Research Foundation

The NAIOP Research Foundation helps build better communities through practical research and education. 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 in meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of our communities, now and in the future.

Distinguished Fellow Spotlight

Dustin Jones

Dustin Jones

Dustin Jones is the Director of the Baker Program in Real Estate in the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. Jones teaches graduate level courses in real estate transactions and deal structuring, real estate development process, and zoning and entitlements law on Cornell’s Ithaca campus, as well as courses on smart cities, and real estate technology and innovation at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City.

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Research Reports

Repurposing Retail Centers

Repurposing Retail Centers: Profiles in Adaptation, Repositioning and RedevelopmentSubmitted By: Jason Beske, AICP

The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to examine how developers are transforming struggling or closed malls into properties that fit within current market conditions and serve the needs of their surrounding communities.

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Meet all of the Foundation's Governors

The Foundation's Governors support the Foundation's work through their contributions and sharing their expertise.