Robert Carr

Competition Heats Up for Life Science Space, with No End in Sight
Demand for space from life sciences companies is still far outpacing supply, pushing up rents and forcing prospective tenants to grab cluster spaces when they can be found.
Active Home-Building Industry Will Lead to More Demand for Warehouse Space
Strong consumer spending and the rise in housing construction activity are currently the prime factors for the incredible rebound of the U.S. industrial real estate sector, and experts say as home buying continues to increase, so will demand for warehouse space.
Office Rents Climb, but Tenants Still Have Negotiating Power in Most Markets
Strong demand for office space is pushing up rents at class-A buildings in all the major U.S. cities, and times have become more challenging for tenants, though they still hold the power in many parts of the country.
Hotel Chains Appeal to Millennials with Small Rooms, Social Experiences 1
The needs of Millennials are taking over the mindset of nearly every business owner, and that now includes hotels.
Canadian Investors Love U.S. Office Assets, but Decline Expected in Late 2015
A surge in Asian investment in the U.S. office sector in the first quarter overshadowed the one country responsible for one quarter of all cross-border acquisitions in the U.S.: Canada.
Asian Investors Target West Coast for Office Assets
High prices, low yields and volatility in their domestic markets have pushed Asian investors to increase acquisitions of U.S. office properties, particularly in the West Coast markets of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.
Nursing Care Investors Watch Values Rise, Patients Shift
Skilled nursing investors competing in today’s frothy market have new goals to shoot for: High-end quality and short-term stays, to both better serve the patients as well as attract profitable Medicare recipients.
Outlook Gets Brighter for D.C. Office Sector
The fortunes of office investors in Washington, D.C., may be about to turn positive as a lack of development combines with an improving economy and Millenials moving into the city.
Intermodal Industrial Facilities Capture Investor Attention
Investors are now collecting premium rents for intermodal properties located near large container-stacking facilities.
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.

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