Video: Commercial Real Estate's Economic Contributions to the Economy (2012 edition)

Commercial real estate development is a valuable economic engine in the United States – it creates jobs, generates income and significantly contributes to the U.S. economy. Watch this video produced by the NAIOP Research Foundation to learn how commercial real estate development positively impacts the economy throughout economic highs and lows.

Data from NAIOP Research Foundation report How Office, Industrial and Retail Development and Construction Contributed to the U.S. Economy in 2011.

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About NAIOP: NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 19,000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit

Kathryn Hamilton