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Teya Vitu is an Idaho Business Review reporter, covering commercial real estate, construction, transportation and whatever else may intrigue him in the moment. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_TeyaVitu.

Commercial vacancy rates are reaching pre-recession levels (access required)

Commercial vacancy rates in much of Treasure Valley dipped to pre-recessionary levels   for the first time in June, even with 5 million new square feet of office, industrial and retail coming on the market since 2010. Local commercial real estate ...

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Roundup 7.10.15 (access required)

Lice Knowing You leased office space at 2971 E. Copper Point Drive in Meridian. Karena Gilbert of Thornton Oliver Keller represented the landlord.  Jennifer McEntee of Cushman & Wakefield| Commerce represented the tenant. Preventative Health LLC leased 2,765 square feet ...

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Hoping to stem losses, Nampa signs new operator for Ford Idaho Center (access required)

The city of Nampa will negotiate a five-year contract with a new operator for the Ford Idaho Center in an attempt to stem annual deficits of about $1.5 million. The Nampa City Council voted unanimously to award a contract to ...

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Wyndham Garden replaces Boise Hotel (access required)

The Boise Hotel starts its new life July 7 as the Wyndham Garden Boise Airport Hotel. The white-and-green Wyndham Garden sign went up July 6 and the Wyndham identity became official July 7, said Jonathan Wray, director of sales. Wyndham ...

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Idaho again leads the nation in construction job growth (access required)

Idaho has seen the largest construction job growth in the nation for three months in a row through May. Robust job growth in Boise and Coeur d’Alene contributed to the year-over-year percentage increase. Idaho’s construction jobs increased by 4,200 or ...

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One, two, three, now four new hotels for downtown Boise

A fourth new hotel project announced since March is in the works for downtown Boise. PEG Development in Provo, Utah, plans to build a five-story hotel with 150 to 160 rooms on the Boise Plaza parking lot at 10th and ...

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9th and Idaho building sells to Ketchum investors (access required)

The eight-story 9th & Idaho building has changed hands. H&S Financial Corp. of Ketchum bought the 1999 office building for an undisclosed price from CLM & DFM Broadway LLC, also of Ketchum, whose members are Charles L. and Dawn F. Matthiesen. ...

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