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The power of urban living: Relying on multifamily housing to transform a former paper-mill town

by Dan Rafter The city of Wisconsin Rapids isn’t unlike other Midwest towns: This Wisconsin city once relied on busy paper mills for jobs. And when the businesses running those mills downsized, the city struggled to reinvent itself. Today, though, … 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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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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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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Southeast Wisconsin industrial market not just attracting tenants from Illinois

by Dan Rafter The story is an old one: Illinois end users are fleeing the state and crossing the border into Southeast Wisconsin to find more affordable warehouse and distribution center space. But a pair of brokers – one from … 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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Space shortages make life challenging in industrial market

By Mike Antonelli, Brown Commercial Group  As the industrial market in Chicago and across the Midwest continues its strong run into 2017, several trends continue to impact the small to mid-sized owners and tenants in the market. While there has … Continue reading

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