Robert Carr

Robert
Carr
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Freddie Mac’s New Tax-Exempt Loan Benefits Seniors Housing 
A new Freddie Mac loan program for affordable multifamily redevelopment this month received its first test trial with a seniors housing property. The Direct Purchase of Tax-Exempt Loans initiative is designed as a speedier way to finance affordable family properties.
Southeast to See $2B in New MOB Construction over a Two-Year Period 
There’s more than $2 billion in new health care projects set for completion in the Southeast in the next two years, according to data provided by Revista, an Annapolis, Md.-based health care consulting firm. Atlanta and Miami will receive the bulk of the new construction.
Industrial Sales Volume Hits $23B at Mid-Year 
Investor spending on U.S. industrial properties rose more than 50 percent since mid-year 2012, with buying competition so frenzied many of the new purchases this year have been in secondary markets.
Warehouse Rents Stay Low Despite High Demand for Space  1
Rents in the significantly improved warehouse/distribution sector have somehow not gone up along with rising demand for space.
As Self-Storage Cash Flows Rise, Competition for Assets Compresses Rates  1
Both occupancy and rents continue to rise at self-storage properties, particularly as construction is only meeting a fraction of demand, according to market experts.
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 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.
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