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Commercial Real Estate Spotlight

Rockbridge CEO James Merkel delivers on hotel investments

Rockbridge has stayed on top of the volatile hotel market through the up and down cycles of the past two decades. CEO James Merkel tells how the firm maintains consistent returns—and how it raised its largest fund to date in 2014.
Commercial Real Estate Spotlight

Arena District improvement fills out with development of western parcels

It’s not much to look at today, but the west end of Nationwide Boulevard in the Arena District could be quite the showpiece five years from now.
Commercial Real Estate Spotlight

Epcon Communities develops condos—and new franchise model

Local condominium developers extend their reach nationally with franchises

Zillow buying Trulia in $3.5 billion stock deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Real estate website operator Zillow is buying competitor Trulia in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal.

1 in 5 central Ohio mortgages remain ‘underwater’

More than 20 percent of central Ohio homeowners owe far more on their mortgage than their home is worth, according to a new report by RealtyTrac.
Small Business Spotlight

Tree houses

From providing lots in the Hocking Hills to remaining a valuable resource after move-in, the Jubach family uses quality and efficiency control processes to build custom log homes in sync with their natural surroundings.

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