Category Archives: Columbus real estate

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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Latest numbers: Retail vacancy rates to fall below 5 percent in Columbus’ downtown core

  By Dan Rafter Consumers are spending again in Columbus. How much? Marcus & Millichap recently reported that consumer spending has increased enough so that retail vacancy rates in the Columbus market are now at half of where they stood … Continue reading

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Five Midwest regions ranked among top distribution markets by JLL

    by Dan Rafter Five Midwest regions rank among the top distribution markets in the United States, according to a new industrial report from JLL. JLL ranked the Chicago metropolitan area, which includes Milwaukee, as the fourth-best distribution market … Continue reading

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Avison Young: Indianapolis, Cleveland, Columbus and Chicago office markets still on the rise

  by Dan Rafter The vacancy rate in the downtown Columbus office market dropped to 7 percent in the second quarter, according to the latest research from Avison Young. That’s a strong performance, good for a drop of 60 basis … Continue reading

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When the deals make a difference: Bringing Niagara Bottling to the Columbus area

  by Dan Rafter Some commercial deals make a greater impact than others. Brad Kitchen points to the deal he helped close in 2012 that brought Niagara Bottling to Gahanna, Ohio, a community located less than 10 miles from Columbus. … Continue reading

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Milwaukee, Omaha and Columbus all seeing big increases in apartment rents

by Dan Rafter Where are apartment rents rising the fastest? According to apartment Web site Abodo, Milwaukee led the way, seeing the biggest increase in one-bedroom apartment rents from June to July of this year. Apartment rents for one-bedroom apartments … Continue reading

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