Retail Midwest
This former Kmart has been transformed into a U-Haul center. It’s just one example of how former big-box stores are evolving into new uses.

Adapt and evolve: Making the big decisions about big-box retail

One of the defining features of the current retail real estate landscape in Southeast Michigan is the availability of mid- and big-box retail spaces. Depending on local market conditions and a range of other site-specific factors, there are viable options for filling those spaces—but not all of those options are retailers. Increasingly, adaptive reuse is becoming an effective and often necessary alternative.

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REjournals expands footprint beyond Midwest

REjournals expands footprint beyond Midwest

The Minnesota Real Estate Journal and RED News are now part of a bigger REjournals brand which was reorganized under parent company Real Estate Publishing Corporation. The new corporate headquarters is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, headed by Jeff Johnson as CEO and Todd Phillips as CFO.

Retail Midwest
Retail apocalypse? More like retail revolution

Retail apocalypse? More like retail revolution

The addition of three Meijer grocery stores and two Menards home-improvement stores gave a boost to the retail sector in the Cleveland and Akron areas. But despite these high-profile additions, the retail sector here – as it does across the country – faces challenges.

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Husch Blackwell launches construction academy

Husch Blackwell has launched a comprehensive, industry-based knowledge center, Construction Academy, that seeks to foster learning, create interactions and build value for its participants. The industry-focused law firm is responsible for the programming and administration of the academy, which aims to include diverse voices and stakeholders including business leaders from the construction, design, engineering, development and project funding fields, as well as trade associations, universities, and policymakers.

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Debbie DeWolf;REjournals

REjournals linchpin, Debbie Dewolf, passes away

Over the years, you’ve come to know a lot of the names of the people at REjournals, and its magazine titles—Midwest Real Estate News, Illinois Real Estate Journal, Chicago Industrial Properties, etc. The publishers, editors, reporters and sales reps—those who are on the front line.

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Five Midwest properties take home an award at 2019 TOBYs

The commercial real estate industry honored 17 commercial properties with The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International’s annual conference, the 2019 BOMA International Conference & Expo, held on June 25 in Salt Lake City. Five Midwest properties—three in Chicago and two in the Minneapolis metro—won an award at the event.