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August 30, 2016

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

Hear from a 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.

July 19, 2016

Nominations Open for Project of the Year Award: Office

Nominations are now open for the Project of the Year award, this year honoring innovation in office development or renovation. The award will be presented at O.CON: The Office Conference 2016 in Los Angeles.

July 18, 2016

What Does Being a NAIOP DL Do For You? (DL Survey)

Help NAIOP unlock the keys to CRE success by telling NAIOP what matters to you – our Developing Leaders.

July 14, 2016

New Report: U.S. Commercial Real Estate Development Supported 3.2 Million Jobs and Contributed $450 Billion to the Economy in 2015

Development and construction of new commercial real estate – office, industrial, warehouse and retail – continues to be a powerful contributor to the U.S. and individual state economies, supporting approximately 3.2 million American jobs and contributing $450 billion to U.S. GDP in 2015, according to Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate, 2016 Edition, by the NAIOP Research Foundation.

July 13, 2016

NAIOP’s CRE.CON ‘16: Innovative Education and High-level Networking (

NAIOP’s Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016, to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, September 26-28, will offer attendees the opportunity to meet new potential business partners and learn from industry leaders, says planning committee chairman Gregory Fuller.

July 06, 2016

Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016: Where Deals Happen (video)

Seize new business opportunities. Strengthen partnerships. Unlimited networking. Don't miss Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016: September 26-28, 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona

June 30, 2016

NAIOP Research Foundation Announces Appointment of Jim Mulligan, Husch Blackwell LLP, as Governor

The NAIOP Research Foundation announces the appointment of Jim Mulligan as one of the Foundation’s 52 Governors. Mulligan demonstrated his commitment to the Foundation’s mission by supporting its endowment and accepting the lifelong distinction of Governor.

June 28, 2016

Touchstone Named NAIOP 2016 Developer of the Year

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has selected Touchstone as the 2016 Developer of the Year – the association’s highest honor.

June 23, 2016

I.CON ’16: Trends and Forecasts Presentations and Coverage

Tap into NAIOP's resources for industrial development, including session recordings and insights from I.CON ’16: Trends and Forecasts in Jersey City, New Jersey.

June 20, 2016

Economic Flattening Points to Declining Demand for U.S. Office Space Through 2017

The national office market is forecast to absorb approximately 34.6 million square feet of space in 2016, down from 62.1 million square feet in 2015, as economic growth flattens in the U.S., says the Q2 2016 NAIOP Office Space Demand Forecast.

June 20, 2016

How NAIOP Helps Drive Developing Leaders’ Success

NAIOP gives Developing Leaders valuable opportunities to learn, grow, lead and give back at both the local chapter and national level. Discover how NAIOP helps members build the relationships that drive their success. DLs: Share the new DL video and you could win an Amazon gift card.

June 06, 2016

NAIOP Promotes Barbara Parnarouskis as Vice President for Education

Barb Parnarouskis has been named as NAIOP’s vice president for education, leading the association’s conferences and the NAIOP Center for Education.

June 02, 2016

The E-commerce Last Mile is the Next Frontier ( talked with Curtis Spencer, IMS Worldwide, about what attendees can expect at the “E-commerce Last Mile” session he will moderate at I.CON: Trends and Forecasts next week.

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