Des Moines is going to “Dew It”!

The annual professional skateboard “Dew Tour” is coming back to Des Moines on July 29-30, 2022. The tour, powered by Mountain Dew, will be held at Lauridsen Skatepark at the north end of the Principal Riverwalk next to the Des Moines River. The Lauridsen Skatepark is the perfect venue for the event as the 88,000Continue reading “Des Moines is going to “Dew It”!”

West Des Moines Just Got Super-Fast … 

Internet that is!  Google Fiber opened its only Iowa office in West Des Moines late last month. This move provides one or two gigabit fiber-optic internet to the city – which offers internet speeds 100x faster than the average broadband connection!  Only 17 metro areas in the country have access to this type of fiber-opticContinue reading “West Des Moines Just Got Super-Fast … “

Polk County’s Amazon Facility Sells for a Record $326,000,000!

Recently, Avison Young’s Capital Markets Group sold an Amazon fulfillment facility near Des Moines for a whopping $326,000,000! The transaction is the highest recorded sale in Polk County’s history!  Capital Square, from Richmond Virginia, purchased the 2.7 million square feet four-story building from Mesirow Realty Sale-Leaseback, Inc. The building was incredibly desirable as it isContinue reading “Polk County’s Amazon Facility Sells for a Record $326,000,000!”

Des Moines Industrial Transloading Facility

In 2021, the Des Moines Industrial Transloading Facility broke ground. The facility brings freight — by truck or rail — to a central location where it is placed into truckloads and then distributed. Construction is moving right along – the facility will be fully operational by early 2022.  The 31-acres site has direct access toContinue reading “Des Moines Industrial Transloading Facility”

Iowa is Data Center Central!

In my previous blog post, I noted that Meta – previously known as Facebook – recently announced a final expansion at the Altoona Data Center which made the site the company’s largest operational data center … WORLDWIDE! In addition to Meta, Apple also has a data center in Iowa – in Waukee! The $1.375 billionContinue reading “Iowa is Data Center Central!”