56 results for “balanced environments”
Industrial N Illinois

The Cook County conundrum

| Matt Baker

A paradox of the local industrial market is that taxes and politics have made investors leery about acquiring assets in Cook County. At the same time, however, users absolutely need to be there because there’s no greater concentration in the Midwest of both consumers and good labor.

CRE N Illinois

Skyline Construction hires Nick Andreolas as VP, Corporate Controller

General contractor Skyline Construction has appointed Nick Andreolas as vice president, corporate controller. Andreolas brings 25 years of financial operations experience to the 100 percent employee owned firm. He will oversee the finance and accounting functions for Skyline’s Family of Companies nationally, including ACCEND Construction in…

CRE N Illinois

Three steps forward: Reducing the CRE carbon footprint

| Matt Baker

Over the past decade, the real estate industry has taken substantial strides toward reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption—all while increasing asset value. There are three keys to keeping this progress on track: waste reduction, legislation and investor activity.

Legal N Illinois

Five must-dos when designing a law firm workplace

| Clay Edwards and Marty Festenstein

Law firms are placing ever-increasing importance on thoughtful workplace design to attract and retain top talent, making every office build-out or renovation a critical opportunity to win the talent war. With millennials expected to comprise 75 percent of the workforce by 2030, law firm design trends are being driven by an evolving culture …

Retail N Illinois

InvenTrust Properties Corp. appoints Daniel Busch as CFO

InvenTrust Properties Corp., a Downers Grove, Illinois-based retail REIT, has appointed Daniel J. Busch as executive vice president, CFO and treasurer, effective September 3, 2019. Adam M. Jaworski, who has served as the company’s interim principal financial officer since August 2018, will continue in his role as senior vice president, chie…

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.

CRE c Nebraska

The CRE boom far from fizzling in Omaha

| Dan Rafter

Sometimes steady is best. Just ask the brokers doing business in Omaha. The commercial real estate market has been strong here for nearly a decade now. And it’s shown this strength without needing the soaring highs or dizzying lows exhibited by some of the bigger, more volatile markets across the Midwest.

CRE N Illinois

Suburban Chicago high school undergoes massive transformation

Wight & Company recently celebrated the completion of a large-scale, multi-phase replacement project on the main campus of New Trier High School District 203 in Chicago’s northern suburbs. The new structure replaces three aging and inefficient buildings that had been added over the years to meet the needs of the 117-year-old district, which…

CRE N Illinois

Six commercial real estate myths debunked

| Matt Baker

Commercial real estate is a complex industry, but there are still some basic rules and trends that guide how it operates. But what if those presumptions are incorrect or exaggerated—built on kernels of truth but with enough anomalies as to throw these “rules” into doubt?

Retail N Illinois

New restaurant concept coming to Chicago River

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises has signed a lease for more than 38,000 square feet of retail space at 321 North Clark Street, a Class A office building undergoing a major renovation in Chicago’s River North. The project came about as a joint venture between Hines, Diversified Real Estate Capital and American Realty Advisors.