November 30, 2017
Smarten Up Your Showings With Smart Home Technology

Smarten Up Your Showings With Smart Home Technology

By Christy Matte, guest contributor Smart homes with security and automation features are becoming a hot trend, and they can be an exciting way to dazzle prospective home buyers (and up your staging efforts to a high-tech level at the same time). But if buyers have never experienced an automated home environment, rattling off a…
November 30, 2017
Newmark Knight Frank brings travel agency to Ohio retail center

Newmark Knight Frank brings travel agency to Ohio retail center

Newmark Knight Frank recently completed a new lease to AAA Travel at 8218 Highland Point Drive within the Highlands Retail Center II in West Chester Township, Ohio, on behalf of the property owner, Neyer Properties. Located in the Highlands Market Square retail development, Highlands Retail Center II is a 16,508-square-foot retail outlot facility with six…
November 26, 2017
Reichle Klein Group closes $2.2 million office sale in Ohio

Reichle Klein Group closes $2.2 million office sale in Ohio

Reichle Klein Group recently helped close the $2.2 million sale of an office building in Maumee, Ohio. Reichle Klein’s John Sluhan represented the seller, Manhattan Building Company of Toledo, Ohio, in the sale of the 36,600-square-foot MetroWoods building. The building is located in Maumee’s Arrohead Business Park. The property, 1789 Indian Woods Circle, was purchased…
November 22, 2017
Hot Home Trend: The Statement Shower

Hot Home Trend: The Statement Shower

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The shower in the master bathroom is getting a lot more attention. In fact, it’s one of the main splurges among renovating homeowners, according to the 2017 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study. These “statement showers,” as Houzz dubs them in its report, include high-tech features, like rainfall showerheads, dual…
November 21, 2017
Gerdom Realty sells former Kindercare in Michigan

Gerdom Realty sells former Kindercare in Michigan

Tjader Gerdom, of Gerdom Realty & Investment, recently sold a former KinderCare facility located on Joy Road in Westland, Michigan, just West of Newburgh Road. The owners plan to re-open the 4,567-square-foot building and that it will be operational in the first quarter of 2018. Gerdom represented the seller in this transaction.
November 16, 2017
CBRE sells 83-room hotel in Cedar Rapids

CBRE sells 83-room hotel in Cedar Rapids

CBRE Hotels recently arranged the sale of the 83-room Holiday Inn Express South located at Interstate-380 at 33rd Avenue in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. CBRE Hotels’ Nate Sahn, senior vice president, and Douglas Johnson, first vice president, represented the owner, Amana-Nordstrom, Inc. in the sale. The buyer is Sioux Falls, SD-based Bird Dog Equity Partners. The…
November 14, 2017
View the Possibilities With Virtual Staging

View the Possibilities With Virtual Staging

By Brian Balduf, VHT Studios Appealing to home buyers is all about making that emotional connection. Smart marketers know emotions trump other factors, especially when you hear buyers say the listing “just feels right.” They may be searching for a new house, but they’re envisioning their next home. Buyers’ emotional experience while home shopping is…
November 12, 2017
Urban Land Institute 2018 Forecast recap: Assumptions can be more dangerous than the unknown

Urban Land Institute 2018 Forecast recap: Assumptions can be more dangerous than the unknown

The commercial real estate market has been cruising at a high altitude, and everyone on board is wondering when, and how, the plane will land, said Andy Warren, director of real estate research at PwC. Warren took to the stage to examine the national and Chicago market at Urban Land Institute’s 2018 Forecast event at…
November 10, 2017
Use Plants to Showcase a Healthier Home

Use Plants to Showcase a Healthier Home

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine You can clean the air with plants. And in an age when “healthy home” is what so many buyers are saying they crave, you may find this a cheaper alternative to improving the air quality in a home by just being smarter about the plants you choose to stage…