Category Archives: retail

Real Capital Markets: Grocery-anchored centers continue to thrive

by Dan Rafter The retail sector is facing plenty of challenges, with online sales biting into the profits of brick-and-mortar retailers. But there is one traditional retail sector that continues to thrive today: retail centers anchored by grocery tenants. That’s … 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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CBRE: Big-box retailers not dead, just evolving

by Dan Rafter It’s easy to think that big-box, big-name retailers are going extinct. Shoppers are flocking to Amazon and other online retailers to buy everything from furniture to computers to suits. And the headlines are filled with big-name retailers … Continue reading

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The outlook for Milwaukee’s retail sector? Rising rents and dropping vacancies

by Dan Rafter Rents will rise and vacancies should drop throughout the rest of the year in Milwaukee’s retail sector, according to the latest research from Marcus & Millichap. The reason for the strong numbers? Marcus & Millichap points to … Continue reading

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Colliers report: Traditional restaurant chains face a challenging 2017

by Dan Rafter Consumers are spending plenty of time and money eating out. But where they are eating when they do dine out continues to change. Colliers International highlighted this trend in its recently released first-quarter retail report for the … 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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Urban industrial and the last-mile challenge

by Dan Rafter How do big companies such as CVS, Walmart and Amazon find the perfect locations for their distribution centers? And how do they most effectively reach those customers clustered in dense urban areas, parts of the country that … Continue reading

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