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Summer 2016

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Reliable Bandwidth for Office Buildings

By: Arie Barendrecht, CEO and cofounder of WiredScore

Building owners who provide cutting-edge Internet infrastructure are positioning themselves for long-term success.      

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The Future of E-commerce Fulfillment Centers

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor to Development magazine

How will the fulfillment centers of tomorrow differ from those in use today?      

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Nemours duPont Pediatrics: Innovation Inspired by the Affordable Care Act

By: Katie Jacoby, senior vice president, development, at Anchor Health Properties

A new outpatient facility in Southern New Jersey is designed to improve the patient experience as well as the health of the entire community.      

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Building for Wellness

By: Ed Klimek, AIA, NCARB, partner, KSS Architects

Workplaces that enhance employee health and well-being also enhance productivity — and employers’ financial bottom lines.      

Must-Read Articles

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NAIOP Launches Sentiment Survey and Index

By: Margarita Foster, vice president, knowledge and research, NAIOP, and editor-in-chief, Development
Survey respondents believe the market will continue to favor the real estate industry.
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Bringing Wellness to the Workplace

By: Andrew Gallinaro, senior vice president and director of asset management, National Development
Suburban office park owners are incorporating health and wellness features to attract forward-thinking tenants.
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Credit Suisse's Smart Working Floor

By: Sheila Vertino, former editor-in-chief of Development and a freelance writer
Continuing a trend that began in technology and creative companies, a global financial services company has eliminated private offices at its New York headquarters.
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CRE Lending Environment Tightening

By: Amanda Tran, a freelance real estate writer and researcher
The commercial real estate lending market is in a period of adjustment, as lenders adapt to a shifting economic and regulatory landscape.
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From Cubicles to Conservation

By: Giorgios L. Vlamis, partner and chief operating officer, Normandy Real Estate Partners, and Terrence Nolan, senior vice president, conservation transactions, Open Space Institute
Coupling development with land conservation can be a win-win for office parks and the public.
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Reducing Car Traffic With Transportation Demand Management

By: Sam Black, contributing editor, Development, attorney and past chairman of the Washington, D.C. Smart Growth Alliance
Developers, building owners and operators may chose — or be required — to use TDM.

Related Research and Publications

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.

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.

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The Chairman’s Goals for NAIOP

By: Ashley Powell, senior vice president, head of transactions, western U.S., Bentall Kennedy U.S., and 2016 NAIOP Chairman
It has been a privilege to meet with many of you during the past six months. Ashley has traveled almost every week, visiting chapters, and enjoyed the opportunity to meet with nearly 300 chapter leaders at the annual Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat.

Additional Articles

How Beacons Are Shaping the Office Buildings of Tomorrow

By: John T. Anderson, chief revenue officer, Condeco
Some elements of the office building of the future are already in use today.

Accounting Changes Coming for Leases

By: Phillip Santarelli, CPA, partner, Baker Tilly
New guidance from the Financial Accounting Standards Board will change how tenants account for leases in coming years.

Social Media for Development Projects

By: Sam Black, contributing editor at Development, an attorney and past chairman of the Washington, D.C. Smart Growth Alliance
Commercial real estate developers should recognize opportunities to use social media to raise awareness and build community support.

Attracting and Retaining Tech Talent

By: Christopher Lee, president and CEO, CEL & Associates, Inc.
Real estate companies are finding it difficult to hire and keep IT and other tech employees.

Why General Partnerships in Commercial Development Are Destined to Fail

By: Matt Burgess, CEO, Missouri Land Company 
General partnerships are a risky way to structure a commercial real estate development company.

Six Ways to Control Office Acoustics

By: Victoria J. Cerami and Christopher J. Pollock, Cerami & Associates
How can acoustical privacy be achieved in today’s open plan offices?

Cost Segregation Is Just the Beginning

By: Bruce Johnson, cofounder and partner, Capstan Tax Strategies
New regulations further expand the utility of engineering-based tax strategies.

Smaller Cities Lighten Up on Minimum Parking Requirements

By: Craig Lewis, AICP, LEED AP, CNU-A, principal, Stantec, Charlotte, North Carolina
Minimum parking requirements make it difficult to design and build places for people, rather than cars.

Duke Realty Increases Diversity and Inclusion

By: Rachel Brown, freelance writer
A national CRE company works to expand diversity within the company and throughout the industry.

Landmark Legislative Victory Makes Tax Extenders Permanent

By: Thomas J. Bisacquino, president and CEO, NAIOP
NAIOP’s efforts helped lead to the passage of the PATH Act of 2015, which makes permanent several critical CRE-related tax provisions, providing increased predictability for investment decisions.
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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.

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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