Finance Midwest
Evan Gentry

Money360 hits $1 billion milestone

Money360, a technology-enabled direct lender specializing in commercial real estate loans, has surpassed $1 billion in loans originated and closed since inception. The announcement comes just 11 months after the company announced it had surpassed $500 million.

CRE Midwest

Cushman & Wakefield to acquire management firm QSI Facilities

Cushman & Wakefield has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Quality Solutions, Inc. (“QSI”), a top national facilities management firms specializing in on-demand facility maintenance and project management services through a national network of facilities contractors. The acquisition will expand Cushman & Wakefield’s facilities management capabilities and coverage across North American markets by leveraging QSI’s supply chain of 50,000+ qualified suppliers and 75+ facilities trades.

Legal Midwest
The legal loopholes of Opportunity Zones

The legal loopholes of Opportunity Zones

Last year’s introduction of Opportunity Zones provides the potential to lift up impoverished areas while simultaneously giving tax benefits to investors. The finer points of how the program will actually work are starting to take shape, though it’s clear that there are several legal implications for participants looking to dive into this new program.

Industrial Midwest
The real Black Friday winner? The industrial sector

The real Black Friday winner? The industrial sector

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are on their way. For retailers these are two of the biggest days of the year, days that can mean the difference betweeen a booming holiday season or a lackluster one. And increasingly, retailers across the Midwest are relying on modern distribution centers to meet consumer demand and ensure busy Black Fridays and Cyber Mondays.

Retail Midwest
Retail today: Staying relevant is key

Retail today: Staying relevant is key

Much has been written and continues to be discussed regarding the changing face of retail. Many of these conversations inevitably include regional malls – largely non-Class-A – across the country struggling to find their footing in the wake of retailer bankruptcies and store closings. Sears is the latest and most prominent example with its recent announcement that it will be closing scores of stores from coast-to-coast.

CRE Midwest
Amy Smith;Laramar Group

Laramar Group hires VP of human resources

Amy Smith is the new vice president of human resources for national real estate investment and property management corporation The Laramar Group. She will develop the company’s human resources strategy for an employee base of more than 600 over multiple states.

Retail Midwest
Circle Centre Mall is one of the strong players in the Indianapolis retail market, a market ranked highly in a new report by Ten-X.

Ten-X report: Plenty of challenges facing retailers

Need more evidence that retailers continue to face challenges from online competitors and the changing shopping habits of consumers? According to the U.S. Retail Market Outlook released Nov. 1 from Ten-X Commercial, retail net absorption across the country turned negative in the second quarter of 2018.

CRE Midwest
The Habitat Company hosts national day of service

The Habitat Company hosts national day of service

Chicago-based multifamily developer and property manager, The Habitat Company, hosted its first annual day of service on Friday, Oct. 18. The firm coordinated its efforts with Feeding America member food banks, allowing Habitat team members to participate nationwide by volunteering in five cities where Habitat has operations.