40 results for “Element Critical”
CRE N Illinois

There’s no better ROI than investing in people

| Matt Baker

For owners, investors, operators, portfolio managers and enterprise users, building optimization is key to ensuring that every penny that goes into a real estate asset is put to use effectively. So how do you quantify a property’s performance for what is typically the biggest annual spend—the people that occupy the space?

CRE N Illinois

Zara Johnson to retire after 30 years with Cicero's Development Corp.

Zara Johnson, who first joined Plainfield, Illinois-based Cicero’s Development in 1989 as office manager, will be retiring after 30 years with the company. Johnson will continue to share her talents at Cicero's Development on the part-time basis, contributing in the areas of marketing, administration and accounting, to support her transition.

CRE N Illinois

Massive CTA infrastructure project planned on Chicago's North Side

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will start construction for the Red-Purple Bypass this fall. A joint venture of Walsh Construction and Irving, Texas-based Fluor Corporation are tasked with designing and building the bypass, which is a major component of CTA’s Red Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project to improve service and access…

Legal N Illinois

Five must-dos when designing a law firm workplace

| Clay Edwards and Marty Festenstein

Law firms are placing ever-increasing importance on thoughtful workplace design to attract and retain top talent, making every office build-out or renovation a critical opportunity to win the talent war. With millennials expected to comprise 75 percent of the workforce by 2030, law firm design trends are being driven by an evolving culture …

CRE O Indiana

Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame: Colliers' Matt Langfeldt

Each year, Midwest Real Estate News runs its Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame issue, highlighting the careers of the most successful real estate pros in our region. This year, we are running these profiles online, too. Today, we look at the thriving career of Matt Langfeldt, executive vice president and co-market leader with the …

Industrial N Illinois

Industrial Insider: The rise of data centers

| Elise A. Couston, SIOR

This month, the Industrial Insider will explore the rise of data centers. As the property type continues to experience double-digit growth and we expect that this type of development will continue to expand well into the next decade.

CRE N Illinois

Five transformations shaping airports of the future

| Will Jenkinson

Many of our first and last impressions of a given place occur at the airport. We often experience the local foods, interact with workers and perceive how the regional community values design and technology. A positive experience can go a long way. Here are five transformations influencing the future of airports across the globe, ultimately …

Retail V Michigan

Media Matters: The value of press in telling your project's story

| Mark Winter

Planning, building and opening a successful shopping center or mixed-use project is a process, not an event. It also takes time to build and nurture the media relationships that play such a vital role in telling a project’s unique story. The right kind of media coverage builds excitement, establishes credibility and drives traffic.

Office N Illinois

Borrow from the best: workplace ideas from tech HQs

| Clay Edwards

Technology companies are widely thought of as cool places to work, not just because of what they do, but because of the spaces where they work. Employees in other industries have long envied those spaces—and now, management is on board. In Chicago alone, heritage companies such as Kraft Heinz, Conagra Brands and Morton Salt are creating new…

Retail V Michigan

Fighting off the mallpocalypse

In 2017, a new report released by Credit Suisse gave voice to the fears that retailers and real estate professionals have been murmuring about for quite some time. According to the report, approximately 20 percent to 25 percent of all American malls will be shuttered inside of five years.