Thompson hotel exterior

Touchstone: Small Team Big Impact 

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor to Development magazine Fall 2016

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.

Method manufacturing facility

The Natural Capitalism Concept Comes to Industrial 

By: Karl Heitman, AIA, LEED AP, Heitman Architects Inc. Fall 2016

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

mixed use multitenant business park

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

By: Alison Melnychenko, owner of Scottsdale, Arizona-based Word Games Fall 2016

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

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 Fall 2016

Do today’s densifying suburban office parks need less, more or different types of parking?

Boston Conservatory

Developing Near Highways and Transit 

By: Jeffrey A. Zapfe, Ph.D., president, Acentech Fall 2016

What developers can do to assess and mitigate ground-borne noise and vibration impacts.

smokestacks

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 Fall 2016

Pollution legal liability insurance can protect property owners and developers from liability associated with pollution-related property damage, cleanup and bodily injury.

Brownfield remediation projects

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 Fall 2016

What developers need to know before beginning this type of challenging undertaking.

Saint-Gobain's electrochromic glass

“Smart Glass” Reduces Glare, Improves Comfort  

By: Robbie Tarpley Raffish, president, a.s.a.p.r. integrated marketing Fall 2016

Dynamic glass panes can decrease energy demand, glare and heat, resulting in a more comfortable indoor environment, while still letting the sunshine in.

Property Group Partners mixed use buildings

New & Noteworthy 

By: Julie D. Stern, managing editor, Development Fall 2016

An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.