Category Archives: retail

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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Five national retailers that are barely hanging on

by Dan Rafter This isn’t a great time for large, traditional retailers. Commercial brokerage Marcus & Millichap recently released its 2017 national retail report. That report said that non-traditional, service-based and value retailers — everything from dollar stores to nail … 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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New life: Transforming outdated office buildings into apartment towers, high-end retail

A flurry of new development is hitting the Chicago office market, with much of it focused on turning outdated Class-C buildings into apartments, hotels, retail and student housing. 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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