This year’s award winner — which prides itself on creating shared value for owners, tenants and the community — developed more than 2 million square feet of space in 2015 with a staff of 10. Read the Cover Story

Fall 2016

Method manufacturing facility

The Natural Capitalism Concept Comes to Industrial

By: Karl Heitman, AIA, LEED AP, Heitman Architects Inc.

Method’s new soap factory in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood has resulted in a more profitable, localized supply chain      

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Discovery Business Campus: From Industrial Campus to Mixed-use Business Park

By: Alison Melnychenko, owner of Scottsdale, Arizona-based Word Games

A nearly vacant semiconductor campus is transformed into a vibrant mixed-use business park that is attracting new users to its Tempe, Arizona, submarket.      

Addison Circle urban-style streetscape

City Streetscapes Arrive in the Suburbs

By: Sam Black, contributing editor at Development, attorney and past chairman of the Washington, D.C. Smart Growth Alliance

Suburban municipalities are using mixed-use planning and the classic walkable urban street grid to create lively new downtowns.      

TD Bank corporate campus

The Suburban Office Parking Conundrum

By: Robert T. Dunphy, transportation consultant, adjunct professor at Georgetown University and an emeritus fellow of the Transportation Research Board
Do today’s densifying suburban office parks need less, more or different types of parking?
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Economic Impacts of CRE Development Reach $450 Billion in 2015

By: Margarita Foster, editor-in-chief of Development, as well as NAIOP’s vice president for knowledge and research
Updated economic multipliers reflect more technology and fewer workers.
Saint-Gobain's electrochromic glass

“Smart Glass” Reduces Glare, Improves Comfort

By: Robbie Tarpley Raffish, president, a.s.a.p.r. integrated marketing
Dynamic glass panes can decrease energy demand, glare and heat, resulting in a more comfortable indoor environment, while still letting the sunshine in.
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What does a shift in U.S. manufacturing and import/export trends mean for industrial

By: Walter Kemmsies, Ph.D., managing director, economist and chief strategist, U.S. Ports, Airports and Global Logistics Group, JLL
What does a shift in U.S. manufacturing and import/export trends mean for industrial real estate, particularly near major ports?
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Six Lessons for Developers Considering a Brownfield Remediation Project

By: Dennis M. Toft, partner, Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi PC; chair of New Jersey’s Brownfields Task Force and a NAIOP New Jersey trustee
What developers need to know before beginning this type of challenging undertaking.
Mercedes autonomous car

Impacts of Autonomous and Driverless Cars on CRE

By: David Dale-Johnson, Ph. D., Stan Melton Executive Professor in Real Estate, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, and a NAIOP Distinguished Fellow
Will tomorrow’s autonomous and driverless cars require some simple adjustments or be a game changer for commercial real estate?

Related Research and Publications

Office Space Demand Forecast, Fourth Quarter 2022

By: Hany Guirguis, Ph.D., Manhattan College and Michael J. Seiler, DBA, College of William & Mary Research Foundation
Net office space absorption in the fourth quarter of 2022 is forecast to be 7.1 million square feet, with absorption in 2023 forecast to slow to 8.1 million square feet for the entire year. Moving forward, the forecast projects that absorption in the first three quarters of 2024 will total 13.3 million square feet.

The Role of Data Analytics in Commercial Real Estate Siting, Design and Valuation Decisions

By: Clifford A. Lipscomb, Ph.D., MRICS NAIOP Research Foundation
To gain a sense of how CRE firms are using advanced data analytics, the NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to examine applications in site selection, design and valuation for commercial buildings. The author conducted secondary research and interviewed brokers, data providers, investors, developers and professionals at CRE technology firms.

Sustainable Brownfield Redevelopment

By: Christopher De Sousa, Ph.D., MCIP, RPP, Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Toronto Metropolitan University Research Foundation

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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CEO on Leadership: Adon Panattoni, CEO, Panattoni Development Company

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development
The CEO of a U.S. firm specializing in industrial development shares his insights on the industry.

Five Students Receive Inaugural NAIOP Diversity CRE Scholarships

By: Beth Gulding, manager, chapter relations, NAIOP
NAIOP has awarded its first Diversity CRE Scholarships to graduate students in commercial real estate who have traditionally been under-represented in the industry.

Managing 21st-century Cyber Risk Before It Manages You

By: Tom Ridge, chairman, Ridge Global; first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security; and 43rd governor of Pennsylvania
Commercial real estate industry leaders must understand and be prepared to respond to the challenges presented by global terrorism and cyber risk.

Preparing for Change

By: Ashley Powell, senior vice president, head of transactions, western U.S., Bentall Kennedy U.S., and 2016 NAIOP Chairman
As we edge closer to the end of the year, and the end of Ashley's term as chairman, he’d like to share some thoughts on how best to strategize and prepare for the next cycle.

Sound Bites from NAIOP’s I.CON Conferences

By: Various
Sound Bites From NAIOP’s I.CON: Impact Projects, April 5-6, 2016, in Dallas:

Additional Articles

NAIOP 2016 Guide to the Southwest

Looking for an investment partner, an interior designer, a contractor or a great location for your next development project? The NAIOP guide in this issue lists dozens of firms throughout the Southwest.

Are You 5G Future Ready?

By: Chris Bland, founder, CEO and chief revenue officer, and Andrew Wecker, general counsel, Cell Site Capital LLC
In the next five years, 5G connectivity will go from being a desirable amenity to a market necessity.

Automation at the Port of Long Beach

By: Amanda Tran, a freelance real estate writer and researcher
Automated cranes and vehicles are loading and unloading mega-ships at one of the world’s most technologically advanced marine terminals.

Can You Hear Me Now?

By: Matthew Gaulin, RCDD, director, Cosentini Information Technologies, Cosentini Associates Inc.
Distributed antenna systems improve cellphone reception within office buildings.

Developing Near Highways and Transit

By: Jeffrey A. Zapfe, Ph.D., president, Acentech
What developers can do to assess and mitigate ground-borne noise and vibration impacts.

Five Key Factors for Leasing to Uncle Sam

By: Kurt Stout, executive vice president, Government Solutions, Colliers International
As the federal government shrinks, leasing opportunities grow.

What does a shift in U.S. manufacturing and import/export trends mean for industrial

By: Walter Kemmsies, Ph.D., managing director, economist and chief strategist, U.S. Ports, Airports and Global Logistics Group, JLL
What does a shift in U.S. manufacturing and import/export trends mean for industrial real estate, particularly near major ports?

Innovation District Planning and Development

By: Julie D. Stern, managing editor, Development
A recent NAIOP research report explores the factors leading to the success of these unique development projects as well as the challenges they must overcome.

Mobile Design Studio

By: Craig Chinn, AIA, founder and principal, Architecture Design Collaborative
A mobile studio can be set up almost anywhere, enabling architects to work efficiently on-site, speeding up the design process.
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New & Noteworthy

By: Julie D. Stern, managing editor, Development
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.

Protecting Against Environmental Loss and Challenges

By: John J. Heft, MS, CRIS, senior vice president and director of the real estate practice at New Day Underwriting Managers
Pollution legal liability insurance can protect property owners and developers from liability associated with pollution-related property damage, cleanup and bodily injury.

Real Estate Comes Into Its Own

By: Paula Poskon, founder, STOV Advisory Services
How REIT investors, both institutions and generalists, are — and are not — reacting to real estate becoming a new GICS sector.

Think Before You Sync

By: Mika Javanainen, senior director, product management, M-Files Corp.
Some simple strategies can ensure that unauthorized file sharing will not put your firm at risk.

Research Foundation Report

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. Available Now!

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