Category Archives: Milwaukee commercial real estate

Marcus & Millichap: Apartment construction booming in Milwaukee

by Dan Rafter Apartment construction is surging across the Milwaukee market, according to the latest research from Marcus & Millichap. According to the company’s second quarter multifamily research, developers are expected to add 3,633 apartment units to the Milwaukee market … Continue reading

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To survive as a brick-and-mortar retailer today? Value pricing and experiences are key

by Dan Rafter If a bankruptcy judge agrees, Payless Shoes will close 800 stores across the United States this year. Michael Korrs, a maker of luxury handbags, will close more than 100 stores. Children’s clothing store Gymboree looks poised to … Continue reading

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The outlook for Milwaukee’s retail sector? Rising rents and dropping vacancies

by Dan Rafter Rents will rise and vacancies should drop throughout the rest of the year in Milwaukee’s retail sector, according to the latest research from Marcus & Millichap. The reason for the strong numbers? Marcus & Millichap points to … Continue reading

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Veteran CRE pro: Milwaukee has a good story to tell

by Dan Rafter Two of the biggest construction projects in Milwaukee’s history are now underway at the same time. To little surprise, this is providing a boost to the city’s economy and commercial real estate market. Construction is now taking … Continue reading

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Want to spend less on commercial construction costs? Build now, not later

by Dan Rafter Ready to tackle a large-scale commercial construction project? Mortenson has some advice: Build now. That’s because Mortenson’s quarterly Construction Cost Index predicts that commercial construction costs will rise in six major markets across the country, including three … Continue reading

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Southeast Wisconsin industrial market not just attracting tenants from Illinois

by Dan Rafter The story is an old one: Illinois end users are fleeing the state and crossing the border into Southeast Wisconsin to find more affordable warehouse and distribution center space. But a pair of brokers – one from … Continue reading

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Single-family home rental rates not growing quickly in the Midwest

by Dan Rafter Landlords looking to make the most money by renting out single-family homes shouldn’t focus on the Midwest. Just two Midwest cities showed up in HomeUnion’s latest list of the 20 U.S. markets in which the monthly rents … Continue reading

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