173 results for “U.S. Economy”
CRE Midwest

For a truly happy 4th of July? We need a stronger middle class

| Dan Rafter

The national economy is still in recovery mode. Developers are planning more apartment buildings. Grocery-anchored retail centers are popping up everywhere from Columbus to Omaha. There's even been a return to spec industrial building, with new industrial centers fueling the economies of Indianapolis and Louisville. Why, then, don't the nat…

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BMO Harris' Petrovski: Ready to build on company's successes

| Dan Rafter

John Petrovski John Petrovski is the new managing director and head of U.S. commercial real estate with BMO Harris Bank. Though he will be based in Chicago, he will oversee commercial real estate operations across the Midwest. Midwest Real Estate News recently spoke with Petrovski about his long real estate career and his goals for BMO Harris.

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Associated Bank's Holling: CRE capital funding to increase overall in 2014

| Staff Writer

As we look back on 2013, it was another year of fits and starts for the economy and, by extension, for the Midwest commercial real estate sector. The broader economic recovery continued its slow and uneven pace, inhibiting any prospect for a dramatic CRE rebound. However, while slow, the pace of economic recovery has been significant enough…

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Jones Lang LaSalle: Millennials changing commercial real estate

| Dan Rafter

It's not all about the Millennials -- of, if you prefer, Generation Y -- but there's no denying that these young adults are changing the world of commercial real estate. That's the message from Jones Lang LaSalle's U.S. Cross Sector Outlook presented at the Urban Land Institute's fall conference in Chicago.

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Midwest hotel market going strong

| Staff Writer

When we look at the current state of the Midwest hotel market, we see a region that is transitioning in some important ways from a state of slow recovery to something closer to genuine momentum. Whether that momentum is sustainable remains an open question, but there is no doubt that—despite significant market-to-market variation—on the who…

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Will Obama plan provide boost to housing market, economy?

| Dan Rafter

We'd all like to see fewer housing foreclosures. A lower number of foreclosures would provide an additional boost to the residential housing market. This would then provide a boost to the economy in general. And that, of course, would be a boon to the commercial real estate industry. It'd also help if consumers who did lose their homes to f…