Alexa: Where's Home?

I can’t get Amazon off my mind as the deadline looms closer for cities and regions wanting to land the retail giant’s second headquarters. And it seems the same way for many others in town as well. Last week, I met with dozens of other...


How to Prime the Amazon Deal in Charlotte's Favor

Efforts to lure Amazon’s newest headquarters are becoming nutty, according to media reports. In Georgia, the Stonecrest City Council has offered to de-annex some land and name it the city of Amazon; Birmingham installed gigantic Amazon delivery...


Working Hard? Quality vs. Quantity - My Best Vacation Hacks

  Verdery Kerr, a friend and former member of the Christ Church ministry team, once said to me that dealing with the phases of life is “adult stuff, it is not easy.” I am reminded of this as I gain perspective from the challenges I...


Head Outdoors to Learn to Lead

When I began in commercial real estate 25 years ago, the prevailing paradigm for young bucks was that of the “Man in Full.” Wall Street was the hot thriller and discussions about ethics in business were abound. To be an American male in business...


Why Industrial Has Long Legs

The industrial real estate markets are getting a lot of attention lately and I have been getting a lot of questions from people asking about our industrial activity at Brennan Investment Group. Last year, I aligned myself with Brennan and I have...


Unlocking the State's Best Resources (Including Prisons!)

N.C. Governor Roy Cooper has gotten slack this year for stopping the sale of some of the state’s prime properties. Our previous governor, Pat McCrory, began an ‘efficiency in government’ program during his tenure where he hired CBRE...


Why a fresh peach delivered by a drone turned this building into gold

  Same-day delivery could be coming soon for consumers – and that’s also great news for those owning warehouses. The industrial sector is extremely busy now. I’d call it the hottest slice of the commercial real estate market. I’ve...


Father Knows Best

I’ve written about this concept a lot: Commercial real estate is complex and becoming more so. This Father’s Day, I am reminded of how my father taught me how to make complex issues simple for clients. During my dad’s career, he helped many of...


We Won!

I’m starting this blog with the big news: We Won! Cardinal Real Estate Partners’ weekly e-newsletter was recently honored as the Best Real Estate Newsletter by The Content Funnel for delivering what the group calls “insightful, high-quality...


10+ Things CRE Consultants are Good For

Commercial real estate is complex. But sometimes a transaction takes more than a good negotiator or deal maker. You need a consultant, someone experienced in understanding the nuances and finding the right path through all the noise. Here is my top...