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Madison’s Big Commercial Real Estate Deals of 2015

Madison, Wis., has continued to bustle with commercial construction projects and 2015 saw the finalization of plans for some big ones.  Mixed use projects and apartments are leading the way. In February, the state announced it had selected a group of companies to redevelop the Hill Farms site, which will become the largest state-owned office […]

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Commercial Real Estate & Taxes

Tax Day is looming and if you’re involved with commercial real estate, you know your taxes can have an extra layer of complication. But what do you need to know? And what do you need to report? If you own rental real estate the IRS (unsurprisingly) has extensive information on definitions of rental income, deductions, […]


National CRE Recap 2015

Commercial real estate generally saw brisk growth across the country in 2015, thanks to employment gains, increased spending and historically low interest rates. The national industrial sector saw growth of 54% with sales of $76.5 billion, which was the highest industrial volume in the past 10 years, according to First American Title Insurance Co. Sales […]

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That Lease is Gross!

Negotiating a great commercial lease in Madison, WI has plenty of challenges. Finding great office, retail or industrial space isn’t always easy given your business’s unique requirements and demands.  But finding the right location is just the start.  Negotiation is the key component to getting a great deal in commercial real estate. So with that […]


Is Madison, WI Ready for Micro-Apartments?

Is Madison, WI ready for micro-apartments? We found an interesting article on micro-apartments on National Real Estate Investor today.  The apartments range in size from just 300 square feet to 500 SF and often times share amenities such as communal chef kitchens and roof top gardens.  With such a young and vibrant millennial and high […]

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Are Banks Actually Evil?

This presentation from John Maxfield grabbed our attention for its detailed history on why some banks are evil at times.  The good news is that there are many outstanding local community banks in the Madison area that will never treat you like this.  Oak Bank, State Bank of Cross Plains, Oregon Community Bank & Trust, […]


17 Ways Successful People Approach Life

I stumbled across this Slide Share deck and it really hit a chord with me.  As an entrepreneur I have had to utilize every single one of these in my life and career.  #10 is my favorite for when times get tough or something goes wrong.  You know those days when you feel a bit […]


Where are Madison’s Vibrant Centers?

According to a research done by NAIOP, tenants are gravitating towards Suburban Vibrant Centers over the traditional single-use areas that have been developed for decades.   A Suburban Vibrant Center is an area that presents a good mix of “live, work, play”. Office tenants are finding these areas more attractive because of the push from […]

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