Category Archives: office

Designing office spaces to attract top talent

By Dan Earles Principal, Earles Architects and Associates Chicago’s downtown office market has seen significant changes in recent years, from the influx of companies moving downtown to the ongoing construction boom in Class-A office space. In this environment, many landlords … Continue reading

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Construction outlook: More cranes in the sky, but labor shortages and rising costs await, too

by Dan Rafter When Paul Laird looks at the Midwest markets he serves as vice president and Midwest regional manager for United Construction Company, he sees a busy future. Construction crews are busy across the Midwest today, building spec industrial … Continue reading

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More good times in Omaha: Commercial real estate market showing no signs of a slowdown in 2017

by Dan Rafter Busy. Active. Strong. Steady. These are four of the words that consistently pop up when commercial real estate pros talk about Omaha and its commercial real estate market. These words shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone … 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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Luxury amenities boosting occupancy rates in office properties

by Dan Rafter Helenia Madrigal knows how important amenities can be for office building owners who want to attract and retain the best tenants to their properties. She is the director of interiors for Chicago-based general contractor Summit Design + … Continue reading

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Colliers’ Tom DeBoer: The good times are back in West Michigan

by Dan Rafter Tom DeBoer, senior vice president with the Grand Rapids office of Colliers International, has worked in commercial brokerage for more than 25 years. He’s seen both good times and bad ones in his market of West Michigan, … 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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