Research Foundation Thought Leaders Present to NAIOP National Forums

The Foundation’s Distinguished Fellows, Research Directors and researchers delivered over 50 presentations to NAIOP National Forums members in 2020, helping to catalyze discussion and share insights during a time when Forums members were unable to meet in person. Topics ranged from reshoring to retail and more.

Distinguished Fellows

Chris Caplice, Ph.D.
Silver Family Research Fellow Senior Research Scientist, The MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Presentation: “Making Sense of an Uncertain Future: From a Supply Chain Perspective” 

Jim Clayton, Ph.D.
Professor and Timothy R. Price Chair, Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure, Schulich School of Business, York University
Presentation: “Beyond Building Certification: The Impact of Environmental Interventions on Commercial Real Estate Operations”

Zhou Yang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics, Robert Morris University
Presentation: “The Differential Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Small Business Operations and Finances” 

Research Directors

Garrick Brown
Director of Research, Cushman & Wakefield of California
Presentation: “COVID: The Great Retail Reckoning and Mixed-use Reimagining”

Adam Brueckner
Vice President, Research and Global Portfolio Management, Oxford Properties Group
Presentation: “Capital Allocation – A Global Perspective from a Pension Fund”

Jim Costello
Senior Vice President, Real Capital Analytics
Presentation: “Commercial Property Investment Trends in the Age of COVID”

Tejaswi Ponnada Parker
Managing Director, Barings Real Estate Advisors
Presentation: “Is the Return of Manufacturing to North America Inevitable and Imminent?”

Foundation Researcher

Ed Klimek, AIA, NCARB Partner, KSS Architects
Presentation: “Applying WELL to the Industrial Workplace” and “Mixed-use Industrial Development”