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Intermodal Hubs and the Industrial Real Estate Boom 

By: Robert Chapman, CEO and Matt Mullarkey, senior vice president, strategic projects, CenterPoint Properties Summer 2015

As state-of-the-art intermodal hubs emerge throughout North America, industrial developers are racing to build new facilities nearby.

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The View From E.CON: E-commerce Real Estate Evolves 

By: Margarita Foster, editor-in-chief of Development as well as NAIOP’s vice president of knowledge and research Summer 2015

The world of e-commerce continues to change rapidly, with huge implications for commercial real estate.

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Construction Materials Price Trends 

By: Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America Summer 2015

The Bureau of Labor Statistics now issues five producer price indexes each month that track the cost of new nonresidential (warehouse, office, industrial, school and health care) buildings. All of these indexes rose at annual rates of 7 percent or more in the 2006-2009 period.

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Driverless Trucks 

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Summer 2015

The first impacts of autonomous trucks may be on warehouses, not highways.

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Exploring the New Sharing Economy 

By: Julie D. Stern, managing editor, Development Summer 2015

The “sharing economy” is impacting businesses, communities, individuals and the built environment around the globe.

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Oil Prices and Commercial Real Estate 

By: Alan L. Pontius, national director of commercial property groups, Marcus & Millichap Summer 2015

Will lower oil prices have a positive impact on CRE?

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The Outlook for East Coast Ports 

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Summer 2015

A surge in activity at East Coast ports may come more from disruptions at West Coast ports than from the Panama Canal expansion.

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ACRE Paves Path to Success for Minorities 

By: Audra Capas, president, 5StarPR LLC Summer 2015

A recently revived diversity program, Associates in Commercial Real Estate, prepares Milwaukee-area students for careers in commercial real estate.