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Meeting the high-tech challenge of expanding, creating data centers

The idea of creating a new data center or expanding an existing one brings to mind futuristic images of computer experts working with dazzling high-tech equipment to feed their ever-increasing need for data-processing capabilities. While the end result for many organizations is a sleek new facility humming with machines and activity, none of it would be possible without an extraordinary level of upfront planning and teamwork.

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Ora Reynolds: Never standing still

Late last year, Midwest Real Estate News ran its first Hall of Fame issue, honoring the top commercial real estate professionals in the industry. Since then, we've run select profiles on our Web site. Here is another, a look at Ora Reynolds from Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development.

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Ellen Darling: The art of taking over buildings under fire

Property management has become an important profit generator for real estate brokerages in today’s troubled economy. Midwest Real Estate News recently spoke to Ellen Darling, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Kansas City, Mo.-based Zimmer Real Estate Companies, about the importance of property management.

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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.