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

Barry Hersh

Barry Hersh

Barry F. Hersh is Clinical Associate Professor at the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate and Chair of the Masters in Real Estate Development Program. He teaches Land Use Regulation, Green Buildings, and the Development Capstone; works with faculty, students and curriculum and in 2012 was honored for his service. Mr. Hersh conducts research on environmentally responsible real estate development with the NYU Center for the Sustainable Built Environment.

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Research Reports

The Promise of E-commerce

The Promise of E-commerce: Impacts on Retail and Industrial Real Estate Submitted By: Curtis D. Spencer, President, IMS Worldwide and Steve Schellenberg, Vice President, IMS Worldwide

As e-commerce sales continue their robust growth, manufacturers, transportation providers, distribution and fulfillment center operators and retailers all are being pressured to modify the retail logistics chain. To meet customer expectations, retailers must have merchandise on shelves for instant purchases as well as in distribution centers for delivery directly to customers. Additionally, retailers need to ensure that their deliveries—both to stores and directly to customers—are predictable and remain cost effective.

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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

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.

NAIOP Research Foundation Newsletter, November 2015

Read the November 2015 issue of the Research Foundation newsletter.

NAIOP Research Foundation Newsletter, June 2015

Read the June 2015 issue of the Research Foundation newsletter.