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Colliers International Expands in Minnesota

Acquisition of Twin Cities real estate services icon Welsh Companies strengthens ongoing commitment to the Midwest market TORONTO AND MINNEAPOLIS, (April 3, 2017) — Leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) announced … Continued


Colliers MSP Secures Leasing Rights for Norman Pointe II

New leasing assignment at one of the most recognizable office buildings in the Southwest metro.   — Colliers International MSP’s Mike Gelfman and Steve Shepherd secure leasing rights for Norman Pointe II — January 5, 2017 – Minnetonka, MN – Mike Gelfman, Vice President with … Continued


Kremer Building Purchased for $1.8 Million

— Edina, MN office / showroom property sold to local real estate firm — December 21, 2016 – Caspian Group, a Minneapolis-St. Paul based commercial real estate asset, brokerage and management firm is pleased to announce the purchase of The … Continued


Freshwater Business Center Undergoes Significant Renovation

Minnetonka Building Purchased by Alex Ugorets in April, 2016 Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – Alex Ugorets, owner of Freshwater Business Center located in the heart of the Lake Minnetonka community, in partnership with Colliers International | Minneapolis-St. Paul, has announced … Continued

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The Role of the Modern CFO is Evolving

In today’s business world, Chief Financial Officers are responsible for much more than managing the accounting and financial aspects of companies. They are strategic partners with the CEO, and are now involved in all aspects of the business as they manage growth … Continued


Office Vacancy – How does your market compare?

When it comes to office vacancy, knowing where your market stands compared to other competitive markets is important to positioning your building within the marketplace. Since competitive assets aren’t limited to only those within your own city limits, keeping tabs … Continued


Are Women the Answer to Construction’s labor shortage?

A recent Associated General Contractors of America report revealed that the number of unemployed workers in the construction industry has hit a 14-year low. This report fuels concerns by many in the industry over an impending labor shortage. In 2014, … Continued


Trends in Law Firm Real Estate: 2015 Outlook Report

Last week, Colliers International released its 2015 law firm real estate study.  The focus of this year’s report was the ways law firms use space and the trends that impact their business. With information ranging from a national outlook to … Continued


Workplace Trends: Thinking Outside the Cubicle (Part 2)

As we mentioned in a previous post, the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) recently put on a program discussing workplace trends and the future of office space. We’ve talked about overall workplace trends and the benefits of project … Continued


Workplace Trends: Thinking Outside the Cubicle (Part 1)

We’re hearing a lot about workplace trends lately – how to engage employees; the elusive work/life balance, and all those other buzzwords that pop up on a daily basis. But what about your actual physical workspace? When looking at your … Continued


What’s an RPZ? And why is it important?

It’s probably not a question you’ve heard very often: “What’s an RPZ?” In fact, it might be a question you’ve never heard before, unless you deal with building maintenance. But if you manage a property, it’s an important question to … Continued