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Where Did the Real Estate Cycle Go?

Where Did the Real Estate Cycle Go?

Written by: David Friedman, President In 2017, I participated in a well-known commercial real estate organization’s intimate gathering of industry leaders from around the nation. A central agenda topic was “How is Your Firm Preparing for the 2018 Real Estate...

Industrial Real Estate in Demand

Industrial Real Estate in Demand

Written by: John Dobrott, President - Industrial Industrial real estate led the commercial real estate industry out of the great recession and continues to show unprecedented demand and record setting growth. Investor demand has followed to transition industrial real...

Embracing Challenging Sites

Embracing Challenging Sites

Written by: Brian Quigley, Executive Vice President Challenging sites for commercial real estate development come in many forms. Conor Commercial has extensive experience with turning challenging sites into successful developments. Some site complexities Conor has...

Focus On: Mixed-Use

Focus On: Mixed-Use

Written by: Alexa Sachs, Senior Marketing Coordinator Urbanization is a driving force within society. It affects where we live, work, shop, and even where we choose to spend time on the weekends. Not only is this observed in the U.S., it also extends worldwide. A...

Urban Infill: The New  Frontier for E-Commerce

Urban Infill: The New Frontier for E-Commerce

Written by: Sven Tustin, Vice President - Southwest Region E-commerce sales represented 8.3% of all U.S. retail sales during 2016, and with a year-over-year growth rate of 16%, its market share will continue to grow. To capture and better serve this industry,...

E-Commerce

E-Commerce

Written by: Alexa Sachs, Senior Marketing Coordinator Growth in online sales over the last decade has spurred a revolution in e-commerce led by companies like Amazon, an online retailer with virtually endless product choices, quick deliveries and highly rated customer...

How to Pick the Right  Site for Your Build-to-Suit

How to Pick the Right Site for Your Build-to-Suit

Written by: Molly McShane, Chief Investment Officer Conor Commercial Real Estate has spent the last three decades pursuing perfect sites for build-to-suit development across the country. In a time of rising land costs, an increasingly competitive labor market, and...

Embracing Challenging Sites

Amazon Keeps Tinkering with its Warehouses

Midwest Real Estate News asked Brian Quigley, executive vice president of Rosemont, Illinois-based Conor Commercial Real Estate, the big question: How is the growth of Amazon – which seems to open a new distribution center in the Midwest on a weekly basis these days —...

Industrial Real Estate in Demand

The Inland Empire Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

John Dobrott, President of the Industrial Division at Conor Commercial Real Estate, discusses Southern California’s Inland Empire region and the firm’s activity within the market. California’s Inland Empire is regarded as one of the most robust industrial real estate...

What is the Modern Industrial Facility?

What is the Modern Industrial Facility?

David Friedman, President of Conor Commercial Real Estate, discusses the changes in the development of contemporary industrial facilities. The term “Modern Industrial Facility” has recently gained frequent attention throughout commercial real estate. As industrial...

Column: Industrial Insider

Column: Industrial Insider

Chicago Industrial Properties Contributions By: Jim McShane, CEO The McShane Companies For this month's Industrial Insider, we spoke with three top developers, both locally and nationally, to discuss the resurgence of spec building construction in the Chicago area, as...

How to Pick the Right  Site for Your Build-to-Suit

2014 Economic Forecast

Benuzzi's Industrial Guide By: Molly McShane, Senior Development Manager Conor Commercial Real Estate  Business Park Sites Continue to Lead Interest for Rapid Start-Ups and Occupancy There has clearly been an uptick in activity within Chicago's industrial market and...