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Rising Interest Rates and Inflation to Fuel Change in Property Markets

Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2020, commercial real estate buyers and sellers moved off the sidelines and began fueling an impressive investment sales rebound as many pandemic-related lockdowns and restrictions eased or ended. The rush to purchase hard assets hit its apex a year later when commercial property sales surged to a record $362 billion in the fourth quarter of 2021 alone, according to Real Capital Analytics, a part of MSCI Real Assets that tracks property transactions of $2.5 …

Office Designs, Layouts Look Different in Post-Pandemic Marketplace

It’s safe to say office space design has been transformed over the past two years in large part due to COVID-19 and the work-from-home experience. It has changed for now, the foreseeable future and maybe forever.  Though many people are still working from home, others have returned to the office, even if only for a few days a week, and many of the office spaces are looking entirely different. While this may be happening in other markets, it is a trend we are seeing in the Milwaukee office …

NAI Hiffman Negotiates Five Leases at Office Building in Lisle, Illinois

LISLE, ILL. — NAI Hiffman has negotiated five new leases totaling nearly 30,000 square feet at 2200 Cabot Drive, an office building in the Corporate Lakes office park in Lisle, a western suburb of Chicago. Patrick Kiefer and Jim Adler of NAI Hiffman represented ownership, RE Development Solutions. The tenants included CAGE Civil Engineering, Capitas Financial Midwest, NSA Media, TD Synnex and Mathieson, Moyski, Austin & Co. LLP. Brokers representing the tenants included Patrick Elwood of …

Analyzing the Potential of Lincoln’s Commercial Real Estate Market

What does the Lincoln, Nebraska commercial real estate market have to offer?  Quite simply it has land, room to grow, affordability and a centralized location. Pair these attractive and unique features with an educated workforce in a culturally diverse community and the answer becomes clear. Lincoln’s commercial real estate market has a lot of potential.  Despite Lincoln’s small size of approximately 300,000 people, it is experiencing the same challenges and triumphs as the bigger …

NAI Wisinski of West Michigan Arranges Sale of 72,000 SF Shopping Center in Battle Creek

BATTLE CREEK, MICH. — NAI Wisinski of West Michigan has arranged the sale of Minges Creek Plaza in Battle Creek for an undisclosed price. The 72,000-square-foot shopping center was fully leased at the time of sale to tenants such as Jo-Ann, Biggby Coffee, Xfinity, Supercuts, Tropical Smoothie Café, The UPS Store and LA Insurance. Jodi Milks of NAI Wisinski represented the seller, which purchased the center in 2013 following a foreclosure and made property improvements. NAI Wisinski will …

The Secret Is Out About Investment in Columbus, Ohio

There was a time when an investment in the Columbus, Ohio commercial real estate market had to be justified to outsiders and required a higher return to attract investors. After all, it sits squarely in “fly-over country” in the heart of the rust belt.  With the exception of getting a superior return, why would an investor choose Columbus, over say, New York or Chicago? But that’s all changed. Cap rates are now as low as, or lower than, other major markets. Investors have been driven to …

Outdoor Hospitality Properties Draw Greater Investment Interest Following Rapid Growth During the Pandemic

Where do people go to “get away from it all” — especially when the world shuts down? Many seek relaxation and recreation in the great outdoors. Interest in camping — especially the subset of high-end camping often referred to as “glamorous camping” or “glamping” — grew steadily in the years before the pandemic. The arrival of COVID and the desire for socially distanced vacations created a rapid increase in demand and revenue. The result for commercial real estate has been a …

NAI Partners Arranges Sale of 39,445 SF Warehouse in Houston

HOUSTON — NAI Partners has arranged the sale of a 39,445-square-foot warehouse located at 5606 Harvey Wilson Drive in Houston’s Second Ward. According to LoopNet Inc., the property was originally built in 1955 and features 10- to 14-foot clear heights. Chris Kugle of NAI Partners represented the seller in the deal, and Steven O’Connor of PrinGroup Commercial represented the buyer. Both parties were limited liability

NAI Hanson Negotiates Sale of 132,135 SF Industrial Flex Complex in Clifton, New Jersey

CLIFTON, N.J. — NAI James E. Hanson has negotiated the sale of a 132,135-square-foot industrial flex property in the Northern New Jersey community of Clifton. The property consists of two buildings totaling approximately 57,000 and 68,000 square feet on a 6.2-acre site. Andrew Somple of NAI Hanson represented the seller, an entity doing business as 1913 Realty Associates LLC. The buyer and sales price were not

NAI Rio Grande Valley Brokers Sale of 61,000 SF Cold Storage Facility in McAllen, Texas

MCALLEN, TEXAS — NAI Rio Grande Valley has brokered the sale of a 61,000-square-foot cold storage facility in McAllen, located near the Texas-Mexico border. The property features 17 climate-sensitive loading docks and 26,000 square feet of cold storage space, as well as dry storage and office space. Wonderful Citrus Packaging LLC sold the property to Green Light Go, a California-based provider of logistics services to the agriculture sector. The sales price was not disclosed. The property had …




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