Developers may be wise to seek out sites and locations that will attract manufacturing uses as well as those that will attract distribution operations. Read the Cover Story

Spring 2016

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Cardinal Health Medical Distribution Center: “Catalyst Converter” in the Motor City

By: Robbie Tarpley Raffish, CEO of a.s.a.p.r. integrated marketing

A massive brownfield redevelopment project begins with a new medical distribution center near downtown Detroit.      

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Gillem Logistics Center: From Army Base to Logistics Hub

By: Forrest Robinson and David Welch, CEO and partner, respectively, with Robinson Weeks Partners; Welch is overseeing the Gillem Logistics Center project

A closed Army base south of Atlanta is being transformed into a state-of-the-art logistics campus.      

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Schreiber Foods: Merging Corporate Goals and Urban Reinvestment

By: Peter Balistrieri, an associate vice president with HGA Architects and Engineers in Milwaukee. He was the project manager and programmer for this project. HGA’s design team also included James VanderHeiden, AIA, PE, principal-in-charge; Rick Hombsch, PE, project supervisor and Paula Verboomen, AIA, lead design architect.

A global dairy company consolidates its operations and R&D functions onto a single campus that is building synergy in downtown Green Bay.      

Must-Read Articles

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The Police Station of the Future

By: Leigh Christy, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, associate principal, Perkins+Will
Five factors are shaping designs for new police stations and other public safety facilities.
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Four Key CRE Disruptors

By: Steven Bandolik, a director with Deloitte Services LP and a senior leader in Deloitte's real estate services practice, and Robert O’Brien, a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP as well as U.S. and global leader of Deloitte’s real estate practice
Commercial real estate is being redefined by four key trends.
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Tech Company Workspace Trends Spread to Other Firms

By: Sheila Vertino, former editor-in-chief of Development and a freelance writer
Trends that began in tech company workplaces have spread to life sciences and financial services companies.
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Retail Streetscape Redevelopment

By: Sam Black, contributing editor, Development; attorney; and past chairman of the Washington, D.C., Smart Growth Alliance
Real estate and business leaders can work with the public sector to plan and fund streetscape improvements that benefit all stakeholders.
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Making Paid Parking Pay

By: Sam Black, contributing editor, Development, attorney and past chairman of the Washington, D.C., Smart Growth Alliance
Parking can be a catalyst for economic development, creating benefits for developers, investors and businesses.
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Congress Finally Acts on Transportation Investments

By: John Bryant, senior director of federal affairs, NAIOP
NAIOP support helped lead to the passage of a long-term transportation bill, the FAST Act, that will fund U.S. highways and transit systems for the next five years.

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.

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.

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.

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CEO on Leadership: Stewart Wangard, Chairman and CEO, Wangard Partners Inc.

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development
The chairman and CEO of a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based regional real estate development and investment company, as well as a member of NAIOP’s 2016 Board of Directors, shares his insights and perspectives on the commercial real estate industry.

Getting to Know the Chairman

By: Ashley Powell, senior vice president, head of transactions, western U.S., Bentall Kennedy U.S., and 2016 NAIOP Chairman
Ashley Powell has always believed that NAIOP members are dynamic, passionate and care deeply about building better communities. As chairman, he's proud to lead this group. To help you get to know him, Development magazine asked him to share his thoughts on our industry and association.

Additional Articles

Ports Projections

By: David Egan, head of industrial research, Americas, CBRE
The balance of power between U.S. West and East Coast ports is shifting slightly.

North Dakota Business Park Caters Exclusively To Drones

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development
Grand Sky will be America’s first industrial park dedicated to unmanned aircraft systems.

Forecasting Office Space Demand

By: Julie D. Stern, managing editor, Development
A new NAIOP research report describes the model that researchers are using to prepare a biannual Office Space Demand Forecast, which debuts in the second quarter of 2016.

IRS Cracking Down on Fee Waivers in Real Estate Transactions

By: Bruce J. Belman, JD, CPA, a partner with Crowe Horwath LLP and the firm’s tax services leader on partnership taxation, and Steven R. Driver, Jr., CPA, MT, a member of the firm’s construction and real estate services group
Partnership payment agreements must focus on entrepreneurial risk to comply with proposed IRS regulations.

Revisiting Blend and Extend

By: Amanda Tran, a freelance real estate writer and researcher
In changing times, blend and extend lease transactions can benefit both tenants and landlords.

Managing Package Deliveries

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development
Tech fixes will help overwrought property managers today, but what will happen as online sales grow even more?

Cross-border Investment in US Commercial Real Estate

By: Jim Costello, senior vice president, Real Capital Analytics
Foreign investment in U.S. CRE both soared and shifted in 2015.

Energy Consumption Disclosure Requirements

By: Stuart Brodsky, director, Center for the Sustainable Built Environment, New York University School of Professional Studies, Schack Institute of Real Estate
A number of states and municipalities now mandate energy performance disclosure for some commercial buildings.

An Efficient “Last Mile”

By: Nicola Davies, Ph.D., freelance writer
Passenger trains, electric vans, cargo bicycles and lockers all can help reduce the noise, traffic congestion and pollution created by urban deliveries.

Urban Freight Consolidation Centers

By: Nicola Davies, Ph.D., freelance writer
Freight consolidation centers can make urban deliveries more efficient while also reducing urban noise pollution as well as vehicle emissions.

Social Inclusion Best Practices: Forest City Washington

By: Rachel Brown, freelance writer
A national developer reaches out to the community to involve local residents and businesses.
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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.

2016 Guide to Economic Development Authorities

By: None
The economic development authorities listed in this annual guide can help you attract businesses to your area and to your developments.

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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