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CRE Midwest

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

| Dan Rafter

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 …

CRE Midwest

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. 

Hospitality N Illinois

Red Roof expands The Red Collection with Springfield hotel

State House Inn, the second property and first franchised property in The Red Collection, Red Roof’s first soft-brand, has opened in Illinois’ capital city, Springfield. Located in the heart of downtown, the property features 125 guest rooms and has undergone a full renovation. The property is owned by Vendian Capital Management and managed…

Legal N Illinois

Law firms continue to slash office footprints in Chicago

| Matt Baker

Like most professional service companies, law firms are seeking cost-controlling initiatives. In Chicago, that means that many are reducing their office footprints to attain higher operational savings, according to the 2018 North American Legal Trends Report from CBRE’s law firm practice group.

CRE N Illinois

Goldie Initiative raises $425,000 to advance women leaders in CRE

The Goldie Initiative reports record breaking success after raising $425,000 dollars for their annual Goldie Gala held on September 13, 2018. Over 600 industry professionals came together for the special night at Wintrust’s Grand Banking Hall to celebrate the first ever Goldie Initiative Shero Award. Sheli Rosenberg, former president and CE…

Industrial N Illinois

Rockford turns its focus toward high-tech manufacturing

| Matt Baker

Rockford and the I-39 Corridor have a long and interesting manufacturing history. In the 1850s, one of the first companies to establish in the area was J. H. Manny & Co., a manufacturer of wheat reapers. The company would later be embroiled in a high-profile legal case with McCormick Harvesting Machine Company that would involve future pres…

Hospitality N Illinois

Aries Capital and Four Corners Advisors form strategic alliance

Neil Freeman, chairman and chief executive officer of Aries Capital, LLC, and Michael Shindler, president and chief executive officer of Four Corners Advisors, Inc., announced that the two Chicago-based firms have formed a strategic alliance to provide an end-to-end hotel advisory, transaction and financing platform for hotel developers and…

Finance Midwest

Navigating the evolving world of commercial finance

| Dan Rafter

The companies that provide commercial financing remain busy today, with developers, owners and buyers seeking the money they need to build warehouses, transform office buildings into apartment towers and add brand-new luxury apartments to urban skylines.

CRE N Illinois

PPM America hires BlackRock vet to expand real estate debt capabilities

PPM America (“PPM”) announced the addition of a new managing director, Mark Kramer, who joins the firm’s 33-member commercial real estate team, which includes employees of PPM as well as PPM’s affiliate, PPM Finance, Inc. (“PPM Finance”). Based in Chicago, Kramerjoins from BlackRock, Inc. and brings 18 years of real estate investment expert…

CRE N Illinois

Lee & Associates of Illinois welcomes Sean Austin

Lee & Associates of Illinois recently hired Sean Austin. He specializes in the leasing and selling of industrial properties in the Chicago/Metro area for institutional owners, sources development opportunities and executes tenant representation transactions for national clients.

CRE N Illinois

CRE Future Leaders: Zack Hilgendorf

As part of our series, CRE Future Leaders, we caught up with Zack Hilgendorf, vice president at Quantum Real Estate Advisors, Inc. With extensive experience handling the acquisition and disposition of single-tenant and multi-tenant properties throughout the U.S., Hilgendorf’s skill set and in-depth knowledge of the nuances of net-lease tran…

Office N Illinois

Attracting tenants to suburban offices: Service is key

| Matt Baker

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, REjournals hosted the 3rd annual Suburban Office Market Conference, co-hosted by GlenStar Properties. More than 150 industry professionals flocked to the Schaumburg Corporate Center to hear about the latest trends on the office market outside the urban core.

CRE N Illinois

CRE Future Leaders: Jared Larson

As part of our series, CRE Future Leaders, we caught up with Jared Larson, vice president of asset management and investment at Sterling Bay. Since joining Sterling Bay in 2014, Larson has worked in a broad spectrum of the industry, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, capital markets, asset management and development. His effor…