Robert Carr

Top 5 Mid-Country Intermodal Markets
As the supply chains get shorter, more intermodal hubs are springing up around the country. Here is a list of the top five intermodal markets that are set to service the interior of the country.
Medical Office Properties Command Investor Attention
The new rules and millions of additional patients have pushed many doctors into larger practices, which are now moving into more off-campus properties.
Tech Tenants Expand Into Secondary Markets in Search of Talent
The top firms in the sector are rapidly outgrowing primary cities, and are looking at expansion in secondary college towns.
Need Big-Box Space? Good Luck, Industrial Experts Say 1
Net industrial absorption has outweighed new space completions for five straight years, particularly in the big-box segment, resulting in a significant drought of available space.
Data Centers Demand Rises as High as the Cloud(s)
About 65 percent of American adults now own a smartphone, according to Pew Research, and the cloud technology that services them has joined demand from the financial, technology, social media and health care sectors to drive up demand for data centers nationwide.
5 Secondary Office Markets to Watch
Even though primary markets continue to be in high demand among both domestic and foreign buyers, investors’ attention has been shifting to secondary markets in the past 12 months.
5 Secondary Ports to Watch 1
With less than 10 months to go until the $5.2 billion Panama Canal expansion opens in April 2016, U.S. ports are implementing almost $30 billion in dredging and infrastructure improvements to handle Post-Panamax ships. Secondary market ports are poised to gain more market share.
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.
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