Retail N Illinois
Chain of Illinois ice cream shops to hit the auction block

Chain of Illinois ice cream shops to hit the auction block

As the commercial real estate market continues to show signs of opportunity, the auction is once again gaining popularity for the sale of companies and real estate. An example can be found with William A. McEnery, son of William J. McEnery, one of Chicago’s most well-known entrepreneurs, and former Gas City owner: McEnery announced he will auction off the successful Creamery Restaurant portfolio.

Healthcare N Illinois
Marcus & Millichap's Lollio: Don't expect slowdown in healthcare real estate soon

Marcus & Millichap's Lollio: Don't expect slowdown in healthcare real estate soon

Gino Lollio, associate vice president of investments in the Chicago office of Marcus & Millichap, expects more sales, leases and new construction in the healthcare real estate market. There are plenty of reasons for this – an aging population, patients who want treatment closer to home, the impact of the Affordable Care Act – and Lollio, who studies this market, spoke about them with Midwest Real Estate News.

Retail N Illinois
The challenges facing McDonald's

The challenges facing McDonald's

McDonald's has long been important to the Midwest. The golden arches dominate the fast-food industry in the Midwest's major cities. And the company's headquarters is located right outside of Chicago, in the suburb of Oak Brook, Ill. That's why it's such bad news for the region that the fast-food giant is struggling through such tough times.