Category Archives: industrial real estate

Northwest Indiana industrial market attracting more users into more communities

by Dan Rafter Northwest Indiana has long been a refuge for industrial users seeking lower land costs, a strong labor force and a respite from the higher taxes across the border in Illinois. And economic development officials in this slice … Continue reading

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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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Breaking into Louisville: Ecommerce fuels Browning’s 300-acre Velocity65 warehouse development

by Dan Rafter Looking for a reason why Browning Investments decided that now was the right time to build its first spec industrial project in the Louisville market? It comes down to ecommerce, and the continued rise of online shopping. … 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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Urban industrial and the last-mile challenge

by Dan Rafter How do big companies such as CVS, Walmart and Amazon find the perfect locations for their distribution centers? And how do they most effectively reach those customers clustered in dense urban areas, parts of the country that … Continue reading

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