Category Archives: Chicago Commercial Real Estate

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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Population growth, rising incomes push demand for Midwest storage

By Sara Freund Employment growth in Chicago and a steady increase in household formation pushes up the demand for more self-storage facilities, according to a report from Marcus & Millichap. Occupancy in self-storage is improving as development ramps up in … Continue reading

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Avison Young report filled with good industrial news

by Dan Rafter Record-low vacancies mean that industrial markets will continue to thrive throughout 2017, whether there’s uncertainty in the White House, blips in the stock market or unrest overseas. That’s the good news from the spring 2017 North America … Continue reading

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The importance of being mentored: A conversation with Goldie Wolfe Miller

By Jason West, SIOR President of the Chicago Chapter of SIOR and Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield When she began her career more than 40 years ago, Goldie Wolfe Miller was one of few women working in commercial real … Continue reading

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Apartment rents starting to dip a bit in Midwest cities

by Dan Rafter Apartment rents might seem sky-high in cities like Chicago, New York City and San Francisco. But there are actually some cities — two significant ones in the Midwest — in which monthly apartments rents are actually falling. … 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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