The last time occupancy rate were in the 50s was in 1989, whenit stood at 56.5%.

''Some of the drop can be attributed to a slowing economy priorto Sept. 11, but I would say 90% of it is due to the terroristattacks,'' Montgomery tells GlobeSt.com. He plans to release a moreprecise and detailed report later this year.

He anticipates that the year-to-date figures for the first ninemonths will be down roughly 10% or so because of the Septemberfallout.

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