CRE Midwest

Dan Ryan: Energized by JLL's growth strategy

For a man who thought his entire career would be in the technology field, Dan Ryan has made quite the mark in commercial real estate. Now, as Midwest Market Director for Jones Lang LaSalle, Ryan has overall responsibility for the firm’s regional services. Ryan recently sat down with IREJ to talk about the current state of the market, Jones Lang LaSalle’s growth strategies, and, reflect on his 17 years in the business.

CRE L Iowa

David Drown: Seeing hope in Cedar Rapids

It’s time to move on. That’s the message from Dave Drown, president of GLD Commercial in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is eager to move on from the gloomy days of the recession and into the more positive days of a downtown recovery in his market.

CRE Midwest

Karl Heitman: Moving beyond sustainability

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

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.