Kris Lindahl Real Estate News

Will Slower Growth Cool Minnesota’s CRE Boom?

The mood of commercial real estate professionals in the Twin Cities appears to have shifted from an expectation that top-of-the-cycle declines would soon begin to be felt to a more optimistic outlook for the first year of the new decade. A survey of 50 commercial real estate industry leaders, conducted by the University of St. […]

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Minneapolis 2040 Plan: What’s Ahead for Commercial Real Estate?

In the Twin Cities today—and for the foreseeable future—one must look up. Real estate development is going higher and higher, particularly in Minneapolis. That’s not only a metaphor for physical growth and rising prices, but it’s an observation in a literal sense. High-rise buildings are the new normal throughout the city, not only in the […]

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The Dayton’s Project: Surveying the 2020 Development Landscape

Although the CRE world is never static, there are some mixed signals that deserve closer examination as the new year gets underway. A one-day event planned for March 12 at The Dayton’s Project, 700 Nicollet Ave. in downtown Minneapolis, will focus on topics that anyone involved in commercial real estate, building, leasing or development in […]

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The Big News: Housing Starts and Sales

Inventory is down, prices are up, record numbers of permits are being issued. What is going on with both single-family and multi-family housing in Minneapolis? Is this the beginning of a new growth cycle? If so, where will it lead? New Activity for Housing Starts According to recent reports, the increase in new permits over […]

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Boost Commercial Property Curb Appeal in 10 Easy Steps

Whether you’re looking to sell your commercial property for a good price or attract new customers, chances are you’ll need to work on its curb appeal. It’s one of the best and most cost-effective ways of making your business as tempting as possible to the investors, tenants, or shoppers you’re trying to target. Curb appeal […]

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How to Handle New Lease Accounting Standards

It’s tax season. Amid the collective groans from business firms and individuals alike, there are also some new standards that will affect private companies and non-profits with a lot of leased space on the books. The new standards are already in effect for publicly held corporations. Updated standards were originally timed to become effective in […]

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CRE Forecast: Focus on Tenant Experience

The commercial real estate world is changing, according to an insightful Deloitte survey of CRE executives. Location, while still important, may no longer be the prime driver of success. Today, tenant experience is at the forefront, say leaders in the field from more than 10 nations. Their assessment may alter the focus of future development. […]

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West End Development Success Reflects Changing Times

Sometimes ideas don’t play out exactly as planned. When ambitious plans were unveiled more than a decade ago for The Shops at West End in St. Louis Park, it was with hopes that the $400 million mixed-use project would enjoy certain success. The first phase was to be a first-class retail center, followed by apartments, […]

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How to Deal with the Unexpected

With freak weather occurrences, from hurricanes and tornadoes with associated flooding, to wild fires, blistering heat and prolonged subzero temperatures headlining the news throughout the country, it seems that risk has become the new normal. If that is so, what preparations and precautions are necessary to protect commercial office tenants? Building codes and energy requirements […]

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Minneapolis Report: Forecast for 2020

Despite some mixed reports earlier in the year, and the sometimes conflicting assessments of those who track statistics and trends, the end of year forecast for the coming year—across the nation—is relatively bright. According to Kiplinger’s economic outlook, states face challenges on several fronts, but U.S. revenue is on the rise—both from sales of goods […]

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