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.

CRE Midwest
CRE sentiment is trending upward, according to NAIOP survey

CRE sentiment is trending upward, according to NAIOP survey

In a forward-looking snapshot of the state of the nation’s commercial real estate, the latest CRE Sentiment Index from NAIOP points to a bullish outlook for the next year. In the aggregate, respondents showed more support for the notion that the fundamentals underpinning commercial real estate will be stronger in 12 months than they are today.

CRE Midwest
Getting knocked down, then getting up again: It's how new brokers succeed

Getting knocked down, then getting up again: It's how new brokers succeed

Brokers are attracted to commercial real estate because of the freedom: The only factor limiting your success? How hard you work. But for brokers new to the industry, those first few years in commercial brokerage can prove challenging. This isn’t a salaried job. It’s all about commissions. How do you earn those commissions when you’re just getting started?

CRE Midwest
CREW selects leaders for 2019

CREW selects leaders for 2019

Six commercial real estate leaders were elected to the 2019 CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network Board of Directors, which will be led by Holly Neber, CEO of AEI Consultants. The announcement was made at the 2018 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace in San Diego, Calif. 

Office Midwest
Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Three Pickard Chilton-designed projects honored with 2018 Americas Property Awards

Three projects by New Haven, Connecticut-based Pickard Chilton each received a 2018 Americas Property Award for Commercial High-Rise Architecture. The three office towers, all developed by Hines, include River Point in Chicago, Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons in Milwaukee and 609 Main at Texas in Houston. Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons and 609 Main were also recognized with Five Star awards.