Category Archives: Wisconsin commercial real estate

Getting creative: CRE investors looking closely at campground investments

by Dan Rafter Commercial real estate offers plenty of opportunities for investors. Distribution centers, downtown office towers and modern apartment buildings all offer investors a safe harbor for their dollars. But some investors are getting more creative, sending their dollars … Continue reading

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Marcus & Millichap: Apartment construction booming in Milwaukee

by Dan Rafter Apartment construction is surging across the Milwaukee market, according to the latest research from Marcus & Millichap. According to the company’s second quarter multifamily research, developers are expected to add 3,633 apartment units to the Milwaukee market … Continue reading

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To survive as a brick-and-mortar retailer today? Value pricing and experiences are key

by Dan Rafter If a bankruptcy judge agrees, Payless Shoes will close 800 stores across the United States this year. Michael Korrs, a maker of luxury handbags, will close more than 100 stores. Children’s clothing store Gymboree looks poised to … Continue reading

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Midwest states dominate list of best destinations for Millennials

by Dan Rafter What states offer the most to Millennials looking for a new home? You probably think of New York or California, right? Well, a new report from financial Web site MoneyRates.com found that many of the best states … 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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The power of urban living: Relying on multifamily housing to transform a former paper-mill town

by Dan Rafter The city of Wisconsin Rapids isn’t unlike other Midwest towns: This Wisconsin city once relied on busy paper mills for jobs. And when the businesses running those mills downsized, the city struggled to reinvent itself. Today, though, … Continue reading

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Gummi bears coming to Wisconsin: German candymaker Haribo to build 500,000-square-foot plant in Pleasant Prairie

by Dan Rafter It’s a winning combination for Wisconsin — candy and jobs. Candymaker Haribo, based in Germany, plans to build a manufacturing plant in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. In making this announcement, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said that the new … Continue reading

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