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CRE Expert – Social Media

Every month we feature an industry Expert who answers some questions about topics related to commercial real estate. This month Tara Rushmer, Social Media Manager and Graphic Designer, brings us some great social media tips for new businesses. So if you are a business owner, and you’ve just moved to a new location, these recommendations […]

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How will Brexit affect the U.S. CRE market?

In late June, global markets went for a roller coaster ride as Great Britain voted to leave the European Union. More than a month after “Brexit,” political and economic uncertainty remains high across the globe and this uncertainty is expected to last for the foreseeable future. For investors looking to enhance their portfolios amid this […]


Did You Know: Alcatraz Island Lighthouse

Alcatraz Island in California’s San Francisco Bay boasts not only the infamous prison, but also is home to the first lighthouse built on the West Coast. The first lighthouse on Alcatraz Island was 50 feet tall and was built in 1854. After it was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake, a taller, 84-foot lighthouse was constructed […]

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CRE Focus – Lucille Restaurant

We were standing on the cold concrete floor in a nondescript warehouse building on the near east side of Madison.  On that cold winter day, which feels like ages ago, we were discussing the potential of a wide open former paint storage building.  The space was a 10,000 square-foot single story brick building with a […]


CRE Expert – Title Insurance

Every month we feature a CRE Expert who answers some questions about topics related to commercial real estate. This month Tobias Kinsler, Esq., of Dane County Title Company in Madison, Wis., discusses title insurance and the commercial real estate marketplace. For brokers, buyers, lenders, and owners conducting business in the commercial real estate market, title […]

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Did You Know: Split Rock Lighthouse in Minnesota

Perched on the edge of a rocky cliff, Split Rock Lighthouse on the north shore of Lake Superior is one of Minnesota’s most well-known landmarks. The beacon was constructed after a storm in November 1905 damaged 29 ships, one-third of which were uninsured property of U.S. Steel Corp. In 1907, Congress approved $75,000 for the […]


Office Space Design

A changing workforce and changing work habits are causing big changes in office design and companies are working hard to find ways to accommodate these changes in order to retain and attract the best talent. Paul Schulman, Brookfield Office Properties’ president and COO, and Joseph Stettinius, Cushman & Wakefield’s chief executive of the Americas, recently […]

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The Apartment Market

The multifamily housing sector has experienced exceptionally strong growth over the past few years. While it isn’t expected to suddenly stop being an area of growth, there are signs the apartment-rental market may be cooling. One of the biggest areas of concern for economists is new multifamily housing construction — developers have been creating so […]


Boston Light – The First and Oldest Lighthouse in the United States

Did You Know? Established in 1716, Boston Light is the first and oldest lighthouse station in the country. Boston Light is located on Little Brewster Island in outer Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. During the American Revolution, Boston Light was damaged by attacks of patriot militia, and later destroyed by British troops as they left Boston Harbor. […]


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Legal Expert: Justin Oeth

Every month we feature a CRE Expert who answers some questions about topics related to commercial real estate. This month Justin Oeth of Reinhart Law in Madison, Wis., discusses legal aspects of leases with us. Should a guaranty be required as part of a lease? Oftentimes tenants wish to protect themselves from personal liability by creating […]