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

Karl Heitman: Moving beyond sustainability

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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

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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.

CRE W Minnesota

Tim Murnane: Leading the way to a new Opus

| Dan Rafter

Tim Murnane is no stranger to Minneapolis’ The Opus Group. He first started working at the company back in 1984. Last year, he rejoined the firm – after a brief absence – to help Opus rebound after tough times caused by the nation’s economic slump. Murnane, who now holds the title of president and chief executive officer at Opus, says that …

CRE Midwest

U.S. economy sending mixed signals

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The U.S. economy is sending mixed signals in the current recovery. Activity levels indicate a healthy market that is approaching self-sustaining growth, yet the historically high unemployment numbers suggest an economy that is still in a significant struggle, says a former Federal Reserve economist.

CRE Midwest

Chicago area home sales record slight gain in 2010

| Staff Writer

Home sales in the seven-county metro Chicago real estate market posted their second consecutive annual increase in 2010, with 69,251 units changing hands, compared to 68,999 in 2009, a modest 0.4 percent increase, according to an analysis by the RE/MAX Northern Illinois.