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Fall 2017 Issue

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CRE Development Opportunities In Public-private Infrastructure Partnerships

By: James M. Mulligan, partner, and Andrea Austin, associate, in the Denver office of Husch Blackwell LLP

Public-private partnerships are emerging as a mechanism that marries the funding of public facilities like courthouses, libraries, government offices and more with private commercial development.      

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From Obsolete Property to Modern Distribution Facility

By: Matt Goode, principal with Venture One Real Estate

A great location plus smart design result in fast lease-up of a last-mile distribution facility on Chicago’s South Side      

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The Summit at Fritz Farm

By: Lindsay Bayer Shipp, retail brand strategist and Molly Mackenzie, chief investment officer for Bayer Properties

Engaging regional “brand ambassadors” results in authentic placemaking for a mixed-use retail destination in Lexington, Kentucky.      

Must-Read Articles

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Trends in Square Feet per Office Employee: An Update

By: Adrian Ponsen, senior real estate economist, CoStar Portfolio Strategy
Is the push for office space efficiency a silent killer for the U.S. office market?
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Reinventing the Mall Shopping Experience

By: By Najla Kayyem, senior vice president of marketing, Pacific Retail Capital Partners
A shopping center owner uses digital technology to transform a traditional retail center into a vibrant community hub.
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Master Planning: A Powerful Tool to Add Value to CRE Developments

By: Nitin B. Desai and Philip Wilkinson Jr., AIA, architects, AE7 Planners and Architects
A master plan can help a developer strike the right balance between long-range investment objectives and the right mix of programmatic elements.
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Bringing the Outside In

By: Roger Heerema, a principal with Wright Heerema Architects, NAIOP Chicago’s 2016 Design Firm of the Year
A fresh-air, 28th-floor amenity lounge has transformed a Chicago office tower.
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Evaluating Cap Rate Investment Strategies

By: Mark J. Eppli, Bell chair in real estate, Marquette University, and a NAIOP Distinguished Fellow
Which cap rate investment strategy generates the best return?
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Smart Energy Retrofit in Chicago

By: Consolato Gattuso, Zeller Realty Group
Installing wireless pneumatic thermostats controlled by smart buildings software at 311 South Wacker Drive has significantly reduced HVAC energy use and increased tenant comfort.


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CEO on Leadership:

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development
The president and COO of this Milwaukee-based diversified commercial real estate development company shares her insights on the industry.

Six Students Receive NAIOP Diversity CRE Scholarships

By: Hannah Buckles, member services associate, NAIOP
NAIOP has awarded its second Diversity CRE Scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students in commercial real estate from backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in the industry.

Sound Bites from NAIOP'S I.CON Conferences

By: Various
Sound Bites from I.CON ‘17: Impact Projects and I.CON ’17: Trends and Forecasts

The New Rate of Progress

By: Jonathan Tratt, principal, Tratt Properties, LLC, and 2017 NAIOP Chairman
Technology is rapidly revolutionizing business, politics and even fashion