Category Archives: office

The evolution of office space: Goodbye boxy, hello artsy

By Dan Earles, Principal, Earles Architects and Associates Today’s office spaces are increasingly being shaped by company culture, as businesses look to incorporate their corporate branding and values. This is a significant shift in mindset and part of the overall evolution of … Continue reading

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New study shows that co-working, flexible office space is on the rise

by Dan Rafter U.S. office buildings are more frequently offering tenants co-working space today, office space that employees from several different companies share as a way to save on the cost of space and equipment. According to the 2016 Flexible … Continue reading

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Associated Bank’s Schmidt: People matter when it comes to commercial financing

by Dan Rafter Midwest Real Estate News spoke with Paul Schmidt, Associated Bank’s head of commercial real estate, about what it takes for investors and developers to qualify for commercial financing today. The key, Schmidt says, is the people behind the … Continue reading

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DLA Piper survey: Real estate execs still like CRE – but they have some concerns

by Dan Rafter Executives are still high on the commercial real estate industry. This doesn’t mean, though, that they don’t have concerns about future economic turmoil slowing commercial deals. That’s the big takeaway from DLA Piper’s 2016 State of the … Continue reading

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City amenities keep popping up in suburban office buildings

by Dan Rafter Large fitness centers stocked with the latest exercise equipment. Rooftop decks that provide employees with a chance to socialize and brainstorm. Bike storage areas for the growing number of office workers who bike to their jobs. Tenant … Continue reading

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Kraus-Anderson turning “wind-swept parking lot” into another destination in downtown Minneapolis

by Dan Rafter Minneapolis developer Kraus-Anderson celebrated the ground-breaking on its new 100,000-square-foot headquarters April 28. But the night was about more than the new five-story building at 525 S. 8th St. in downtown Minneapolis. It was about a master … Continue reading

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Ryan Companies ready to make Minneapolis’ Downtown East its new home

  by Dan Rafter Ryan Companies continues to make an impact in Minneapolis’ downtown, breaking ground this month on the Millwright Building at Third Street and Portland Avenue. The new building is part of Ryan’s $450 million mixed-use Downtown East … Continue reading

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