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E-commerce 2.0: Last-mile Delivery and the Rise of the Urban Warehouse 

By: James Breeze, national director of industrial research for Colliers International Spring 2017 Issue

Today’s industrial users are looking beyond rental rates to consider transportation and inventory carrying costs when making location decisions.

The Third Place in the Modern Office 

By: Gary Miciunas, principal, advisory services, Nelson Spring 2017 Issue

“Third places,” both in common areas and within tenant spaces, can add value to office buildings.

Creative Industrial Workspaces 

By: Adam Robinson, founder and principal, RAF Pacifica Group Spring 2017 Issue

As industrial users consolidate operations under one roof, “creative industrial” is becoming the future of industrial space.

Are Suburban Office Parking Ratios on the Rise? 

By: Robert T. Dunphy, transportation consultant; adjunct professor, Georgetown University Real Estate Program; and emeritus fellow, Transportation Research Board Spring 2017 Issue

About a third of the suburban office developers responding to a recent NAIOP survey have already added parking to existing properties; even more expect parking ratios to rise in the future.

Data Center Outlook 

By: Kelly McBride, Jeff Groh, and Allen Tucker, managing directors, JLL Spring 2017 Issue

Increasing demand for cloud-based services is fueling data center leasing activity.

Plantscaping and the Value of Biophilic Design 

By: Kenneth Freeman, head of innovation for Ambius, a division of Rentokil Initial PLC Spring 2017 Issue

Interior plantings can make a big impact on LEED and/or WELL certification ----- and on building occupants’ comfort and productivity.

Rubberized Roads, Sustainable Concrete and Smart Bridges 

By: Allie Nicodemo, science writer, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, ASU Spring 2017 Issue

Researchers are exploring new materials and smart sensors, paving the way to better transportation infrastructure.

Business / Trends Articles From Previous Issues

Industrial Trends To Watch

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor to Development magazine Winter 2016/2017 Issue
The marriage of retail and industrial real estate continues to disrupt the warehouse and distribution center industry.

Key Commercial Real Estate Roles in 2025

By: Christopher Lee, president and CEO of CEL & Associates, Inc. Winter 2016/2017 Issue
Many existing jobs will disappear and new roles will emerge within CRE companies over the next decade.

Measuring Office Leasing Momentum

By: Robert Bach, director of research, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Winter 2016/2017 Issue
A momentum index uses demographic, economic and property-related indicators to rank metro markets.

Tackling E-commerce's "Last Mile" Warehouse Networks

By: Ryan Phillips, director, Transwestern Winter 2016/2017 Issue
Chicago, New Jersey and Los Angeles are well-positioned to lead the nation in establishing state-of-the-art last-mile warehousing networks.

Updating CRE Terms and Definitions

By: Maria Sicola, CEO, Integrity Data Solutions Winter 2016/2017 Issue
As the commercial real estate industry evolves, so do the terms used to describe it.

City Streetscapes Arrive in the Suburbs

By: Sam Black, contributing editor at Development, attorney and past chairman of the Washington, D.C. Smart Growth Alliance Fall 2016
Suburban municipalities are using mixed-use planning and the classic walkable urban street grid to create lively new downtowns.

Are You 5G Future Ready?

By: Chris Bland, founder, CEO and chief revenue officer, and Andrew Wecker, general counsel, Cell Site Capital LLC Fall 2016
In the next five years, 5G connectivity will go from being a desirable amenity to a market necessity.

Automation at the Port of Long Beach

By: Amanda Tran, a freelance real estate writer and researcher Fall 2016
Automated cranes and vehicles are loading and unloading mega-ships at one of the world’s most technologically advanced marine terminals.

Can You Hear Me Now?

By: Matthew Gaulin, RCDD, director, Cosentini Information Technologies, Cosentini Associates Inc. Fall 2016
Distributed antenna systems improve cellphone reception within office buildings.

Economic Impacts of CRE Development Reach $450 Billion in 2015

By: Margarita Foster, editor-in-chief of Development, as well as NAIOP’s vice president for knowledge and research Fall 2016
Updated economic multipliers reflect more technology and fewer workers.

Impacts of Autonomous and Driverless Cars on CRE

By: David Dale-Johnson, Ph. D., Stan Melton Executive Professor in Real Estate, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, and a NAIOP Distinguished Fellow Fall 2016
Will tomorrow’s autonomous and driverless cars require some simple adjustments or be a game changer for commercial real estate?

Innovation District Planning and Development

By: Julie D. Stern, managing editor, Development Fall 2016
A recent NAIOP research report explores the factors leading to the success of these unique development projects as well as the challenges they must overcome.

Mobile Design Studio

By: Craig Chinn, AIA, founder and principal, Architecture Design Collaborative Fall 2016
A mobile studio can be set up almost anywhere, enabling architects to work efficiently on-site, speeding up the design process.

Think Before You Sync

By: Mika Javanainen, senior director, product management, M-Files Corp. Fall 2016
Some simple strategies can ensure that unauthorized file sharing will not put your firm at risk.

The Rise of Experiential Retail

By: Maria Sicola, a San Francisco-based real estate research consultant Summer 2016
The brick-and-mortar stores, malls and shopping districts that are thriving in today’s omnichannel retail world offer hands-on, authentic experiences.

Attracting and Retaining Tech Talent

By: Christopher Lee, president and CEO, CEL & Associates, Inc. Summer 2016
Real estate companies are finding it difficult to hire and keep IT and other tech employees.

How Beacons Are Shaping the Office Buildings of Tomorrow

By: John T. Anderson, chief revenue officer, Condeco Summer 2016
Some elements of the office building of the future are already in use today.

NAIOP Launches Sentiment Survey and Index

By: Margarita Foster, vice president, knowledge and research, NAIOP, and editor-in-chief, Development Summer 2016
Survey respondents believe the market will continue to favor the real estate industry.

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 Summer 2016
Developers, building owners and operators may chose — or be required — to use TDM.

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 Summer 2016
Commercial real estate developers should recognize opportunities to use social media to raise awareness and build community support.

Duke Realty Increases Diversity and Inclusion

By: Rachel Brown, freelance writer Summer 2016
A national CRE company works to expand diversity within the company and throughout the industry.

An Efficient “Last Mile”

By: Nicola Davies, Ph.D., freelance writer Spring 2016
Passenger trains, electric vans, cargo bicycles and lockers all can help reduce the noise, traffic congestion and pollution created by urban deliveries.

Forecasting Office Space Demand

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

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 Spring 2016
Commercial real estate is being redefined by four key trends.

Making Paid Parking Pay

By: Sam Black, contributing editor, Development, attorney and past chairman of the Washington, D.C., Smart Growth Alliance Spring 2016
Parking can be a catalyst for economic development, creating benefits for developers, investors and businesses.

North Dakota Business Park Caters Exclusively To Drones

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Spring 2016
Grand Sky will be America’s first industrial park dedicated to unmanned aircraft systems.

Ports Projections

By: David Egan, head of industrial research, Americas, CBRE Spring 2016
The balance of power between U.S. West and East Coast ports is shifting slightly.

Social Inclusion Best Practices: Forest City Washington

By: Rachel Brown, freelance writer Spring 2016
A national developer reaches out to the community to involve local residents and businesses.

Urban Freight Consolidation Centers

By: Nicola Davies, Ph.D., freelance writer Spring 2016
Freight consolidation centers can make urban deliveries more efficient while also reducing urban noise pollution as well as vehicle emissions.

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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