The Latest in Innovative Research

Recent research reports and briefs published by the Research Foundation.

Economic Impact in CRE Report

Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate, 2022 U.S. Edition

Development and construction of new commercial real estate in the United States – office, industrial, warehouse and retail – generates significant economic growth at the state and national levels. This annual study, published by the NAIOP Research Foundation, measures the contribution to GDP, salaries and wages generated and jobs supported from the development and operations of commercial real estate.

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Development Approvals Index

The Development Approvals Index: A New Tool to Evaluate Local Approvals Processes

The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned the creation of an index that compares development approvals processes in different jurisdictions so that developers can make more informed investment decisions and local governments can benchmark their processes against neighboring jurisdictions.

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Emerging Construction Technologies

An Overview of Emerging Construction Technologies

The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to explore emerging construction technologies and their implications for the construction and real estate development industries. The authors draw from interviews with researchers and industry practitioners to evaluate the current benefits and limitations of new technologies.

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A Two-Dimensional Approach to Evaluating Commercial Real Estate Markets

A Two-Dimensional Approach to Evaluating Commercial Real Estate Markets

This NAIOP Research Foundation report builds on the 2020 report on market tier and ranking systems by describing a two-dimensional approach to evaluating and comparing commercial real estate markets. The report examines 15 years of market data to test multiple two-dimensional models for evaluating the 50 largest industrial and office markets in the United States.

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How the Other Half Builds: Small-Scale Development in Tertiary Markets

How the Other Half Builds: Small-Scale Development in Tertiary Markets

While they may not be at the center of the action, tertiary markets are home to about half the U.S. population and represent a significant share of the commercial real estate market. This research brief provides owners, investors and developers with insights into the risks and opportunities associated with developing, owning and operating small buildings in tertiary markets.

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Industrial Space Demand Forecast

Industrial and Office Space Demand Forecasts

These forecasts provide an outlook on current and future conditions in the U.S. commercial real estate market. The reports help to define linkages between economic and specific sector activity and the demand for office and industrial real estate.

Read the most recent Office Space Demand Forecast.

Read the most recent Industrial Space Demand Forecast.