading

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