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

Charles Tu

Charles C. Tu, PhD, CFA

Charles Tu is the Daniel F. Mulvihill Professor of Commercial Real Estate and Academic Director of the MS in Real Estate program in the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego. He teaches a variety of courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including real estate finance and investment, real estate capital markets, real estate management, and real estate development. He is also the principal instructor of Advanced Real Estate Finance in Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate School. Tu earned his PhD in business administration from The George Washington University in 1999 and received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2000. He became a LEED Accredited Professional in 2009 and is ARGUS Software Certified for both ARGUS Valuation-DCF and Developer.

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Research Reports

The Complexity of Urban Waterfront RedevelopmentSubmitted By: Barry F. Hersh, New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate

Waterfront brownfield regeneration is extraordinarily complex; incorporating ecology, land use, community benefits, hydrology, real estate economics, design and a host of associated disciplines. There's also an array of regulatory and funding agencies, at federal, state and local levels. The mixed-use redevelopment of formerly contaminated waterfronts has become a key but also difficult part of urban revitalization and a significant real estate opportunity.

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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.