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Labor Now Overrides Location as Prime Factor in Manufacturing Site Selections
SIOR Report, Spring 2018

Leopold achieves CCIM designation
Illinois Business Journal, May 2018
James Leopold, of BARBERMurphy Group, has achieved the CCIM designation awarded by the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute. At 25, he is the youngest in the nation to achieve this designation, the company said.

Johnson awarded RASI sale recognition
Illinois Business Journal, May 2018
Terry Johnson, a BARBERMurphy Group broker associate, was awarded the RASI (Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois) 2017 Largest Commercial Real Estate Sale involving the sale of a 32-acre development site at 2001 Frank Scott Parkway, for the future St. Clair Auto Mall location.

Park Entrance Apartments Fully Occupied following $2.3 million renovation
St. Louis Business Journal, March 23, 2018
Congratulations to Gateway Multifamily Group on being part of St. Louis Business Journal's Building St. Louis 2018 Awards showcase for Renovations Less than $5M! BARBERMurphy Group Brokered this Property Acquisition in 2017.

St. Louis' Largest Industrial Real Estate Firms - BARBERMurphy Group
St. Louis Business Journal, March 9, 2018
BARBERMurphy Group is among the Top 10 in the St. Louis Business Journal's, "The List" category for "St. Louis' Largest Industrial Real Estate Firms." The list is ranked by Total Square Footage Sold and Leased in the St. Louis MSA.

RealtyShares Survey Shows Many Americans Believe Commercial Real Estate is Critial to Improving Local Communities
Business Wire, March 2018
The results from RealtyShares' Commercial Real Estate Investing Survery are in! The survey was conducted among over 2,000 adults living in the U.S. and found that Americans believe commercial real estate is the key to improving local communities. About 25 percent of adults feel commercial real estate investment has a great impact on the reputation of a community

Downtown Belleville's biggest retailer wants to sell part of its building for $450,000
Belleville News Democrat, Cara Anthony, February 5, 2018
Five years after making a deal with the city to improve the property, the largest retailer in downtown Belleville wants to sell a portion of its storefront. Ben's a locally-owned store on East Main Street, recently put two parts of the store, 116 and 120 E. Main St., on the market for $450,000 Real estate firm, Barber Murphy Group, will handle the sale.

Southwest Illinois People to Know
Small Business Monthly, December 2017
If you are looking for a location to launch your first business or to expand your current business throughout Southern Illinois, Cathy Hamilton is someone you should meet. Hamilton is a commercial broker with BARBERMurphy Group and also chairman of the board for the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce. Her entire career has been centered on economic development, real estate and financing community projects throughout Madison and St. Clair counties.

Spotlight on Commercial Real Estate in Southwestern Illinois: BARBERMurphy credits its site location search services
Illinois Business Journal, September 2017
Travel anywhere in the Metro East and you are bound to see signs for commercial properties represented by BARBERMurphy Group, Inc. The commercial real estate brokerage has more than 500 listings in Southern Illinois. Steve Zuber credits much of the firm's continued success with its emphasis on site location search services.

CRE Values Continue to Reach New Highs
RealNex Company Blog & The Technology Behind the Deal, August 15, 2017
Although the rate of price appreciation has moderated the past two years, it has still been positive and values have continued to reach new highs for commercial real estate. Strong performance [in the Industrial] sector is largely due to the demand for warehouse space for internet shopping, especially so called "last mile delivery" such as space used by Amazon Prime Now. (Read more in attached article)

Collin Fischer, CCIM, has been named a Principal
August, 2017
Shiloh, IL, Collin Fischer, CCIM, has been named a Principal in Southern Illinois commercial real estate firm, BARBERMurphy Group. The announcement was made by Wayne Barber, Jr., SIOR and Paul Murphy, Co-Founders and Principals of BARBERMurphy Group. "Collin has been a broker associate for 11 years and has demonstrated his ability to help lead and grow our firm," said Barber. "Paul Murphy, co-founder and managing principal and I are delighted to recognize the important role that Collin plays in our company."

Collin, who recently achieved his CCIM Designation in 2016, has been exposed to various business facets enabling him to bring fresh insight and work ethic to his transactions. His career in commercial real estate with the BARBERMurphy Group focuses on commercial leasing, sales and special projects in the metro-east. Collin has also helped various clients acquire investment property outside of Illinois.

Matt Barriger with the BARBERMurphy Group has been enlisted to help sell Fischer's Restaurant in Belleville.
Belleville News Democrat, April 2017
The owners of the closed Fischer's Restaurant in Belleville have enlisted the help of a commercial real estate firm BARBERMurphy Group to sell the iconic restaurant site.

Wayne Barber, Jr., SIOR on "100 St. Louisians You Should Know to Succeed in Business" List
St. Louis Small Business Monthly, April 2017
As principal of BARBERMurphy Group, Wayne Barber is well-known in Southern Illinois for his work in commercial real estate. His primary focus is industrial properties and developmental sites.

BARBERMurphy marks its 10-year anniversary with record volume
January, 2017
In 2016, The BARBERMurphy Group celebrated its 10th year in business with its best year ever. Wayne Barber, a principal in the firm attributed their success to strong demand and a great brokerage team.

Collin Fischer of BARBERMurphy Group Achieves CCIM Designation
November, 2016
Shiloh, IL, Collin Fischer, CCIM of BARBERMurphy Group has achieved the CCIM designation awarded by the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute.

BARBERMurphy Group: Commercial real estate remains strong in Southwestern Illinois
Illinois Business Journal, September 2016
The commercial real estate sector continues to be strong in Southwestern Illinois, according to Wayne Barber, a principal in the BARBERMurphy Group. The year 2015 was the 10-year-old firm's best, and 2016 has continued in the same vein, he said. "There's interest in the immediate Metro East and the outlying counties both," Barber said. "So, despite what you read and hear about the State of Illinois, things are good."

BMG Active in the I-55 Corridor Development Plan Area
Mike Pierceall, AICP, CEcD - BARBERMurphy Group Newsletter - August 2016
Recently Southwestern Illinois has experienced growth and development in a number of its communities and one of the key players involved in bringing in new investments to the area is BARBERMurphy Group, the leading commercial real estate brokerage firm in Downstate Illinois. One area of growth is centered in Edwardsville and Glen Carbon in Madison County.

TIF, Business District, and Enterprise Zone Overview
Provided by Economic Development Resources
A snapshot on how TIFs (Tax Increment Financing), Business Districts and Enterprise Zones work.

St. Clair County best location, location, location for NGA
Illinois Business Journal, March 2016
The purpose of this letter is to state my endorsement and support for the selection of the Scott Air Force Base site in St. Clair County for the relocation and expansion of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency project. There are many locational considerations that require close attention and evaluation in making this decision, which I believe clearly point to the advantages that the St. Clair County site as proposed presents. Additionally, the NGA project will have positive economic impact for the entire region including outlying areas that have experienced loss of jobs and economic growth.

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate; BARBERMurphy Group: Demand growing for industrial and investment properties
Illinois Business Journal, March 2016
2015 was the best year the 10-year-old BARBERMurphy Group has ever had, according to Wayne Barber, a principal of the firm. He says 2016 might be even better. With 18 licensed brokers and more than 500 active listings, the brokerage is the largest commercial Realtor in Southern Illinois. Paul Murphy, another firm principal, specializes in investment (i.e., income producing) property. He said that demand for leased offices, retail buildings and multi-family residential units has been strong.

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois Engineers and Architects - FGM Architects, Wingate Elementary, Mascoutah School District
Illinois Business Journal, February 2016
District officials remain excited about Wingate Elementary, which was designed to support the curriculum and to provide a learning environment which will foster student's efforts to realize and achieve their academic potential.

Investment Real Estate and the 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange
Robert Anna, CCIM, Broker Associate, February 2016
While some sectors of the commercial real estate market in Southern Illinois have yet to fully recover from the last economic downturn, investment real estate has been a notable exception. BARBERMurphy Group has experienced a very significant increase in sales of investment properties over the past few years, and investment real estate was by far the hottest sector in 2015.

BarberMurphy Group brokers sale of former Sauget industrial plant
Illinois Business Journal, January 2016
Shiloh-based BARBERMurphy Group celebrated year's end by landing a huge commercial real estate deal - one that will rehabilitate and rejuvenate a longtime dormant industrial plant, which will again be available for heavy industrial uses. Steve Zuber, principal at BARBERMurphy Group, says the 200,000-square-foot, 39-acre site of the former Big River Zinc Corp., located in Sauget about three miles southeast of downtown St. Louis off of Illinois Route 3, was purchased by Jet Enterprises and Holding Co. for an undisclosed amount.

Sauget Industrial Plant Sold
Belleville News Democrat, October 5, 2015
A metro-east industrial plant that has mostly remained vacant during the past decade is about to see some new life. The former Big River Zinc plant located off Illinois 3, at 2401 Mississippi Ave. in Sauget, has been purchased by Jet Enterprises and Holding Co. LLC. The holding company has partnered with Kentucky construction company All Purpose Steel Construction Inc. to develop a metal and steel fabrication plant at the site. Steve Zuber, of Barber Murphy Group in Shiloh, was the real estate broker in the transaction and will be managing the site for Jet Enterprises and Holding Co.

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois: Commercial Real Estate
Illinois Business Journal, September 2015
After dabbling with a part-time interest in the industry, Matt Barriger decided in mid-2005 to accept the challenge of making a full-time career in real estate. At the agency, Barriger focuses on representation for sellers, buyers, tenants and landlords in all aspects of commercial real estate; including office, retail, industrial, land, multi-family and investment properties.

Eastport surge continues with planned new buildings
Illinois Business Journal, June 2015
Spec buildings that disappeared from the Southwestern Illinois horizon in recent years are making a comeback, with several large projects in Collinsville among them. Ben Cahill, vice president of brokerage services for The Maune Co., says his St. Louis-based company will break ground in June on a $4.3 million, 53,000-square-foot, “semi spec” building that could house as many as 10 tenants, at 1607 Eastport Drive in the Eastport Plaza area. Semi spec means some tenants are already assured, while others will be sought. “There’s unquestionably an uptick in business. If you even heard about a builder talking about a spec building two years ago, you wouldn’t have believed it,” he said during a recent City of Collinsville presentation. It will be Maune’s third project at Eastport, and it should be done in December. Two other buildings were constructed previously, just east of the planned site. A fourth looks likely and would be built just to the west.

Development to come with hospital moves
St. Louis Business Journal, May 29, 2015
New hospitals in the fast-growing Illinois suburbs of O’Fallon and Shiloh may contribute to those communities’ ongoing commercial development boom, but the prospect of losing a hospital in Belleville could have the reverse effect. That’s what Wayne Barber Jr., principal of Shiloh, Illinois-based commercial real estate firm BARBERMurphy Group, said about the planned opening of the 94-bed, $125 million Memorial Hospital East in early 2016 in Shiloh and the anticipated move of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital from its longtime location in downtown Belleville to a new 144-bed, $253 million facility in O’Fallon, Illinois.

Largest Commercial Real Estate Firms
St. Louis Business Journal, January 16-22, 2015
The St. Louis Business Journal ranks BARBERMurphy Group as Top Illinois Based Broker for Largest Commercial Real Estate Firms in the St. Louis/Illinois Market.