Supply chain advances and new technologies are affecting how, where and what types of industrial facilities are being built. Read the Cover Story

Spring 2018 Issue

walkable urban district

Capitol View: Master Planning a Dynamic Urban District

By: Kyle Reis, Cooper Carry

A cohesive yet flexible master plan sets the stage for this Nashville mixed-use development, which is now underway on a brownfield site.      

distribution facility

Crossroads Commerce Park: From Blighted Brownfield to Thriving Infill Industrial Park

By: Bill Mosher and Ann Sperling, Trammell Crow Company | Denver

Long-term planning and collaboration among various partners across multiple jurisdictions have been key to creating a new industrial park in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood.      

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Best Practices in Developing Skilled Nursing Facilities

By: Greg Lazaroff, PHCM Construction Inc.

An Ohio-based developer of these specialized properties describes how it is capitalizing on growing opportunities as well as evolving market trends.      

Must-Read Articles

Financial Illustration

How to Set Up a Private Equity Real Estate Fund

By: Jan A. deRoos, Ph.D., Cornell University, and Shaun Bond, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
How does one go about creating a partnership to raise equity for ongoing real estate investment?
interior view of a warehouse

Raising the Roof

By: Jason Tolliver, Carolyn Salzer, Jared Jacobs and Jolanta Campion, Cushman & Wakefield
The average clear height of warehouse ceilings has increased steadily over the past 20 years.
common spaces

Repurposing Common Spaces in Office Buildings

By: David Pugh, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
Education, health care and retail sectors offer lessons for office building developers, designers and owners as well as employers.
shopping center

Three Ways High-resolution Aerial Imagery Facilitates Due Diligence

By: Gregg Katz, The Shopping Center Group
Aerial imaging technology enables commercial real estate professionals to research properties much more quickly and easily than in the past.
elecric vehicles

Columbus Tackles Smart City Initiatives

By: Camille Galdes
Columbus, Ohio, is using public-private partnerships and $50 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Vulcan Inc. to revolutionize its transportation infrastructure.
Washington DC Capitol Dome

Congress Greenlights Brownfields Legislation

By: Alex Ford
NAIOP continues to advocate for the reauthorization and expansion of the federal Brownfields Program in 2018.

Related Research and Publications

Office Space Demand Forecast, Second Quarter 2022

By: Hany Guirguis, Ph.D., Manhattan College and Michael J. Seiler, DBA, College of William & Mary Research Foundation
The U.S. office market absorbed 21.6 million square feet across the last quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022. Office market vacancy rates increased for the 10th straight quarter to start the year, but a look inside the numbers reveals that the completion of new office product is partially responsible.

New Places and New Spaces for E-commerce Distribution: Three Strategies Bringing Industrial and Retail Real Estate Closer Together

By: Dustin C. Read, Ph.D./JD Research Foundation
The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to examine three trends related to this convergence: the conversion of shopping centers to distribution centers, adding distribution uses to existing retail buildings, and the development of mixed-use properties that include both distribution and retail.

New Places and New Spaces for E-commerce Distribution: Three Strategies Bringing Industrial and Retail Real Estate Closer Together

By: Dustin C. Read, Ph.D./JD Research Foundation
The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to examine three trends related to this convergence: the conversion of shopping centers to distribution centers, adding distribution uses to existing retail buildings, and the development of mixed-use properties that include both distribution and retail.

Perspectives

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CEO on Leadership: Robert Ward, President and CEO, Skanska USA Commercial Development

By: Ron Derven
The president of this New York City-headquartered real estate development firm offers his insights into the industry.

Meet the Visionaries

By: Bennett Gray
A new program is engaging younger CRE industry professionals with the work of the NAIOP Research Foundation and its Governors.

Getting to Know the Chairman

By: Jim Neyer
I believe that the lifeblood of NAIOP is active, involved members who share their ideas and experiences.

Sound Bites from The Office Conference 2017

By: Various
Sound Bites from The Office Conference 2017, a collaboration between NAIOP and the Global Workspace Association (GWA), Nov. 9-10, in Brooklyn, New York.

Additional Articles

Robotic Furniture

By: Hasier Larrea, Ori
North American developers are animating small spaces with architectural robotics.

What Lies Ahead for Commercial Real Estate Sectors

By: Bill Hunt, Elmhurst Group
A look at some of the challenges and opportunities facing CRE.

Women-centric Coworking Spaces

By: Audra Capas
Coworking centers designed by and for women are flourishing as entrepreneurial incubators.

The Impact of Landscaping on Tenant Well-being

By: Fred Peratt, Environmental Enhancements
Can beautiful landscaping make tenants happy?

Virtual Credentialing Is Now a Reality

By: Curtis Dennis, Nedap Identification Systems
Also known as mobile access, this technology allows people to access buildings via their smartphones, eliminating the need for keys or other physical credentials.

Treehouses at Microsoft

By: Bret Boulter, Microsoft
By putting the employee experience at the center of its workplace design, Microsoft is reaching new heights.

Lenders' Environmental Due Diligence

By: Tom Mounteer, Paul Hastings LLP
Lenders’ due diligence can be just as thorough as buyers’.

Bringing It Home: Four Innovative Concepts for E-commerce Deliveries to Consumers

By: Robert T. Dunphy
All of these innovations could affect how goods are delivered directly to consumers in the future.

New & Noteworthy

By: Julie D. Stern, Managing Editor, Development
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.

2018 Guide to Economic Development Authorities

By: None
The economic development authorities throughout North America listed here can help you attract businesses to your area and to your developments.

Research Foundation Report

The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to evaluate the risks and opportunities associated with office building conversions. The author conducted a review of recent publications and market data on office conversions and interviewed developers, architects and other commercial real estate professionals to provide an overview of the key considerations that go into converting an office building to a life science, medical office or multifamily use. Available Now!

New Uses for Office Buildings