Brian J. Rogal


Brian J. Rogal

Executive Bio

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

  • Cassidy Turley Gets New Twin Cities’ Leaders

    MINNEAPOLIS—Mark Sims and Brian Woolsey will take the helm at a time when the cities’ real estate markets have ascended, in terms of performance, to the top-tier of US markets.

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  • Mixed-Use Development Begins in Oak Park

    CHICAGO—Golub and Wood Partners believe this project in downtown Oak Park will attract many of the demographic groups that have fueled the resurgence of residential development in downtown Chicago.

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  • WaterWalk Fills Void in Marketplace

    WICHITA, KS—In this UPDATE , David Redfern says the new extended-stay hotel/apartment development hybrid will start slow, but by 2016 should have dozens of projects underway.

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  • Life Spine Buys New Sub. Headquarters

    CHICAGO—Illinois Tool Works was the seller of this northwest suburban property, which has been vacant since 2000.

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  • DeBoer Launches Fifth National Brand

    WICHITA—The 83-year-old veteran founded a series of hospitality brands including Value Place, but says the industry needs something new.

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  • JLL Reports Record Third Quarter

    CHICAGO—JLL saw healthy growth across the globe, but the revenue performance by its LaSalle Investment Management segment and the company’s overall revenue from the Americas contributed the most to this record quarter.

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  • Nic on Fifth Ahead of Schedule

    MINNEAPOLIS—In this UPDATE , Opus officials say they are ahead of schedule in leasing up the first new luxury rental tower constructed in this city’s downtown in decades.

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  • Tomorrow’s Leaders: Southeast

    When looking into some of the up-and-coming markets in the country, one would find many of them in the Southeast. It’s no surprise, then, that the up-and-coming CRE professionals in those areas are making a name for themselves in the industry. Here’s a sampling of the region’s emerging leaders.

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  • CBOT Building Becoming a Player

    CHICAGO—GlenStar and USAA took over the historic building more than two years ago, and have begun transforming it from a property focused on trading firms to one with a diverse set of tenants.

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  • Opus Completes Downtown Luxury Tower

    MINNEAPOLIS—This vibrant city’s downtown has begun to attract thousands of new residents, and Opus has just finished the first luxury high-rise to be built these in decades.

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