Category: Real Estate

Residential Real Estate Update

Prepare well for the most affordable mortgage options.

by Phil Britt

The Northwest Indiana housing market should be solid again in 2015, slightly ahead of the pace of a solid 2014, according to local experts. Most of the buying and selling of homes occurs in the spring and early summer, with real estate showings picking up significantly from Easter through Labor Day.

But even before …

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Posted in Business, Current Issue, News, Real Estate, Regional News, Spring 2015 | Leave a comment

Business is Building

FLYING HIGH Majority Builders was the contractor for an expansion at South Bend Regional Airport.

Construction industry is expecting a strong 2015.

by Phil Britt

Construction in Northwest Indiana is expected to continue to be strong in 2015, according to executives from major building companies in the area.

All have significant projects that are in various phases of completion and have strong orders on the books for 2015 and the beginning of 2016, they say, admitting that attempting to forecast …

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Posted in Business, Commercial Real Estate, Construction, Economic Development, Real Estate, Winter 2015 | Leave a comment

Real Estate Comeback

NEW DISTRIBUTION CENTER Dawn Foods is making a big investment at AmeriPlex at the Crossroads in Merrillville.

Commercial construction is on a roll.

by Heidi Prescott Wieneke

When Tim Healy started work for Holladay Properties in 2000, the South Bend-based company had nothing going on in Northwest Indiana. It was just him, a trailer and 386 acres of vacant land Holladay had purchased from Bethlehem Steel. Healy had his work cut out for him.

Holladay wanted this site to rival the strongest …

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Posted in Business, Commercial Real Estate, Construction, Fall 2014, Real Estate | Leave a comment

Technology and Flexibility

TRANSFORMED A $22 million renovation completely transformed a 55-year-old office structure into Indiana University South Bend’s new state-of-the-art Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts and Dental Education building.

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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Posted in Construction, Real Estate, Winter 2014 | Leave a comment

Technology and Flexibility

TRANSFORMED A $22 million renovation completely transformed a 55-year-old office
structure into Indiana University South Bend’s new state-of-the-art Ernestine M. Raclin
School of the Arts and Dental Education building.

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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Posted in Business, Construction, Real Estate, Winter 2014 | Leave a comment

Training for the Future

A NEW LEVEL Today’s construction training programs
include a stronger focus on energy efficiency.

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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Posted in Business, Construction, Fall 2013, Real Estate | Leave a comment

Green Thinking

GREEN GROCER Strack & Van Til built a store in Cedar Lake on an existing site, reusing existing
concrete from the site, with a strong emphasis on reducing energy consumption.

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

FUN AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY Paul Boardman is planning to develop a
multipurpose sports and entertainment venue in Northwest Indiana.

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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