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Summer 2017 Issue

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Innovative Financing For Roads and Highways

By: Robert T. Dunphy, a transportation consultant and emeritus fellow, Transportation Research Board

New approaches are needed to fix an old problem.      

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Beyond 72 Degrees and Sunny Inside: Optimizing the Indoor Work Environment

By: Dan Diehl, CEO of Aircuity

The conversation about indoor environments is changing as tenants leverage new technologies to support employee productivity.      

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The Future of Family-owned CRE Businesses

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor to Development magazine

How can family-owned businesses stay competitive in the commercial real estate industry?      

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The Challenges Of Bringing a Museum to Market

By: Robbie Tarpley Raffish, a freelance writer based in Maryland

Museum development requires collaboration among designers, contractors and museum operators.      

Must-Read Articles

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A Regulatory Framework for a New Administration

By: Alex Ford, director of federal affairs, NAIOP
Uncertainty about how the Trump administration will fulfill its promises to vastly decrease the number of federal regulations is creating uncertainty for the CRE industry.
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Canadian and U.S. National Industrial Trends

By: David Egan, Americas head of industrial research, CBRE Global Research
A comparison of these two North American industrial markets offers some interesting insights.
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How Retail Flagships Lead the Fleet

By: James Cook, director of research, retail, JLL
Flagship stores enable retailers to create a physical embodiment of a brand through design and spectacle — and to experiment with new concepts and technologies.
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Potential Pitfalls With Letters of Intent

By: Renee Eshelman, partner, Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP, San Francisco
What should landlords do when they discover that “nonbinding” really isn’t?
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How to Attract Institutional Capital

By: Kelvin Tetz, partner, and Greg Martin, partner and national real estate practice leader, Moss Adams LLP
Local and regional developers who want to build relationships with institutional investors will need to implement these reporting and operating guidelines.
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Cranes and Lanes: The Link Between Transportation Infrastructure and CRE

By: Brian Landes, GIS analyst, Transwestern
Transportation infrastructure can have dramatic effects on the value of commercial real estate.

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.

Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate in Canada, 2022 Edition

By: Altus Group Economic Consulting NAIOP Research Foundation

The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to examine the economic benefits of commercial construction across four distinct CRE asset classes, namely industrial, retail and entertainment, office, and multifamily housing during 2021. The report also describes the benefits of commercial brokerage, property management and landlord operations.

Industrial Space Demand Forecast, Third Quarter 2022

By: Hany Guirguis, Ph.D., Manhattan College and Michael J. Seiler, DBA, William & Mary Research Foundation
The forecast authors, Drs. Hany Guirguis and Michael Seiler, expect the still-hot industrial market to cool, and predict that the net absorption rate will continue to decline until it returns to the pre-pandemic trend. Read the full report from the NAIOP Research Foundation.

Perspectives

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CEO on Leadership: J. Dwight Bell, President and CEO, Cannon Equities

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development
The president of an Atlanta-based diversified investment and development company offers his perspectives on the industry.

Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

By: Jonathan Tratt, principal, Tratt Properties, LLC, and 2017 NAIOP Chairman
As I write this, much is happening politically that impacts each of our businesses.

Additional Articles

Urban Food Halls

By: Amanda Tran, a freelance real estate writer and researcher
Food halls offer small-scale opportunities for landlords, operators, chefs and diners.

Co-working Spaces for Health and Beauty Professionals

By: Ken McAllister, founder and president, My Salon Suite
A real estate model originally designed to meet the needs of startups and freelancers is customized for the health and beauty industry.

Five Tips to Avoid Stormwater Headaches

By: Sam Arden, Peyton Nunez and Irene Vander Els, attorneys, Hartman Simons & Wood LLP
Site work that results in stormwater runoff or erosion can expose a developer to potential liability.

The Benefits and Risks of Triple Net Leases

By: Richard R. Spore III, member, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, Memphis
What do office and retail property owners need to know about triple net leases?

A More Relevant Measure of Risk

By: Mark J. Eppli, Bell chair in real estate, Marquette University, and a NAIOP Distinguished Fellow
Is the cap rate to U.S. Treasury comparison an “apples-to-oranges” assessment?

Bringing the Outdoors In With Living Walls

By: Alvaro J. Ribeiro, AIA, senior architect, Margulies Perruzzi Architects
Living wall systems can be simpler to install and maintain than one might expect — and can have meaningful impacts on building owners and occupants.

Funding Transit to Industrial Properties

By: Cinda Kelley, president, Kelley and Associates LLC
Employers in Plainfield, Indiana, are helping fund connector bus service that brings employees to local industrial parks.

Displaying Real-time Transit Information: An Update

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development
Screens that provide real-time transit and other transportation information have become an amenity valued by office and residential tenants.

Building a Transit Army: How MARTA Army Is Working To Improve Atlanta's Bus Stops

By: Andrew Carpenter, tech reporter, Mobility Lab
Transit advocacy doesn’t have to move slowly through layers of bureaucracy: in Atlanta, advocates have been mobilizing to improve bus stops in their own neighborhoods.

Colliers International's Advisor Development Program

By: Katherine Ringrose-Poole, national program director, advisor development, Colliers International
This professional development program has proven to be a sound investment that benefits the company’s brand, professionals and clients.
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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.

NAIOP's 2017 Guide to Architects, Contractors and Engineers

By: None
Looking for an architect, contractor, or engineer for your next redevelopment project? The NAIOP guide in this issue lists dozens of firms throughout North America.

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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