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  • 26 Oct 16

    Hubbell expanding at Grimes distribution centerStrong demand for multiuse warehouse and industrial space combined with low vacancy rates has prompted Hubbell Realty Co. to start construction on its fourth 110,000-square-foot building in its Grimes Distribution Center. CBRE|Hubbell Commercial Vice President Morey Knutsen said occupancy at the three other same-size buildings that the company has completed is at roughly 94 percent, with 20,000 square feet available in the most recently completed structure. "There is strong demand on the part of larger users" who need a minimum of 50,000 square feet, he said. "With vacancy still hovering in the 3 to 4 percent range, there are few options for any size user." 

  • 16 Aug 16

    NOTEBOOK: Moving ahead in Des Moines Market DistrictBroker Riley Hogan said the decision to sell was motivated more by a smaller commercial development that has been announced for the neighborhood a 47,000squarefoot office building at 220 S.E. Sixth than the proposed courthouse site that has been presented by the city in partnership with JSC Properties Inc. and MidAmerican Energy Co.

  • 15 Apr 16

    Office space: A collision of generationsThe Business Record hosted a roundtable discussion in March to talk about trends, issues and challenges in the Greater Des Moines office market. The panel convened a couple of days after CBRE Hubbell Commercial released its annual commercial real estate surveys. On the office front, the numbers showed a relative flat, stable market with signs of growth.

  • 07 Aug 16

    More than 2,300 units planned in downtown Des Moines“It’s got to be good news for renters that there are going to be more units to choose from, but if the demand is there, developers are going to continue to raise rents,” said Rick Krause, a vice president with CBRE/Hubbell Commercial, who specializes in the apartment market.

  • 18 Mar 16

    Forty Under 40: Ryan JensenWhat are your goals in your role at your company? My goal is to provide my clients with accurate market knowledge and profitable solutions for the acquisition or disposition of investment real estate assets across the state of Iowa and to be recognized as the market leader in the industry.

  • 02 Mar 16

    Apartment rents have risen 5 to 10 percent in Greater Des Moines CBRE|Hubbell Commercial unveiled its annual commercial real estate market surveys Tuesday with some news that landlords and renters have known for some time: Rents are rising. But help could be on the way as Greater Des Moines girds for an additional 4,000 units in the next few years, The Des Moines Register reported. The reports were presented to an audience of bankers, investors, developers and public officials and a panel discussion featuring CBRE|Hubbell Commercial market specialists was moderated by Register reporter Joel Aschbrenner.

  • 14 Apr 16

    CoStar Power Brokers are announcedCoStar Realty Information Inc. has identified the commercial real estate professionals and firms in Greater Des Moines based on sales and lease transactions that closed in 2015.

  • 20 Jan 16

    Quick view of a market in a 'growth cycle'Overall, the numbers point to a healthy. "This is what should happens when you're in the middle of a growth cycle," said Kyle Gamble, managing director at CBRE|Hubbell Commercial.

  • 01 Mar 16

    Des Moines area apartment rental rates surgeHere’s something for renters to gripe about: Des Moines area apartment rates surged in 2015 — and not just by a few bucks.

    The average rental rate for a one-bedroom apartment increased 7.7 percent. Rent for efficiencies, or studios, increased 10.3 percent. For larger units the increase was between 5 and 7 percent, according to an annual survey released Tuesday by West Des Moines-based CBRE/Hubbell Commercial.

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CBRE|Hubbell Commercial, an affiliate office of CBRE, is Iowa’s leading commercial brokerage firm. For more than 150 years, CBRE|Hubbell Commercial has played an integral role in the growth of central Iowa.

Our success comes from an unmatched depth of experience and local market knowledge coupled with an expanded scope of national and international services and resources. The result is the leading source for brokerage services, tailored to fit the exact needs of our individual and corporate clients.

The CBRE|Hubbell Commercial office has over 30 professionals and staff members assisting real estate owners, investors and occupiers by offering strategic advice and execution for property leasing and sales; investment strategy; market research and consulting. It is our goal to empower our clients with the information they need to anticipate market opportunities, seize competitive advantages and execute the best possible real estate strategies.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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