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...


The Magic of Bringing People Together

On the Thursday the week before my sister Ruth died, I raced back from Raleigh to be at Ruth’s bed. It was the last time she talked to the family. (Read about what I wrote about my older sister’s passing on Jan. 23rd here.) She told me two...


Experience is at the center of what drives the Charlotte real estate industry

  I’ve written a lot about the difference between being a broker and being a consultant. Both are important. Both are needed. I’ve conducted transactions for more than 25 years, and I’m continuing to do so. I’m also doing a great deal...


Will landlord-in-chief be good for Carolinas CRE?

It’s never been a more interesting time to watch politics, with new and unprecedented developments seemingly announced everyday. Regardless of which side of the aisle you prefer, there is a general consensus among many in commercial real estate...


A Warning to Charlotteans: Greenville is on the Attack

My colleague Brandon and I are spending a lot of time these days driving up and down the I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Charlotte. It’s become clear from our travels that Charlotte should really be looking over its shoulder at Greenville, S.C....