Category: Real Estate

Technology and Flexibility

Building projects reflect evolving needs and functions.

by Heidi Prescott Wieneke

A meeting room is not just a meeting room any more. Nor is a cafeteria just a cafeteria. And open space inside a building is not just empty square footage you go through to get from one place to another. From academia to banking to health care, businesses and contractors together are embracing technology, …

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Technology and Flexibility

Building projects reflect evolving needs and functions.

by Heidi Prescott Wieneke

A meeting room is not just a meeting room any more. Nor is a cafeteria just a cafeteria. And open space inside a building is not just empty square footage you go through to get from one place to another. From academia to banking to health care, businesses and contractors together are embracing technology, …

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Training for the Future

Times are changing for the region’s construction workers.

by Jacqueline von Ogden

January 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of musician Bob Dylan’s well-known song “The Times They Are a-Changin.” And though the list of changes within the technological and automotive industries is large enough to be a novel within itself, it is a reminder that there is constant change. Businesses change. Industries change. Communities change. …

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Green Thinking

Taking the LEED in Northwest Indiana.

by Jacqueline von Ogden

In 1993, the concept of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards was not publically conceptualized. Five years later, when the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) developed LEED certification, a mere mention of the word LEED was known to raise an eyebrow. Now, in 2013 it has become a standard, or as some …

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A Green Arena

LaPorte native making plans for environmentally friendly development.

by Heidi Prescott Wieneke

Paul Boardman acknowledges there are some important details about the multipurpose sports and entertainment venue he is planning in Northwest Indiana that have not yet been announced. He has not revealed the site on which Duneland Arena would be located, for instance, or released a rendering to give Porter County residents a look …

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Mooney promoted by MC Industrial

PORTAGE – MC Industrial has announced the promotion of Michael Mooney to vice president of estimating. Mooney brings extensive industrial knowledge by overseeing technical reviews, estimating, scheduling, and value analysis for all MC Industrial projects.

He oversees the preparation of all estimates that include coordination of the assigned estimators, schedulers, value engineers, and subcontracting staff, during the preparation of estimates for the project. During construction, …

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Bradley Co., NAI Harding Dahm merge

FORT WAYNE – Brad Toothaker, president and CEO of Bradley Company, and

Dan Dickey, President of NAI Harding Dahm, have announced their recent

merger. This alliance between two experienced and talented real estate firms accelerates

both Bradley Company and NAI Harding Dahm’s strategy to better serve their clients

by providing innovative services without geographic restrictions.

“Our intention when consolidating our business units was …

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Stolpe receives CRS designation

VALPARAISO – Dean Stolpe, a Valparaiso Realtor, has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest non-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

Realtors who receive the CRS Designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. Fewer than 32,000 realtors or 3 percent nationwide have …

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Expansion at AmeriPlex at the Port

PORTAGE – AmeriPlex at the Port has broken ground on a 50,000-square-foot multi-tenant building to be called The Belmont. The building will be home to Silvent North America, Falk PLI and Holladay Properties.

To date, 228 of 400 acres have been developed by Holladay and some $160 million in development. The Belmont was financed by American Savings Bank.

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Firm is now Newmark Grubb Cressy & Everett

MISHAWAKA – Grubb & Ellis/Cressy & Everett has changed its name to Newmark Grubb Cressy & Everett.

The company said an affiliation between the two firms began in 1998 when Cressy & Everett Commercial Co. entered into a partnership with Grubb & Ellis, which filed for bankruptcy in 2012. BGC Partners Inc. of New York acquired the assets of Grubb & Ellis, creating a new …

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