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Now Available – NAI Martens 2018 Forecast

Now available to view and download is the 2018 Forecast for Wichita put together by our team here at NAI Martens. Take a look inside to see trends and predictions for the office, retail, industrial and investment submarkets. CLICK HERE to view this year’s forecast, or visit our News & Research page at to view our other publications. About NAI Martens NAI Martens is the largest full-service commercial real estate firm in Kansas. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Wichita, NAI Martens provides a vast array of commercial real…

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Industry News 

Shopping Malls Turned Warehouse? CRE Might Be Onto Something

Over the course of the next few years, nearly 30% of all American malls are expected to close their doors and focus more heavily on online sales. It’s no big surprise that with the rise of offline to online shopping increasing at a fast pace, retailers are focusing their efforts on e-commerce business rather than the physical shopping experience. What’s to come of these empty shopping malls? New space for warehouses to launch e-commerce facilities. More shopping center and mall spaces are being repurposed for industrial distribution as e-commerce begins…

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CRE 101 

5 Ways to Vet Potential Commercial Real Estate Tenants

Don’t expect landlords to rent out their commercial space to the first tenant who puts in an offer. In many cases, landlords have a lot of variables they consider when deciding to accept an offer to lease. This can include things such as background checks, reviewing tax returns, credit reports and references or even just connecting personally with a tenant. Here are five ways to vet a potential real estate tenant. Check Finances One of the first things commercial landlords are going to look at when a company submits an…

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Monday's With Martens 

Mondays with Martens 10.2.17

It’s been a pretty exciting 3rd quarter for The Greater Wichita Partnership; created in 2015 to develop a unique, holistic approach to community growth. GWP continues to excel at its mission of growing primary jobs, empowering local entrepreneurs, developing the workforce of tomorrow, recruiting and retaining talent, improving perceptions and strengthening our urban core. Here are some highlights of 3rd quarter successes.

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