Commercial Focus
Apr. 2, 2015

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Registration now open for the Indiana Commercial Real Estate Conference
Nearly 400 commercial real estate professionals are expected to gather for the 2015 Indiana Commercial Real Estate Conference, June 4-5, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. Hosted by the Indiana Commercial Board of REALTORS® (ICBR) this year’s conference schedule has been extended to a day and a half of education, allowing brokers the opportunity to earn all required continuing education units (CEUs) under the new license law.More

Apartment spotlight: 6 markets tie for year-over-year vacancy declines
National Association of Realtors
Commercial fundamentals improved in the fourth quarter 2014, with rising net absorption driving rents higher across the major property types. As employment gains are expected to continue into 2015, demand for commercial space is expected to advance.

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zipLogix partners with Realtors Property Resource® to integrate access
zipLogix, a technology company helping real estate professionals improve productivity and efficiency, has formed a partnership with Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®). REALTORS® will have faster, fully integrated access directly from RPR to zipForm®, for the most authoritative forms collection available, and will also be able to produce RPR's acclaimed reports directly from zipForm® to work even more efficiently with their clients. zipLogix Chairman of the Board Mark Peterson made the announcement.

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Multifamily investors target Indiana
Indiana has become known as one of the nation's top logistics and distribution hubs. But a new report by CBRE's Midwest multifamily group shows that the strengthening economy has also meant stable growth in the state's multifamily market. The report, called Multifamily Market Overview: The State of Indiana covers Anderson, Bloomington, Columbus, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Kokomo, Lafayette, West Lafayette, Muncie in addition to the Indianapolis metro area.More

Northeast Indiana plant to close
Inside Indiana Business
Symmetry Medical Manufacturing Inc. is planning to phase out a Noble County factory by year's end. In a notice to the state, the medical device company says the move will affect nearly 130 workers in Avilla.More

What does Indiana's economy look like?
USA Today
Backlash against the Indiana "religious freedom" law continues to grow. Across the country corporate and tech leaders have spoken out against the law they say could deter recruiting the best and the brightest. Examples of economic troubles related to the Indiana "religious freedom" law are already apparent, with Angie's List stopping plans for a $40-million expansion and organizations boycotting travel and business in the state. The NCAA, which hosts this year's Final Four conference in Indianapolis, has also spoken out against the legislation saying, "we are especially concerned about how this legislation could affect our student-athletes and employees." More

Indiana lawmakers back 3-year ban on building nursing homes
The Associated Press via Indianapolis Business Journal
A three-year moratorium on construction of most new nursing homes around Indiana has been approved by state lawmakers. The state Senate voted 36-12 to give final approval to the bill, sending it to Gov. Mike Pence. House members voted recently by a narrow margin to support the proposal.More