Category Archives: industrial real estate

Cincinnati industrial market absorbs more than 19 million square feet since start of 2012

by Dan Rafter The Cincinnati industrial market is showing no signs of a slowdown, according to the latest numbers from CBRE. CBRE reported that the availability rate in the Cincinnati industrial market fell from 5 percent to 4.4 percent in … 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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Commercial rents at historic highs in West Michigan, according to Colliers

by Dan Rafter Renting commercial space in the West Michigan region is getting more costly, according to the latest numbers from Colliers West Michigan. Colliers reports, in its second quarter market reports, that rental rates in West Michigan in the … Continue reading

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NorthMarq’s Blumberg: Skin in the game matters when it comes to commercial financing

by Dan Rafter Midwest Real Estate News recently spoke to Susan Blumberg, senior vice president and managing director with the Chicago office of NorthMarq Capital, about how busy developers and investors are these days when it comes to requesting commercial … Continue reading

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Latest research: Indiana still a manufacturing, logistics leader

by Dan Rafter Indiana has always been known as a leader in manufacturing and logistics. Its central location helps, as does its skilled workforce and pro-business government. The infographic below, created by JLL, provides yet more evidence that Indiana remains … Continue reading

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Your CRE professional does what? A look at the hobbies of some of the Midwest’s most successful commercial pros

Your CRE professional does what? A look at the hobbies of some of the Midwest’s most successful commercial pros By Dan Rafter, Editor We all have hobbies. But do you play trumpet in a wedding band? Do you race cars? … Continue reading

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Modern amenities make the difference when it comes to attracting industrial tenants

by Dan Rafter What does it take to attract the most desirable tenants to an industrial property? Chicago Industrial Properties spoke to two local industrial experts, Adam Moore, regional director for the Chicago office of First Industrial Realty Trust, and … Continue reading

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