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

Industrial Space Demand ForecastSubmitted By: Dr. Joshua Harris, University of Central Florida and Dr. Hany Guirguis, Manhattan College

The Industrial Space Demand Forecast for the U.S. is issued quarterly by NAIOP and is based on an accurate model. The Forecast assists developers and investors to make more prudent decisions about the timing of new development projects. The white paper includes a full description of the methodology behind the forecast.

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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

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NAIOP Research Foundation Newsletter, June 2015

Read the June 2015 issue of the Research Foundation newsletter.