Articles About Industrial

Author:
Chris Manheim
Posted:
01.04.2010

CB Richard Ellis’s Incentives Rankings Are Realistic

I was recently asked to comment on CB Richard Ellis’ recent “EIG State Incentives Ranking Report”  as an Certified Economic Developer who has been practicing in Illinois for nearly 30 years. Click on the link and take a look at the map and state rankings list that’s generated.  Illinois, Indiana and Iowa are marked “competitive.” […]

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Author:
Pat Gallagher
Posted:
12.10.2009

Manufacturing Firing Up the Engines Again

Manufacturers are feeling sunnier, according to a new Price Waterhouse Coopers poll. The poll, which queried senior executives at 60 industrial manufacturers between mid-July and mid-October, found that 48 percent sense optimism about the American market compared with last year an improvement over the second quarter.  In light of this cautious optimism, 23 percent expect […]

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Author:
Pat Gallagher
Posted:
11.18.2009

Warren Buffett’s Riding the “Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe”

Omaha billionaire Warren Buffett’s purchase of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) is a $34 billion bet on the future of the nation’s economy.  BNSF’s acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. is significant because it is the country’s second largest railroad and the primary hauler of food and coal, which makes it a barometer of […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
11.05.2009

R. J. Brennan: Cost Cutting in a Real Estate Portfolio

Don’t waste a good crisis.  Right now is a great time to sit down and rethink and reinvent how we look at real estate and the workplace.  That’s the opinion of R. J. Brennan, Associate and Director of Workplace Strategies at IA Interior Architects in Chicago and former president of the Chicago Chapter of CoreNet […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
10.22.2009

Accounting Standards Designed to Increase Transparency

New accounting standards calling for property to be marked to market,  and changes in lease accounting rules will strongly impact balance sheets, income statements and the general financial outlook of American companies. Unfortunately, many corporations are not ready to deal with the changes, according to a new report from CB Richard Ellis.  The mark-to-market requirement […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
10.13.2009

Architecture 2030 Plan Seeks to Create Jobs, Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Architecture 2030 is a non-profit, non-partisan, independent organization established in response to the global-warming crisis.  Its core mission is to transform the global building sector from a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to part of the solution to the global-warming crisis.  The organization seeks to achieve a dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions […]

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Author:
Pat Gallagher
Posted:
08.24.2009

Container Shipping Riding Choppy Seas

Container trade is entering rough waters, despite the strength of global supply chains and China’s status as the world’s factory.  According to AXS Alphaliner, a container shipping information service, 15 percent of shipping capacity will be idle by October — thanks primarily to the recession. Shipping companies that link Asian workshops with American retailers are […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
07.28.2009

Banks Charging Off Bad Commercial Loans at Fast Pace

A new Wall Street Journal analysis shows that U.S. banks are charging off bad commercial mortgages at the fastest pace in almost two decades.  At the current clip, losses on loans that financed apartments, retail centers, offices, and other commercial real estate could total nearly $30 billion by the end of the year. Thousands of […]

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Author:
Pat Gallagher
Posted:
07.22.2009

Inland Empire Poised for Industrial Comeback

Over the past decade, California’s Inland Empire has been transformed from a little-known region with affordable housing and lots of inexpensive land into an industrial hub – thanks to its proximity to the busy Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.  With the City of Ontario embarking on The Ontario Plan, city fathers are laying […]

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Author:
Tony Wilbert
Posted:
07.06.2009

Commercial Real Estate Still Troubled

Don’t look for the country’s commercial real estate market to improve any time soon.  In fact, expect it to continue to get worse for the next year or so.  That was the conclusion from a panel at the National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism conference in Washington, D.C., that addressed the question:  “Commercial Real […]

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