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.


HARTON: Escape your ‘information cocoon’

The information age is almost always spoken of in glowing terms. Information is empowering,
so we’re told, even if it comes from a cave in the Middle East or a basement down the block or a corporate media machine
that needs something—anything—to fill the gaps between the advertising on a 24-hour news channel.

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Downtown buildings land arts tenants

Vonnegut Memorial Library Inc. will move into 1,100 square feet at 340 N. Senate Ave. The Arts Council of Indianapolis will
occupy 5,400 square feet at 922 N. Pennsylvania St.

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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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