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

Thomas Hamilton

Thomas Hamilton, Ph.D.

Dr. Thomas Hamilton, CRE, FRICS is the Gerald Fogelson Distinguished Chair in Real Estate at Roosevelt Univeristy’s Heller College of Business. Previously he was Dr. Thomas Hamilton, a Commercial Real Estate Professor at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business and founder and president of Karvel-Hamilton Real Estate Analytics/PROTEC. Tom holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an M.S. in Finance from the University of Wyoming. Tom has been a consultant to the telecommunications and utility industries in the United States for over 20 years. Dr. Hamilton is an independent board member of AEI Core Property Income Trust, Inc., and is a licensed real estate broker and a licensed appraiser. He is a former Fellow and Adjunct Faculty member of the Lincoln Land Institute in Cambridge, MA and former Research Associate with the International Association of Assessing Officers in Chicago, Illinois.

The data is compiled and analyzed by Tom Hamilton, Ph.D., MAI, CRE, and Gerald Fogelson Distinguished Chair in Real Estate at Roosevelt University in Chicago. The survey questions and statistical methodology were created, refined and finalized between 2014 and 2016 by the NAIOP Distinguished Fellows listed on the online NAIOP Sentiment Index.

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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 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.

NAIOP Research Foundation Newsletter, November 2015

Read the November 2015 issue of the Research Foundation newsletter.