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

Shaun Bond

Shaun Bond

Professor Shaun A. Bond holds the West Shell, Jr., Chair in Real Estate and is a Professor in the Department of Finance and Real Estate at the University of Cincinnati. He is also currently the Director of the UC Real Estate Center. Shaun has an extensive research background in real estate finance and investment, with a special interest in portfolio choice in the context of institutional investment.

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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

Study Concludes that Office Tenants Prefer Suburban Vibrant Centers over Traditional Single-Use Suburban Locations

For close to a decade, based on anecdotes, real estate professionals have suspected that vibrant and walkable office environments are preferred over and perform better than single-use office locations. A new study, the first of its kind, tests this hypothesis across 40 plus U.S. office markets and concludes the following:

Research Revolutionizing Commercial Real Estate

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