Development Magazine Winter 2011


  • Tax Policy Fights Will Continue Beyond 2012 Elections

    As 2011 comes to a close, Congress will most likely be deciding what to do with deficit reduction proposals, if any, arising from the so-called “Supercommittee” that was created in the wake of the debt-ceiling debate that consumed Washington in July.      

All Advocacy Articles

Development - Ownership

  • How to Succeed in Lifestyle Retail

    Planning to develop a new live, work, play, retail center? Want to keep it 99 percent leased even in less-than-stellar economic times, maintain a full parking lot, blow the original pro forma out of the water and offer a sense of freshness and allure even after 11 years? Then you need to visit Kierland Commons in Phoenix before putting pencil to paper.      

  • Insider Info from Development ’11 - Forecast ’12: Recovering

    Just when the recovery seemed to be taking hold, the summer of discontent and uncertainty began. But as many speakers at NAIOP’s Development ‘11 conference assured attendees, fundamentals are improving, manufacturing has been growing in certain areas, and the likelihood of a double-dip recession seems remote.      

  • Strategically Green - NAIOP Sustainable Development Award Honors Bissell for Boyle and Harris Office Buildings

    North Carolina-based Bissell was named the recipient of NAIOP’s annual Sustainable Development Award. Bissell was honored for the Boyle and Harris office project, twin ten-story commercial structures located in Charlotte, N.C.      

  • Not Your Grandfather’s Cycle – Past Lessons and Survival Tips for the Future

    Since the economy’s near-meltdown three years ago, the industry has been struggling with the recession, unemployment, debt overhang, a disappearing-then-reappearing-then-contracting CMBS market, a toxic political environment and European bank woes. Development caught up with eight former NAIOP Chairs, all of whom had experienced previous downturns, and asked their thoughts and observations on the last three years.      

  • Revitalizing an Urban Neighborhood through Integrated Design

    Portland is widely recognized as one of the country’s most environmentally friendly cities, noted for its focus on comprehensive urban planning, commitment to light rail investment and leadership in sustainable architecture. Decades of double-digit population growth has led a regional planning authority to push for high-density, transit-oriented developments and laid the groundwork for a nascent revitalization of the city’s West End.      

  • Staying the Course through Development’s Wild Ride

    Fall 2008 was a painful time to have one new commercial development started, but imagine two projects – a two-building industrial complex and a green office building, both barely out of the ground in suburban Chicago. Bridge Development Partners, LLC, confronted this predicament and fought against some of the worst mar¬ket conditions to complete these projects.      

  • Strategically Green - Sustainable Cities, One Block at a Time

    By 2050, 84 percent of the world’s population will likely live in cities, according to the United Nations Foundation. An innovative non-profit organization, Living City Block, is pursuing a vision of “regenerative and resilient cities that are culturally thriving, energy and resource hyper-efficient and economically sustainable.”      

All Development - Ownership Articles

Marketing - Leasing

  • NAIOP's 2012 Buyers Guide

    Looking for an architect, engineer or contractor for your next redevelopment project? The NAIOP guide in this issue lists dozens of firms around the country.      

All Marketing - Leasing Articles
  • Nine Business Lessons from the Recession

    At the Development ‘11 Conference, two past winners of the NAIOP Developer of the Year Award, Michael Alter, president, The Alter Group and Pat Ryan, president and CEO, Ryan Companies U.S. Inc., talked about their businesses and lessons learned from recent downturns. Their insights might be applicable to your business now or in the future.      

  • First Look - Show Me the Money

    What’s on the mind of CEOs besides refinancing credit/capital, reshaping business models and controlling operating costs? Employee retention, recruitment and hiring, says the 2011 NAIOP National Compensation and Benefits Report, done in partnership with CEL & Associates.      

All Business - Trends Articles


  • Of REITs: Public and Non-traded

    This has been a bumpy year for publicly-traded REITs, as Philip Hawkins, president and CEO of DCT Industrial Trust, told Development ‘11 attendees at a CEO Insight session. Despite the uncertain environment, DCT has been an active buyer, moving carefully up the risk spectrum as well as selling assets that are less strategic for the company.      

All Finance Articles


  • New Voices - NAIOP’s 2011 Developing Leaders Award Winners: Adapting to a Changing Business Climate with an Optimistic Outlook

    NAIOP’s Developing Leaders Award winners have cemented a name for themselves during one of the most difficult periods the commercial real estate industry has ever seen. The recipients of NAIOP’s sixth annual award are keeping an eye toward the future in spite of an ever-changing economic landscape, using their passion for the industry and professional network to forge ahead.      

  • At Closing - A Chairman’s Role

    After 12 months as Chairman, Alex Klatskin’s ride came to an end. While he usually followed directions and kept his hands inside the ride at all times, occasionally there were sharp turns in the road because members asked tough, direct and insightful questions.      

  • Worth Repeating Winter 2011

    Industry insights and tweets from Development ‘11; data center directions from a Solution Series program and comments on a rocky, but not lost decade.      

All Perspectives Articles