Midwest Real Estate News

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 30, 2017

No boom, but steady activity: Construction market humming along in Chicago area

John Reilly, president of Des Plaines-based Peak Construction Corp., sees plenty of positives when it comes to construction activity in the Chicago area. He predicts that even more construction cranes will dot the sky around the city as developers make plans for new industrial facilities, multifamily buildings, office towers and hotels. The reason for Reilly’s…