Category Archives: Iowa commercial real estate

No wonder investors love apartments: Rents are still sky-high across the country

by Dan Rafter There’s a reason the multifamily sector remains the top choice of investors and developers: apartment rents are high, and demand for these units keeps rising. That’s the takeaway from ABODO’s 2016 rent report. According to the company, … Continue reading

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Student housing has strongest sales year yet in the Midwest

by Dan Rafter From 2013 through the end of 2016, the Midwest will have seen 111 sales in the student-housing market. And those sales will have generated more than $3 billion in total sales volume, according to data from Triad Real … 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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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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