Midwest Real Estate News August 2012 : Page 4

4 Midwest Real Estate News® August 2012 www.rejournals.com INSIDE FEATURES Multi-family finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 It’s an old story, but an important one: Multi-family remains the hottest commercial sector throughout the Midwest. Finance pros talk with us about the steps develop-ers need to take to earn financing in this strong sector. Lexington, Louisville on the rise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The two biggest markets in Kentucky – Lexington and Louisville – are seeing a solid increase in commercial real estate activity. Staying steady in Omaha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 These aren’t boom times for Omaha. But commercial real estate activity remains strong in this Midwest city. We find out why. Working through the downturn in Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 The top markets in Ohio were far from immune to the negative impact of the Great Recession. The good news? Real estate professionals serving the state’s biggest cities see plenty of signs of hope in this key Midwest state. The changing world of healthcare real estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Medical providers are changing the ways in which they serve their patients. The re-sult? A rising number of ambulatory care centers and freestanding emergency rooms. Rebounding in Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The Midwest’s largest city is enjoying a steady, if sometimes too slow, recovery. We look at the reasons for Chicago’s increase in commercial real estate activity. Hard times in golf-course industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 A Chicago developer is thriving even as golf-course owners struggle. The key role of economic development corporations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 EDCs are playing a major role today in bringing new business and commercial de-velopment to their communities. COLUMNS The changing world of CRE financing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Susan Branscome, Q|10 Quest Commercial Capital Lexington Kentucky’s commercial real estate market report . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 NAI Isaac, Lexington The electrifying potential of REITS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Tim Laycock and Tom Smallwood, Stinson Morrison Hecker The new world of social media marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Patricia True Agos, KT Public Relations DEPARTMENTS From the editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Midwest trends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 News briefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Directory listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

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