Tag Archives: Transwestern

Store closures not the best measure of retail’s health

by Dan Rafter The retail market is changing, but this doesn’t mean that physical stores are becoming extinct. Those predicting doom for physical retail? They might be looking at the wrong metrics, says a retail specialist with Colliers International. The number … Continue reading

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Some bet I-57 is on track to get even more industrial growth

by Sara Freund Developers aren’t worried about industrial slowing down—even with 17.9 million square feet of new construction in the sector—and they expect demand for this property type to continue. But there are some factors that might cause uncertainty. Construction costs are … 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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Industrial users fleeing Illinois continue to find relief across Wisconsin border

by Declan Harty Tom Boyle converts farms into industrial parks for a living. Well, that’s just part of it. Boyle, a principal with Transwestern, has become an expert on helping businesses relocate from Illinois to the southeast Wisconsin market, which … Continue reading

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Industrial leaders: Expect a big year for distribution, warehouse facilities in 2017

by Declan Harty The growth of the industrial market – in Chicago and across the country — isn’t expected to slow at all in 2017. Thanks largely to a continued surge in e-commerce activity, the boom in industrial property has … Continue reading

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Falling vacancy rates. Rising demand. Industrial market getting even stronger

by Dan Rafter What’s going right in the O’Hare industrial submarket of Chicago? Just about everything. John Joyce, principal with the Rosemont, Illinois, office of Transwestern, said that this busy submarket is seeing increased demand from investors and developers, lower … Continue reading

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Industrial users turning more often to corporate real estate services

by Dan Rafter AJR Filtration has operated a manufacturing facility in St. Charles, Illinois, since 2001. But as the company, a manufacturer of custom filters used in medical equipment and liquid processing, continued to grow, it needed more space. The … Continue reading

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