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The industrial balance: Follow historical trends or look to the future

By Mason Hezner, senior associate, Brown Commercial Group Industrial businesses have been expanding steadily in recent years, fueled by growth in e-commerce, light manufacturing and related industries. As industrial property owners/tenants evaluate their space needs and debate whether to expand, … 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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Staying Full: Tenant advocates help users and keep markets strong

By David Liebman, SIOR, JD, LEED Green Associate Last year was a banner year for Chicago industrial real estate properties, and the trend is continuing this year. Ecommerce companies are zeroing in on central locations to help them reach large … Continue reading

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It’s complicated: A real estate market without product types

By Margy Sweeney Try telling a Millennial they can’t play where they work, or work where they live and shop. You won’t get far. The generation that brought us the status of “It’s Complicated” is changing the commercial real estate … Continue reading

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Why CRE industry networks still matter

By Jason West 2017 President of the SIOR Chicago Chapter Emails. Conference calls. Webinars. Social media. These are the business tools of the 21st Century, replacing the social clubs, typewriters and three-martini lunches of the past.  But have technology-based tools … Continue reading

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Chicago industrial market enters 2017 with full head of steam

by Dan Rafter The Chicago industrial market entered 2017 on a strong note, with vacancies still low and net absorption rising, according to the most recent research from Cushman & Wakefield. According to the company’s fourth quarter Chicago industrial report, … Continue reading

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Midwest becoming a key player in e-commerce world

by Dan Rafter Industrial tenants working in the e-commerce space demand one thing above all else: supply chain efficiency. As Michael Marconi, managing broker with Transwestern’s industrial practice in Rosemont, Illinois, says, “E-commerce users want to be as close as … Continue reading

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