Kris Lindahl Real Estate News

Status of The East Town Building Boom – Where Will It Lead?

Now that the Vikings are playing in their new stadium, it seems there’s a lot of construction and development activity in the area. Here’s an overview of what’s planned and a look at what it might mean for the future of East Minneapolis. Hint: It’s looking good! Big Ideas The Strategic Plan for Downtown East and […]

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Convenience Clinics: Passing Fad or Smart Business Move?

Instead of “a chicken in every pot,” or a car in every garage, the modern epitome of lifestyle convenience might be a walk-in clinic on every corner. At least in some upscale suburban areas, this informal version of a licensed medical facility has become a trendy amenity and a big business opportunity for smart investors. […]

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Affordable Luxury in the Multi-family Market

With vacancy rates down, rental rated up, and dollar value transactions soaring at the the end of 2016, forecasters see good times ahead in Minneapolis for investment in the apartment market. They also see a definite swing toward value-add development, with a continued demand for more apartment units despite record-breaking volume over the previous three quarters. […]

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5 Advantages of Triple Net Leases

  As the owner of property for lease or rental, there are advantages of offering a triple net lease (NNN) to prospective tenants. The actual rental dollars received from a triple net lease arrangement might be lower than the market average, but the advantages in terms of cash outlay for expenses such as taxes, utilities […]

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Will Hotel Sale Bring Additional Changes to Midtown Exchange?

After approximately two years on the market, the sale of the Sheraton Midtown Hotel was announced in late November, but at a price substantially below the asking price. The Contract The contract, for $9.99 million, was to a Qatar-based real estate affiliate of Al Qamra Holding Group, although the listing price of the property was $15.3 million when […]

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Attract Tenants with Green Features and Smart Technology

As a commercial investor, whether you have a single office building or a portfolio of residential rental properties, you know that the key to success and profits is to keep your occupancy rate high.  Look to green improvements and the addition of smart technology as features that will help you attract long-term tenants to your […]

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The Promise of Mini Warehouses

Mini warehouses are a great way to establish an income stream while preserving the ability of commercial or industrial land to realize its full value potential, or for surrounding development to “catch up”. With minimal cash, an investor can build valuable equity as well as realize substantial cash flow. Is this a viable way to […]

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Co-Working Spaces: The Face of Modern Business

They’re popping up all over the country. From Austin to New York City, Peoria to Poughkeepsie, and Sarasota to Seattle, co-working spaces and shared offices are just about the hottest item in commercial real estate. Finding Your Space in Minnesota Minneapolis-St. Paul is no different. Numerous new entries in the market cater to a wide […]

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How to Start Small and Win Big in Commercial Investing

There are a lot of opportunities in Minneapolis/St. Paul to rehab smaller commercial buildings and strip centers, turn older homes into modern office buildings, and generate income from four-unit apartment buildings. Starting small may be the path toward large-scale investment or you may find that you enjoy the relative simplicity of small-scale investment. You can […]

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