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Which commercial building pays the most property taxes in the Midwest? You might be surprised

by Dan Rafter We all know that commercial real estate is key for the economies of cities across the country and Midwest. After all, these buildings sometimes shell out huge dollars in property taxes each year. How huge? You might … Continue reading

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Colliers report: Traditional restaurant chains face a challenging 2017

by Dan Rafter Consumers are spending plenty of time and money eating out. But where they are eating when they do dine out continues to change. Colliers International highlighted this trend in its recently released first-quarter retail report for the … Continue reading

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Are the days of soaring apartment rents coming to an end?

by Dan Rafter Monthly apartment rents across the country remain high. But it appears that these rents might be rising at a slower clip throughout 2017. Yardi Matrix recently released its February rent survey, finding that the average U.S. monthly … Continue reading

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Marcus & Millichap report: All is not gloomy for retailers

by Dan Rafter You might think that all brick-and-mortar retailers are struggling today, what with Amazon and online sales a constant threat. But the truth is more complicated, as the latest national retail forecast from Marcus & Millichap highlights. Yes, … Continue reading

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Plenty of construction projects keeping developers busy in Minneapolis/St. Paul market

by Dan Rafter Construction activity is rising across the country. The Midwest is no exception, with cranes soaring into the skies of cities from St. Louis and Kansas City to Omaha and Chicago. And one of the busiest of all … Continue reading

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Want to spend less on commercial construction costs? Build now, not later

by Dan Rafter Ready to tackle a large-scale commercial construction project? Mortenson has some advice: Build now. That’s because Mortenson’s quarterly Construction Cost Index predicts that commercial construction costs will rise in six major markets across the country, including three … 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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