Category Archives: industrial real estate

Spec industrial boom hits Des Moines

by Dan Rafter The industrial sector remains a hot one, as a new spec project in Iowa shows. The Opus Group is planning a 200,700-square-foot speculative industrial development in Ankeny, Iowa. This particular building will mark the second phase at … Continue reading

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Foreign investors still spending big on U.S. industrial real estate

by Dan Rafter Industrial real estate continues to attract the dollars of foreign investors, according to the latest research by Avison Young. Avison Young reported that foreign investors purchased $4.3 billion of corporate distribution, warehouse and related-space between the first … Continue reading

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Some bet I-57 is on track to get even more industrial growth

by Sara Freund Developers aren’t worried about industrial slowing down—even with 17.9 million square feet of new construction in the sector—and they expect demand for this property type to continue. But there are some factors that might cause uncertainty. Construction costs are … Continue reading

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No boom, but steady activity: Construction market humming along in Chicago area

by Dan Rafter John Reilly, president of Des Plaines-based Peak Construction Corp., sees plenty of positives when it comes to construction activity in the Chicago area. He predicts that even more construction cranes will dot the sky around the city … Continue reading

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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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