Development

Terms and Definitions

The 2017 edition of NAIOP’s terms and definitions remains the place to turn to for standardized of industry terminology.

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Case Studies in Innovation District Planning and Development

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Innovation districts are widely believed to be an effective way to promote the formation and growth of knowledge-intensive businesses. They can take a variety of forms and emerge in a host of different settings. This report provides those interested in innovation district development with a better understanding of the factors contributing to the success of these projects, as well as the challenges they must frequently overcome. It presents case studies of four projects in different phases of development and offers suggested “best practices” for real estate practitioners and policymakers.

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Workplace Innovation Today: The Coworking Center

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Picture an office filled with people. But imagine that some of them are freelance writers, graphic designers, programmers and app developers; others are teleworkers; still others are in the process of forming startup companies or working for very small firms. The office may simply be a large room where people work at couches, tables and bench desks, or it may contain carrels, cubicles, private offices and even classrooms or auditoriums. What is this place? It is a coworking center.

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Performance and Timing of Secondary Market Investment Activity

Chandon report

Conditions are ripe for a shift in focus to commercial real estate’s secondary markets. Bolstered by the potential for more stable national economic trends, buyers’ improving tolerance for risk-taking, and a widening disparity in yields across primary and secondary markets, investors are broadening their sights.

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The Complexity of Urban Waterfront Redevelopment

The Complexity of Urban Waterfront Redevelopment

Waterfront brownfield regeneration is extraordinarily complex; incorporating ecology, land use, community benefits, hydrology, real estate economics, design and a host of associated disciplines. There's also an array of regulatory and funding agencies, at federal, state and local levels. The mixed-use redevelopment of formerly contaminated waterfronts has become a key but also difficult part of urban revitalization and a significant real estate opportunity.

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A Development Model for the Middle Ring Suburbs

MIddle Rings Reports

The middle ring suburbs of American cities have a valuable strategic asset: at various points, they are highly accessible by private motorized transportation as well as through mass transit. This research provides a development model by first analyzing the complexities of the middle ring development process and then introducing templates for development, design and management that might unlock these sites' potential.

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Spatial Penetration and Performance of LEED Ratings & Certification Levels Among Office Buildings

Spatial Penetration and Performance of LEED Ratings Certification

This paper focuses on class A and B office buildings across the U.S. with 50,000 square feet or more and has a threefold goal: i) provide an overview of the office building distribution among the ratings and certification levels from the inception of the USGBC until today; ii) examine the spatial penetration of the ratings and certification levels across the mainland U.S. states and iii) examine closely the rent and vacancy performance of LEED-EB before and after their designation while controlling for the latest financial crisis.

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An Empirical Study of the Efficacy of Mixed-Use Development - The Seattle Experience

Efficacy of Mixed Used Development

This report identifies issues such as density, growth management and accessibility, as well as the current state of knowledge on mixed-use development. It then explores the mixed-use experience in Seattle which spans two decades, making it a living laboratory setting for evaluating key success factors.

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NAIOP Confidence Report

NAIOP Confidence Report

NAIOP surveyed the major players in commercial real estate for their predictions on market conditions with respect to the economy, capital markets and development potential. The executive summary results of this April 2011 survey including analysis provide useful insights. A webinar presentation of the results is also available.

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Predictors of Commercial Real Estate Development

Predictors of Commercial Real Estate Development

This research identified the economic indicators that drive new development of commercial real estate for each property type at the national and MSA level. These indicators will help with forecasting: future demand for space and leasing; competition in specific markets and across property types; and more accurate feasibility studies for future projects.

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Assessing Key Employment Trends Driving Commercial Real Estate Development

Assessing Key Employment Trends

This report explains the relationship between key employment trends and the demand for office and industrial space. Drawing on Bureau of Labor Statistics data from 2000-2009, the research indicated: central-city counties vs. metropolitan fringe counties, the effect of the recession beginning in 2007 and factors influencing change in growth patterns.

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Going Green: Tips, Tools and Examples from the Field

Going Green - Tips Tools and Examples

This research report identified various green strategies that can be used to improve the sustainability of a building while still meeting return-on-investment objectives. Included in the report are recommendations concerning: vehicular pavement; pedestrian pavement; irrigation; windows; roof; HVAC; and interior lighting.

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Green Building Incentives That Work

Green Building Incentives That Work

This study covered the scope of green building incentives being offered across state and local governments in the U.S. as of August 2007 to assist developers who want to build green; includes an Appendix of local government programs, policies and incentives by state and city.

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Commercial Real Estate in a Flat World

Commercial Real Estate in a Flat World

This research examined how infomating, outsourcing, home-basing, off-shoring/in-shoring, e-learning and e-tailing - can be expected to impact the staffing and facilities (and ultimately, the demand for space) of five major classes of enterprise in the five sustainable markets: retail trade; professional, scientific and technical services; employment services; finance, insurance and banking; and transportation and warehousing.

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Measuring the Impact of Hispanic Population Growth on the Location of and Demand for Commercial Real Estate in the U.S.

Impact of the Hispanic Population

The expected growth of the Hispanic population will impact the location and demand for commercial real estate in the United States. The report contains economic impact data for 50 states and major metropolitan areas.

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How to Calculate the Economic Contribution of Office, Industrial, and Retail Real Estate to the Local Community

How to Calculate Economic Contribution

This project is comprised of a form listing the sources of the contributions that office, industrial, office/tech and retail development make to their communities through taxes, job growth, etc. and instructions on how to locate the specific information needed to fill in the form and calculate the positive economic impact to your community.

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Developing Influencer Relationships to Accelerate Development Success

Developing Influencer Relationships

This report provides case studies of how developers have successfully worked with influencers to move new commercial real estate projects forward. Learn how to work more effectively with environmental and smart growth opinion leaders.

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