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New life: Transforming outdated office buildings into apartment towers, high-end retail

A flurry of new development is hitting the Chicago office market, with much of it focused on turning outdated Class-C buildings into apartments, hotels, retail and student housing.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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Veteran CRE pro: Milwaukee has a good story to tell

by Dan Rafter Two of the biggest construction projects in Milwaukee’s history are now underway at the same time. To little surprise, this is providing a boost to the city’s economy and commercial real estate market. Construction is now taking … 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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A new era of downtown high-rise apartments dawning in urban St. Louis?

by Dan Rafter The challenge in St. Louis’ urban core has long been the same: Renters looking for modern, high-rise apartments had no option. That appears to be changing. Construction is underway now at Two Twelve, a 26-story mixed-use building … Continue reading

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Mixed-Use Mash-Up: Six elements of tomorrow’s live-work-play communities

Guest post by Jeff Berta Senior Director of Real Estate Development with Structured Development With e-commerce accounting for a greater share of retail sales, real estate developers are finding creative ways to stay relevant in the eyes of consumers who, … Continue reading

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Numbers from Real Capital Markets prove one thing: CRE had a boom year in 2016

by Dan Rafter How strong a year was 2016 for commercial real estate? The numbers from Real Capital Markets, a global marketplace for buying and selling commercial real estate, say that last year was a record-breaker for the industry. Real … Continue reading

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