Category Archives: Kansas City commercial real estate

Are the days of soaring apartment rents coming to an end?

by Dan Rafter Monthly apartment rents across the country remain high. But it appears that these rents might be rising at a slower clip throughout 2017. Yardi Matrix recently released its February rent survey, finding that the average U.S. monthly … Continue reading

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A strong retail market in store this year for most Midwest markets

by Dan Rafter Retailers across the country certainly face challenges today. But in the majority of major Midwest cities, the retail sector is actually seeing lower vacancies and higher rents. Credit the rise of specialty retailers, discount stores, fast-casual restaurants … Continue reading

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It’s complicated: A real estate market without product types

By Margy Sweeney Try telling a Millennial they can’t play where they work, or work where they live and shop. You won’t get far. The generation that brought us the status of “It’s Complicated” is changing the commercial real estate … Continue reading

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ABODO study: Apartment rents falling across the Midwest since start of year

by Dan Rafter Apartment rents have taken a dip in two of Ohio’s largest cities this February, according to the latest national apartment report from ABODO. ABODO, an apartment-search Web site, reported that the median rent for one-bedroom apartment units … Continue reading

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Industrial market in boom mode across Midwest — Kansas City a great example

by Dan Rafter Is the industrial market showing any signs of a slowdown at the start of 2017? Not in any of the Midwest’s major markets. The latest research from Cushman & Wakefield is just the latest sign that industrial … Continue reading

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Kansas City’s Block & Company makes impact with charitable giving this holiday season

by Dan Rafter During the 2016 holiday season, personnel with Kansas City’s Block & Company, Inc., Realtors donated their time and dollars to several worthy causes. In the month of November, Block & Company employees paid $20 to participate in … Continue reading

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Public-private partnerships gain ground as innovative solution for funding real estate development projects

By Charles Renner, Husch Blackwell Federal, state and local government agencies have significant real estate needs, including the necessity of repairing and replacing aging infrastructure and utilities. But these agencies are finding it increasingly challenging to find the funding to … Continue reading

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