Midwest Real Estate News February/March 2015 : Page 4

4 | Midwest Real Estate News | February/March 2015 | www.rejournals.com FEATURES The challenges and rewards of bringing new stadiums to the public: Designing sports stadiums for professional and college teams has become big business for HOK. Here’s how the company has carved out a place in this niche sector. PROFILES/COLUMNS Pizzuti Cos. brings first boutique hotel to downtown Columbus: There are plenty of reasons why Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph, the newest hotel in downtown Columbus, is a special place. But Joel Pizzuti, president of Columbus-based Pizzuti Cos., the developer behind the new arts hotel, points to the biggest factor of all: Not surprisingly, location trumps all. PROFILES/COLUMNS Editor’s Letter ..................................... 6 1 18 How does branding work in real estate? By Tom Silva....................................... 24 Directory listings ........................... 29 Detroit’s apartment market on the rise , by Gordon Navarre ............................. 25 WISPARK’s downtown dreams becoming a reality: Developer WISPARK’s plan for the Drexel Town Square development in Oak Creek, Wis., is far from a small one: Jerry Franke, president of the Milwaukee-based developer, says that WISPARK from day one had dreams of creating a real downtown center for the city of Oak Creek. 1 Tax strategies to increase your real estate ROI , by Dustin Deck ................. 26 Dollar stores slowing down? Don’t count on it: Dollar General plans to open 650 more stores throughout 2015, according to the latest retail research from Marcus & Millichap. That’s second among U.S. retailers only to sandwich seller Subway. That’s just a hint of how strong dollar stores are today. 19 United Properties’ Eva Stevens: A teacher at heart ................................. 27 Marcus & Millichap’s Michael Glass: Real estate is in his blood .................. 28 The Weidt Group: Commercial building owners focusing on energy efficiency: When a building consumes less energy, it’s greener, it’s kinder to the environment. That’s nice. But the owners of commercial buildings – apartment towers, strip centers, warehouses – are more interested in a different kind of green: money. 8 Midwest pros excited about Cassidy Turley/DTZ merger: For Douglas Bolton, the merger between DTZ and Cassidy Turley in early January was the best possible way to start a new year. 20 L. Mason Capitani: Riding a formula of hard work and integrity through five decades: Liberty Mason Capitani founded L. Mason Capitani in 1965. That makes this year a big one for the Troy, Mich.-based firm: 2015 is its 50th anniversary. 10 HSA Commercial, Fiduciary Real Estate Trust building a destination in the Milwaukee market: Officials with Chicago’s HSA Commercial always had big dreams for their Mayfair Collection mixed-use development in the Burleigh Triangle area of Wauwatosa, Wis. Now those plans include up to 1,050 luxury housing units. 21 Associated Bank: Opening a 13 new universe of opportunities with national REIT group: Associated Bank has long been active in the Middle Market space in the Midwest, serving markets from Chicago and St. Louis to Minneapolis. But the bank’s leaders had bigger plans: They wanted to expand into the corporate real estate space. And to do that, Associated Bank would have to build a new national REIT division. Cushman & Wakefield | NorthMarq report brings plenty of good news to Twin Cities: The year 2014 was a great one for the Minneapolis/St. Paul commercial real estate market. The latest Compass Report from Cushman & Wakefield|NorthMarq has all the evidence you need. 22 Father/daughter teams thriving at NAI Wisinski of West Michigan: What’s it like working with your father? Or, for that matter, with your daughter? And, most importantly, does it help working with a partner that you know so well? 16 Out-of-state investors targeting Twin Cities apartment market: Scott Streiff picked up this interesting bit of information while attending the 2015 National Multifamily Housing Council Apartment Strategies Outlook Conference in Palm Springs: A growing number of national and international investors are targeting the Twin Cities’ apartment market. 23

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