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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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6 Trends Shaping the Future of Senior Living Communities

This week, thousands of senior living professionals are heading to Nashville for the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo, including some of our Welsh Construction staff. In honor of the annual conference, we’ve gathered some of the top senior living trends … Continued


5 Tips for Getting your Building Ready for Winter

You may not want to think about getting your building ready for winter, but let’s face it: in Minnesota, any day after October 1 is fair game for a snowstorm. And if you’re caught unprepared, it could end up costing … Continued


How Does the Minneapolis Office Market Rank in Absorption?

Recently, Colliers International put out their Second Quarter Office report, which ranked absorption across the continent. And how does the Minneapolis office market rank, you ask? Well, let’s take a look: US & Canada Office Market Rankings YTD Absorption Market … Continued


5 Reasons for Leasing Spec Industrial Space

When you’re looking for industrial space to call your company’s new home, there are a variety of types you can choose from. You can build a new space to fit your needs, or try to fit into an existing space. … Continued


2014 Best Spaces To Work

Today, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal awards the 2014 Best Places to Work. 2014 marks the survey’s 16th year, making it the longest running evaluation of Minnesota’s top workplaces. This year, 53 companies were recognized for their efforts to provide their … Continued


8 Tips for Great Retail Signage

The Twin Cities are becoming a new hot spot for retail. The Mall of America, one of the largest shopping centers in the world, began construction which will expand the mall north—just the first phase of its $2 billion expansion. … Continued


Twin Cities Business Magazine’s CFO Forum Recap

Recently, Twin Cities Business Magazine hosted a forum at the Nicollet Island Pavilion for CFOs to discuss issues that affect them and their businesses. The event included well-respected panelists from notable Twin Cities businesses, who shared with the audience some … Continued


Key Takeaways from the Q1 2014 Industrial Outlook

By: Maura Carland The industrial commercial real estate market continues to thrive on both a local and national level. Strong GDP numbers in 2013 led to improvement in all key industrial real estate metrics.  In spite of the rough winter … Continued


How Godzilla Affects Commercial Real Estate

As you may know, a reboot of “Godzilla” just hit theaters today. Now, you may be wondering, “What on Earth does Godzilla have to do with commercial real estate?” Well, we’re glad you asked. Take a look at this movie … Continued


How Will 3D Printing Impact Commercial Real Estate?

By: Maura Carland There has been a lot of discussion lately on 3D printing technology and how it may shape our future. With 3D printing,  physical objects are created directly from digital data. Systems can range from a desktop 3D … Continued


Welsh and Colliers Economic Outlook 2014 Event Recap

Last week, Welsh and Colliers hosted an economic outlook 2014 event at the newly renovated Northrop located on the University of Minnesota campus. K.C. Conway, Colliers’ Chief Economist, provided entertaining insight into current economic and commercial real estate trends, as … Continued