Category Archives: St. Louis real estate

Office vacancy rates fall to lowest level since 2008

by Dan Rafter The office sector isn’t as hot as multifamily or industrial. But this sector is seeing steady improvement across the nation, according to the latest numbers from CBRE. According to CBRE, the vacancy rate of the U.S. office … Continue reading

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Construction loan activity hot as ever in Detroit, St. Louis, Chicago and other Midwest markets

by Dan Rafter More developers across the Midwest are seeking construction loans today. And when they hunt for these loans? More often they are turning to alternative lenders. Just ask Kevin Farrell, senior director of originations, and Mike Belliissimo, chief … Continue reading

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NorthMarq’s Blumberg: Skin in the game matters when it comes to commercial financing

by Dan Rafter Midwest Real Estate News recently spoke to Susan Blumberg, senior vice president and managing director with the Chicago office of NorthMarq Capital, about how busy developers and investors are these days when it comes to requesting commercial … Continue reading

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More Midwest cities now earning high walkability scores

  by Dan Rafter Cities are investing more dollars into making their neighborhoods friendlier to pedestrians. And that’s good news: A growing number of people are interested in moving to urban areas in which they can walk to stores, restaurants, public … Continue reading

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The trend continues: Industrial markets thriving across the Midwest

by Dan Rafter The St. Louis industrial market absorbed more than 470,000 square feet in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest numbers from CBRE. This continues a trend that is taking place across the Midwest: Local … Continue reading

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JLL’s Lynn Schenck: Celebrating the end of a nearly four-decade CRE career

by Dan Rafter Lynn Schenck, managing director at the St. Louis office of JLL, recently announced her upcoming retirement. Schenck has spent more than 38 years in commercial real estate, and started her career during a time in which few … Continue reading

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Commercial real estate crowdfunding is here to stay, say the industry’s pioneers

by Dan Rafter AJ Chivetta doesn’t hesitate: Crowdfunding is changing the way people can invest in commercial real estate. And because of this, the number of people investing in commercial real estate through crowdfunding will only grow in the coming … Continue reading

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