Category Archives: Ohio commercial real estate

Stan Johnson & Co. report: Single-tenant net-lease properties had second best year ever in 2016

by Dan Rafter The commercial real estate market is a busy one today. And few property types are generating as much activity as are single-tenant net-lease properties. Stan Johnson & Co. recently released its latest research report on this sector. … Continue reading

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Lancaster Pollard survey: More affordable apartment projects on the way?

by Dan Rafter Developers will be building plenty of affordable multifamily projects during the rest of 2017, if the results from a housing survey released in April by Columbus, Ohio-based Lancaster Pollard are to be believed. In its survey of … Continue reading

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(Multi)family matters: Navigating the intricacies of incorporating multifamily into mixed-use developments

By Lori Bongiorno and Dan Brogan, M+A Architects As demand for high-quality mixed-use environments continues to grow, the specialized and diverse toolkit that an experienced architect brings to the table is extremely prized. That toolkit is especially valuable when it … Continue reading

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Edamame burger? Kale and quinoa soup? The healthy fast-food trend is hitting the Midwest

by Dan Rafter For Keith Kitsis, the decision was a simple one: People often need to eat fast. But eating fast shouldn’t have to mean eating unhealthy, too. That’s why 23 years ago, Kitsis founded Crazy Bowls & Wraps in … Continue reading

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A strong retail market in store this year for most Midwest markets

by Dan Rafter Retailers across the country certainly face challenges today. But in the majority of major Midwest cities, the retail sector is actually seeing lower vacancies and higher rents. Credit the rise of specialty retailers, discount stores, fast-casual restaurants … Continue reading

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Marcus & Millichap report: All is not gloomy for retailers

by Dan Rafter You might think that all brick-and-mortar retailers are struggling today, what with Amazon and online sales a constant threat. But the truth is more complicated, as the latest national retail forecast from Marcus & Millichap highlights. Yes, … Continue reading

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The trend continues: Food businesses keep moving headquarters to Chicago

by Dan Rafter It happened again earlier this year: Food company Hickory Farms closed a 7,300-square-foot lease at 311 S. Wacker in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. This move was just the latest example of a food company moving … Continue reading

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