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Cushman & Wakefield: Cool matters for retailers

Cushman & Wakefield: Cool matters for retailers

How cool are the streets running through your neighborhood? If you live or do business from Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood, those streets might be very cool -- or hip, if you prefer -- indeed. Cushman & Wakefield recently released its Cool Streets of North America report. The report looks behind the rise of the dozens of new edgy retail districts across the United States and Canada. Many of the neighborhoods featured in the report have long been known as cool. But others, like the North Loop neighborhood, are relative newcomers to the world of cool.

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Should multifamily developers, owners start to worry?

Should multifamily developers, owners start to worry?

By now, you know the story: Apartment rents across the country, including in the Midwest, continue to rise. At the same time, the demand for new apartments everywhere from Columbus to Indianapolis to downtown Omaha is soaring. The multifamily sectors remains the top performer of all commercial asset classes. But is there reason for concern? A recent story by the Wall Street Journal suggests that there might be.

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More to celebrate in Cleveland than an NBA title

More to celebrate in Cleveland than an NBA title

The city of Cleveland has plenty to celebrate these days as the NBA's Cavaliers celebrate their championship over the Golden State Warriors. But that long-awaited championship isn't the only good news for Cleveland residents: According to the latest research from Marcus & Millichap, the retail market here is firmly on the rise.

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More Midwest cities now earning high walkability scores

More Midwest cities now earning high walkability scores

Cities are investing more dollars into making their neighborhoods friendlier to pedestrians. And that's good news: A growing number of people are interested in moving to urban areas in which they can walk to stores, restaurants, public transportation and parks. As cities invest more in creating walkable communities, it's easier for owners and developers to attract consumers to their shops, restaurants and apartment buildings.

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CRE pros at second annual Cleveland Commercial Real Estate Summit celebrate improving commercial market

CRE pros at second annual Cleveland Commercial Real Estate Summit celebrate improving commercial market

Cleveland's commercial real estate market is on the rise, with the center of the city attracting a steady stream of new residents, apartment projects, restaurants and retailers. And the good news isn't only coming from the center of the city. Cleveland and its suburbs are seeing a steady rise in commercial real estate activity. This was the positive news that more than 120 attendees enjoyed during the second annual Cleveland Commercial Real Estate Summit held by Midwest Real Estate News and REJournals. The big event was held June 10 at Windows on the River in Cleveland.

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Gathering to hear the good news at second annual Columbus Commercial Real Estate Summit

Gathering to hear the good news at second annual Columbus Commercial Real Estate Summit

More than 150 attendees flocked to Columbus on May 19 for the second annual Columbus Commercial Real Estate Summit at the Westin Columbus. The attendees at the conference, held by Midwest Real Estate News and REJournals, received some good news: The commercial real estate industry in Columbus continues to boom, with every sector -- from multifamily to office to industrial -- showing solid improvement.

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Without proper planning, loans to LLCs or partnerships may cost you

Without proper planning, loans to LLCs or partnerships may cost you

Most real estate projects are financed by loans. While businesses often look to banks and other commercial lenders first, it’s still pretty common to see real estate financed by loans from one related company to another, or from an LLC member (or members) to a limited liability company (typically taxed as a partnership). These intercompany loans may satisfy the organization’s short-term need for cash, but they sometimes lead to an unintended negative tax consequence in the long term.