Research Foundation

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

Tim Savage

Timothy H. Savage, Ph.D.

Timothy H. Savage Ph.D. is a clinical assistant professor of real estate at the Schack Institute of Real Estate, where he is the Program Coordinator of Data Science and the Faculty Director of Hirsh Fellows. Through the NAIOP Research Foundation, he provides industry commentary and demand forecasting for office and industrial properties. Tim is the former Senior Managing Economist and Principal Data Scientist of CBRE Econometric Advisors. His current research focuses on deploying deep learning algorithms to study financial markets.

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Research Reports

Negoitating with Tenants

Working Together as a Team: Negotiating With Tenants and Leasing Space During COVID-19Submitted By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D., Director of Research, NAIOP

This research brief draws from interviews with brokers and building owners, news sources, NAIOP webinars, and NAIOP survey data to identify best practices for triaging office and industrial tenant requests, offering reasonable accommodations to those tenants who need short-term assistance, and responding to uncooperative tenants. The brief also examines how owners are adapting the ways they show and lease space to new tenant preferences and safety expectations.

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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.