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Regional Outlook


Louisville's Big Deal

Top companies such as UPS and Ford are investing in new or expanded facilities helping to generate new jobs and greater demand for commercial development. UPS is allocating $400 million to expand its Worldport Louisville hub, while Ford is investing funds into its two manufacturing plants in Louisville, Ky. While UPS Worldport attracts new businesses to the market, sales are so robust at Ford's sport utility vehicle manufacturing plant that the automaker gave its workers just one week off this summer instead of the traditional two. “Industrial has been very active [in Louisville],” says Craig S. Collins at Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Kentucky in Louisville. “There is more than 600,000 sf of spec industrial buildings being built and absorbed right now.” 

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Chicago Construction Is Booming

Construction in Chicago is up 19 percent from 2015 for an estimated $14.3 billion in residential and commercial projects, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Multifamily is the big winner with a 67-percent increase compared to 2015, and developers are on track to complete 8,800 apartments in downtown Chicago and with another 3,800 planned for 2018, according to Appraisal Research Counselors. 



Boston's Warehouses Drive Vibrant Industrial Market

Vacancy dipped .5% to 9.6%, its lowest ever on 529,000 sf of positive absorption
16-quarter streak of positive absorption
6.5 msf absorbed over  four years
Lease rates dropped from $6.04 psf to $5.94 psf

Source: Transwestern RBJ 

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“The Twin Cities multi-tenant market fundamentals continued to improve throughout the first half of 2016. Every sector reported positive results, and except for a few pockets of softness, every sector should see continued improvement throughout the balance of the year.” - Mike Ohmes, Transaction and Advisory Services, Cushman & Wakefield

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Deal Makers


CIRE magazine (September/October 2017): The biggest CCIM deals in retail, office, multifamily, financing, hospitality, industrial, and land.

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Market Trends


What are the top 10 cities to start a business? | Skilled labor needed to boost manufacturing. | Projected shortage in 2026 for senior housing equilibrium.

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Business Aviation


Private aviation can help real estate professionals use time more efficiently while building relationships and close deals outside of their local markets.

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Student Housing


Student housing continues to provide bigger returns than multifamily properties for investors.

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