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Technology and innovation in St. Louis reshape the workplace

by Sara Freund The geography of innovation has changed—and St. Louis is leading the way. The Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis is a prime example of an ‘innovation district,’ according to Brookings Institute researchers Bruce Katz and Julie Wagner. Innovation … Continue reading

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Louisville still driving Kentucky’s economic fortunes

by Dan Rafter Kentucky has several important metro areas, with cities such as Lexington, Bowling Green and Covington serving as economic engines for the state. But today, no single metropolitan area is providing as big of a boost to the … Continue reading

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NAIOP report: Commercial construction supported 6 million U.S. jobs last year

by Dan Rafter How important is the commercial real estate industry to the U.S. economy? How about 6 million jobs and more than $800 billion worth of importance? The NAIOP Research Foundation recently published its annual study on the economic … Continue reading

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Coming back from bankruptcy: How Detroit is reaching economic stability

by Dan Rafter Economic stability. When Detroit declared Chapter 9 bankruptcy in July of 2013, getting to a stable, steady economy was the goal. And according to the latest research from JLL, it looks like Detroit is enjoying that right … Continue reading

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The Boulder Group brings more good news for net-lease market

by Dan Rafter The single-tenant net-lease sector remained a busy one in 2017, according to the latest research from the Boulder Group. And in even better news, Boulder Group researchers predicted that this commercial sector will remain busy throughout the … Continue reading

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Designing office spaces to attract top talent

By Dan Earles Principal, Earles Architects and Associates Chicago’s downtown office market has seen significant changes in recent years, from the influx of companies moving downtown to the ongoing construction boom in Class-A office space. In this environment, many landlords … Continue reading

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New life: Transforming outdated office buildings into apartment towers, high-end retail

A flurry of new development is hitting the Chicago office market, with much of it focused on turning outdated Class-C buildings into apartments, hotels, retail and student housing. Continue reading

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