9 results for “IREJ Column”
CRE Midwest

Riding the wave: Legal issues in the apartment development boom

| Staff Writer

The boom in multifamily rental development rolled on unabated throughout 2013, and looks to continue into 2014 and beyond. The growth of this sector has resulted from a perfect storm of economic and demographic factors: continued high unemployment and tight mortgage policies have made home ownership inaccessible for many, while a growing nu…

CRE Midwest

Unmined gold – investment opportunities created by FDIC bank closures

| Staff Writer

Both the economy generally, and the real estate market specifically, were extremely hard hit from 2008 through 2012. Further, while experiencing some resurgence, neither is showing signs of becoming robust. As a result, banks that focused on the real estate market were particularly hard hit, and many are still in the recovery process. To…

CRE Midwest

Financing for value-add multifamily deals provides options, flexibility

| Staff Writer

As many of you know, multifamily is continuing its recent streak as the hottest sector in commercial real estate. Today, with financing sources opening up, investors and developers are building on the multifamily momentum with an increasing number of value-add plays, and they do not see these deals slowing down anytime soon.

Healthcare Midwest

Healthcare still a real estate star

| Staff Writer

No question – 2012 was the year of healthcare. In one of the most significant rulings in recent memory (perhaps since the awarding of the presidency to George W. Bush in 2000), the Supreme Court upheld President Obama's health care law in a nuanced interpretation of federal versus states’ rights.

CRE Midwest

The state of small business lending

| Staff Writer

The Small Business Administration recently finished its fiscal year, and it was a record year on most all accounts. During fiscal year 2012, more than $1 billion in SBA loans were approved for small businesses in the State of Illinois alone. This represents a substantial increase over 2011.

CRE Midwest

Thinking outside the retail box

| Staff Writer

As the economy continues to stabilize, many retailers are letting out a sigh of relief. However, despite the improvements in consumer confidence and the business environment, few traditional retailers are actually expanding in the current marketplace.