Category Archives: industrial real estate

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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Looking for financing? The basics still matter

by Dan Rafter Midwest Real Estate News recently spoke with James Cope, executive vice president and managing director with commercial financing company Walker & Dunlop, about the steps investors, owners and developers must take when seeking commercial financing. Cope said … Continue reading

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Midwest industrial real estate just got even hotter, thanks to a bigger, better Panama Canal

  Guest post by Margy Sweeney  The mother of all short-cuts for the supply chain world—the Panama Canal—just got a lot bigger this June, and so did the ships that move through it. As a result, the Midwest industrial real … Continue reading

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Are developers bringing too much industrial space to the market?

by Dan Rafter Craig Hurvitz, vice president of market research with the Chicago office of Colliers International, said that the local numbers tell the tale of an industrial market that is particularly strong in Chicago and its suburbs. In the … Continue reading

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As industrial market booms, developers get choosier about spec sites

by Dan Rafter The industrial market in the Midwest and across the country is booming. And with increased demand comes a rise in spec building in this market segment. But what are developers looking for today when it comes to … Continue reading

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Whole Foods’ new distribution center to make big impact on Chicago’s South Side, entire Midwest

by Dan Rafter Whole Foods this week began construction of a new Midwest distribution center that will bring more than 100 new jobs to the South Side of Chicago and help the company better serve its growing roster of stores … Continue reading

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As industrial market continues to soar, more users buying instead of leasing

by Dan Rafter The officials at Elk Grove Village, Illinois-based Brown Commercial Group are seeing a trend: Industrial users today are growing ever more interested in buying their warehouses and distribution centers. More of them are buying instead of leasing … Continue reading

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