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About the Foundation
The NAIOP Research Foundation fosters building better communities through practical research and education that advances the quality and makes evident the benefits of commercial real estate ownership and development.
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 to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our communities, now and in the future.
Everyone involved in the work of the Foundation is a member of a community that is being shaped and created by commercial real estate development. It is this sense of purpose, ownership, trust and giving back that drives our work. Among the Foundation’s activities are:
- Conducting research activities on how real properties, particularly office, industrial and mixed-use properties, impact and benefit communities throughout North America
- Developing resources and disseminating research findings for individuals and organizations engaged in real estate development, investment and operations to plan and develop better communities
- Building the capacity of the profession's current and future leadership to address economic and other challenges the industry faces, and to successfully capitalize on new trends.
Read the latest research reports from the NAIOP Research Foundation, and learn about ongoing research projects important to commercial real estate.View All Reports
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Support the Foundation
Each year, the NAIOP Research Foundation initiates research projects that provide vital information that commercial real estate professionals need to make informed decisions that position them for success.Learn More
Distinguished Fellows Program
The Research Foundation’s Distinguished Fellows Program engages the nation’s foremost commercial real estate, economic and public policy experts.Learn More
Governors and Trustees
Governors support the Foundation's program of work through their contributions and by giving their time and sharing their expertise.Learn More
The Visionaries program provides a select group of rising industry leaders, 40 years of age and under, with meaningful ways to engage with the Research Foundation and the governors.Learn More
This annual report highlights some of the Foundation’s activities in the last year, with an eye to the exciting research, activities and deep dives to come in the next year and beyond.Learn More
The NAIOP Research Foundation newsletter compiles strategic resources and analysis selected from the Foundation’s work and features its Governors and Visionaries. It is published by the NAIOP Research Foundation.Learn More
LATEST Research Foundation News
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Meet Our Distinguished Fellows
Meet the NAIOP Distinguished Fellows who help bridge the gap between the practicing commercial real estate community and the academic community.
Mirle Rabinowitz Bussell, Ph.D.UC San Diego
George D. CashmanMarquette University
Suzanne Lanyi Charles, Ph.D.Cornell University
Jim Clayton, Ph.D.Schulich School of Business at York University
Morris Davis, Ph.D.Rutgers Business School
Mark J. Eppli, Ph.D.University of Wisconsin-Madison
Julia Freybote, Ph.D.Portland State University
Kat Grimsley, Ph.D.George Mason University
Michael KerchevalUniversity of Colorado Boulder
Mariya LetdinFlorida State University, College of Business
Emil Malizia, Ph.D.University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dustin Read, Ph.D.Clemson University
Spenser Robinson, Ph.D.Central Michigan University
Brian Schwagerl, J.D.New York University
Mark StappArizona State University
Zhou Yang, Ph.D.Robert Morris University
NAIOP Research Foundation
Meet the NAIOP Research Foundation and see what it’s doing to advance commercial real estate development and ownership. Each year, the Foundation publishes practical research that can immediately be applied to projects in both planning and development stages, offering the commercial real estate community real-world examples and high-level thought leadership that is shaping the industry, workplaces and communities now and into the future. You are invited to learn more about the Foundation and join its valuable work.Learn more