Listening to clients and employees has resulted in consistently high occupancy rates for this Maryland-based CRE developer. Read the Cover Story

Fall 2018 Issue

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The Municipal Benefits of Urban Fulfillment Centers

By: Camille Galdes

City leaders should be more proactive in crafting municipal policies that capitalize on the e-commerce changes transforming commercial real estate and their tax bases.      

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Boston Scientific's Global Customer Fulfillment Center

By: Paul Donhauser, CEM, CPMM, Boston Scientific, and Marc Margulies, FAIA, LEED AP, Margulies Perruzzi Architects

A global facilities master plan informs the company’s real estate decisions.      

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The Value of Downtown Data Centers

By: Marc Gittleman, Rising Realty Partners

Buildings with direct fiber-optic internet connections will benefit from strong demand as information continues to be stored in the cloud and big data takes off.      

Must-Read Articles

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Real Estate Demand From Cybersecurity Firms

By: Kevin Imboden, John Redeker and Elisa Konik, Cushman & Wakefield
A growing industry creates a major capital opportunity.
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Tenants Ponder: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

By: Spencer Levy, CBRE
To keep buildings hip, landlords are making capital expenditures earlier than budgeted.
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Agree to Disagree: Resolving Property Disputes with a Partition Action

By: John Vukmanovic, Esq.
A written agreement in place from the outset can avoid most potential problems.
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Designing Spaces to Create Great Experiences

By: Andy Cohen
A Gensler study quantifies that the right design can result in great experiences, which in turn are great for business.
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How to Attract Institutional Capital Through the Development of Operating Guidelines

By: John Mackel, MAI, ASA, CCIM, Moss Adams LLP
Incorporating best practices for policies, strategies and procedures can make smaller developer-operators appealing to institutional investors.
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Networked Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

By: Michael Jones, ChargePoint
The answers to five simple questions reveal the benefits of these systems for businesses.

Related Research and Publications

A Two-Dimensional Approach to Evaluating Commercial Real Estate Markets

By: Maria Sicola, Charles Warren, PhD, and Megan Weiner, CityStream Solutions, LLC Research Foundation
A new NAIOP Research Foundation report by Maria Sicola, Charles Warren, Ph.D., and Megan Weiner builds on last year’s report on market tier and ranking systems by describing a two-dimensional approach to evaluating and comparing commercial real estate markets. The report examines 15 years of market data to test multiple two-dimensional models for evaluating the 50 largest industrial and office markets in the United States.

How the Other Half Builds: Small-Scale Development in Tertiary Markets

By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D., Director of Research, NAIOP Research Foundation
Real estate development and ownership in smaller markets differs from development and ownership in larger markets in ways that tend to deter large regional or national developers and favor local developers. This research brief draws from a survey of NAIOP members and interviews with developers in tertiary markets such as Western Michigan and Southwest Missouri to examine these differences and their implications for developers and investors.

Office Space Demand Forecast, Fourth Quarter 2021

By: Hany Guirguis, Ph.D., Manhattan College and Michael J. Seiler, DBA, College of William & Mary Research Foundation
Although office net absorption remained negative throughout 2021, it is gradually climbing toward the positive side of the scale. Total net absorption in the third quarter of 2021 was -5.2 million square feet, back from a near record of -34.8 million square feet at the end of the first quarter of 2021.

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CEO on Leadership: Daniel J. Moore, President and CEO, Rockefeller Group

By: Ron Derven
The president of this New York City-headquartered real estate firm applies lessons learned in the military, business school and two decades in the industry.

Six Students Receive NAIOP Diversity Scholarships

By: Hannah Buckles
For the third year, NAIOP has awarded scholarships to graduate and undergraduate commercial real estate students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the industry.

Industrial Properties Continue to Sizzle

By: Jim Neyer
This year, NAIOP’s perennially successful industrial conference, I.CON, reached new heights when the event was officially sold out (with a waiting list).

Sound Bites from NAIOP’s I.CON: Industrial Conference

By: Various
Sound Bites from NAIOP’s I.CON: Industrial Conference, June, 2018, in Jersey City, New Jersey and National Forums Symposium, May, 2018, in New York City.

Additional Articles

Unified Commerce: The Future of Retail?

By: Julie D. Stern
Big data and integrated cloud-based retail platforms enable retailers to provide customers with seamless, secure, personalized shopping experiences, both in stores and via computers and mobile devices.

How to Future-Proof the Workplace

By: Janine Grossmann, Fellow ARIDO, LEED AP ID+C, Perkins+Will
Interior design driven by how employees use their space, rather than by general workplace trends, will produce more effective, productive workplaces.

Esports Arenas Have Entered the Game

By: Adam Ducker, RCLCO
Will professional video gaming be the next great urban entertainment real estate anchor?

Retail Leasing: Minimizing Time, Cost and Risk

By: Ellen Sinreich, The Sinreich Group
In lease negotiations, urgency trumps precision, and the need to accommodate the other side trumps the desire to get it all.

Creditworthy Tenants Yield Financing Alternatives

By: Turkia Mullin, CBRE Capital Markets
Nonrecourse credit tenant financing can be used to fund build-to-suit projects involving properly structured long-term net leases with investment-grade tenants.

Cookie Cutter Environmental Diligence Doesn't Cut It Anymore

By: Tom Mounteer, Paul Hastings LLP
Environmental diligence must be customized for each property.

Autonomous Trucking's Effect on Industrial Real Estate

By: Jon Pharris, CapRock Partners
The next game-changer will speed delivery times and improve use of warehouse space.

Invest in Opportunity: Invest in Rural America

By: Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wisc.)
Qualified Opportunity Zones will capitalize on rural America’s “can-do” attitude.
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New & Noteworthy

By: Trey Barrineau, Managing Editor, Development
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.

Research Foundation Report

The NAIOP Research Foundation asked the authors of the 2020 report to develop an alternative model for evaluating commercial real estate markets that uses a two-dimensional analysis to simultaneously evaluate multiple market characteristics such as size and risk. Available Now!

A Two-Dimensional Approach to Evaluating Commercial Real Estate Markets