Category Archives: Columbus real estate

A strong retail market in store this year for most Midwest markets

by Dan Rafter Retailers across the country certainly face challenges today. But in the majority of major Midwest cities, the retail sector is actually seeing lower vacancies and higher rents. Credit the rise of specialty retailers, discount stores, fast-casual restaurants … 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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How the tax code rewards you for helping others

by Valerie Grunduski and Laurice Szydlowski Plante Moran Philanthropic taxpayers donate to charitable causes for a variety of reasons, from helping out their local communities, to supporting research into curing certain diseases, to providing aid to groups of people facing … Continue reading

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Apartment rents rising, vacancies falling in Columbus

by Dan Rafter The economy in Columbus, Ohio, continues to improve, with unemployment falling. This is bringing more residents to the city, especially its downtown urban areas. And like many cities across the Midwest, this is resulting in an increased … Continue reading

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Rising employment rate provides boost to Columbus apartment market

by Dan Rafter Employers in Columbus are adding to their work forces. This has led to a growing number of households in the Columbus, Ohio, market. And when the number of households increases? That inspires developers to add apartment units … Continue reading

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The fast-casual restaurant boom continues across the Midwest

by Dan Rafter Erin Patton has seen the same trend that retail experts across the Midwest have witnessed: Fast-casual restaurants are hot, and the demand for them in cities throughout the region is only increasing. Patton, vice president of investments … Continue reading

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Bellwether’s Effler: A golden age in the multifamily market

by Dan Rafter The apartment market remains red-hot across the Midwest. DJ Effler, senior vice president in the Columbus office of Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital, sees this up close. His thoughts? He cites this as a golden age in … Continue reading

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