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

Anthony Pennington-Cross

Anthony Pennington-Cross, Ph.D.

Anthony Pennington-Cross is the Bell Chair Professor in Real Estate in the College of Business Administration at Marquette University and a faculty member at the Homer Hoyt Institute. He sits on the boards of the American Real Estate Society and the Milwaukee Global Health Consortium. Pennington-Cross is widely published in academic journals such as Real Estate Economics. Recent research includes the impact of Airbnb on crime, the spatial clustering of gas stations, and models of mortgage loss. Prior to joining Marquette University Anthony was a Senior Economist in the Research Division at The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

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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.