The Latest Research

The Role of Data Analytics in CRE

Data analytics play an important role in information technologies and their interaction with the physical world. The commercial real estate industry has focused primarily on data analytics applications for property management and building operations, but analytics can also inform development decisions.

To gain a sense of how CRE firms are using advanced data analytics, the NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned a new report, “The Role of Data Analytics in Commercial Real Estate Siting, Design and Valuation Decisions,” authored by Clifford A. Lipscomb, Ph.D., MRICS, to examine applications in site selection, design and valuation for commercial buildings.

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Sustainable Brownfield Redevelopment

Former industrial sites and other properties that may be contaminated – commonly called brownfields – can be viable targets for redevelopment; however, the costs and risks associated with environmental remediation often make these projects challenging. The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this brief to offer insights into the key considerations that guide sustainable brownfield redevelopment.

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Commercial Real Estate's Economic Impact in Canada

The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned "Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate in Canada, 2022 Edition" to examine the economic benefits of commercial construction across four distinct CRE asset classes, namely industrial, retail and entertainment, office, and multifamily housing during 2021. The report also describes the benefits of commercial brokerage, property management and landlord operations.

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Still-hot Industrial Shows Signs of Cooling

According to the NAIOP Research Foundation's Industrial Space Demand Forecast, Q3 2022, while industrial net absorption remains positive, leasing activity is cooling from 2021's record pace, as occupiers respond to increasing costs, slowing e-commerce growth and an uncertain economy. The forecast predicts that total net absorption of industrial space in the second half of 2022 will be 112.4 million square feet and full-year absorption in 2023 will be 209.4 million square feet as demand returns to pre-pandemic levels.

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