173 results for “U.S. Economy”
Industrial N Illinois

Five points of industrial analysis

| Matt Baker

Institutional investors, developers and users alike are drawn into the industrial vortex, an asset class outperforming all others as the economy continues to shift to on-demand everything. What’s in store for the remainder of 2019 and this development cycle?

Industrial N Illinois

The U.S. labor shortage: Is it real or economic semantics?

| Elise A. Couston, SIOR

The U.S. economy is benefitting from one of the longest economic expansions in history, with more than 118 months of sustained growth, extending the longest employment expansion on record. As a result, labor market conditions have tightened in recent years, with shortages of qualified workers reported among multiple trades and occupations.

CRE N Illinois

For cap rates, stability the driving force

| Matt Baker

During the second half of 2018, capitalization rates broadly remained stable, buoyed by a trio of macro factors—positive economic growth, abundant capital and a favorable supply/demand environment. This held true in the Chicago market, where only industrial saw a modest drop.

Industrial N Illinois

Industrial projections and prognostications

| Elise A. Couston, SIOR

To kick off the New Year, we thought it would be interesting to hear some “projections and prognostications” from several of the top developers who are most active in the marketplace. Here is what they all had to say about their thoughts for CRE in 2019.

CRE O Indiana

Cautious strength: Indianapolis CRE market set for a strong 2019

| Dan Rafter

Janice Paine isn’t shy about expressing her love for Indianapolis. Paine, senior vice president of brokerage for Central Indiana with Bradley Company, said that this key Midwest city offers plenty to companies: a centralized location, skilled labor force, a pro-business government and low expenses.

Retail N Illinois

Flagships and the suburbs driving retail in Chicago

| Matt Baker

A growing economy and corporate expansions have led to escalating household incomes, providing consumers increased discretionary funds. According to Marcus & Millichap’s latest market report, retailers have taken notice. Activity in the suburbs improved over the rest of the metro in the last year, while new flagship stores have come to or a…

Industrial N Illinois

Lee & Associates negotiates two North American HQ transactions

Lee & Associates recently completed two transactions involving new North American headquarter facilities which will incorporate manufacturing/assembly into their new U.S. operations. In both transactions, the clients are moving a portion of their manufacturing/assembly operations from Europe to Illinois. The combination of the strong skille…

CRE V Michigan

Detroit on the rise: The return of the Renaissance City

| Steven Siegel

On June 18, hundreds gathered around the Michigan Central Depot, Detroit’s 500,000-square-foot decrepit former central train station. The building has served as a symbol of the city’s various ailments wrapped up in one gigantic piece of real estate: globalization, lack of opportunities, civic mismanagement. Yet, this time the crowd was not …