Columbia Universal: Q&A With Columbia Property Trust’s Nelson Mills


Commercial Observer talked with Nelson Mills of Columbia Property Trust, who is casting his eye well beyond the REIT’s home turf, out of the suburbs and into gateway cities.

0:15 – What’s the thinking behind Columbia’s move out of suburban and into gateway cities?
1:57 – Why does Columbia want a presence in Washington, D.C.?
2:50 – In 2011, when Columbia started in D.C., how was the market different from now?
3:12 – Why go into San Francisco and not Los Angeles?
4:01 – Any chance Columbia goes back to its Southern roots, looking at Atlanta or others?

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