Robert Carr

Robert
Carr
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Are Seniors Being Priced Out of Big Cities? 
Seniors are now more likely to want to retire in a big city, but less likely to be able to afford it.
Seniors Property Enters Young Crowdfunding Age  1
Online investing has grown so successful that it’s starting to hit the seniors housing market, with the first seniors housing project breaking ground this year in Bloomington, Ind., thanks to crowdfunding assistance.
Denver Office Markets Outperform Rest of Nation 
The Mile-High City has enjoyed a revival this year in its 106 million sq. ft. office market. Energy and tech companies are driving demand for CBD office space and rents are increasing at a quick clip.
Measuring Green and Productivity in Offices 
A green office doesn’t always equal a productive, efficient office and vice-versa, research shows.
Demand for Industrial Space Gaining Momentum 
The industrial property sector is posting continuous gains, joining in on the commercial real estate recovery with low vacancy rates and rising rents.
New Construction Poses Threat to Office Sector Fundamentals  1
For a while, it looked like the U.S. office market had once again become the landlords’ playground, at least in core cities. But overbuilding could upset this trend, giving more negotiating power back to office tenants, warn researchers.
Investors Love Industrial as Returns on Office Buys Fall 
Office and industrial properties achieved full recovery nationwide by the second half of 2014, with cap rates compressing and prices skyrocketing. This is pushing investors to either reposition existing gems in their portfolios or pick up trophy properties in secondary markets.
D.C. Office Occupancy Drops, but Investor Demand Still High 
Vacancy has increased in one of the top U.S. office markets, Washington, D.C., but at least one expert says the drop is just a minor blip that signifies investors should seize on properties while they can.
Lenders Hold Back Seniors Housing Overbuilding Threat 
With the cork finally having been pulled from capital for new construction, seniors housing occupancy inched slowly upward in the second quarter. While talk of overbuilding—not yet really even a threat—has begun, many experts think lenders have learned their lesson and will keep holding their purse strings tight, though more ways to finance are emerging for the sector.
Memory Care Branches Into Every Seniors Housing Sector 
There will be about 1 billion people who need some form of memory care worldwide by 2050, according to a recent survey of 6,000 people across 12 countries, conducted by the Chicago–based Alzheimer’s Association. As seniors property construction picks up speed in many U.S. markets, building projects for dementia patients is proving to be a gold mine—if a company has the expertise to do it.
U.S. Surveys Show More Buildings, But Less Energy Consumption 
The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released preliminary results from its 2012 Commercial Buildings Survey, which measures the size of the current U.S. building stock. The study will then be combined with another yardstick, the Energy Supplier Survey, which is now underway by the EIA.
Overbuilding Concerns Touch Texas Office Markets 
Demand for office space rebounded in the second quarter, but overbuilding now threatens a few major markets.
U.S. Records Fastest Office Occupancy Cost Growth in the World 
While major U.S. office markets still haven’t made the list for the world’s top 10 most expensive rents, the country leads in having the fastest-growing occupancy costs.
Northeast Sees an Influx of New Medical Office Building Construction 
The Northeast is witnessing a peak of medical office building (MOB) construction, with 43 active projects valued at $2.9 billion, according to a new study released by Revista, an Annapolis, Md.-based consulting firm.
Incentives Dwindle as Affordable Seniors Housing Gap Widens 
According to a recent housing survey from the MacArthur Foundation, more than 60 percent of respondents believe it will be very challenging for seniors to find affordable, quality housing when they need it.

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