News and Recent Deals

West Des Moines Seeing Record Construction

West Des Moines is having a record breaking year with over an estimated $527 million in building permits issued within the first five months of 2016.  West Des Moines has already surpassed the $490 million issued before the real estate bubble burst in 2008 and is set to pass last year’s record of $666 million. […]

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Des Moines Business Record – 2016 CRE Forecast

Ferguson Commercial Real Estate Services’ Aaron Hyde provided the retail update at the annual commercial real estate forecast sponsored by the Iowa chapters of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM). As you might expect by the amount of activity seen around Des Moines, there was a generally positive outlook for […]

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How America’s Dullest City Got Cool

Not only is it nice for Des Moines to gain notoriety in a national publication, but this time, we’ve been deemed “cool,” as opposed to a safe place to live or a good place to do business or a nice place to raise a family. Politico, no doubt in town for the 2016 Presidential Caucuses, […]

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Recent Deal: New Italian Restaurant in Downtown Des Moines

  +39 Restaurant has leased space at Locust Plaza, 1430 Locust in downtown Des Moines. The tenant was represented by Ferguson Commercial Real Estate Services’ Pat Schneider. This will be the restaurant’s second location, which originally opened in Ames’ Somerset Village development where they offer a restaurant, market and cantina. After consistently positive reviews, they […]

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Report: E-tailers must open physical stores to succeed

Good news for bricks and mortar! In a recent study commissioned by mall landlord Simon Property Group, the member-based business intelligence firm L2 has shown that online retailers that neglect to open physical stores will be out-performed by online retailers that have adopted the practice of opening physical stores. Ultimately, the title of the study, […]

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