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Tech Jobs, Population Surge Give Indianapolis Office Market a Big Lift

No matter where you turn in the Indianapolis metro area, there is one common thread — change. From Mile Square to Downtown Fishers to Main Street in Speedway to Fletcher Place, all are nearly unrecognizable from a few years ago, and they are just a sampling of central Indiana commercial districts that are transforming at a rapid pace. Restaurants, retail and mixed-use developments are a big part of this rapid evolution, but the ripple effects on office real estate are taking hold. Tech..

May 18, 2017

Healthy Apartment Renter Demand in Indianapolis Eclipses Robust Supply Growth

Strong job growth in the second half of 2016, robust tenant absorption of new apartment supply and falling vacancies throughout the Indianapolis metro area supported a markedly improved multifamily marketplace by the end of the year. This year, steady employment gains and rising home prices will continue to bolster apartment property performance metrowide. In the first half of 2016, hiring was sluggish due to a lack of available workers, but ramped up at midyear. By year’s end, area..

May 11, 2017

Greater Indianapolis Industrial Market Shatters Records

To say that the greater Indianapolis industrial market experienced a historical year in 2016 almost seems trite. By every measure, the city’s industrial records were shattered. Net absorption in 2016—8.3 million square feet—crushed that of previous years. Additionally, 11.2 million square feet of new leases were signed, which is more than the 2014 and 2015 totals combined. And, the market saw its lowest vacancy rate in 36 years at 3 percent – down from 5.8 percent at the end of 2015...

April 13, 2017

Investment by Salesforce.com in Indianapolis Office Tower Creates Ripple Effect

Downtown Indianapolis is already feeling the impact of Salesforce.com Inc.’s recent decision to lease more than 220,000 square feet for a new regional headquarters in the state’s tallest office building, located at 111 Monument Circle. The firm’s $40 million investment over 10 years includes expansion plans for its regional headquarters as well as changing the name of the 48-story office tower from Chase Tower to Salesforce Tower Indianapolis. This will be one of only four towers in..

December 8, 2016

Hertz Investment Group Buys Midwest Office Portfolio for $416.9M

CHICAGO — Hertz Investment Group has purchased four office buildings in the Midwest for $416.9 million. Equity Commonwealth sold the 3.1 million-square-foot portfolio. The transaction includes 111 Monument Circle and 101-115 West Washington Street in Indianapolis, North Point Office Complex in Cleveland, and 100 East Wisconsin in Milwaukee. The portfolio was 86.5 percent leased at closing. Formerly known as Chase Tower, 111 Monument Circle is now referred to as Salesforce Tower in honor..

August 29, 2016

College Students, Tech Jobs Are Drivers of Niche Apartment Construction

Growth in the Indianapolis downtown multifamily market is as dynamic as the city itself. Since 2013, 3,000 units have been delivered and leased up rapidly. The vacancy rate registers 4.5 percent in a submarket that historically has seen vacancy rates of around 8 percent. Demand is healthy and growth continues, with another 283 units scheduled for delivery by the end of this year. A unique contributor to this multifamily construction boom is the downtown campus of Indiana University-Purdue..

July 21, 2016

Why E-Commerce Will Drive Growth of Indianapolis Industrial Market

The greater Indianapolis industrial market has experienced incredible growth over the past three years, and it continues to be one of the most sought-after industrial markets in the country. Supply and demand is the big story in early 2016. Because shovel-ready land is difficult to find, demand for land alternatives is pushing development further and further away from the beltway while simultaneously causing land prices to escalate. Local communities that figure out how to competitively..

March 10, 2016

Office Development, Tenant Demand Heat Up in Northern Suburbs of Indianapolis

[caption id="attachment_144681" align="alignright" width="100"] Darrin Boyd, Cushman & Wakefield[/caption] The office sector in the northern suburbs of Indianapolis shows clear signs of solid growth and stability with new construction and deeper tenant demand for space, particularly in the Class A segment. A number of factors contribute to this trend, including job growth, availability of land for housing and favorable demographics. Decision-makers live in the northern suburbs along..

December 10, 2015

Online Retail Sales Spur Growth in Central Indiana’s Industrial Market

[caption id="attachment_140655" align="alignright" width="100"] Michael Weishaar,Cushman & Wakefield[/caption] Consumers’ desire for shopping convenience and lower prices is driving online retail sales up, accounting for 7.2 percent of total U.S. retail sales so far in 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And that percentage is expected to double by 2020. It’s no wonder that the popularity of online shopping also is spurring growth in the industrial segment of commercial..

October 8, 2015

The Boulder Group Arranges $6M Sale of Walgreens in Indiana

HOBART, IND. — The Boulder Group has completed the sale of a single-tenant, net-leased Walgreens property in Hobart, Ind. The 15,120-square-foot property is located at 732 W. Old Ridge Road. Walgreens has 16 years remaining on its lease that expires in December 2031. Walgreens has operated at this property since 2001. Randy Blankstein and Jimmy Goodman of The Boulder Group represented both the buyer and seller in the transaction. The seller was a Midwest-based institution and the buyer was an..

May 15, 2015