Development Magazine Winter 2014

Business - Trends

By the Numbers: US Labor Market Setting New Peaks 

With the U.S. labor market recently recapturing the 8.7 million jobs lost to the recession, now is a good time to examine which metropolitan areas are leading in job growth and which are lagging behind.

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Getting and Keeping the Right Team Remains No. 1 

In today’s highly competitive and transforming marketplace, the recruitment, retention and recognition of contributions made by talented professionals remains the No. 1 priority for real estate companies nationwide. That is one of the key takeaways from the recently released “2014 NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Compensation Survey,” completed in partnership with CEL & Associates, Inc.

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Keeping Boston Properties at the Top of Its Game 

Introducing Boston Properties CEO Owen Thomas during a “CEO Insights” session at Development ‘14 in Denver, Thomas Hynes Jr., CEO of Colliers International, Boston, described the firm as “the gold standard” of the office development business.

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Research Directors Discuss Outlook and Observations 

National research directors from major commercial real estate brokerage, data provider and investment firms — described as “the brain trust of real estate research” by guest speaker Christopher Leinberger — gathered for their annual meeting sponsored by the NAIOP Research Foundation on September 11 to share their observations and outlook for the next 12 months.

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What Millennials Really Want 

New research that challenges stereotypes can help the commercial real estate industry recruit and retain young talent.

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Will Drone Technology Help Commercial Real Estate Soar? 

When purchasing a car, the prospective buyer wants to inspect every inch of the vehicle before committing. Commercial real estate is no different; an investor looking to acquire a property would like to be able to see every inch of the building and identify all potential pitfalls.

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Investing in Florida's Mobility With Rail 

All Aboard Florida is an intercity passenger rail project being developed by Florida East Coast Industries LLC, the owner of Florida’s primary passenger rail corridor, that will connect Miami to Orlando with intermediate stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

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Kansas City’s “Starter” Streetcar Line 

After many failed attempts to garner citywide voter approval for a variety of light-rail and streetcar plans since 1997, construction is now underway on Kansas City, Missouri’s 2.2-mile downtown modern streetcar line.

From the Archives: Business / Trends Articles from the Previous Issue

By the Numbers: Economic Contributions to U.S. Economy 

This table shows the 2014 economic contributions to the U.S. Economy from the development of commercial real estate buildings.

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Pop-Ups Transition to Temporary, Seasonal Venues 

What segment of the U.S. economy “popped up” around 2009 and has grown into an $8 billion industry with a 16 percent annual growth rate, according to the Alexander Babbage Inc. market research firm? The answer is pop-up businesses, also known as “temporary retail.”