Category Archives: Iowa commercial real estate

What the top 10 lists don’t tell you

By Tim Cook and Katie Culp, KSM Location Advisors Last month our phone rang with a prospective client looking for a site to grow that client’s business. We asked about the business, the client’s needs and expectations, and what regions … Continue reading

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Looking for affordable apartment rents? Try Davenport or Peoria

by Dan Rafter The apartment market remains a hot one across the country and the Midwest. Apartment living is becoming so popular, rents are rising to new heights. That’s why it’s not too surprising that RealtyTrac has found that in … Continue reading

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Single? Then Ypsilanti is the Midwest town for you

by Dan Rafter Are you single? Then you might want to move to Ypsilanti, Michigan. Livability.com ranked it as the sixth-best city for singles in the United States. Ypsilanti nabbed the top ranking of any Midwest city. What makes it … Continue reading

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The best city in the United States? The winner might surprise you

by Dan Rafter Looking to move? Livability, a Web site that ranks cities across the United States, recommends Rochester, Minnesota. That city topped Livability’s 2016 ranking of the 100 best small- to mid-size places to live in the United States. … Continue reading

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Suburbs or city? In the Midwest, the suburbs win in the Chicago area, but the city rules if you live in Cincinnati or Memphis

by Dan Rafter People increasingly want to live in the hearts of big cities, right? It makes sense to live where you work. Getting to your job is easier. You’ll be less stressed if you can avoid sitting on crowded … Continue reading

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Opus commits to spec industrial development in Des Moines

by Dan Rafter How tight is the industrial market in the greater Des Moines area? Jason Conway, director with Opus Development Company, says that vacancy rates in this sector here are in the 2-percent to 3-percent range. That’s pretty low, … Continue reading

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The best and worst states for business: Where does your home state rank?

by Dan Rafter What states do CEOs prefer? Texas, Florida and North Carolina top their list, according to the 2015 Best and Worst States for Business survey from Chief Executive Magazine. The magazine prints its list every year. CEOs rank … Continue reading

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