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

Mark J. Eppli

Mark J. Eppli

Mark J. Eppli has 25 years of academic and administrative leadership experience, including a three year term as Interim Keyes Dean of Business Administration at Marquette University. Currently he is the Bell Chair in Real Estate at Marquette; prior to joining Marquette in 2002, he was Professor of Finance and Real Estate in the School of Business and Public Management at The George Washington University, where he directed the MBA program in Real Estate and Urban Development. Dr. Eppli is widely published in commercial real estate finance, development, and valuation. His research has been published in journals including Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Land Economics, Journal of Fixed Income, Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Real Estate Research, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Real Estate Literature, The Appraisal Journal, Real Estate Review, among others. Additionally, Dr. Eppli is coauthor of the fourth edition of Real Estate Development: Principles and Process and Valuing the New Urbanism, both books published by the Urban Land Institute. Dr. Eppli earned his Ph.D. (1991), MS (1984), and BBA (1983) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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Research Reports

Preferred Office Locations

Preferred Office Locations: Comparing Location Preferences and Performance of Office Space in CBDs, Suburban Vibrant Centers and Suburban AreasSubmitted By: Emil Malizia

Where do today’s office tenants want to be located? This comprehensive study, which combines expert opinion and accurate property-level data, provides reliable information about emerging location preferences across major U.S. office markets and the comparative performance of office space in CBDs, suburban vibrant centers — defined as amenity-rich, mixed-use, “live, work, play” locations — and typical single-use suburban areas.

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

Foundation News

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.

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.

NAIOP Research Foundation Announces Officers for 2015-2016

The NAIOP Research Foundation has appointed officers for 2015-2016. The officers lead the Board of Trustees for the Foundation, whose mission is to build better communities through practical research and education that advances the quality and makes evident the benefits of commercial real estate development across North America.