187 results for “Amazon”
Office Midwest

Four Midwest cities make Amazon’s HQ2 shortlist

| Matt Baker

The HQ2 sweepstakes are heating up as e-commerce giant Amazon has announced the 20-city shortlist for a second North American headquarters. The 20 metro areas, four of which are in the Midwest, were all that remain after whittling away at an initial 238 proposals sent in from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Retail Midwest

Grocery-anchored investment options: hard to swallow?

| Matt Baker

Due to a number of factors, traditional grocers’ markets are losing market share, leading investors away from grocery-anchored shopping centers. But according to new research from Morningstar Credit Ratings, a changing grocery marketplace and growth of food delivery will increasingly depend on brick-and-mortar locations.

CRE N Illinois

Commercial Real Estate Forecast interview: Geoffrey Kasselman

Fresh off his “tour” as global president of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Geoffrey Kasselman has been named as a panelist for one of the general sessions at the 16th Annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference on Wednesday, January 17. In a preview of what are likely topics for that panel—E-Commerce: Fight It o…

CRE N Illinois

Commercial Real Estate Forecast Interview: Danny Nikitas

Danny Nikitas, the managing director of Avison Young’s Chicago office is a veteran of more than 25 years in the commercial real estate industry. And he’s no stranger to the Annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference, serving as the moderator of one of the general sessions for the last five years.

Retail P Kansas

Surviving the retail apocalypse: Polsinelli experts offer a guide

| Dan Rafter

By now, the headlines are familiar: Brick-and-mortar is dying, crushed by Amazon and the ever-growing popularity of online shopping. And the numbers appear to back this up, with more than 5,000 retail stores closing their doors in 2017. When Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy in late 2017, Bankruptcydata.com called it the third-largest retail b…

Industrial N Illinois

Amazon’s big spillover effect boosting industrial market

| Dan Rafter

Amazon continues to make a push in urban areas, building distribution facilities across the Midwest in the hopes of delivering their products ever faster to their customers. But not only is Amazon boosting the industrial markets across the country, it’s also creating an unusual spill-over effect.

Industrial O Indiana

Spec industrial still on the rise in Indianapolis

| Dan Rafter

Indianapolis has the major positives that end users are looking for when they’re hunting for industrial real estate: The city is located in the heart of the country, an ideal spot for distribution. It is surrounded by highways and rail lines. The government in the state and city is pro-business. And there’s a large and highly-skilled workfo…