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

Weekly REPoll: Will we enter a double-dip recession?

| Staff Writer

The cautious optimism that defined the first half of 2011 seems to have quickly eroded as recent economic reports point to a stalled economy. Many economists are now seriously talking about the possibility of a double-dip recession, something that the majority had ruled out only a few months ago.

Industrial Midwest

Made in America

| Staff Writer

Throughout the past decade the United States has focused on reducing our reliance on the manufacturing industry while looking to boost the service industry to create more jobs – particularly in the financial sector. However, as was made clear by the devastating turn of events in the past few years, our economy cannot rest solely on the stre…

Office Midwest

Chicago CBD posts impressive second quarter numbers

| markt

The downtown office market continues to recover at an impressive rate, with the first half of 2011 reporting the strongest numbers since 2007. Unfortunately, the dynamics working in its favor seem to be working against the suburban market as its office supply continues to struggle, according to Transwestern’s second quarter outlook.

CRE Midwest

Sweet deal: Mars announces manufacturing facility in Topeka Kansas

| Staff Writer

Mars Chocolate North America has announced plans to build a new state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Topeka, Kan. The announcement was made in Topeka by Mike Wittman, vice president of Supply at Mars Chocolate North America, and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on the campus of Washburn University.

CRE Midwest

Karl Heitman: Moving beyond sustainability

| markt

Recently, Karl Heitman, founder and president of Heitman Architects sat down with Mark Thomton, editor of Chicago Industrial Properties, to discuss the latest in green design, how it has weathered the recession, and, what it may hold in the future

CRE Midwest

U.S. industrial leasing returns to pre-recession levels

| Staff Writer

The return of leasing activity to pre-recession levels and tangibly declining supply in the U.S. industrial market signify continued momentum toward recovery, according to Jim Dieter, SIOR, who heads the national industrial brokerage platform for commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

Industrial Midwest

Industrial market improving according to AIRE survey

| Staff Writer

Activity is generally improving in Chicago's industrial real estate market, but the recovery is expected to be gradual, according to a recent survey by the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE). The periodic survey of the associations' 500 plus members showed that seven out of 10 thought improvement in activity by the end of …

CRE Midwest

Accessing Capital for Commercial Real Estate Is Difficult in the New Normal

| Staff Writer

With the nation’s banks sitting on between $1.2 and $1.3 billion worth of capital, they are nevertheless reluctant to lend on commercial real estate because of the elevated level of risk and current valuations of properties already on their books. Many banks own portfolios of commercial real estate whose valuations have declined significan…

Office i Ohio

Celebrating a resurgence in Cleveland?

| Dan Rafter

Its reputation is as shaky as ever. But the commercial real estate brokers who do business in Cleveland say that there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about this Midwest industrial-anchored city.

Industrial Midwest

PwC reports that investor optimism will rise in 2011

| markt

Investor confidence is slowly growing in the U.S. as key components of the economy begin to strengthen, causing many to believe that the commercial real estate industry is moving past the bottom of the current cycle reports the first quarter 2011 PwC Real Estate Investor Survey.