Research

The NAIOP Research Foundation helps build better communities through practical research and education. The Foundation's research projects, educational programs and outreach activities have a united purpose: to support developers, owners and others involved in commercial real estate in meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of our communities, now and in the future.

Distinguished Fellow Spotlight

Gerard Mildner

Gerard C.S. Mildner, Ph.D.

Dr. Gerard Mildner is an associate professor of real estate finance and the director of the Center for Real Estate at Portland State University. Dr. Mildner has an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. His research is focused on land use regulation, growth managements, rent control, urban transportation and the economics of local government.

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Research Reports

The New Borderless Marketplace: Repositioning Retail and Warehouse Properties for TomorrowSubmitted By: Curtis Spencer, IMS Worldwide

This whitepaper addresses trends and strategies needed and how the retail experience will change over the next five years.

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Meet all of the Foundation's Governors

The Foundation's Governors support the Foundation's work through their contributions and sharing their expertise.

Foundation News

New National Report Shows Commercial Real Estate Recovering But Still Not Up to Full Potential

Development and construction of new commercial real estate – office, industrial and retail buildings – continued its climb in 2012, supporting approximately 2.3 million American jobs and contributing $303.4 billion to the nation’s economy, marking the second year that the sector posted gains since 2007, according to a new report released today by the NAIOP Research Foundation. But industry experts warn that global economic sentiment and uncertainty in Washington and state capitals are dampening a more fulsome recovery in the sector.

U.S.-Based Manufacturing: What Industries Will Grow and Where?

A study by the NAIOP Research Foundation concludes that the reshoring trend of manufacturing industries to the United States yields stabilization of jobs, but not net growth. Some industries will add jobs as others shed them, resulting in no change to the total number of manufacturing jobs but halting a decades-long trend of losing more jobs than added.