Because the low-interest-rate, low-inflation environment is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, the challenge for investors and lenders of all types is to find investments that offer something more than single-digit yields.

Winter 2012

450 Sutter office building

450 Sutter: The Art of Preservation

By: Jessica Moskovitz, a freelance writer based in Portland, Ore.

An office tower built before the Great Depression gets a sustainability makeover while preserving its unique architecture.      

the commuter rail terminal at  Denver Union Station

Denver Union Station: A Transportation Model for Urban Revitalization

By: William E. Mosher, senior managing director, Trammell Crow Company

Public and private entities redevelop a former railyard into a transit-oriented project that becomes a multi-modal transportation hub and a catalyst for sustainable development.      

Domain II mixed-use project

Navigating Project Expansion During a Recession

By: Bryan Jones, principal, The Beck Group

A developer moves forward with phase II of a mixed-use project, overcoming economic, construction and design challenges along the way.      

a reception at the Development 12 conference

Forecast '13: Slow Growth Expected

By: Ellen Rand and Ron Derven, contributing editors, Development

Development '12 conference session highlights on the impact of economic headwinds on commercial real estate; the state of the capital markets; value-add opportunities beyond the major markets; and corporate tenant space preferences.      

office building of the future brochure cover with four office concepts

Office Building of the Future, 2020 Design Competition

By: Sheila Vertino, former editor-in-chief of Development magazine and a freelance writer based in the Washington, D.C. area

How will an office building developed in 2020 look and function? How will evolving user trends affect building design and operations? To gain valuable perspective, NAIOP invited its architect members to participate in a design competition, seeking the most innovative concepts and designs for the office building of the year 2020.