Robert Carr

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.
Data Center Owners, Developers Adopt Green Methods
The green movement has been slow to come to the data center industry—not surprising for facilities that are believed to make up to 2 percent of the nation’s total power consumption,—but now many major data center owners and developers have embraced sustainability as a new goal.
High Demand for Industrial Space at Nation’s Seaports, Airports
Demand for industrial space is high around the nation’s transportation hubs, including both deep water ports and airports, as the U.S. economy improves and the dollar gains strength.
Law Firms Still Downsizing, But Also Rank as Top Anchors
The trickle-down of the efficient-office movement is catching up with law firms, forcing partners to figure out ways to not only service downsizing clients, but also save on their own real estate costs.
Seniors Property Numbers Dip, But Trends Still Point Positive
Surprisingly, occupancy for seniors housing dipped down in the first quarter of 2015, despite positive industry fundamentals, strong competition for space and still-muted construction in most markets.
Q1 Office Crawls, But Forecasts Show Rosy Outlook

Businesses are showing their confidence in the economy in early 2015, actively seeking growth and space expansion. Though national office fundamental growth crawled even slower in the first quarter than in previous months, it’s clear the industry’s reset button has been hit hard, experts say, and the next three years should beat records for quick rent growth and absorption.

Tech Talent Changes the U.S. Office Market Landscape
Two new studies show that investors, developers and brokers have accepted that catering to the tech sector, and the new-fangled space needs of its employees, is the best path to low vacancy and high rents.
Demographics, High Entry Barriers Support Hotel Growth in U.S. Cities
The top 25 hotel markets in the U.S. had an average occupancy growth of 5 percent in 2014, as the industry proved it is just about fully recovered from the devastating impact of the recession. U.S. cities with improving job and housing markets are doing best of all.
Industrial Land at Premium as Users’ Needs Shift
Demand for e-commerce fulfillment centers and new manufacturing facilities has shifted industrial space requirements from large properties to mid-sized buildings, already in short supply following the recession. The shift is contributing to higher prices for infill land parcels.
Most U.S. Office Markets Firmly in Recovery, Expansion Mode
Researchers are now painting most national office markets as heading out of recession and into recovery.
New Investors Enter Seniors Housing Sector as ROI Blossoms
A recent report on the seniors housing industry touts the strong positive momentum for occupancies, transaction volume and returns that have continued into this year.
Conversions of Older Office Buildings are Pushing Prices and Rents Higher
Demand has increased in recovering downtown office markets, with a lack of available space forcing investors to put in high bids for even class-B and class-C office towers.
Rising High-Rise Rents Boost Demand for Lower Office Floors
Brokers are trying to keep up with the changes in space demands, including a new trend of preferring low-rise buildings or lower floors in high-rise buildings to higher-priced floors at the top.
Private Equity Pours Money into Self-Storage Deals
Investors are crowding into self-storage as the sector continues to post the highest long-term returns of any commercial property type, according to a recent quarterly industry survey.
As Port Expands, Miami’s Industrial Market Attracts Investor Attention 2
Miami’s industrial market, currently enjoying record low vacancy of about 4.5 percent, is attracting more powerful investors who want to buy in as demand overwhelms supply and new Panamax-sized ships pull up to the newly expanded port.
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