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Fall 2019 Issue

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Building for Resiliency Ensures Physical—and Financial—Security

By: Camille Galdes

It’s not just about constructing properties that can survive disasters; a holistic approach to the built environment also adds value.      

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Retail-to-Warehouse Conversions Gain Momentum

By: Ron Derven

When other efforts to resuscitate a dying shopping mall fail, converting the facility to a warehouse or last-mile distribution center is an option to consider.      

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Port Covington: Building for Baltimore's Future

By: Danielle Bennings, Weller Development

A new waterfront development seeks to honor the city’s heritage while spurring innovation.      

Must Read Articles

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One Merriweather: Under the Boardwalk

By: Brian Reetz and Anna Dennis, Design Collective
A stormwater-management project shows how practical solutions to the problem of runoff can be aesthetically pleasing, too.
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Property Tax Battle Targets CRE

By: Rich Tucker
The split roll ballot initiative in California could lead to much higher assessments — and it could also happen in other parts of the U.S.
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Despite a Cannabis Boom, Real Estate and Banking Challenges Remain

By: Jonathan Havens and Anamika Roy, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Conflicting local and federal laws, along with NIMBYism, could be slowing investment in marijuana-related facilities.
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Coworking Flexes its Muscles

By: Trey Barrineau
Shared office space appears to be the fastest-growing trend in commercial real estate.
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How to Reposition a Building to Meet Changing Expectations

By: David Yuan, Robert Mankin and Chris Beza
Whether it’s replacing worn materials or an intensive intervention, architectural updates can enhance the value of a property.

Related Research and Publications

Preparing for Autonomous Vehicles: A Survey of Local Governments

By: David Dale-Johnson, Ph.D.
The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to examine how local governments are preparing for fully autonomous vehicles and to explore how future AV related policies could affect the commercial real estate industry.

Office Space Demand Forecast, Fourth Quarter 2019

By: Hany Guirguis, Ph.D., and Joshua Harris, Ph.D., CRE, CAIA
The U.S. office market continues to perform as expected, with an average of 14.7 million square feet absorbed per quarter in 2019. Overall employment growth remains steady and is especially robust in the key office-using sector of Professional and Business Services, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Profiles in the Evolution of Suburban Office Parks

By: Dustin C. Read, Ph.D./J.D.
The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to identify ways that firms are revitalizing suburban office parks through redevelopment, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse. The author interviewed five developers who have recently updated suburban office parks in the United States and Canada to learn how they made these properties relevant for today’s market.

Perspectives

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Finding Meaningful Ways to Give Back

By: Greg Fuller
During nearly every chapter visit, I’ve made it a priority to talk with Developing Leaders (DLs), our members who are 35 years of age or less.

Six Students Receive NAIOP Diversity Scholarships

By: Hannah Buckles
For the fourth year, the association has awarded scholarships to graduate and undergraduate commercial real estate students from a wide range of backgrounds.

Chapter Profile: NAIOP Greater Toronto

By: Trey Barrineau
Canada’s largest city has a strong economy that’s attracting real estate investors from all over the world.

Additional Articles

The Mezzanine Structured Finance Market is Here to Stay

By: Tom McCahill, EverWest
This popular investment tool that arose in the 1990s can offer notable advantages over other financing practices.
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'Furniture as a Service' Brings Flexibility and Creativity to Office Spaces

By: Joey Kline, JLL
High-growth companies that are rapidly adding staff could be major beneficiaries.

Raise the Roof, Boost the Value

By: Mason Harris, Rooflifters
Increasing clear heights in industrial properties can make older buildings suitable for modern logistics uses.

Compare and Contrast: 1031 Exchanges and Opportunity Zones

By: Bruce Johnson, Capstan Tax Strategies
Both options can be good investment vehicles for commercial real estate.

Finding Solutions to the Workforce Skills Gap in Construction and Logistics

By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D., NAIOP
Developers are partnering with educators and local communities to launch new training and recruitment programs.
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From the Editor: Connections, Resiliency, Giving Back

By: Jennifer LeFurgy, Ph.D.
In what has been the longest economic expansion since such records began in 1854, commercial real estate experienced tremendous gains, especially within the industrial and multifamily sectors.

Research Foundation Report

This report examines how local governments are preparing for fully autonomous vehicles and to explore how future AV related policies could affect the commercial real estate industry.
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