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Affordable Care Act effects major changes

March 21, 2014 In this guest column, Donna Jarmusz, senior vice president of Alter+Care, addresses the Affordable Care Act’s impact on real estate and healthcare operations. Read more...

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Associated Bank’s Holling: CRE capital funding to increase overall in 2014

March 14, 2014 As we look back on 2013, it was another year of fits and starts for the economy and, by extension, for the Midwest commercial real estate sector. The broader economic recovery continued its slow and uneven pace, inhibiting any prospect for a dramatic CRE rebound. However, while slow, the pace of economic recovery has been significant enough to generate increased interest and activity in key areas of the commercial real estate sector. Read more...

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The tenant rep broker: Leveraging knowledge, expertise and common sense, regardless of market conditions

March 13, 2014 Whether the market favors the tenant or the landlord, there are areas in which a tenant representation broker makes a difference. Read more...

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Associated Bank’s Rotunno: Rising interest rates can be a good thing

February 27, 2014 Eventually, interest rates are going to go up and that is good. The Federal Reserve Board has said that interest rates will be low for a very long time. However, starting in 2014 they are slowing their bond buying program. Since this announcement, long-term interest rates have risen. Read more...

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How the ‘ACA’ is affecting health care real estate strategy

February 14, 2014 Many health care service providers have spent the past few years attempting to understand and anticipate the vast changes resulting from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) given the size and complexity of the law. Read more...

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Oil & Gas Royalties Can Energize Your 1031 Exchange with ZERO drilling risk!

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Riding the wave: Legal issues in the apartment development boom

January 03, 2014 The boom in multifamily rental development rolled on unabated throughout 2013, and looks to continue into 2014 and beyond. The growth of this sector has resulted from a perfect storm of economic and demographic factors: continued high unemployment and tight mortgage policies have made home ownership inaccessible for many, while a growing number of baby boom retirees and echo boom young adults find the flexibility of renting to be an affirmative advantage. Read more...

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Unmined gold – investment opportunities created by FDIC bank closures

January 02, 2014 Both the economy generally, and the real estate market specifically, were extremely hard hit from 2008 through 2012. Further, while experiencing some resurgence, neither is showing signs of becoming robust. As a result, banks that focused on the real estate market were particularly hard hit, and many are still in the recovery process. To provide even more clarity to the issue, banks that focused on commercial real estate were the hardest hit. Read more...

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SBA 504 loan program: Ideally suited for manufacturing businesses

December 19, 2013 For years, small businesses looking to grow and expand their operations have found a powerful and supportive ally in the Small Business Administration (SBA). Its SBA 504 loan program is designed to meet the needs of small businesses by providing access to attractively priced financing options not available through conventional sources. Read more...

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Class B industrial rides the current market wave

December 12, 2013 The market predicted a few years ago that the deal stream for large, Class A core industrial would slow down before the investment capital chasing it dried up. I’m not sure if the market predicted, but certainly it hoped, that interest rates and bank financing would loosen so users and local investors could leverage the rising market too. It turns out both occurred, which has been particularly good news for Class B assets. Read more...

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