Fri 05/ 30/ 14

Brownfields Reclamation: From Blight To Building Site

By |2014-05-30T15:32:11+00:00May 30th, 2014|

The International Harvester Warehouse in Council Bluffs, Iowa had been abandoned for years by the time the city recognized its historic value and decided to preserve it. An environmental assessment subsidized by EPA Brownfields Assessment grants disclosed the presence of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the surrounding land. Funding provided by a brownfields redevelopment program [...]

Fri 05/ 30/ 14

Four on Friday: RECon 2014 Party Pics

By |2014-05-30T10:12:33+00:00May 30th, 2014|

We recently published our photo album of pics from our annual 13th annual ICSC RECon party, held this year at The Chateau Nightclub and Gardens. We at Hartman Simons had a great time mingling with our clients and members of the retail industry and were pleased by the attendance and overall upbeat attitudes expressed by [...]

Wed 05/ 28/ 14

Wednesday Wrap: May 28, 2014

By |2014-05-28T07:30:00+00:00May 28th, 2014|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are links to four stories that caught our eyes in recent days. • Consumer Confidence Advances to Second-Highest Since 2008 by Jeanna Smialek of Bloomberg. Key excerpt: “Confidence among U.S. consumers rose in May to [...]

Fri 05/ 23/ 14

Four on Friday: Diane Lidz on RECon 2014

By |2014-05-23T09:23:55+00:00May 23rd, 2014|

We at Hartman Simons had a fantastic time at RECon earlier this week. It was great to see so many clients and members of the retail industry. In today’s Four on Friday, we chat with partner Diane Lidz about her first trip to RECon. Thanks to Diane for her time, and have a happy Memorial [...]

Wed 05/ 21/ 14

Wednesday Wrap: May 21, 2014

By |2014-05-21T08:42:02+00:00May 21st, 2014|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are links to five stories that caught our eyes in recent days. • RECon Special Report: Retailers Seek New Horizons Amid Redevelopment, Investment Buzz by Paul Rosta of Commercial Property Executive. Key excerpt: “Regarding the [...]

Fri 05/ 16/ 14

Four on Friday: RECon 2014

By |2014-05-16T09:49:40+00:00May 16th, 2014|

The International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) annual mega-sized convention, RECon, begins this weekend, and we here at Hartman Simons couldn’t be more excited. Many of our attorneys will be there for the show, and our annual RECon party will take place on Sunday night. To help get you in the mood for the event, [...]

Wed 05/ 14/ 14

Wednesday Wrap: May 14, 2014

By |2014-05-14T09:17:01+00:00May 14th, 2014|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are links to five stories that caught our eyes in recent days. • Is Real Estate Crowdfunding Right for Me? by NASDAQ. Key excerpt: “Traditionally, purchasing a real estate property for investment often requires a [...]

Fri 05/ 9/ 14

Four on Friday: Jesse Tron of ICSC

By |2014-05-09T12:46:22+00:00May 9th, 2014|

Believe it or not, we’re just a little more than a week away from the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) RECon convention, which will be held from May 18-20 in Las Vegas. Therefore, we thought it was the perfect time to chat with Jesse Tron, manger of communications for ICSC. Jesse is responsible for [...]

Wed 05/ 7/ 14

Wednesday Wrap: May 7, 2014

By |2014-05-07T09:57:11+00:00May 7th, 2014|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are links to five stories that caught our eyes in recent days. • Viewpoint: Rise of Female Leaders a Boon to Real Estate Business by Stephanie Pearson of REIT.com. Key excerpt: “With an increasing number [...]

Fri 05/ 2/ 14

Four on Friday: Four Q&A’s from 2014

By |2014-05-02T11:05:09+00:00May 2nd, 2014|

Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner. With the mercury set to climb and the humidity ready to soar, we thought it would be a good time to take a look back at many of the great Four on Friday Q&A’s we’ve conducted so far in 2014. Below are excerpts from and [...]