On Business - Development Professionals In Short Supply When Market Turns? 

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Spring 2011

When the commercial real estate market turns and new development picks up, some companies may be hard-pressed to find the development professionals they need with up-to-date skills and experience.

On Business - Healthcare Transformation Brings New Opportunities 

By: Murray W. Wolf, publisher and founding editor, Healthcare Real Estate InsightsTM Spring 2011

An aging population and the continuing shift to outpatient care should get the healthcare real estate sector back on track in 2011. We already began to see that during the fourth quarter, as total medical office building sales volume topped $1 billion for the first time in two and a half years.

On Business - Is That Worker an Independent Contractor or Employee? 

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Spring 2011

Some companies are using independent contractors rather than hiring full-time employees. The reasons are simple: it saves costs and limits liability.

First Look - U.S. Manufacturing’s Comeback 

By: Elizabeth Sherrod, managing and director of research, NAIOP Spring 2011

For decades, off-shoring dominated the manufacturing industry, driven by Chinese factory wages that were a tenth of U.S. pay. Now, well-known companies, like Ford, General Electric and Caterpillar, and lesser-known companies such as Blessing and Bigelow Components are bringing jobs back to the United States.