Midwest Real Estate News January February 2010 : Page 3

www.rejournals.com January/February 2010 Midwest Real Estate News® 3 CONTENTS Milwaukee, Wisconsin St. Paul Minnesota FEATURES A bright future in Minneapolis/St. Paul? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Commercial brokers look forward to a steady industry recovery in 2010 in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region. The reason? The area is blessed with a diversity of businesses and industries. Financing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Commercial developers will continue to find financing hard to come by in 2010.What can they do to increase their chances of obtaining those coveted financing dollars? Recovering in Milwaukee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Milwaukee has survived the economic recession better than many cities across the United States. Midwest Real Estate News talked to commercial brokers to find out why. Multi-Family Interview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Vic Clark, senior vice president with Walker & Dunlop, says that 2010 will be a better year for the multi-family sector. But that doesn’t mean that multi-family doesn’t face challenges. Capital Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Michael Wieden, from Cohen Financial, looks ahead to another year when financing remains elusive. Western Michigan Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Commercial brokers in Grand Rapids, Mich., and beyond will face a challenging 2010. Legal Interview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Bill Gagliano, from Ulmer & Berne, offers his thoughts on the challenges that his commercial clients will face in 2010. Big changes at Colliers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 A new brokerage debuts, with significant implications for the Midwest. Retail Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Marcus & Millichap offers its predictions for retailers in 2010. Here’s a hint: It’s not as bad as 2009, but it’s not great, either. PROFILES/NEWS Broker Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Jeff Berg, LANE4 Property Group Company Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 The Alter Group Legends of the Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Dennis Hiffman, NAI Hiffman My Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Zack Otte, Plante & Moran Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Briefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Directories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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