Midwest Real Estate News February 2012 : Page 3

Midwest Real Estate News ® FEATURES The continued strength of multi-family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Financing companies doing business across the Midwest had nothing but praise for multi-family properties. This market segment shows no signs of slowing down, especially in college towns and big Midwest cities. A steady recovery in Western Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 The real estate pros doing business in Western Michigan report that more com-mercial activity is taking place in their region. But that doesn’t mean that this slice of Michigan doesn’t still face its own challenges. David Friedman believes in Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 David Friedman, of Friedman Integrated Real Estate Services, has high hopes for Michigan. Here’s why. Making history in Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Arbor Commercial Mortgage’s refinance loan for a multi-family property in Lansing doesn’t seem historic. But it is. Offering an alternative to LEED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Michigan-based SERF today provides the only alternative to LEED certification. Better times in St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Cassidy Turley’s Piers Pritchard sees a steady recovery in this key Midwest city. Is the “Bad Boy” guarantee an imminent danger for real estate pros? . . . . 16 Paul Fisher, an attorney with law firm McGuireWoods takes a look at a legal matter that could dramatically impact the way commercial pros work. February 2012 Turn to oft-ignored legal tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 A look at a unique way for secured lenders to protect their collateral, by the attor-neys at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP . Changes at Marquette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 With the death of chief executive officer Boyd Stofer, changes are coming to Bloomington, Minn.-based Marquette Real Estate Group. New high-rise living in Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Residents of the Vue in Minneapolis are renters by choice. Racing in tiny Minnesota town? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 A proposed new racetrack would change life in Elk Grove New Market. Zell and Cafaro make headlines in Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Sam Zell and Debra Cafaro highlight the Commercial Real Estate Forecast held in downtown Chicago. COLUMNS, BRIEFS & DIRECTORIES Interview with CBRE’s Whitney Peyton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Editor’s Letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Is it time to buy in Detroit? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 The complicated legal world of commercial real estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 News Briefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Directory Listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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