June 23, 2017

Marcus & Millichap: Apartment construction booming in Milwaukee

Junction at White Stone Station Apartment construction is surging across the Milwaukee market, according to the latest research from Marcus & Millichap. According to the company’s second quarter multifamily research, developers are expected to add 3,633 apartment units to the Milwaukee market during 2017. That is a significant increase from 2016, when 1,924 new apartment…
June 18, 2017

Amazon acquires Whole Foods Market for $13.7B

Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion during a period where grocery stores are changing rapidly, according to a statement from Amazon on Friday. Whole Foods Market will continue to operate stores under the same brand and John Mackey will remain as CEO of Whole Foods and the headquarters for the company will stay in…
June 14, 2017

Smart mall owners? They rely on technology to make their centers strong

When analysts list the reasons why shopping malls are struggling, they inevitably point to technology. This makes sense: Tech and online shopping have certainly reshaped the shopping habits of the U.S. consumer. For many, the rise of ecommerce has made the sprawling indoor shopping mall a relic. But Brian Zrimsek, chief product officer of Solon,…
June 5, 2017

To survive as a brick-and-mortar retailer today? Value pricing and experiences are key

If a bankruptcy judge agrees, Payless Shoes will close 800 stores across the United States this year. Michael Korrs, a maker of luxury handbags, will close more than 100 stores. Children’s clothing store Gymboree looks poised to file for bankruptcy protection soon. So far, 2017 has been a bad year for brick-and-mortar retailers. Don’t expect…
May 31, 2017

JLL adds new leader for higher education sector

Ron Gregory was appointed to be the facilities management executive, according to an announcement from JLL on Wednesday. Gregory will lead JLL’s Integrated Facilities Management business for the higher education sector across the US. He will be based in the Chicago office and comes to JLL with more than 38 years of experience in facility…
May 27, 2017

Skender Construction hires new marketing VP

Todd Andrlik joined Skender Construction as vice president of marketing, the company announced Wednesday. He has nearly 20 years of construction and professional services marketing experience. He has a background in strategic planning, content marketing, digital marketing, branding and managing high-performing teams. Prior to Skender, Andrlik was vice president of marketing and public relations at…