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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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What Amenities do Companies Look for in Office Space?

We are seeing a shift in how companies and their employees value the work/life balance. The lines between employees’ personal and professional lives are blurring. People want to work from home more but they also want the comforts of home … Continued


Live-blogging the 2014 MNCAR Roast

Well, here we are again – another year, another MNCAR Roast. This year is bound to be quite a treat, especially with our own Chris Simmons as one of the guests of honor. The other, Jon Yanta from Cushman & … Continued

Does Santa do his online shopping at Amazon?

How does the song go? City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style; in the air there’s a feeling of, “Oh crap! I haven’t finished my holiday shopping yet!” So we rush to our smartphones or computers to finish up … Continued


Last Day to Take the DID Perception Survey

According to the Colliers International Q3 Office Market Report, downtown Minneapolis was among the submarkets with the lowest vacancy rates at 12.7. Specifically Class A vacancy, which reached a 10-year-low at 9.6. Driving this influx to the downtown market includes … Continued


Celebrate Thanksgiving the Welsh and Colliers Way

All across the country, families are joining together to celebrate Thanksgiving by eating turkey, watching football, and letting the tryptophan set in. Here at Welsh and Colliers, we like to celebrate Thanksgiving by making a list of all the things … Continued


NAIOP Office Market Highlight Recap

Office market experts from top Twin Cities brokerage firms presented an update on the local office market at the Annual NAIOP Office Market Highlight event on Tuesday at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Eric Rapp, Vice President of Colliers … Continued


Highlights from the 2015 Global Investor Sentiment Report

Colliers International recently released the 2015 Global Investor Sentiment Report. The report features insight from over 600 commercial real estate investors around the world, and helps shine some light on their expectations for investment activity in the upcoming year. Overall, … Continued


Where to Buy Groceries in the Twin Cities?

From traditional chain grocery stores to high-end gourmet and independent specialty food boutiques, there are a ton of options of where to buy groceries in the Twin Cities for local shoppers. Not only are the options growing, but over the … Continued


How to tell if your Office is Haunted

Since today is Halloween, we thought this would be a good time address an emerging problem in commercial real estate – office hauntings. With the growing trend of converting old warehouse space into open and collaborative office space, you may … Continued