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Winter 2017/2018 Issue

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Will Teleworking Change the Future of the Office?

By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D., and Trey Barrineau

The COVID-19 pandemic might not have a massive economic effect on the office sector, but it could spark big new ideas on the use of space.      

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Pain Spreads Wide in Retail and Hospitality

By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D., and Trey Barrineau

The effects of the coronavirus hit these sectors earlier, faster and more deeply than other areas of commercial real estate.      

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Amazon Could Provide a Peek at Industrial’s Post-COVID Future

By: Ed Klimek

The e-commerce giant understands how to connect products and consumers.      

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Experts Speak: COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Real Estate

By: Ron Derven

Industry researchers respond to the crisis and take a look at what’s on the horizon.      

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Must-Read Articles

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Construction Costs Outlook

By: Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America
Labor and materials concerns loom large.
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The First Modern Multistory Logistics Building in North America

By: Dan Letter, managing director, Prologis
Prologis Georgetown Crossroads, a three-story, 590,000-square-foot logistics building, is now under construction in the heart of Seattle’s transportation network.
Meridian Cool Springs Mixed-Use Development, Franklin, Tenn.

Legal Agreements for Mixed-use Projects

By: Paul N. Dubrasich, Cox Castle Nicholson LLP
Anyone considering developing a mixed-use project should be aware of these key legal, design and management considerations.
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Health Care Tenants Inject New Life into Ailing Shopping Malls

By: Eric Johnson, managing director of healthcare advisory services at Transwestern
As health care providers seek to improve customer service by offering convenient access closer to where their patients live and work, they are discovering a hidden resource: the regional mall.
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Real Estate Diversification via Structured Investments

By: Gabriel Pozo, principal, Advalurem Group
Structured investments can enable real estate investors to move into a new market while limiting risks.
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Six Innovative Concepts for Moving Freight

By: Robert T. Dunphy, transportation consultant; adjunct professor, Georgetown University real estate and planning programs; and emeritus fellow, Transportation Research Board
Some of these innovations may change how freight is moved in the future.

Related Research and Publications

Office Space Demand Forecast, Second Quarter 2020

By: Hany Guirguis, Ph.D., Manhattan College and Timothy Savage, Ph.D., New York University Research Foundation
Due to the turmoil in the national economy, rising unemployment and continued uncertainty about future work arrangements, the U.S. office market absorption is forecast to decline into negative territory through the second quarter of 2021. The steepest declines may be experienced in the third quarter of 2020, with NAIOP’s model forecasting a drop of 16.3 million square feet. Absorption rates will increase as the economy begins to gain traction in 2021.

Navigating a Safe Return to Work: Best Practices for U.S. Office Building Owners and Tenants

By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D., Director of Research, NAIOP NAIOP Research Foundation
Measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak temporarily slowed economic activity and dramatically reduced occupancies at many commercial buildings. As state and local governments outline plans for a phased reopening of the economy, office building owners and employers are formulating plans that will allow employees to return safely to work.

Using Capital Improvements to Create Competitive Advantage in the COVID-19 Era

By: Dustin C. Read, Ph.D./J.D., Associate Professor, Virginia Tech and Sam Kuprianov, undergraduate Real Estate major, Virginia Tech Research Foundation
This brief evaluates the merits of frequently discussed capital investments and their potential to create durable competitive advantages. It draws from an analysis of recent coverage in commercial real estate trade publications, as well as conversations with seven industry practitioners that took place in June 2020.

Perspectives

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COVID-19: An Unprecedented Situation Demands an Extraordinary Response

By: Thomas J. Bisacquino
NAIOP rises to the challenge.

Commercial Real Estate Pitches in to Fight COVID-19

By: Richard Tucker
Industry’s charitable efforts help save lives and ease the economic burdens of the pandemic.

A New Direction for CRE

By: Jennifer LeFurgy
Although pandemics are not necessarily outliers, I don’t think many of us could have predicted the events of the past months.

In Times Like This...

By: Larry Lance
It’s during times like this that we have to prioritize what’s most important.

Former NAIOP Chairman Jim Neyer Retires

Jim Neyer, NAIOP’s national chairman in 2018, retired from AI.Neyer on May 1.

Additional Articles

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COVID-19 Challenges: Approaching a Mortgage Lender for Help

By: Trey Barrineau
Important advice for borrowers who own buildings where tenants are in trouble.
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Washington Responds to COVID-19

By: NAIOP Government Affairs Staff
Congress and the Federal Reserve took unprecedented action to shore up businesses, including commercial real estate.
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The Importance of In-Building Wireless for the FirstNet Emergency Network

By: Ted Hebron
A dedicated digital network for first responders might require modifications to commercial properties.
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See Spot the Construction Robot Run, Climb, Scan, and More

By: Trey Barrineau
The coronavirus pandemic could push contractors to consider technological solutions to labor issues.

Research Foundation Report

This research brief provides an overview of best practices in improving safety against the coronavirus for building owners and employers. It focuses on immediate measures to improve building safety. Available Now!

Navigating a Safe Return to Work