CRE W Minnesota

Happier in St. Paul?

Those folks living in St. Paul, Minn., should be pleased with the list: According to the magazine, St. Paul ranks as one of the happiest cities in the United States.

CRE Midwest

GE Capital expands to 371,000 s.f. at 500 W. Monroe

Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. has completed a 15-year lease renewal and expansion with GE Capital at its 500 West Monroe property in Chicago. GE Capital renewed 292,000 square feet of its current lease and is contractually obligated to expand to at least 371,000 square feet during the first two years of the new lease.

CRE Midwest

Sterling Bay Companies names John Gavin principal

Sterling Bay Companies has announced the appointment of John Gavin as a principal with the firm. Gavin brings with him considerable relationships in the institutional investment community, which should allow Sterling Bay’s to generate increased opportunities for sourcing capital and developing co-investment opportunities.

CRE Midwest

There’s a Reason it’s Called the Golden Rule

Those who make it in this business tend to be adept at understanding how to cultivate positive relationships with all parties in a transaction. Learning to balance the fiduciary responsibility to the client while simultaneously building respect with the person on the “other side of the table” is a critical skill that takes time and patience.