Development Magazine Spring 2012


  • Beyond the Beltway: Grassroots Programs Impact Public Policy

    NAIOP members play a critical role in advocating the priorities of the commercial real estate industry before government officials at every level. Only through education and understanding can your elected representative support NAIOP’s priorities for commercial real estate during public policy debates.      

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Development - Ownership

  • Owners and Brokers: Can We Talk?

    Are property owners from Venus and commercial real estate brokers from Mars? Do they understand enough about each other’s business to move transactions along in a challenging environment? Development magazine set out to learn what owners wished brokers knew about their business and negotiations and vice versa.      

  • Small Town America Is Building. And Building Green!

    At a time when few construction cranes were in operation, the small town of Effingham, Ill., had not one but two working, and on adjacent private projects. These two projects, an 80,000-square-foot mid-rise office and a 100,000-square-foot technology center, were designed with LEED certification in mind and were completed near the end of 2011.      

  • New Voices - Can You Envision the Office of the Future?

    As technology continues to evolve and the face of the workforce becomes younger and more mobile, the office can no longer be seen as just a place to “park your briefcase.” To accommodate a changing workforce, the office of the future must be conducive to enhancing productivity and encouraging connectivity as well as act as a key recruiting tool for an organization.      

  • Data Centers' Place in the Cloud

    With cloud computing ubiquitous, data centers will pass from use like eight-track tapes...or will they? According to a recent survey by CoreNet Global and Newmark Knight Frank, 50 percent of companies are investing in and/or are planning to build or expand data centers.      

  • First Look - Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Surge Ahead

    Development magazine first reported on the charging station needs of electric vehicles in the Spring 2010 issue. Back then, the topic wasn’t top of mind for commercial property owners. Now, momentum is increasing as plug-in cars become more visible on the nation’s highways.      

  • CITYCENTRE: From Mall to Mixed-Use

    Neglected properties are being updated at a rapid pace. Such is the case with CITYCENTRE, a mixed-use development built on the site of a once popular, but neglected, indoor shopping mall, with an eye to the future of Houston’s evolving transportation and consumption needs.      

  • Strategically Green: Making Sense of Solar

    Which solar panel products are best-suited to install on commercial buildings? What are the pros and cons of these solar panel products from the vantage point of a commercial property owner? The Solar Technology Reference Guide identifies the characteristics, benefits and limitations of a range of solar panels on the market.      

  • Strategically Green - Maximizing Value on a Blighted Property through Solar Development

    Commercial real estate developers are constantly challenged to maximize the value of their property assets with a highest-and-best use. However, this objective can be particularly challenging with blighted sites; including those that may be contaminated or have other types of commercial development constraints.      

  • Reimagined Potential Leads to Redevelopment Success

    One Hundred Oaks is a 40-year old, 880,000-square-foot retail mall that was renovated into a mixed-use development with Vanderbilt University Medical Center as the major tenant. Located on 56 acres in a strategically located area of Nashville, the development was led by ATR & Associates, Inc. and Corinth Properties.      

  • Under Development - Tips for a Successful Demolition Project

    Veteran developers, owners and investors in commercial real estate are all too familiar with Murphy’s Law — “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” By anticipating unforeseen situations, managing expectations and avoiding misunderstandings, the certainty that Murphy is always right can be minimized.      

  • Under Development - Using Glycol Systems for Warehouse Refrigeration

    When Toronto-based Longo’s Supermarkets set out to build a LEED-Gold certified head office and distribution center, it wanted environmentally friendly, cost-effective warehouse refrigeration.      

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Marketing - Leasing

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  • On Business - Eight Ways to Control Costs and Boost Profits

    Commercial real estate firms that are not fully using their IT professionals on both the business and technology sides of the company are potentially leaving profits on the table. Thomas Russo, CIO, Akridge, suggested eight ways the IT department can help control costs, enhance building efficiency and give the leasing department exciting things to talk about on building tours.      

  • On Business Tech Takes - iPad Is Key Tool for Commercial RE

    For commercial real estate practitioners, one of the most powerful tools in their business arsenal may well be Apple’s iPad and the many apps that are now available.      

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  • Mixed Forecast for Refinancing Loans Maturing This Year

    According to research firm Trepp, some $360 billion in commercial real estate loans are maturing this year and more than 60 percent are underwater. Of that total, $53.4 billion in CMBS loans are coming due this year, $15.5 billion of which were vintage 2007 loans, 27 percent of which are in special servicing and 18.5 percent are 30 days or more delinquent.      

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  • New Voices - Developing Leaders Focused on Building Connections and Knowledge in 2012

    Since 2005, the NAIOP Developing Leaders (DL) program has engaged the fast-thinking, multi-tasking generation of commercial real estate professionals age 35 and under. In January, NAIOP polled the DLs on where they find valuable career resources, what technology keeps them in the loop, and where they see their careers heading as the industry somewhat stabilizes.      

  • At Closing – The Chairman’s Perspective

    During Bill’s year as Chairman-Elect, he visited with the NAIOP senior management team on three occasions. During his last trip, much of the conversation revolved around implementation of NAIOP’s new Strategic Plan. Among the numerous initiatives, there is a theme of support to the chapters, specifically with advocacy, education and training of the chapter executive directors and presidents.      

  • Worth Repeating Spring 2012

    Comments from Solution Series programs on the capital markets, the office of the future, food distribution/processing trends and tips for winning land use approval.      

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