Robert Carr

Practice Drills, Cooperation With Law Enforcement Key to Protecting Commercial Assets Against Terror Threats
How prepared are malls and hotels in the U.S. for a potential terrorist attack?
Foreign Investors View U.S. Industrial Portfolios as Solid Buy
Industrial properties, typically a sector ignored by foreign investors due to comparatively low lease rates and locations far away from urban centers, have now become a desired asset class for such buyers.
Top 5 “New World” Cities in the U.S.
The traditional hierarchy of global cities is breaking down, according to experts, as technology, globalization and urbanization trends have started to attract real estate investment on a broader scale. Below we list (in no particular order) the top five ‘new world’ cities in the U.S.
Hotel Developers to Keep Building Through 2016
A combination of strong demand and measured new supply additions has resulted in very healthy fundamentals for the hotel industry, but experts say 2016 may mark the last year of expansion in this cycle.
Law Firms Now Ready to Grow, But Face Challenges Finding Space
Competition for office space is hot in every market as available class-A and remodeled class-B space is tight, and new buildings aren’t scheduled to come on-line until the end of 2016/early 2017.
Retailers Focus on Large Distribution Centers, Small Urban Warehouses for Fast Delivery
As third quarter fundamentals continue to show improvement in the industrial sector, retailers are honing their distribution center strategy to meet current e-commerce demands.
Growing Demand for Data Centers Drives M&A Activity in the Sector
The growth in remote digital storage is pushing up demand for data storage properties globally and leading to a flurry of merger and acquisition activity among data storage facility owners and users.
6 U.S. Office Markets with the Highest Occupancy Rates
According to office market reports from real estate services firms CBRE and JLL, at least six of the nation’s top office markets posted vacancy rates in the single digits in the third quarter.
Tight Office Demand to Continue Through Mid-2016, New Research Reports Promise
The office tenant base is growing faster than new development can keep up with, forcing the national office vacancy down in the third quarter to its lowest point since the recession.
Seniors Housing Professionals Worry About Inexperienced Developers Entering the Sector
Construction of seniors housing properties is up, but occupancy is flat and absorption was down at the end of the third quarter, according to industry experts.
Drone Technology Might Guide the Next CRE Investment Boom
Drone technology has become a multi-billion-dollar business, as consumer uses multiply and the U.S. military begins phasing out manned vehicle operations in favor of unmanned flights, leading real estate investors and developers to pay attention.
Investor Competition Intensifies for Medical Office Properties
Demand for stabilized medical office buildings (MOBs) and new development is on an upswing, according to market experts, with cap rates matching pre-recession record levels.
Detroit Office Market Gains Momentum with Influx of High-Tech Workers
This week two major corporations served as examples why Detroit’s office market, once the worst performing major market in the country, is now on a strong path toward resurgence.
Underground Industrial Facilities Rise in Popularity
Underground warehousing and manufacturing facilities, primarily centered in the Kansas City, Mo. market, are undergoing an unprecedented development boom.
Investors Compete for Self-Storage Acquisitions
Investors’ thirst for self-storage facilities has taken them into secondary markets in the first half of 2015.
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