Looking Ahead

A timeline of the Foundation’s activities planned for the year ahead.

January

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

Recognize Sustainers Fund donors who supported the Foundation with an annual gift

February

Q1 Industrial Space Demand Forecast

New Uses for Old Office Buildings
This report will examine the opportunities and risks associated with converting traditional office buildings to life science, medical office and multifamily uses. It will describe how the design and location of an office building affects its suitability for conversion and will include case studies of recent and ongoing conversion projects.

Seeing Past the Pandemic: Industrial Demand and U.S. Seaports
Disruptions to global supply chains have underscored the importance of maritime ports and industrial real estate to the economy. The NAIOP Research Foundation has commissioned Avison Young to author a research brief on how trends in international trade are affecting regional demand for industrial real estate near U.S. ports.

March

Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate, 2022 Canadian Edition

April

Webinar on Industrial Space Demand Forecast

May

New Governors and Visionaries inducted

Governors, Trustees and Industry Trends Task Force meet at National Forums Symposium

Q2 Office Space Demand Forecast

June

Wellness in the Industrial Workplace
This project will examine design features that can improve employee health and well-being in warehouses and distribution centers. It will expand on existing wellness standards for commercial buildings to develop a framework that is tailored to the needs and unique characteristics of logistics facilities.

New Places and New Spaces for E-commerce Distribution
This report will examine the convergence of retail and distribution uses and its implications for developers, investors and building owners. It will explore three related trends: the conversion of retail centers to last-mile distribution centers, the addition of distribution activities within operational retail outlets and the development of distribution-anchored mixed-use projects.

July

Terms and Definitions update

Summer Research Foundation E-newsletter

August

Q3 Industrial Space Demand Forecast

The Future of Data Analytics in Commercial Real Estate Siting, Design and Valuation
This report will explore current and emerging applications for data analytics in the location, design and valuation of commercial real estate. It will identify ways that developers and investors can use data analytics to identify new opportunities, maximize building value and improve project outcomes.

September

October

Governors, Trustees and Industry Trends Task Force meet at CRE.Converge

National Research Directors gather for annual meeting

Fall Research Foundation E-newsletter

November

Q4 Office Space Demand Forecast

December

Winter Research Foundation E-newsletter