Robert Carr

Industrial Sector Gets High on $2.7B Marijuana Industry 2
The country’s legal marijuana industry more than doubled in size in 2014, to $2.7 billion, and the commercial real estate world is starting to take notice.
Detroit’s Industrial Market Heating Up, in Spite of Older Building Stock
The nation’s strong industrial resurgence has now reached Detroit, a city that was among worst hit by falling property values during the recession.
Independent Living Properties Lead the Seniors Housing Sector 1
Independent living facilities are now leading the growth in the seniors housing sector, thanks to a combination of strong demand and limited supply.
Speculative Development Returns to Industrial Sector
For the national industrial market, 2014 brought with it the welcome return of speculative development. Going forward, experts say continued demand, and the lowest vacancy rate since the turn of the century, at 7.2 percent, will keep construction cranes busy.
Improving Job Market Leads to Office Sector Success
With businesses finally embracing expansion in 2014, the office sector posted its best performance in years, according to fourth quarter statistics. And the outlook for 2015 remains bright.
Low Oil Prices Threaten Office Sector in Houston
Though it’s good news for consumers, the recent drop in oil prices to less than $50 a barrel threatens to derail the success of some of the nation’s office markets.
Self-Storage Still Attractive, but Good Deals Will Be Harder to Find in 2015
Self-storage properties remain one of the hottest commodities in commercial real estate, generating steady returns for investors while supply has remained somewhat constrained.
Texas Leads Industrial Property Stats in Fourth Quarter 1
Fourth quarter industrial data is in and Texas markets still lead in building occupancies, rents and new construction.
Aging Prison Population Calls for Nursing Care Partnerships
Aging baby boomers have begun to affect the occupancy of another of America’s institutions—prisons,—and a few states are researching ways to partner with private nursing homes to care for them.
Seniors Housing Expects More Construction, Lending and M/A Activity in 2015 1
As 2015 approaches, seniors housing joins most commercial real estate sectors in celebrating a slow-but-successful turnaround. To kick off the New Year, a number of industry experts have revealed their predictions, which include increased construction, continued responsible lending and skilled nursing strategies.
Demand for Office Space Heats Up as FIRE Sectors Recover
Professional services that have traditionally led demand for office space, including finance, insurance and real estate, have finally made a comeback after a slump following the recession. Office market experts hope that the sectors, collectively referred to as FIRE, will now join with the tech and energy industries to heat up office demand in primary cities in 2015.
For Data Center Leasing, Demand Doesn't Always Come First
According to a recent CBRE study, a company looking to lease at a data center will spend $12 million more in one major city than another for the same amount of space.
NYC Developers Tackle Tough Markets With Shipping Containers
Two New York City developers, Palladium Management and SG Blocks, have formed a partnership to use repurposed shipping containers to develop multifamily and retail in the city’s borough infill sites.
U.S. Industrial Portfolios Attract Attention from Foreign Investors
The recent $8 billion sale of IndCor Properties, an industrial REIT owned by the Blackstone Group, marks one of the largest portfolio purchases since the recession, but it comes as no surprise to capital markets experts, who say smart companies loaded up on lower-priced assets and then waited for an economic comeback.
More Construction, Financial Data Offered for the MOB Sector
Annapolis, Maryland-based Revista unveiled its new database on just about every medical office building (MOB) in the country, as well as construction data on the sector. Also, the Washington, D.C.-based Advisory Board Co. detailed how the design of the new MOB buildings should focus on patient convenience.
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