Category Archives: Minnesota real estate

The rent squeeze: Are new-construction apartment rents pushing too many renters away?

by Dan Rafter It’s no secret that newly built apartments in urban areas are commanding high rents. But newly released numbers from MPF Research show just how costly new construction apartment units are compared to older, less desirable stock. According … Continue reading

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The downtown Minneapolis landscape is transforming

Guest post by By Brent Erickson Cushman & Wakefield|NorthMarq Downtown Minneapolis is developing a multiple personality disorder, and that’s an overwhelmingly good thing. At every corner of the city’s CBD, there’s more going on than a typical person can remember. Continued … Continue reading

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The suburban apartment market is stronger than you think

Guest post by David Carlson, Redwood Capital Group Many real estate experts predicted that the multifamily market would run out of steam three years ago, and some are now saying they expect to see apartments take a dive next year.  … Continue reading

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Want your strip center to thrive? Find a grocery anchor

by Dan Rafter What’s the most important factor in whether a retail strip center succeeds or fails? For John Johannson, senior vice president in the Minneapolis-St. Paul office of Colliers International, it comes down to one key: a center’s anchor … Continue reading

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Building the perfect strip center? It takes patience and the right mix of retailers

by Dan Rafter There are strip malls that seem cursed. Half their stores are vacant at all times. Their parking lots are crumbling. Businesses open one week and are gone by the following month. There are others that lead a … Continue reading

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It’s not about Millennial vs. Boomer. It’s not about walls vs. benches

Guest post by Dan Peterson, Welsh & Colliers International It’s time to remove focus from the age of employees and redirect it to the tools we give them. Most current discussions about the trends shaping modern office space define themselves in … Continue reading

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ABODO report: Detroit sees fifth-highest jump in apartment rents in September

by Dan Rafter The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment jumped 6 percent in Detroit from August to September of this year. This gave Detroit the fifth-biggest one-bedroom rent jump during this time in the country, according to the latest … Continue reading

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