Contributing editor

Harton joined IBJ in 1984, fresh out of Indiana University’s School of Journalism. He covered banking, real estate and the business of sports before becoming associate editor in 1988. He became managing editor the following year and editor in 1990, serving in that position until 2013. Over the years, Harton’s short stories about Indianapolis real estate have been published in The New York Times and he has won statewide and national awards for his IBJ editorials and columns. Harton is also a freelance writer and is active in several community organizations.


Former Summit House apartment tower sold

The landmark apartment building at 38th and Meridian streets formerly known as Summit House has been purchased by a pair of Chicago investors who plan to invest  “a significant amount of capital” into the 20-story tower.

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Retail space rises in Carmel

Retail construction has all but ground to a halt because of the recession, but that’s not the case in Carmel, where Keystone Construction Corp. is in the midst of developing a $45 million, mixed-use project.

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Properties in play along Market Street

Four properties for sale along a two-block stretch of East Market Street downtown are likely to offer the first signs of what’s
in store for an area real estate brokers think will get a boost from the recent removal of the Market Street interstate ramp.

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Law firm sticks with unconventional space

With its expansion last month into the historic Eden-Talbott House at 1336 N. Delaware St., the local environmental law firm
Plews Shadley Racher & Braun now owns and occupies three historic homes and a 1950s-era office building in the same block.

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It’s a buyer’s market for apartments-WEB ONLY

When the market for single-family houses began to fall apart last fall, the prevailing wisdom was that the crash would be good for the owners of apartment complexes. But the recession is taking its toll on multi-family housing as well, putting the brakes on new developments and driving down prices of existing complexes. Projections at […]

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