Finance Midwest
Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame: Forrest Bailey

Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame: Forrest Bailey

Each year, Midwest Real Estate News inducts the most successful commercial real estate pros in its Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. This year, we are running those profiles online, too, so that you can learn what it takes to be a top CRE pro. Today, we are showcasing the career of Forrest Bailey, president and chief executive officer of Draper & Kramer in Chicago.

CRE Midwest
Richard Matricaria in his Chicago office.

Marcus & Millichap’s Richard Matricaria: Being a concierge service for his associates

What makes for a successful CRE career? Closing plenty of sales, of course. But what about making a difference in your industry? Richard Matricaria is doing just that. He is senior vice president and division manager in charge of overseeing the entire Midwest region while working out of the Chicago downtown office of Marcus & Millichap. As a division manager, he is responsible for making sure that Marcus & Millichap’s associates reach their goals and provide the best possible service to their clients.

Finance Midwest
Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame profile: Associated Bank's Patrick Ahern

Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame profile: Associated Bank's Patrick Ahern

Each year, Midwest Real Estate News inducts new members into its Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. This year, we are running profiles of these inductees online. It’s our hope that you’ll learn a bit about what makes these Hall of Famers so successful. This time, we feature Patrick Ahern, senior vice president with the Chicago office of Associated Bank.

CRE Midwest
Construction employment and wages are both rising

Construction employment and wages are both rising

According to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America, rising pay rates enabled the construction industry to attract more workers, leading to a growth of 61,000 jobs to the workforce in February. Association officials cautioned that the Trump administration’s newly imposed steel and aluminum tariffs have the potential to undermine future employment growth for the sector.

CRE Midwest
DNA of #CRE results are in for 2017

DNA of #CRE results are in for 2017

The results are in. On its third annual DNA of #CRE Survey, Buildout and the Broker List heard from 485 commercial real estate professionals, a 60 percent jump from last year. So what insights did the respondents provide about the industry?

Industrial Midwest
800 S. Rohlwing Road in Addison, IL

NKF closes $37M in industrial transactions

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) executive managing director Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP, based in the company’s Chicago office, recently completed several industrial transactions the U.S., including several in the Midwest. Totaling in excess of $37 million in aggregate value, the deals spanned over 615,000 square feet for several NKF clients.