Midwest Real Estate News February 2013 : Page 4

4 Midwest Real Estate News® FEBRUARY 2013 www.rejournals.com INSIDE FEATURES Guarded optimism at Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference . . . . . . 1 Attendees at the Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference held this January in Chicago expressed plenty of optimism regarding the state of commercial real es-tate. But they were also realistic. A strong CRE market for the Twin Cities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul both enjoyed strong commercial real estate activity in 2012. The best news? This year looks to be an even stronger one in the Twin Cities. 1 Banks are back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 It’s getting easier for developers to obtain financing for their projects, as long as these projects boast the fundamentals that commercial lenders seek. Retail on the rise in Milwaukee? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Retailers are making plans – cautious ones – to expand in the Milwaukee area. What is leading them to make this decision? Multi-family boom continues in Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Multi-family remains hot in Madison. And the good news is that other commercial sectors are seeing better days, too. Colliers celebrates 65 years in Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Colliers International last year celebrated its 65th year in Chicago. Here’s a look at the company’s history in this key Midwest city. BMO Harris bullish on Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Officials with BMO Harris expect commercial real estate activity to continue to build in the Twin Cities and throughout the state of Minnesota. Ohmes: The recipe for success in Minneapolis/St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xx Mike Ohmes with Cushman & Wakefield | NorthMarq says that commercial activity is on the rise in the Twin Cities. The changing world of healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 The way patients are treating illnesses is changing. That is bringing changes to the world of healthcare development. Busy times in Grand Rapids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 The West Michigan city of Grand Rapids is in the midst of a revival. Expecting a strong year in Kansas City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Officials with BMO Harris are looking forward to a busy 2013 in this key Missouri city. COLUMNS Green energy and industrial real estate: Terry Lynch, Paine/Wetzel/TCN Worldwide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Creating value for the retail landlord: Tom Geissler, EDGECON Inc. . . . . . . 19 DEPARTMENTS Editor’s Letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Trends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Briefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Attorneys in Commercial Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Directory Listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

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