Cawley Insights

Industrial Sector On Fire In Chicago

Posted by Dan Cawley on Mar 22, 2018 9:21:09 AM

The Chicago industrial real estate market is shows no signs of slowing down, and attracting investors from other sectors. In this article from Crain's Chicago, the ongoing e-commerce boom plays a large role in the recent success of the industrial real estate market. The article takes a look at financial statistics to support the reasoning behind the industrial sectors' success, while the other sectors sink to an under performing status. Read the full article at

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Topics: e-commerce, office real estate, industrial real estate, investment

Big Box Developers Reach New Records

Posted by Dan Cawley on Feb 26, 2018 11:06:14 AM

With the rise in online shopping and demand for faster delivery times, there is a need and change in big box industrial development. The Chicago area saw a 13.76% increase in development in response to the booming e-commerce industry. Can vacancy rates keep up with the extra warehouse and distribution centers and how is e-commerce impacting some firms' distribution infastructure? Read more in this article from

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Topics: Industrial, e-commerce, distribution

Count on Industrial and Infastructure to be among big influencers on CRE in 2018

Posted by Dan Cawley on Feb 22, 2018 10:09:02 AM

Although early predictions for the commercial real estate market look slump, it is still considered a viable investment according a 2018 finding. This article features an interview exploring what exactly makes commercial real estate an attractive investment and the political implications facing the industry. Click here to read the original article on

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Topics: Industrial

Industrial Sales Won't Take A Hit Despite Rising Interest Rates

Posted by Dan Cawley on Feb 15, 2018 2:47:32 PM

This article from discusses financials and the future of industrial real estate with a commercial real estate expert. "Even with rising interest rates, there is still room for cap-rate compression driven by projected NOI growth at the property level and the appetite for institutional investors to increase their allocation to industrial," Aaron Hill of Bixby Land Co tells Read the full article at

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New Class A+ Offices Coming to the Suburbs

Posted by Dan Cawley on Feb 13, 2018 3:49:44 PM

Suburban landlords are following along with a national trend of spending some big money on office redevelopment. According to this article in, a local company in the Northwest suburban submarket of Chicago is redeveloping an A- asset, to an upgraded A+ asset. The article explores the success some submarkets have found through these renovations, despite the elevated vancy rate plaguing the suburbs. Click here to read the original article on

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Northwest Indiana To See New Development In Upcoming Years

Posted by Dan Cawley on Feb 6, 2018 1:06:00 PM

This article from is about the new development plans in the works for Northwest Indiana. The development site is about one hour southeast of Chicago, it already boasts a waterfront, economical housing prices, and miles of greenery. Despite the potential,the article explores the challenges this area faces, such as the lack of business owners and how the city officials and community plan to address it to become an economic success story. Read the original article at

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