Category Archives: St. Louis real estate

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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A new era of downtown high-rise apartments dawning in urban St. Louis?

by Dan Rafter The challenge in St. Louis’ urban core has long been the same: Renters looking for modern, high-rise apartments had no option. That appears to be changing. Construction is underway now at Two Twelve, a 26-story mixed-use building … Continue reading

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A red-hot market? Data center business continues to boom

by Dan Rafter Microsoft, Oracle and a host of financial firms gobbled up big swaths of space in data centers across the Chicago market in 2016. These users helped make Chicago the third-busiest market for data center activity last year, … Continue reading

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Malls still have their place – but they need to adapt

by Dan Rafter Shopping malls were already struggling. Then Sears announced it would close 150 Sears and Kmart locations. Macy’s announced it will shutter 68 stores. These stores are anchors for malls across the Midwest. The new round of closings … Continue reading

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JLL: St. Louis industrial market to set new-construction record

by Dan Rafter Developers are expected to bring nearly 7 million square feet of new industrial buildings to the St. Louis region by the end of the year, one more piece of evidence that this area’s industrial market is booming. … Continue reading

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Multifamily still booming in St. Louis – and there’s no end in sight

by Dan Rafter The multifamily sector is soaring across the country and the Midwest. The St. Louis market is no exception, as developers continue to bring new units to the region and existing apartment properties continue to enjoy low vacancy … Continue reading

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St. Louis industrial market in middle of historic year

by Dan Rafter There’s plenty to brag about when it comes to St. Louis’ industrial real estate market. In fact, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s State of Real Estate St. Louis conference — held in late September — the St. … Continue reading

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