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

Spenser Robinson

Spenser Robinson, Ph.D.

Dr. Spenser Robinson serves as an Associate Professor and Director of Real Estate at Central Michigan University, is co-Editor for the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and serves on the executive committee of the American Real Estate Society. He consults, researches, speaks and serves as an expert on appraisal, capital markets, entrepreneurship, finance, investment, sustainability and valuation. His internationally recognized research can be found in leading real estate and built environment journals.

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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.