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The industrial balance: Follow historical trends or look to the future

By Mason Hezner, senior associate, Brown Commercial Group Industrial businesses have been expanding steadily in recent years, fueled by growth in e-commerce, light manufacturing and related industries. As industrial property owners/tenants evaluate their space needs and debate whether to expand, … Continue reading

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Gummi bears coming to Wisconsin: German candymaker Haribo to build 500,000-square-foot plant in Pleasant Prairie

by Dan Rafter It’s a winning combination for Wisconsin — candy and jobs. Candymaker Haribo, based in Germany, plans to build a manufacturing plant in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. In making this announcement, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said that the new … Continue reading

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Five national retailers that are barely hanging on

by Dan Rafter This isn’t a great time for large, traditional retailers. Commercial brokerage Marcus & Millichap recently released its 2017 national retail report. That report said that non-traditional, service-based and value retailers — everything from dollar stores to nail … Continue reading

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Marcus & Millichap report: All is not gloomy for retailers

by Dan Rafter You might think that all brick-and-mortar retailers are struggling today, what with Amazon and online sales a constant threat. But the truth is more complicated, as the latest national retail forecast from Marcus & Millichap highlights. Yes, … Continue reading

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Student housing sees ‘historic’ changes, community-focused amenities offer luxury living

The days where university students live in glorified shoe boxes are gone. Today they can choose from student housing that boasts amenities usually associated with high-end luxury apartments. Continue reading

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A stinky situation in the city: Chicago’s problem with dog poop

by Dan Rafter Tired of waking up to find dog poop on your front lawn? If you live in Chicago, you’re far from alone. Turns out, 2016 was a particularly busy year in the city for dog poop complaints. RentHop … Continue reading

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Plenty of construction projects keeping developers busy in Minneapolis/St. Paul market

by Dan Rafter Construction activity is rising across the country. The Midwest is no exception, with cranes soaring into the skies of cities from St. Louis and Kansas City to Omaha and Chicago. And one of the busiest of all … Continue reading

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