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October 19, 2016

Vancouver’s MNP Tower Wins NAIOP Award for Top Office Development

Oxford Properties, the real estate arm of OMERS, has been named recipient of the Project of the Year award by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, for their MNP Tower in Vancouver as part of Oxford Place.

October 19, 2016

Reimagining the Parking Garage (

Architects and designers are now looking at creating more flexible and sustainably built structures that lend themselves to alternative uses and have an eye toward smarter future redevelopment, Boston-based Utile Inc. principal Michael LeBlanc tells

October 12, 2016

Tech Disruption’s Next Target: Office Buildings (

Great technology in the workplace should have a positive impact on those running the building as well as employees in the tenant spaces, Comfy president Lindsay Baker tells

October 11, 2016

Exploring the Impact of Disruptive Technology, Co-working, Data Storytelling, Modern Design and Construction on Office Real Estate

As technology, the changing workforce and demand continue to evolve, over 200 commercial real estate executives from across North America will gather at O.CON: The Office Conference, November 1-2, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza in Los Angeles.

October 06, 2016

Get Your Jet Packs On: The Revolution of Self-driving Cars (

Excerpt from's coverage of the “Self-driving Cars: A Game Changer for Commercial Real Estate?” keynote general session panel at NAIOP’s Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016 by Kristian Seemeyer.

October 05, 2016

How to Develop a Successful Tech Hub (

Accessibility, amenities and office building type are among the keys to Playa Vista’s success as a tech hub, but there’s more to the story, Tishman Speyer’s managing partner John Ollen tells

October 04, 2016

Sentiment Index: U.S. Commercial Real Estate Outlook is Still Positive, Despite Headwinds Around Available Debt

NAIOP has released the fall 2016 Sentiment Index based on a survey of member developers, owners and investors on whether their 12-month outlook for commercial real estate development is positive, neutral or negative.

October 04, 2016

What’s Ahead for the Economy and CRE (

It may be the most pressing question for commercial real estate professionals: What does the future hold? Suzanne Mulvee, director of research, CoStar Group, addressed upcoming trends during the “Keynote General Session: What’s Ahead? The Economy, The Market and Your Investments” at NAIOP’s Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016, held in Scottsdale, Arizona.

October 03, 2016

CREC '16 Presentations, Blogs, Coverage

Knowledge, insights and images from CREC '16

September 30, 2016

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September 29, 2016

The Future of Dynamic Office and Industrial Design (

Excerpt from's coverage of the “Speed of Change: Designing Office and Industrial Building for the Future” session at NAIOP’s Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016 by Kristian Seemeyer.

September 28, 2016

What Will TAMI Tenants Need Going Forward? (

Flexibility will continue to be the buzzword for TAMI (technology, advertising, media and information) tenants, who want a variety of options in their workspace throughout the day and over time, Breather CEO Julien Smith tells

September 22, 2016

Nuts and Bolts Changes in Traditional Office Product (

The use of view glass and the size of floorplates are changing, but just as much drywall is being used in open-office floor plans as in traditional ones, USAA Real Estate Co.’s executive managing director Dirk Mosis tells Mosis is planning committee chair for NAIOP’s O.CON: The Office Conference here November 1-2. We spoke with him exclusively about the conference, what attendees will get out of it that they won’t find elsewhere and how traditional office product is evolving.

September 19, 2016

NAIOP Research Foundation Announces Appointment of Alan C. Sheppard, Jr., Greenberg Traurig, as Governor

The NAIOP Research Foundation announces the appointment of Alan C. Sheppard, Jr. as one of the Foundation’s 54 Governors. Sheppard demonstrated his commitment to the Foundation’s mission by supporting its endowment and accepting the lifelong distinction of Governor.

September 14, 2016

How Companies are Getting Smarter about Workplace Strategy (

Before you can talk about workplace design, you first have to understand your business strategy – then create a workplace to accommodate it, JLL managing director, workplace strategy – Americas, Bernice Boucher tells

August 31, 2016

Four Trends That Could Be CRE Game-Changers (

Our industry may see major fundamental change over the next decade thanks to the sharing economy, last-mile delivery, disintermediation in brokerage and leasing, and the war for talent, the Deloitte Center for Financial Services’ executive director James Eckenrode tells

August 30, 2016

See Newt Gingrich at NAIOP’s Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016

Hear from politician, historian, author and political analyst Newt Gingrich at Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016.

August 22, 2016

Frank Wuest, NAIOP Research Foundation Trustee, Passes

Frank Wuest died on August 13, 2016, while participating in a fundraising swim in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. At the time of his passing, Frank was president of Marcus Partners in Boston, Massachusetts, having established a successful career in real-estate investment and development.

August 18, 2016

NAIOP Selects 21 Exceptional Young Professionals to Receive 2016 Developing Leaders Award

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has selected 21 young professionals to receive its prestigious 2016 Developing Leaders Award. The annual award honors up-and-coming professionals under the age of 35 for their exemplary professional accomplishments, strong leadership and community involvement. The award will be presented at NAIOP’s Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016, September 26-28, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

August 17, 2016

Destination: US for Foreign Real Estate Buyers (

“Black swan” geopolitical events could be the only potential fly in the ointment for foreign investors in US real estate, which shows no sign of slowing anytime soon, USAA Real Estate Company’s CFO Jim Hime tells in advance of NAIOP’s Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016, September 26-28, in Scottsdale.

August 09, 2016

Call for Submissions: Showcase Your Industrial Project

Submissions are now open to have your cutting-edge industrial development project featured at I.CON ‘17 Impact Projects, March 8-9, 2017, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

August 03, 2016

High-performance, Sustainable Building: NAIOP’s 2016 Developer of the Year (

For financial resiliency through economic cycles to the quality and breadth of its work, Touchstone was selected as the NAIOP 2016 Developer of the Year, the association’s highest honor recognizing a company’s development leadership and innovation. Headquartered here, Touchstone is a leader in the commercial real estate industry for designing and building high-performance, sustainable buildings, says NAIOP. Touchstone president A-P Hurd tells that the company is largely focused on the development of urban-infill projects, including commercial office, technology, biotechnology, R&D buildings and business hotels.

August 02, 2016

Best Practices for Innovation District Planning and Development

A new study by the NAIOP Research Foundation offers insight into the development and growth of “innovation districts,” an economic development tool based on the notion that entrepreneurship and innovation can be stimulated in environments that both satisfy space needs of companies in different life cycle stages and encourage employees to interact and exchange ideas in a mix of settings.

August 01, 2016

Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016: Anticipate the Future of CRE (video)

Find out what forward-looking topics are on the agenda at Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016.

July 28, 2016

NAIOP Advances Diversity in Commercial Real Estate through Best Practices and Scholarships

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has implemented new strategic initiatives that seek to advance diversity in commercial real estate by leveraging NAIOP’s network, embracing companies’ values and engaging the interests of those typically under-represented in the industry.

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