Category Archives: office

Build-to-Suit 2.0: Not your grandfather’s office building (Or timeline)

By Steve Wright, Wright Heerema Architects and Tim Sweeney, Quadrangle Development Company Has your office space begun to feel like an old iPhone—you’d love to upgrade, but the infrastructure just isn’t there?  You’re not alone. Many companies today are finding … Continue reading

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JLL: Office vacancies continue to fall in Columbus market

by Dan Rafter Vacancy rates are down and asking rents are up in the Columbus office market. But that doesn’t mean that Ohio’s capital city doesn’t face challenges in this sector. Those are the takeaways from the latest research report … Continue reading

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Cyber risks and commercial real estate

by Ed Wlodarczyk, president and chief executive officer Prairie Stone Investors Imagine a Fortune 500 executive suite’s relief as it completes a relocation of its national corporate headquarters. Such a move generally evokes ideas of future savings through the latest … Continue reading

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Which commercial building pays the most property taxes in the Midwest? You might be surprised

by Dan Rafter We all know that commercial real estate is key for the economies of cities across the country and Midwest. After all, these buildings sometimes shell out huge dollars in property taxes each year. How huge? You might … Continue reading

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Sensors, data, analysis: That’s the formula for smart commercial buildings

by Dan Rafter Sensors. Integrated building systems. Data analytics. Robotics. These technologies are all poised to change the way facilities managers, tenants and owners communicate with their commercial buildings. And according to the 2017 Global Market Outlook by Ernst & … Continue reading

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Cleveland’s downtown transforms through redevelopment, tax credit program

by Sara Freund The very first electronic traffic light flickered on in 1914 on Cleveland’s busy Euclid Avenue. It signaled a bustling, leading city—but somewhere in the following decades the buildings on that street fell into disrepair, leaving vacant, largely obsolete, product. But in 2006, that started to change. That’s … Continue reading

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Downtown surge doesn’t miss Detroit: Rejuvenation continues in city’s center

by Dan Rafter Eric Banks says that Dan Gilbert, the businessman who founded Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures and owns the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, is the rock behind the recent revitalization of downtown Detroit. It’s hard to argue with Banks, … Continue reading

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