Industrial

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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Industrial Space Demand Forecast

Industrial Space Demand Forecast, Third Quarter 2017 Report

The Industrial Space Demand Forecast for the U.S. is issued quarterly by NAIOP and is based on an accurate model. The Forecast assists developers and investors to make more prudent decisions about the timing of new development projects. The white paper includes a full description of the methodology behind the forecast.

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Are E-commerce Fulfillment Centers Valued Differently Than Warehouses And Distribution Centers?

Industrial Fulfillment Center

Are fulfillment centers distinct real estate products? Some in the industry believe they are; others believe they are not. According to the results of this analysis, fulfillment centers are not significantly different from nor significantly more valuable than other types of warehouse and distribution facilities.

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The Promise of E-commerce: Impacts on Retail and Industrial Real Estate

The Promise of E-commerce

As e-commerce sales continue their robust growth, manufacturers, transportation providers, distribution and fulfillment center operators and retailers all are being pressured to modify the retail logistics chain. To meet customer expectations, retailers must have merchandise on shelves for instant purchases as well as in distribution centers for delivery directly to customers. Additionally, retailers need to ensure that their deliveries—both to stores and directly to customers—are predictable and remain cost effective.

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Stabilization of the US Manufacturing Sector and Its Impact on Industrial Space

Ronderos Report

A study by the NAIOP Research Foundation concludes that the reshoring trend of manufacturing industries to the United States yields stabilization of jobs, but not net growth. Some industries will add jobs as others shed them, resulting in no change to the total number of manufacturing jobs but halting a decades-long trend of losing more jobs than added.

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The New Borderless Marketplace: Repositioning Retail and Warehouse Properties for Tomorrow

Borderless Marketplace

This whitepaper addresses trends and strategies needed and how the retail experience will change over the next five years.

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How Fuel Costs Affect Logistics Strategies

How Fuel Costs Affect Logistics Strategies

Rising fuel costs have caused freight transportation to become the largest, most volatile cost component of companies' supply chain/logistics operation, accounting for about 63 percent of total U.S. logistics costs and 6 percent of GDP. With companies under mounting pressure to contain or offset the increases in freight transportation costs, supply chain executives have been tasked with figuring out how to squeeze more capacity and efficiency out of the existing systems.

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The Political Economy of Green Industrial Warehouses

Political Economy of Green Industrial Warehouses

This research found that "green" warehouses in politically conservative areas rent at a significant discount relatively to their non-certified counterparts, while similar properties in politically liberal areas rent at a significant premium.

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Logistics Trends and Specific Industries That Will Drive Warehouse and Distribution Growth and Demand for Space

Trends and Industries driving Warehouse and Distribution Growth

This research project identified the logistics trends and specific industries that will drive warehouse and distribution growth and demand for space over the next decade (2008-2018). Research is based on employee ratios, employment reports, and logistics building inventory.

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Rooftop Revenue: Making Underutilized Space Profitable Through Energy Harvesting

Rooftop Revenue by use of Energy Harvesting

This white paper helps owners/developers make a decision about which (if any) energy-harvesting devices to install on their properties. Commercial real estate property owners will find a wealth of information on installations, maintenance, reliability and financial returns.

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Exploration of LEED Design Approaches for Warehouse and Distribution Centers

Exploration of LEED Design Approaches

The research examined sustainable design practices particular to warehouse and distribution centers and offered recommendations organized around the LEED Core and Shell approach that could readily be achieved within standard design/construction approaches; points that address the unique characteristics of distribution centers as a building type. The report is currently under review by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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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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The New Age of Trade: The Americas

New Age of the Trade of The Americas

The report provides strategic intelligence regarding the most significant trends shaping industrial markets across North America. Trends and issues influencing warehousing are covered, including NAFTA; the Panama Canal expansion; the role of major ports and South American growth in import and export.

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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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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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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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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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Butterfly Spotting: An Industrial Real Estate Perspective on Globalization and Transnational Economics

Economic globalization, outsourcing, transnational property, economic base theory, global economic base category, GEBC, industrial properties

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