Development Magazine Winter 2012

Development - Ownership

450 Sutter office building

450 Sutter: The Art of Preservation 

An office tower built before the Great Depression gets a sustainability makeover while preserving its unique architecture.

Plaza at Las Olas in 2012

Strategically Green - A Historic Office Building Comes of Age 

As land development opportunities become increasingly scarce, owners and developers are focusing on redevelopment to enhance value for existing properties. Many developers are finding tremendous demand for well-located but obsolete office buildings that have been transformed into contemporary environments. One example of a redevelopment effort that modernized an existing building is the Plaza at Las Olas in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

the commuter rail terminal at  Denver Union Station

Denver Union Station: A Transportation Model for Urban Revitalization 

Public and private entities redevelop a former railyard into a transit-oriented project that becomes a multi-modal transportation hub and a catalyst for sustainable development.

a reception at the Development 12 conference

Forecast '13: Slow Growth Expected 

Development '12 conference session highlights on the impact of economic headwinds on commercial real estate; the state of the capital markets; value-add opportunities beyond the major markets; and corporate tenant space preferences.

Atlantic Wharf mixed-use project

Strategically Green - NAIOP Sustainable Development Award Honors Boston Properties for Atlantic Wharf Project 

Massachusetts-based Boston Properties was named the recipient of NAIOP’s annual Sustainable Development Award, presented during a special ceremony at Development ‘12: The Annual Meeting for Commercial Real Estate. Boston Properties was honored for their mixed-use project, Atlantic Wharf, in Boston, Mass.

Domain II mixed-use project

Navigating Project Expansion During a Recession 

A developer moves forward with phase II of a mixed-use project, overcoming economic, construction and design challenges along the way.

office building of the future brochure cover with four office concepts

Office Building of the Future, 2020 Design Competition 

How will an office building developed in 2020 look and function? How will evolving user trends affect building design and operations? To gain valuable perspective, NAIOP invited its architect members to participate in a design competition, seeking the most innovative concepts and designs for the office building of the year 2020.

Rockefeller Group Distribution Center, Tucson, Ariz.

Under Development - Want to Attract E-Commerce DC Tenants? Have Plenty of Land 

One reason users of e-commerce distribution centers need cheap land is they use so much more of it than the traditional DC. At a session on e-commerce development at the NAIOP Development ‘12 conference, Robert Fenza, Liberty Property Trust, described a recent one-million-square-foot, e-commerce DC project that required 1,500 parking spaces to accommodate the year-round and surge labor forces.

From the Archives: Development Ownership Articles from the Previous Issue

Lakeside at Loudoun Tech - Dulles, Va.

Strategically Green - A Smart Energy Retrofit for Office Parks 

Last year the management of Menlo Business Park faced several challenges. In a struggling economy Tarlton Properties, manager of the business park, needed to reduce operating expenses, upgrade the property to retain and attract tenants, prepare the property for energy price volatility, gain greater management control and develop a deeper insight into the operating conditions of each building.

300 New Jersey Avenue, N.W. in Washington, D.C.

Developer of the Year: The JBG Companies - Building a Sustainable Advantage 

The ability of The JBG Companies to analyze and understand dynamic market trends and conditions, as well as its state-of-the-art design and planning processes, have helped it achieve tremendous investment success. Focusing on the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Northern Virginia metropolitan area, JBG has developed and invested in urban-infill, transit-oriented projects, strengthening the communities in which it works.