Three Reasons Montana Small Businesses Should Pay Attention to CRE Trends

Why should small businesses in Montana stay current with commercial real estate data? Hey, Montana small businesses: if you aren’t ready to buy your own building, should you care about the commercial real estate market? Here’s the top three reasons small business owners should keep tabs on local CRE trends. Don’t Overpay. If you lease […]

Ready to Rent a Retail Space in Missoula?

Get ready to launch your retail location! Learn more about renting a space in the Missoula Retail sector. Your business is growing and you’re ready to rent a retail space in Missoula. Or, maybe you’re interested in Bozeman, Kalispell, or another location in the Big Sky state. No matter where you land, understanding key market […]

What Does ARPA Mean for Montana Landlords?

What Does ARPA Mean for Multifamily Investors and Montana Landlords? For multifamily investors, things are looking better than they did over the past year. On March 11, 2021 President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). This plan included $21.55 billion in emergency rental help funding. That’s in addition to the $25 […]

Who are the Montana Biotechnology Innovators?

Meet Some Key Researchers in Montana Biotechnology – and Learn What Makes Them Great Tenants  As Montana’s biotechnology industry moved forward, demand for specialized commercial space heated up. Tonix Pharmaceuticals acquired 43 acres in Hamilton, Montana for a vaccine production facility. In Bozeman, NanoValent Pharmaceuticals raised millions in their pursuit of novel cancer research.   In […]

Missoula’s Economy Rebounds, But Not Without Challenges

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic – the same day we hosted Missoula MarketWatch. Two days later, the United States declared a national emergency and shut down travel from 26 countries. Shortly after, Montana’s governor issued a stay at home order that marked the start of a months-long period […]

Southgate Mall Ownership Washington Prime Eyes Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Concerns for Washington Prime Group: What Does That Mean for the Southgate Mall? While Missoula’s Southgate Mall continues to expand with a 100,000+ square foot Scheels, bankruptcy concerns plague the Mall’s ownership group, says Bloomberg News. The Real Deal Real Estate News reported that Washington Prime Group (WPG) is struggling to reduce its debt, […]

Build to Suit Montana | How Does That Work?

 Build to Suit in Montana | How Does That Work? Have you ever noticed that almost all Walgreens and standalone Starbucks buildings look the same, no matter where you are? It’s because these buildings are most commonly built for a specific corporate tenant in a delivery method commonly known as build to suit. In Montana, […]

Decoded: Missoula Form Based Code

We Read Missoula Form Based Code (So You Don’t Have To)* The City of Missoula adopted Form Based Code for the area formerly known as the Mullan Area. It’s now called the Sx͏ʷtpqyen – pronounced S-wh-tip-KAYN- Neighborhoods. If you’re looking for the Cliff Notes for the City of Missoula and Missoula County Traditional Neighborhood Development […]

What are CRE Asset Types?

What is commercial real estate and what are asset types in the CRE world? For something that surrounds most of us everyday, there is some confusion about what commercial real estate is, and what commercial real estate advisors mean when we refer to asset classes. Find out more with Claire Matten and Matt Mellott, advisors […]

Montana Co-living and Co-housing

Co-living/Co-housing in Montana: Dorms for Adults or Wave of the Future? Is the co-living and co-housing trend making its way to Montana? Is it more than just a trend? For most people, the dorms were the last time they experienced the highs (and lows) of communal living. But in some metropolitan areas, shared spaces and […]