Bender Commercial was excited to present our 20th Annual Market Outlook to the Sioux Falls business and community leaders on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion. The presentation discussed the last 20 years in the commercial real estate market as well as future trends we expect to see nationally and locally in the land, retail, office, industrial and investment segments of the market. Click HERE to view this year's presentation.
Introducing the Bender Book Club!! Nick Gustafson and I are excited to get started on recommending great books that we hope will bring value to your life! The first installment of the Bender Book Club introduces "Elon Musk - Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future" written by Ashlee Vance. This biography spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the mind behind SpaceX, Tesla and SolarCity. Click here for Nick and Bradyn's introduction to this thorough and insightful
Reggie Kuipers and Doug Brockhouse recently sold 24.28 acres of commercial land in Aberdeen, SD. The parcel, purchased by the Aberdeen Development Corp., is located on the southwest corner of Centennial Street and Milwaukee Avenue near the Lakewood Mall, Sanford Medical Center and Menards.
Schlotzsky's has leased 4,000 square feet in the former Austad's Golf Building on 41st Street. Bender Commercial's Dustin Haber is the Sioux Falls franchisee and has hired a general manager and will start hiring a crew of approximately 50 people in March with a scheduled opening prior to May 1. Reggie Kuipers represented the Landlord in the transaction and has about 2,500 square feet remaining in the building.
Doug, Reggie, and Bradyn went to Minneapolis for an SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) event. The MN SIOR chapter organizes the event to allow the brokerage community to network and recognize both the up and coming and the well accomplished. This event would not be possible without the generous corporate sponsorships. Three scholarship recipients were recognized for their outstanding dedication in the classroom and their motivation to be in the real estate industry. The other recognition is the presentation of the Boblet Award. This award goes to a broker for their hard work and dedication to the industry. This year the honor went to William Wardwell with Colliers International. As a longtime associate and friend, we were excited [...]
Michael Bender, Bradyn Neises, Rob Fagnan and Doug Brockhouse attended the Sioux Falls Development Foundation Annual Meeting which was held at the Holiday Inn downtown Sioux Falls on Thursday Nov. 17th. Foundation Board Chairman Dale Froehlich reported on the many accomplishments that occurred in 2016 and the opportunities that lay ahead in 2017. Dale commented that a new advisory group made up of six local/regional commercial brokers has been formed to assist the Foundation in attempting to generate sales through the brokerage community here and nationally. Dale commented that Doug Brockhouse at Bender Commercial was ‘bull-headed’ enough and pushed to get the advisory group started.