Growth tapering in Twin Cities office, industrial real estate markets

This year and last have been relatively good times for the Twin Cities’ office and industrial commercial real estate markets. Vacancy levels in the office market are nearing pre-recession lows while a massive building boom has been ongoing in the industrial sector.

A panel of top local experts met for an industry-sponsored event at the Hopkins Center for the Arts to assess whether the trends will hold. Their verdict generally was “yes,” though likely not as robustly.

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Tom O’Brien shares market insights with financial executives

Executive ​Director Tom O’Brien, a member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets Group, was a featured speaker recently at an event attended by financial executives from all over the metro.

Tom was a panel member at Financial Executives International (FEI) Twin Cities’ professional development session June 28, held at the Golden Valley Country Club.

Tom took the stage with other financial experts to share an overview of the real estate sales and financing market in the Twin Cities and nationally. Other speakers included representatives of Winthrop & Weistine, KPMG, Well Sargo, BDO and other notable companies.

FEI is the preeminent professional association for senior financial executives, representing over 10,000 leaders nationally. FEI provides peer networking opportunities, emerging issue alerts, personal and professional development and advocacy resources that advance the success of FEI members, their companies and the profession.​

By: Adam Rae Voge