Young people networking

New Voices - Career Development and Industry Know-How Comprise Developing Leaders Forum 

By: Leslie Silvey, senior marketing manager, NAIOP Fall 2011

Networking, idea exchange, education and mentoring are all vital to young commercial real estate professionals seeking to advance their careers, broaden their networks and boost their knowledge of industry practices. The challenge is where to find the tools that offer the greatest value for the time commitment.

Fuel infrastructure station for natural gas

Strategically Green - Making Money off Fuel 

By: Greg Roche, vice president of infrastructure, Clean Energy Fuels Fall 2011

A new opportunity has come on the scene that is not only sustainable but can generate revenue for developers. Clean Energy is a provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America and a global leader in the expanding natural gas vehicle market.

Eric Heyward and Gregg McCourt

New Voices - REAP Expanding Into Los Angeles Market 

By: Leslie Silvey, senior marketing manager, NAIOP Fall 2011

The highly-acclaimed Real Estate Associate Program has seen much success in recruiting and placing talented minority professionals into commercial real estate careers in the Washington, D.C., Atlanta and New York markets, and will achieve its goal of becoming a coast-to-coast program by expanding the program to Los Angeles.

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On Business - Six Tips to Stay at the Top of Your Game 

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development. Fall 2011

Star athletes and great real estate professionals have at least one thing in common: they both want to consistently perform at the top of their game. But keeping that winning edge in an era of information overload can be challenging. The good news is that you can take steps to maintain that winning edge.

woman shopping

First Look – The National Retail Outlook: Set For Growth in 2012 

By: Garrick H. Brown, national retail research director, Terranomics/Chainlinks Retail Advisors Fall 2011

Despite a swooning overall economy, the U.S. retail sector continued to show modest signs of recovery during the second quarter. While the overall vacancy rate for all shopping center types including malls remained at 9.4 percent, the market did manage to record occupancy growth.