Legal Midwest

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.

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Mike Meddock;SME

SME names regional VP for Ohio and Indiana

Plymouth, Michigan-based engineering firm SME has named Michael Meddock as regional vice president for Ohio and Indiana. He is responsible for overseeing and coordinating services including project management, technical report review, project planning and business development.

Multifamily Midwest
Are high rents chasing younger adults from the city?

Are high rents chasing younger adults from the city?

What’s the biggest weakness of the multifamily market in the United States today? Brokers across the Midwest frequently point to the lack of affordable apartment units in their cities. The new apartment buildings rising throughout the region, they say, boast a slew of amenities and great locations in the heart of urban areas. But they also come with monthly rents that are too high for most of the population.