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 X Missouri

A blueprint for closing the toughest commercial deals

Closing deals is far from an easy task when the national economy is as sluggish as it is now. Justin Kaufmann, a senior associate with LANE4 Property Group in Kansas City, Mo., knows this. In Lane4's latest Orange Report -- the company's regular look at the commercial market in Kansas City -- Kaufmann provides his suggestions for closing the tough deals.