Category: Investment

122019

Gaughan’s very own Liffey on Snelling has been generating quite a bit of buzz

Liffey on Snelling Major developments are in the forecast for St. Paul’s Snelling Avenue. Excitement has sprung across the Midway neighborhood and not only because of the new Allianz Field. Gaughan’s very own Liffey on Snelling has been generating quite a bit of buzz. Finance & Commerce recently published an article featuring Gaughan’s Senior Vice President Dan Hebert, […]

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142016

Where jobs were created in 2016

2016 was a hot market year for Commercial Real Estate.  Thousands of new jobs were created that are having a dynamic impact on our industry and consumer spending continues to rise. 2017 is looking bright as we head into the New Year, and we are excited to see continued growth from business investments, exports, reconstruction […]

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142016

Trends that will Drive Investment and Development

2017 is just around the corner, and Americans are pondering what their day-to-day lives will look like in the coming year.  Technology is advancing rapidly, and several things exist today that our grandparents would never have deemed possible. The leader of the pack is the internet.  As more and more devices become smart-wired and connectable […]

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072016

Commercial Construction Process Part Two - Gaughan Companies

When we left off with part one of the commercial construction process, we were discussing how an architect develops plans and specifications that a contractor uses to bid the project.  (As a side-note, a contractor can use the plans and specifications to assist with a remodel, too, but for the purposes of this blog, we […]

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172016

The Commercial Construction Process - Gaughan Companies Part One

Let’s say you are a small business owner and are ready to take your business from a rental unit to your own brick and mortar location.  Assuming you have a lot of capital and want to build in an undeveloped location, how do you get started?  This is a three-part series that will walk you […]

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262016

Why Manufacturing Growth Affects Everyone

According to studies compiled by Markit Economics, U.S. manufacturing is down for the months of August and September. The recent news of Brexit and the fact that China has reached a slump in their economy is causing slower manufacturing and spending around the world. The U.S. is only at a two percent growth rate for […]

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272016

Commercial real estate can be an excellent investment opportunity. Typically, commercial properties offer more financial reward than residential properties. However in some scenarios, the risks can outnumber the rewards.  Understanding the commercial real estate pros and cons is important for any investor no matter if the property was acquired by a sale or inherited.  Having […]

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192015

Dan Hebert of Gaughan Companies, MN represented a physician group on the sale of their medical office building located at 8290 University Ave, Minneapolis MN.  The 23,000 square foot medical property is anchored by Twin Cities Orthopedics. “This is an institution grade asset with long term credit tenants. This coupled with low interest rates made […]

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162015

The Resurgence of Land Sales  After many years stuck in a dormant market, commercial real estate land development in the Twin Cities is making a comeback.  Local unemployment rates of approximately 4% help rise the demand for new housing options and the need for new retail services.   Projects such as multi-family, senior housing, and retail […]

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122013

Two standard criteria in real estate investment have always been the location and quality of the property. However future investors may add a new criteria and this is looking at how “green” the property is when making a decision to purchase. A recent article in National Real Estate Investor, When Will Sustainability Matter as Much […]

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