Category Archives: office

CRE can transform neighborhoods, say Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference panelists

by Dan Rafter Commercial real estate has the ability to transform entire neighborhoods. A panel of CRE experts addressed this during the Transforming Real Estate session of REJournals’ 15th annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference held today in Chicago. Panelists … Continue reading

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Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference panelists: Expect a big 2017 for Chicago CRE

by Dan Rafter What does 2017 hold for commercial real estate? That was a key question during the 15th annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast conference held today by REJournals. Some of the biggest names in the Chicago commercial real estate … Continue reading

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Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference icons: Country’s uncertainty bleeding into CRE industry

by Dan Rafter The Icons in Real Estate panel brought some of the biggest names in commercial real estate to REJournals’ 15th annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference today in Chicago. These commercial leaders shared their thoughts on how the … Continue reading

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Destination suburbs: The new choice for aging Millennials

Guest post by Steve Shepherd, Vice President, Colliers International MSP “I just want to cook a ham for the holidays and be surrounded by family and friends,” says one aging millennial, who as of late, is interested in finding balance … Continue reading

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Real Capital Markets: Investors still sweet on commercial real estate

by Dan Rafter Investors still love commercial real estate. And they love multifamily properties most of all. That’s the takeaway from a national investment survey published this January by Real Capital Markets. The company completed the survey in November of … Continue reading

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As interest rates rise, commercial financing enters a new phase

by Dan Rafter No one knows yet just what kind of president Donald Trump will be. But one immediate result of his election was a quick rise in interest rates. And that has already brought a change to way developers … Continue reading

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Is your office crave-worthy?

Guest post by Margy Sweeney Office workers have it made in today’s market. Apps serve up property-centric fire-eating dancers, manicures and kickball leagues. Operable windows bring the sky inside skyscraper tenant lounges (weather permitting). And giant sea creatures adorn tenant-exclusive … Continue reading

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