mixed-use development

Office Development in Mixed-use Settings: Raising the Bar in Suburbia 

By: Jeff Berkes, executive vice president and president of West Coast operations and Don Briggs, executive vice president for development, Federal Realty Investment Trust Winter 2016/2017 Issue

Federal Realty Investment Trust shares lessons learned from developing office space in urban-style mixed-use projects.

Seniors Housing Moves Downtown 

By: Adrienne Schmitz, freelance real estate writer and researcher Winter 2016/2017 Issue

Seniors’ desire to live in urban settings is creating new opportunities for developers.

The Future of Suburban Office Buildings 

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor to Development magazine Winter 2016/2017 Issue

What features will suburban office buildings need to attract tomorrow’s tenants?

Atlanta Metro Studios And Union Station Business Center 

By: Sheila Kelly Vertino, former editor-in-chief of Development magazine and a freelance writer Winter 2016/2017 Issue

A fully leased business center with movie production studios and a distribution center has risen on the site of a former Atlanta-area mall.

Fine-tuning the Open Plan Office 

By: Bill LaPatra, AIA, partner, and Elizabeth Gordon, associate principal, at Mithun Winter 2016/2017 Issue

Traditional office users continue to adopt and adapt trends pioneered by tech companies.

From Offices to Live/Work Units 

By: Adrienne Schmitz, freelance real estate writer and researcher Winter 2016/2017 Issue

A developer has begun creating value from obsolete office buildings by converting them into units that tenants can use as offices or apartments — or as live/work suites.

Microsoft's Commute Program Keeps Employees Moving 

By: Brian Crockford, senior services manager and head of Microsoft’s Commute program at its corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington Winter 2016/2017 Issue

A corporate program improves the employee commuting experience while reducing the number of cars arriving on campus — and the company’s carbon footprint.

Net Zero Districts: Finding the Quadruple Bottom Line 

By: Iain Campbell, managing director, Rocky Mountain Institute Winter 2016/2017 Issue

District-scale developments are uniquely positioned to be a major driver of the next generation of high-performance buildings and an intelligent electric grid.

New & Noteworthy 

By: Julie D. Stern, managing editor, Development Winter 2016/2017 Issue

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

Development / Ownership Articles From Previous Issues

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

“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.
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New & Noteworthy

By: Julie D. Stern, managing editor, Development Fall 2016
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.

Reliable Bandwidth for Office Buildings

By: Arie Barendrecht, CEO and cofounder of WiredScore Summer 2016
Building owners who provide cutting-edge Internet infrastructure are positioning themselves for long-term success.

The Future of E-commerce Fulfillment Centers

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor to Development magazine Summer 2016
How will the fulfillment centers of tomorrow differ from those in use today?

Nemours duPont Pediatrics: Innovation Inspired by the Affordable Care Act

By: Katie Jacoby, senior vice president, development, at Anchor Health Properties Summer 2016
A new outpatient facility in Southern New Jersey is designed to improve the patient experience as well as the health of the entire community.

Building for Wellness

By: Ed Klimek, AIA, NCARB, partner, KSS Architects Summer 2016
Workplaces that enhance employee health and well-being also enhance productivity — and employers’ financial bottom lines.

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 Summer 2016
Coupling development with land conservation can be a win-win for office parks and the public.

Smaller Cities Lighten Up on Minimum Parking Requirements

By: Craig Lewis, AICP, LEED AP, CNU-A, principal, Stantec, Charlotte, North Carolina Summer 2016
Minimum parking requirements make it difficult to design and build places for people, rather than cars.

Why General Partnerships in Commercial Development Are Destined to Fail

By: Matt Burgess, CEO, Missouri Land Company  Summer 2016
General partnerships are a risky way to structure a commercial real estate development company.
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New & Noteworthy

By: Julie D. Stern, managing editor, Development Summer 2016
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.

The US Manufacturing Renaissance: Driving a Resurgence in Industrial Real Estate

By: Jason Tolliver, Andy Mace, Bethany Bailey and John Morris, respectively, head of industrial research, Americas; managing director, strategic consulting; managing director, strategy & operations; and leader, industrial services, Americas, at Cushman & Wakefield Spring 2016
Developers may be wise to seek out sites and locations that will attract manufacturing uses as well as those that will attract distribution operations.

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

By: Robbie Tarpley Raffish, CEO of a.s.a.p.r. integrated marketing Spring 2016
A massive brownfield redevelopment project begins with a new medical distribution center near downtown Detroit.

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 Spring 2016
A closed Army base south of Atlanta is being transformed into a state-of-the-art logistics campus.

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. Spring 2016
A global dairy company consolidates its operations and R&D functions onto a single campus that is building synergy in downtown Green Bay.

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 Spring 2016
A number of states and municipalities now mandate energy performance disclosure for some commercial buildings.

The Police Station of the Future

By: Leigh Christy, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, associate principal, Perkins+Will Spring 2016
Five factors are shaping designs for new police stations and other public safety facilities.
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New & Noteworthy

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