Research and Publications

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Building Better Communities through Research

Learn how the NAIOP Research Foundations, through the support of its Governors, is advancing commercial real estate.

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Construction and development of commercial real estate generates significant economic benefits throughout the U.S. and Canada.


The Data Center Real Estate Boom

The winter 2023/2024 issue includes a cover story on the boom in data center real estate development. Other featured articles offer an economist’s take on what’s working and what’s not working in commercial real estate, a perspective on how artificial intelligence may reshape real estate, and a report on what NAIOP research directors see as the outlook for capital markets, office, retail and industrial real estate.

Browse the magazine online or download it in PDF format.

Space Demand Forecasts

The Space Demand Forecast for the U.S. is issued quarterly by NAIOP.



Industry Leaders’ Outlook for Commercial Real Estate

The NAIOP Sentiment Index is designed to predict general conditions in the commercial real estate industry over the next 12 months by asking industry professionals to predict conditions for their own projects and markets.

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Compensation Reports

Is your 2024 salary and bonus package competitive? Find out with the 2023 NAIOP/CEL Commercial Real Estate Compensation and Benefits Reports.

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Best Practices in Cold Storage

Best Practices in Cold Storage Facility Development provides practical information for developers, designers, tenants and anyone else interested in knowing more about this complex property type.

Authored by industry experts from Ware Malcomb, FCL Builders and Cold Summit Development, this 40-page e-book explains pre-development considerations along with detailed speculative and build-to-suit design and construction approaches.

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Rules of Thumb for Distribution/Warehouse Facilities Design

For more information on dry warehouse design, NAIOP’s e-book, Rules of Thumb for Distribution/Warehouse Facilities Design, is also available for purchase.

Author and former principal with HPA, Inc., Byron Pinckert, has drawn on his firm’s decades of industry experience to explain best-practice methods for planning and designing warehouse facilities.

This 60-page e-book addresses topics including site planning for truck and rail delivery, material handling equipment and racking systems layouts, as well as field-tested approaches to complex features such as floor slabs and roofs.

Rules of Thumb for Distribution/Warehouse Facilities Design will help developers achieve peak operational efficiency for their tenants and build-to-suit clients.

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