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

Industrial REITs lead industry’s first quarter performance

| Bwasag

Real Estate Investment Trust indices underperformed the S&P 500 in the first quarter of 2012, but during the 12-month period ending March 31, 2012, REITs outperformed the market, according to first-quarter data from the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.

CRE N Illinois

Sam Zell: Is the love affair with homeownership coming to an end?

| Dan Rafter

Is the love affair between U.S. consumers and their single-family homes coming to an end? For younger consumers, this seems to be the case. And for Sam Zell, real estate celebrity and chief executive officer of Chicago’s Equity Group Investments, this means one thing: The younger generation of consumers is pretty smart.

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.