Robert Carr

Hotel Metrics Reach Historic Highs in Second Quarter
U.S. hotel industry metrics continued on a strong streak in the second quarter of the year, with increases in both occupancy levels and average daily rates (ADRs), as well as revenue per available room (RevPar) growth that hit double digits in some markets.
How Low Oil Prices Hurt Houston Office Landlords
At a time when most office markets are seeing significant rent increases due to high demand from office space users, Houston’s office market has experienced its first negative absorption quarter in five years.
Collaboration, Flexible Work Styles Drive Evolution in Office Designs
The cubicle farm is on the way out. Now that hiring is up again, workplace strategy experts say that most companies want to implement collaborative office designs to attract professional talent.
Hotel Chains Invest in Sky Bars to Drive Add-On Revenues
Hotel chains are reconfiguring lobby and restaurant areas with a focus on top-floor “sky bars” that add a new level of excitement to guests’ activities.
Office Rents Show Strong Growth in Q2, Thanks to New Jobs
Preliminary reports for the second quarter show that office rents are experiencing strong, steady increases in most U.S. markets due to a lack of new construction and renewed hiring in the professional services sector.
Competition Heats Up for Life Science Space, with No End in Sight
Demand for space from life sciences companies is still far outpacing supply, pushing up rents and forcing prospective tenants to grab cluster spaces when they can be found.
Active Home-Building Industry Will Lead to More Demand for Warehouse Space
Strong consumer spending and the rise in housing construction activity are currently the prime factors for the incredible rebound of the U.S. industrial real estate sector, and experts say as home buying continues to increase, so will demand for warehouse space.
Office Rents Climb, but Tenants Still Have Negotiating Power in Most Markets
Strong demand for office space is pushing up rents at class-A buildings in all the major U.S. cities, and times have become more challenging for tenants, though they still hold the power in many parts of the country.
Hotel Chains Appeal to Millennials with Small Rooms, Social Experiences 1
The needs of Millennials are taking over the mindset of nearly every business owner, and that now includes hotels.
Canadian Investors Love U.S. Office Assets, but Decline Expected in Late 2015
A surge in Asian investment in the U.S. office sector in the first quarter overshadowed the one country responsible for one quarter of all cross-border acquisitions in the U.S.: Canada.
Asian Investors Target West Coast for Office Assets
High prices, low yields and volatility in their domestic markets have pushed Asian investors to increase acquisitions of U.S. office properties, particularly in the West Coast markets of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.
Nursing Care Investors Watch Values Rise, Patients Shift
Skilled nursing investors competing in today’s frothy market have new goals to shoot for: High-end quality and short-term stays, to both better serve the patients as well as attract profitable Medicare recipients.
Outlook Gets Brighter for D.C. Office Sector
The fortunes of office investors in Washington, D.C., may be about to turn positive as a lack of development combines with an improving economy and Millenials moving into the city.
Intermodal Industrial Facilities Capture Investor Attention
Investors are now collecting premium rents for intermodal properties located near large container-stacking facilities.
New Law to Allow Tenants to Showcase Their Energy Efficiency Efforts
Office tenants who became believers in energy conservation in the heyday of the building sustainability movement about two decades ago only to watch building owners take all the credit have cheered a recent new law that will support, track and promote their efforts at being green.
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