Midwest Real Estate News October : Page 4

4 Midwest Real Estate News® October 2012 www.rejournals.com INSIDE FEATURES The changing world of healthcare real estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hospitals and medical groups are no longer making the patients come to them. They’re building ambulatory care centers, freestanding emergency rooms and ur-gent care clinics across their service areas. Midwest Real Estate News takes a look at what this means for healthcare developers. Loosening the flow of commercial financing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Obtaining financing for new office buildings, retail centers and apartment com-plexes is a bit easier today. But developers still have to overcome several hurdles if they want to gain approval from banks and lenders. Rebounding in Indianapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Commercial activity is on the rise in Indianapolis. But a general sense of uncer-tainty is keeping the recovery here a sluggish one. No boom, but steady activity in Kansas City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 The Kansas City area hasn’t been quiet when it comes to commercial activity. But brokers here are not naïve; they understand that things could be even better. Positive signs of recovery in Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 The Midwest’s biggest city continues to show signs that its commercial recovery is a long-term one, as improvements in the city’s retail and hotel sectors show. Minnesota a hub of commercial real estate activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Commercial real estate activity is improving across the state of Minnesota. Midwest Real Estate News takes a look at the success stories in this important Midwest state. COLUMNS/INTERVIEWS Low interest rates create historic opportunities in Midwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Guest columnists John Oharenko and Jeanne Peck, with Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, take a look at the positive impact historically low interest rates are hav-ing on the Midwest commercial real estate market. Where are the turnkey rail-served alternatives in Kansas City? . . . . . . . . . . 28 Columnist John Hassler from Zimmer Real Estate Services believes in Kansas City’s strength as a rail hub. Unfortunately, developers and investors aren’t sinking their dollars into creating new rail-serviced properties in this important Midwest market. Profile: Suzanne Hamilton, NAI DAUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 DEPARTMENTS From the editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Briefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Trends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Women in Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Directory Listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

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