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The privately held Transwestern companies have been delivering a higher level of personalized service and innovative real estate solutions since 1978. Through an integrated, customized approach that begins with good ideas, the firm drives value for clients across commercial real estate services, development, investment management, and opportunistic endeavors for high-net-worth investors. Operating from 33 U.S. offices, Transwestern extends its platform capabilities globally through strategic alliance partners whose unique geographic, cultural, and business expertise fuels creative solutions. Learn more at and @Transwestern.

  • What Evolving Water Concerns Mean for CRE

    Neal Perkey, General Manager, Asset Services, Los Angeles, Transwestern | July 19, 2022

    As pressure mounts for greater efficiency, this is what owners and tenants can do to meet the evolving standards.

  • Why Debt Yield Can Mitigate Inflation Risk

    Rob Murphy, VP of Structured Finance and Capital Markets, Transwestern | June 21, 2022

    The rapid lift-off in rates over a short period of time has caught everyone's attention. For commercial real estate, a higher rate environment can impact commercial real estate loans beyond making them more expensive.

  • Lessons from the Past for Office's "New Normal"

    Andrew Matheny, Dallas Research Manager, Transwestern | May 23, 2022

    Dallas has been a star in the recovery of the beleaguered sector, a result of learning some unique lessons from previous bust cycles. Other gateway markets should pay attention.

  • News;Thought Leadership

    Why Transwestern Chooses to Remain Private

    Lisa Brown | July 27, 2018

    In this EXCLUSIVE, Heard says Transwestern has no plans to go public in the future because it values the benefits of being a privately held firm and its partners have flourished under the ownership structure.

  • Bricks vs Clicks? It's Not 'Us Against Them'

    John Salustri | June 6, 2018

    Transwestern's Nick Hernandez says it's time to stop the “us-against-them” mentality many retailers feel toward e-commerce. Adapt or die.

  • Research

    Slowest First Quarter for NJ Office in 20 Years, Thanks to Waterfront and I-78 East

    Steve Lubetkin | April 13, 2018

    The Hudson Waterfront and Somerset/I-78 East Corridor weighed heavily on the market, and, as a result, the office sector overall registered its slowest first quarter in more than two decades.

  • Community Healthcare Acquires 80K SF Office from Novartis

    Steve Lubetkin | March 23, 2018

    Since 2008 Community Healthcare Associates has successfully revitalized and constructed new healthcare facilities in both New Jersey and New York.

  • Office Vacancies Drop to 10-Year Low 

    Paul Bubny | February 13, 2018

    Led by Dallas/Fort Worth, 18 of the 48 major markets surveyed by Transwestern have posted year-over-year positive absorption of greater than one million square feet.

  • Atlanta Medical Office Market on an Occupancy Rip

    Jennifer LeClaire | February 12, 2018

    “There has been a lack of significant new medical office development over the past decade…”

  • Why Miami's Industrial Vacancies Should Stay Tight in 2018

    Jennifer LeClaire | February 8, 2018

    Walter Byrd, Transwestern senior managing director, tells what he sees in this exclusive interview.

  • Redevelopments Offer Rehabilitative, Seniors Care Opportunities

    Leslie Merril | January 11, 2018

    It isn't just retail that is getting a healthcare reboot. Leslie Meril writes about the pros and cons of other asset types in this EXCLUSIVE commentary for

  • Savvy Landlords Are Facilitating 'Placemaking' in the Office

    Jennifer LeClaire | January 9, 2018

    This is a key to winning amid monumental change.

  • Research

    'Positive' Absorption of NJ Office Space Continues for Fifth Year

    Steve Lubetkin | January 5, 2018

    The market failed to accumulate one million square feet of annual net absorption for the first time in five years, and it was the second consecutive year with negative net absorption in the final quarter.

  • McNearney: Expansion Has Runway Beyond the Holidays

    Paul Bubny | December 19, 2017

    Despite general pricing inflation lately, "the markets do not appear to be suffering from the irrational exuberance that has characterized the end of other expansions,” Transwestern's McNearney says.

  • Wellness Becoming a Bigger Concern for Employees

    Brian J. Rogal | December 12, 2017

    LEED certifications are important to environmentally-conscious tenants, but many now ask whether their offices can do more to foster good health among their employees.

  • How Landlords Can Survive the 'Retail Apocalypse'

    Jennifer LeClaire | December 11, 2017

    John Bell, managing director with Transwestern, shares what shoppers really want.

  • Retail Leases Pose Unique Challenges for Healthcare Providers

    'Licia Shreves | December 7, 2017

    Retail locations open a new world of leasing concerns for the healthcare practitioner. But a little knowledge can go a long way to easing the transition, writes Transwestern's 'Licia Shreves in this EXCLUSIVE commentary.

  • Transwestern Spotlighted for Diversity

    Paul Bubny | December 7, 2017

    The firm's success stems from “tapping into a diverse mix of experiences, personalities, ideas and problem-solving approaches,” says CEO Larry Heard.

  • Commentary;;Thought Leadership

    An Atypical Strategy for Aging Medical Office Buildings

    Brent Barnes | November 6, 2017

    "At some point, failure to renovate will drive patients and tenants to competing providers that offer more modern facilities," warns Transwestern's Brent Barnes in this EXCLUSIVE commentary.

  • Commentary;Thought Leadership

    Project Management: The Treatment Protocol for Healthcare Development

    Peter Stojkovic | October 12, 2017

    Is there room for a project manager in today's hospital or clinic? Peter Stojkovic of Transwestern takes a look in this EXCLUSIVE commentary.

  • Commentary;Thought Leadership

    Healthcare Design Differentiates Practices in Consumer-Driven Marketplace

    Justin Brasell | September 5, 2017

    Competition for patients has become more heated across the medical office sector, but as Justin Brasell, VP of healthcare advisory services at Transwestern, sees…

  • Construction Costs Going Up in Many Markets

    Brian J. Rogal | August 23, 2017

    Costs in Chicago are going up the fastest of the major cities studied by Mortenson Construction.

  • Downtowns Across Midwest Coming Back to Life

    Brian J. Rogal | August 4, 2017

    The long-term, secular trend toward urban living has changed CBDs throughout the region.

  • Commentary;Thought Leadership

    Aggressive Action Maximizes Medical Office Lease Value

    Chad Gunter | August 1, 2017

    Chad Gunter of Transwestern examines how it can be key to improved financial health for a healthcare provider in this EXCLUSIVE commentary for

  • CBD Office Market Approaches Tipping Point

    Brian J. Rogal | July 28, 2017

    The new office towers have leased very well, but the CBD now has more open spaces, and the pendulum may swing in tenants' direction.

  • FIRPTA Repeal Could Unlock Billions for Investment

    Paul Bubny | July 19, 2017

    Enacted by Congress nearly 40 years ago, “this antiquated double standard is a disincentive to invest that unfairly burdens the property sector,” says Transwestern's Tom McNearney.

  • Suburban Comeback Reinforcing Strong NJ Office Market

    Steve Lubetkin | July 11, 2017

    “Second-quarter leasing velocity in New Jersey outpaced the first quarter, with new deals making up two-thirds of the transactions,” says Matthew Dolly, Transwestern's New Jersey research director.

  • Tiny Hospitals Blend Acuity, Affordability, Accessibility

    Robert Garcia | July 5, 2017

    Is it time to look at microhospitals? Robert Garcia of Transwestern says the new healthcare alternative merits a look in this EXCLUSIVE column for

  • Pilsen to Get Pioneering Office Development

    Brian J. Rogal | June 15, 2017

    CHICAGO—Developers have already looked beyond the Loop to places like Goose Island, and now Condor Partners will establish a foothold on the South Side.

  • Event Coverage;;Thought Leadership;Video

    Navigating the Benefits of Net Lease

    John Salustri | June 8, 2017

    CHICAGO—Transwestern's Marc Imrem, fresh from RECon, talks us through the paths to follow—and those to avoid—in the net lease market.

  • Event Coverage;;Thought Leadership;Video

    Cult Retailers Kick 'Experience' up a Notch

    John Salustri | June 6, 2017

    HOUSTON—If you think cult retail involves strange midnight rituals, you've got a lot to learn.

  • Event Coverage;;Thought Leadership;Video

    The American Mall Reboot—2.0

    John Salustri | June 2, 2017

    WALNUT CREEK, CA—Millennials won't always stick to their walk-to-work ways.  That's good news for mall owners and retailers, says Transwestern's Brian Landes.

  • Commentary;Thought Leadership

    Why You Should Consider Buying a Medical Office Condominium

    Sonny O'Drobinak | June 1, 2017

    WALNUT CREEK, CA—Much of the conversation in healthcare real estate has focused on medical office buildings, hospitals and property management, but what…

  • Middle Market Digest – The Northeast

    Steve Lubetkin | May 26, 2017

    Here is a roundup of the latest leases, sales and other transactions in the Northeast middle markets.

  • Transwestern's Top 2016 Houston Producers Are…

    Lisa Brown | May 5, 2017

    HOUSTON—The firm has tapped two top-level brokers here for honors following several leases in the Dallas and Houston CBDs, in addition to transactions at Four Oaks Place and University of Houston.

  • Commentary;Thought Leadership

    Strengthening the Hospital/Real Estate Bond

    Jay Johnson | May 2, 2017

    NEW YORK CITY—"Hospitals and healthcare systems share a common challenge when it comes to including real estate considerations in corporate planning" writes Transwestern's Jay Johnson in this EXCLUSIVE commentary.

  • Brokerage Grants Kids' Wishes Through Fundraising

    Lisa Brown | May 1, 2017

    HOUSTON—Transwestern's fundraising efforts contributed to granting wishes for Ruth, a 14-year-old girl, and Yasaar, a 14-year-old boy from Houston, with more than $184,000 raised within the span of a year.

  • Waterfront Driving NJ Office Market: Transwestern

    Steve Lubetkin | April 25, 2017

    PARSIPPANY, NJ—“Leasing in New Jersey's office market this quarter is being driven by retailers and consumer products companies, similar to what we are seeing in the industrial market,” says James Postell, partner and city leader of Transwestern's New Jersey office.

  • Research

    Near-Record Cargo Volumes Driving NJ Industrial Vacancies To Historic Lows

    Steve Lubetkin | April 14, 2017

    PARSIPPANY, NJ—Because of the high level of leasing activity, industrial rents continue to exceed all-time highs. During the first quarter, rents reached a new peak of $6.98 per square foot – a year-over-year increase of 14 percent.

  • Commentary;Thought Leadership

    Emphasize Care in Healthcare Property Management

    Debra Schooler | April 5, 2017

    NEW YORK CITY—How important is a good property manager/tenant relationship in healthcare real estate? Very, says Transwestern's Debra Schooler in this exclusive column.

  • JLL's Flaherty Awarded Broker of the Year Honor

    John Jordan | March 21, 2017

    BOSTON—Joseph Flaherty, the head of JLL's Cambridge team, oversaw a host of transactions, including the build-to-suit lease deal for 240,000 square feet at University Park at MIT.

  • Commentary;Thought Leadership

    Avoiding Pitfalls in Medical Office Transactions

    Steve Hall | March 15, 2017

    NEW YORK CITY—The healthcare sector has seen significant regulatory and demographic changes over the last decade.  And while those have been well documented,…

  • Exclusive

    A Long Game: 12th Annual Capital Markets Symposium

    Sule Aygoren | March 7, 2017

    Even with solid real estate fundamentals to support them, some of the nation's leading institutional players find themselves trying to predict the unpredictable this year.

  • Twin Cities Macy's Sold, Gets New Life

    Brian J. Rogal | March 2, 2017

    MINNEAPOLIS—The iconic retailer is set to shutter dozens of its stores, but these historic properties are valued by office developers.

  • Greater Boston Lab Market Remains Tight Despite New Construction

    John Jordan | February 21, 2017

    BOSTON—A year-end market report by brokerage firm Transwestern states that at the end of 2016, the 20-million-square-foot lab market in Greater Boston sported an availability rate of 5.9%, up from 4.7% six months earlier, and a vacancy rate of just 4.4%.

  • Specialization is Driving Value in Retail and Industrial

    Lisa Brown | February 9, 2017

    HOUSTON—In the ever-evolving world of technology, specialization is driving value for tenants, investors and end users across the retail and industrial sectors, in line with evolving consumer needs and business demands.

  • Research

    Greater Boston's Industrial Market Maintains Positive Momentum

    John Jordan | January 31, 2017

    BOSTON—The industrial market segments—warehouse, manufacturing and flex—are on extended runs of positive absorption. For example, the warehouse market, which posted 147,000 square feet of positive absorption in the fourth quarter of last year, has now seen 18 straight quarters of positive absorption.

  • Transwestern Gets Healthy Workplace Honor

    Lisa Brown | January 18, 2017

    HOUSTON—Transwestern was selected out of more than 5,000 national nominees last year for its success in employee wellness initiatives and corporate wellness programs, learns in this EXCLUSIVE.

  • E-Commerce Continues to Fuel Industrial Renovations

    Brian J. Rogal | January 13, 2017

    CHICAGO—As big-box retail declines, industrial developers may begin to repurpose these showrooms as fulfillment centers.

  • ACA Accelerates the Evolution of Healthcare Facility Design

    Lisa Brown | January 5, 2017

    HOUSTON—The nuances of healthcare from the property management side are discussed with Debra Schooler, Transwestern national director of healthcare property management, in this EXCLUSIVE.

  • Shire Expands Cambridge Operations With Major Lease

    John Jordan | November 23, 2016

    CAMBRIDGE, MA—Shire's lease begins in the third quarter of 2018, with occupancy anticipated in the first quarter of 2019. Shire says the firm plans to hire an additional 400 workers in Massachusetts.

  • Milwaukee Becoming Destination Market

    Brian J. Rogal | November 16, 2016

    MILWAUKEE—Although small, this city has become the international leader of the growing water industry, one of the draws that is bringing in millennials and sparking new development.

  • Event Coverage

    REBNY Unveils Its 2017 Banquet Honorees

    Rayna Katz | November 2, 2016

    NEW YORK CITY—Six industry veterans will receive awards—including a first ever public service commendation—while a promising young real estate professional also will get a nod.

  • Transwestern: NJ Office Market Experiences Strongest Summer In 13 Years

    Steve Lubetkin | October 11, 2016

    PARSIPPANY, NJ—Allergan's 431,493-square-foot lease at 5 Giralda Farms in Madison, and iCIMS's 350,000-square-foot lease at Bell Works in Holmdel contributed to a drop in vacancy from 15.9% to 15.5%, the lowest level since second-quarter 2010.

  • Mid-Sized Office Tenants Drive Suburban Absorption

    Brian J. Rogal | October 10, 2016

    CHICAGO—ExteNet Systems Inc. has become the latest tenant in the Lisle-Naperville submarket to expand significantly.

  • Office Leasing, Development Brisk in Greater Boston

    John Jordan | October 10, 2016

    BOSTON—Vacancy in Boston's Central Business District remained steady at 9.7%, as positive absorption of 644,000 square feet was balanced by 655,000 square feet of new space delivered at 888 Boylston St. and 80 Guest St.

  • Event Coverage;Exclusive

    How Can CRE Pros Get a Leg Up?

    Rayna Katz | October 7, 2016

    NEW YORK CITY—In a discussion of market conditions and how to master them, industry professionals from several different disciplines weighed in earlier this week at RealShare New York.

  • Event Coverage;Exclusive

    Is CRE Keeping Up With Rapid Change?

    Rayna Katz | October 5, 2016

    NEW YORK CITY—In anticipation of RealShare New York, four industry executives talk to EXCLUSIVELY about measures they've taken to create both innovative tools and techniques for doing business.

  • Taurus Investment Trades Waltham Office, R&D Portfolio

    John Jordan | September 29, 2016

    WALTHAM, MA—In a deal valued at $14 million, Taurus sold 150 Bear Hill Road, 335 Bear Hill Road and 300 Second Ave. The three buildings located in the suburban Route 128 central corridor total 65,200 square feet of office, laboratory, and research and development space and are nearly fully leased.

  • Transwestern Bridges Divide Between Tech and CRE Worlds

    Brian J. Rogal | September 15, 2016

    CHICAGO—The company recently held a hackathon at its regional headquarters, bringing together software designers, coders and developers to find solutions for CRE firms.

  • Transwestern Research: Turnpike Submarkets Seeing Rising Rents, High Velocity in Deals

    Steve Lubetkin | September 7, 2016

    SECAUCUS, NJ—Landlords are taking advantage of the strong market conditions, recovering rents which were discounted considerably during the most recent recession.

  • Paytronix Systems Expands HQ in Newton

    John Jordan | September 2, 2016

    NEWTON, MA—Paytronix, a growing provider of reward program solutions to restaurants and retailers, expanded its headquarters here from 12,383 to 33,283 square feet.

  • Exclusive

    Little Impact on Industrials in NY/NJ Ports from Hanjin Shipping Line Bankruptcy

    Steve Lubetkin | September 1, 2016

    NEWARK, NJ—The ports have been investing massively to prepare for the arrival of post-Panamax size vessels that can traverse the newly widened Panama Canal bringing larger shipping volumes into the New York-New Jersey metroplex.

  • Event Coverage;Exclusive

    Institutional Investor Symposium: The "X" Factor

    Sule Aygoren | September 1, 2016

    It's hard enough as it is to do business in today's market. Yet for institutions looking to place capital, the only issue is the unknown “X” Factor that could send the industry into a tailspin.

  • Transwestern to Host First-Of-Its-Kind CRE Hackathon

    Brian J. Rogal | August 26, 2016

    CHICAGO—Company officials say there is a disconnect between the real estate industry and tech community, and they plan to bring them together this weekend.  

  • Research

    Hard to Discover Any Vacant Lab Space in Greater Boston

    John Jordan | August 26, 2016

    BOSTON—The Greater Boston lab market, which totals 19.9 million square feet, posted its lowest availability on record at the mid-point of this year at just 4.7%, according to brokerage firm Transwestern | RBJ.

  • Exclusive

    Is This Reality a Growing Concern in Florida?

    Jennifer LeClaire | August 2, 2016

    MIAMI—“Demand has certainly been running ahead of supply in Florida for some time…”

  • Exclusive

    Reasons for OC's Office-Vacancy Nosedive

    Carrie Rossenfeld | July 26, 2016

    ORANGE COUNTY, CA—The combination of consistent demand, slower development pace and older-property repurposing makes the sharp decline in vacancy possible, Transwestern's David Giglio tells in this EXCLUSIVE interview.

  • On-Site Amenities Expected as NJ Office Rents Hit Pre-Recession Levels

    Steve Lubetkin | July 26, 2016

    PARSIPPANY, NJ—In response to the tightening market, landlords are continuing to add significant amenities and conveniences, which are now considered, in many cases, necessities.

  • Exclusive

    Guarding Against Latin American Declines

    Jennifer LeClaire | July 26, 2016

    MIAMI—That's the trick as Latin Americans are investing fewer dollars in Miami.

  • Small Industrial Tenants Have Advantage, For Now

    Brian J. Rogal | July 21, 2016

    CHICAGO—A Transwestern survey shows more than 800 properties in the metro area available for tenants that only need 20,000 to 60,000 square feet.

  • Repositioning Effort Underway for Mixed-Use Campus

    Lisa Brown | July 14, 2016

    HOUSTON—Along with two development sites for future office towers, the Greenspoint Place campus offers corporate users a class-A mixed-use campus and 30-minute proximity to most sites in Houston.

  • Millennials Help Atlanta Office Market Win Special Status

    Jennifer LeClaire | July 7, 2016

    ATLANTA—Atlanta finds a place with cities like San Francisco, Washington, DC and Seattle.

  • Tishman Speyer Lands Anchor Tenant for Seaport Project

    John Jordan | June 28, 2016

    BOSTON—BCG, in an expansion of its presence in Boston, will shift operations in June 2018 from 146,000 square feet of space at its two Boston buildings— Exchange Place and One Beacon St.

  • Chicago Industrial Submarkets Continue to Tighten

    Brian J. Rogal | June 9, 2016

    CHICAGO—Vacancy rates in several suburban areas have fallen to under 5%.

  • Event Coverage;Exclusive;Video

    Which Way Will Chicago's Economic Winds Blow?

    John Salustri | June 6, 2016

    CHICAGO—There's much to celebrate about Chicago's business growth and ability to attract talent. But there are concerns for real estate investment, as Transwestern's Janice Sellis tells

  • Getting Millennials Committed to Real Estate

    Brian J. Rogal | June 1, 2016

    CHICAGO—Statistics show that millennials change jobs far more often than older workers, but Transwestern has put plans in place to keep their younger employees with the company.

  • Deal Tracker: Biopharm Firm Moving HQ to Waltham

    John Jordan | May 27, 2016

    WALTHAM, MA—The Lexington, MA-based biopharmaceutical company that is focused on developing transformative immuno-oncology products, signed a lease for 10,323 square feet at the property owned by an affiliate of Rockwood Capital LLC.

  • Event Coverage

    Chicago Fed: US Economy is “The Tortoise and the Hare”

    Brian J. Rogal | May 26, 2016

    CHICAGO—The economy should keep chugging along in the near term, instead of experiencing big spurts of growth.

  • Exclusive;Research;Thought Leadership

    Transwestern: Surveying GenX-ers, 'Neglected Middle Child' In The Workplace

    Steve Lubetkin | May 19, 2016

    PARSIPPANY, NJ—Members of Generation X, those born from 1965 to 1980, “the neglected middle child” in offices that also contain Baby Boomers and Millennials, are more like their Boomer predecessors than the younger Millennials, a recent Transwestern report discovered. Learn more in our exclusive audio interview with Transwestern research director Matt Dolly.

  • Transwestern Expands Nonprofit Group

    John Jordan | May 11, 2016

    NEW YORK CITY—During the last 10 years, Powers has completed nearly 1 million square feet of nonprofit transactions.

  • Colliers MD Meril Joins Transwestern

    Steve Lubetkin | May 10, 2016

    PARSIPPANY, NJ—Leslie A. Meril, a former managing director at Colliers International, has joined Transwestern as vice president.

  • Boston's Industrial Market Setting New Records

    John Jordan | May 3, 2016

    BOSTON—The overall industrial vacancy rate for Greater Boston fell to 10.3%, a new record. The overall rate at year-end 2015 was 10.8%.

  • Stro Acquires Bergen County Industrial Portfolio

    Steve Lubetkin | May 3, 2016

    TETERBORO AND NORTHVALE, NJ—The Stro Companies has acquired a multi-tenanted, three-building, industrial/flex portfolio in Teterboro and Northvale totaling 95,000 square feet for $7 million.

  • HSA Fills Half of Waukegan Spec

    Brian J. Rogal | April 29, 2016

    CHICAGO—Developed in 2013, it was first spec Lake County had seen in years.

  • O'Hare Office Market Turning Around

    Brian J. Rogal | April 26, 2016

    CHICAGO—Crossroads has just gotten one of its buildings to 93% occupied, a good example of how class A vacancy rates are falling around O'Hare.

  • Chicago's Downtown Needs New Blood

    Brian J. Rogal | April 21, 2016

    CHICAGO—The new office towers won't do too much to upset the current state of the market, since supply and demand will remain closely matched, and demand won't receive a significant boost until the metro area can attract companies new to the region.

  • 2016: Year of the Landlord

    Brian J. Rogal | April 20, 2016

    CHICAGO—CBD office market fundamentals have reached prerecession levels and it is clear that downtown Chicago is no longer in recovery mode, according to Transwestern.

  • Deal Tracker: Eastdil Team Jumps Ship, High-Rise Proposed in Downtown Crossing

    John Jordan | April 5, 2016

    BOSTON—Joseph, who has 30 years experience in commercial real estate finance, joins C&W as vice chairman.

  • Investors Turn to Older, Class B Buildings

    Brian J. Rogal | April 1, 2016

    CHICAGO—The competition is so intense for class A properties that many have begun looking for value-add opportunities in the suburbs.

  • PDS Transportation Fills I-88/Fox Valley Building

    Brian J. Rogal | March 21, 2016

    CHICAGO—Leasing has lately been quite robust in the submarket, and it looks like local users will make 2016 another good year.

  • To Compete, Lake County Needs to be More Affordable

    Brian J. Rogal | March 4, 2016

    CHICAGO—Brad Migdal, a site selection expert with Transwestern, tells that the recent moves by Allstate and Beam Suntory should motivate Lake County to make it cheaper for millennial workers to live there.

  • CBD Landlords Add Amenities as Competition Heats Up

    Brian J. Rogal | February 23, 2016

    CHICAGO—Like many in the CBD, the owners of 200 W. Madison have made sure to boost and upgrade amenities before the city's new office towers open.

  • Industrial Market Keeps Getting Tighter

    John Jordan | February 22, 2016

    BOSTON—There's not too much real estate brokers and investors can't like about the region's industrial market with each segment—warehouse, flex and manufacturing—enjoying lower vacancies and higher rents.

  • Coyne Moving From West Loop to State St.

    Brian J. Rogal | February 19, 2016

    CHICAGO—After searching for about a year, the vocational college found a centrally-located space on one floor that had already been used as a school.

  • Skyline Buys 7.3-Acre Industrial Site Near O'Hare

    Brian J. Rogal | February 3, 2016

    CHICAGO—The industrial market has tightened up considerably around the airport, but the property could still be used for retail or even office.

  • Halal Guys Gets Ready for Houston Launch

    Anna Caplan | January 24, 2016

    HOUSTON--Transwestern is helping to launch a new-to-Houston restaurant.

  • Chicago Industrial Set for Continued Growth

    Brian J. Rogal | January 17, 2016

    CHICAGO—The industrial leasing market has now had 18 straight quarters of positive absorption, but the last quarter marked the highest activity since the end of 2013.

  • 2016 Looks Good for Chicago Office

    Brian J. Rogal | January 14, 2016

    CHICAGO—At the start of 2016, good fundamentals, including falling unemployment rates, low interest rates and higher office absorption bode well for commercial property owners, according to a new report from Transwestern.

  • Transwestern's The Laurel Gets Green Light

    Anna Caplan | December 16, 2015

    DALLAS—Transwestern Development Co. is planning a 164-unit luxury multifamily development, to be called The Laurel, at the northeast corner of Preston Road and Northwest Highway in North Dallas.


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The privately held Transwestern companies have been delivering a higher level of personalized service and innovative real estate solutions since 1978. Through an integrated, customized approach that begins with good ideas, the firm drives value for clients across commercial real estate services, development, investment management, and opportunistic endeavors for high-net-worth investors.


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