Midwest Real Estate News April/May 2015 : Page 1

MINNESOTA | MISSOURI | NEBRASKA | OHIO | TENNESSEE | WISCONSIN APRIL/MAY2015 VOLUME 30 ISSUE 03 Directories (pg. 35): THE DAKOTAS | ILLINOIS | INDIANA | IOWA | KANSAS | KENTUCKY | MICHIGAN Ad Agencies/PR Firms, Healthcare MOBs, Top Brokerage Firms, Green Sustainable/ Products & Services in Omaha? Consider yourself fortunate Selling real estate By Dan Rafter, Editor W hen Ryan Zabrowski talks about selling com-mercial real estate in Omaha, he uses the word “blessed.” As in, he and the other CRE professionals in this Mid-west city are blessed to be selling and leasing office space, industrial centers and multi-family properties in Omaha. Why? Omaha has long ranked as one of the stron-gest commercial real estate markets in the Midwest. Sure, it suffered through a slowdown during the days of the recession. But its slowdown wasn’t as severe as the ones through which other markets had to fight. Today, Omaha is busy, with the city’s industrial and multi-family markets especially strong. And Zabrows-ki, with Omaha-based Investors Realty, says that he doesn’t see a slowdown hitting the city any time soon. “This is just a really strong market today,” Zabrows-ki said. “We’ve added jobs. The housing market re-mains strong. Unemployment is low. We continue to OMAHA FEATURE (continued on page 14) Detroit on the verge of big things? Village Green’s Holtzman thinks so By Dan Rafter, Editor Jonathan Holtzman grew up in the city of Detroit. He took classes at the city’s public schools. He played at its public parks. He wants, then, to see downtown Detroit thrive. And to help this process along, he and Village Green, the company he serves as chief executive officer and chairman, are investing heavily in Detroit’s multi-family market. Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Village Green is moving along on plans to develop Statler City Apartments, the first new multi-family development in Detroit in 25 years. The proj-ect, which will sit at Washington Boulevard and Park Avenue on the site of the former Statler Hilton Hotel, will bring 235 new apart-ment units to downtown Detroit. It will also bring more hope: The city of De-troit, like many Midwest cities, is benefitting from an influx of people moving to its center. DETROIT FEATURE (continued on page 10) WWW.REJOURNALS.COM

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