Category Archives: Columbus real estate

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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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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