Category Archives: retail

Marcus & Millichap: Retail vacancies hit 10-year low in Cincinnati market

  by Dan Rafter Retail occupancy rates in the Cincinnati market reached a 10-year high, according to the latest research from Marcus & Millichap. In its third-quarter retail report, Marcus & Millichap predicted that the retail vacancy rate in the … Continue reading

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Looking for financing? The basics still matter

by Dan Rafter Midwest Real Estate News recently spoke with James Cope, executive vice president and managing director with commercial financing company Walker & Dunlop, about the steps investors, owners and developers must take when seeking commercial financing. Cope said … Continue reading

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Stability and predictability in CRE? Property management offers them both

By Dan Rafter How important is a strong property management division for commercial real estate companies that want to continue to grow? Randel Waites, principal for property management with the Chicago office of Avison Young, says that it’s not only … Continue reading

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Savvy retailers use Pokemon Go to boost foot traffic at their shops

  by Dan Rafter Smart retailers take advantage of hot trends. Just look at the way some are having, and boosting their foot traffic, with the Pokemon Go mobile game. If you don’t know what Pokemon Go is, here’s a … Continue reading

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A bank? A café? Capital One asks, How about both?

by Dan Rafter How often do you actually walk into your bank’s lobby these days? If you’re like most people? Rarely. Customers today do much of their banking online. When they need quick cash, they head to an ATM. Bank … Continue reading

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Commercial rents at historic highs in West Michigan, according to Colliers

by Dan Rafter Renting commercial space in the West Michigan region is getting more costly, according to the latest numbers from Colliers West Michigan. Colliers reports, in its second quarter market reports, that rental rates in West Michigan in the … Continue reading

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Amazon to open third fulfillment center in Kansas City region

by Dan Rafter Amazon continues to make an impact in the Kansas City commercial market, announcing plans to open an 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Kansas City, Kansas. The center will be the online retailer’s third in the Kansas City region. … Continue reading

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