Fall 2021 E-Newsletter

An Alternative Approach to Evaluating Commercial Real Estate Markets

One-dimensional tier and ranking systems are commonly used in commercial real estate to evaluate metropolitan markets for consideration. However, these models condense complex market characteristics into a single score, providing only limited information that investors can use to evaluate and compare different markets.

The authors of a new report from the NAIOP Research Foundation have developed a new model for evaluating commercial real estate markets.

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Industry Trends Task Force Explores “Integral Development” and Opportunities for Future Research

Task force members gathered to discuss topics that stand to affect the commercial real estate industry in the near to long term. Some topics are further investigated by academic and industry researchers through grants made by the NAIOP Research Foundation.

Guest speakers Ed Klimek, AIA, NCARB, Partner, KSS Architects, and Margaret Greg, Architectural Designer, KSS Architects, discussed how the pandemic, shifting lifestyles and demographic trends are accelerating new forms of development.

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Viewpoint

We asked some of our Research Foundation Governors and Visionaries: "How have supply chain disruptions impacted your company’s project timelines and/or approval/permitting processes?"

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Meet a Governor: Lewis Agnew

"Don’t work from home! Go to the office, show up early and stay late. As you’re building your career, this is where you’ll learn and grow the most,” said Lewis Agnew, President, Charles Hawkins Co., offering advice to professionals who are new to the industry.

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Upcoming Research Brief: Trade and Industrial Demand Near North American Ports

Recent shortages and price inflation due to disruptions in 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 North American ports.

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Congratulations, New Governors and Visionaries

Four of the Foundation’s 11 new Governors added to the program since 2020 were inducted during NAIOP’s CRE.Converge conference last month in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Learn more about the Foundation’s research.