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Be a forerunner of industry knowledge by reading the Research Foundation’s newest reports on important industry topics like solar technology, global manufacturing, industrial space demand and logistical trends.
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:
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.
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.
The Research Foundation’s Distinguished Fellows Program engages the nation’s foremost commercial real estate, economic and public policy experts.
Governors support the Foundation's program of work through their contributions and by giving their time and sharing their expertise.
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.
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.
Meet the NAIOP Distinguished Fellows who help bridge the gap between the practicing commercial real estate community and the academic community.
UC San Diego
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Schulich School of Business at York University
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Portland State University
George Mason University
JR Shaw School of Business at NAIT
Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, University of Denver
Central Michigan University
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
New York University
Arizona State University
Robert Morris University
Demand for industrial real estate continues to be strong as the long-term trend toward e-commerce (and away from in-store sales) continues with no end in sight.
Increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates and strong economic growth will help demand for office space rebound, with a return to positive net absorption forecast for the fourth quarter of 2021. Quarterly net absorption in 2022 is forecast to average 11.7 million square feet, in line with the 2015-2019 quarterly average of 11.6 million square feet.
The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to explore emerging construction technologies and their implications for the construction and real estate development industries. The authors draw from interviews with researchers and industry practitioners to evaluate the current benefits and limitations of new technologies.
Meet the NAIOP Research Foundation Governors, who demonstrate an advanced dedication to guiding the future of the commercial real estate industry.
Charles Hawkins Co.
ECS Group of Companies
Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Wilson, Hull, and Neal
Kimley-Horn and Associates
Watson Land Company
The Public Private Development Collaborative
Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation
Advance Realty Investors
Gladstone Commercial Corporation
The Duncan Companies, Inc.
Elberon Development Company
Granite Properties, Inc.
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc.
Susan H. Graham, LLC
Palladian Realty Capital LLC
Primera Companies, Inc.
TC Real Estate Development, Inc.
The Elmhurst Group
Kahn Development Company
Skip Kalb Strategies, LLC
Powers Brown Architecture
Forsgate Industrial Partners
EverWest Real Estate Partners
Network Realty Partners
BBX Capital Industrial
Lake Washington Partners
Merritt Properties, LLC
Bridge Development Partners LLC
DTZ (now Cushman & Wakefield)
State Street Realty Advisors, LLC
The Pizzuti Companies
Opus Development Company, L.L.C.
Raymar Associates, Inc.
Primera Companies, LLC
USAA Real Estate Company
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Rialto Capital Management
The Opus Group
Brandywine Realty Trust
Stonegate Partners, LLC
Matrix Development Group
Hubbell Realty Company
Tratt Properties, LLC
Boulder Creek Neighborhoods