CEO on Leadership: John M. “Jack” Schultz, CEO, Agracel, Inc. 

By: Ron Derven Winter 2018/2019 Issue

The leader of this Effingham, Illinois, industrial development firm has found success by focusing on rural America.

The Community Review Process Takes Time, Effort and Empathy 

By: David Chilinski, FAIA, and Dave Snell, AIA, Prellwitz Chilinski Associates Winter 2018/2019 Issue

Five things developers should do to soothe residents’ concerns and fears.

NAIOP's 2018 Developing Leaders Award Recipients Talk Tech Tools and Trends 

By: Marie Ruff Winter 2018/2019 Issue

CRE disruptors to watch include smart contracts, robotics, big data, autonomous vehicles, 3-D imaging and more.

Jim Neyer

Looking Ahead for NAIOP and The Industry 

By: Jim Neyer Winter 2018/2019 Issue

It’s been an exhilarating year for our industry and association.

Perspectives Articles From Previous Issues

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

By: Ron Derven Fall 2018 Issue
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.
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Six Students Receive NAIOP Diversity Scholarships

By: Hannah Buckles Fall 2018 Issue
For the third year, NAIOP has awarded scholarships to graduate and undergraduate commercial real estate students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the industry.
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Industrial Properties Continue to Sizzle

By: Jim Neyer Fall 2018 Issue
This year, NAIOP’s perennially successful industrial conference, I.CON, reached new heights when the event was officially sold out (with a waiting list).
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Sound Bites from NAIOP’s I.CON: Industrial Conference

By: Various Fall 2018 Issue
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.
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CEO on Leadership: Larry Heard, CEO, Transwestern

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor Summer 2018 Issue
The president of this Houston, Texas-based commercial real estate services, investment management and development firm offers his perspective on the industry.

Capstone Candidates in the C-suite

By: Mary McCarthy, Terra Search Partners Summer 2018 Issue
Older, experienced professionals can add tremendous value to a CRE company.

Building a More Diverse Future CRE Workforce

By: Courtney Bulger Summer 2018 Issue
New NAIOP-sponsored educational programs enable gifted and talented minority teens to explore careers in commercial real estate.
Jim Neyer

Last-mile Fulfillment

By: Jim Neyer Summer 2018 Issue
Same-day delivery expectations for nearly every online purchase, including groceries, are driving real estate space demand and the increased use of robotics and other technologies that get goods into the hands of consumers more quickly and efficiently.
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CEO on Leadership: Robert Ward, President and CEO, Skanska USA Commercial Development

By: Ron Derven Spring 2018 Issue
The president of this New York City-headquartered real estate development firm offers his insights into the industry.

Meet the Visionaries

By: Bennett Gray Spring 2018 Issue
A new program is engaging younger CRE industry professionals with the work of the NAIOP Research Foundation and its Governors.
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Getting to Know the Chairman

By: Jim Neyer Spring 2018 Issue
I believe that the lifeblood of NAIOP is active, involved members who share their ideas and experiences.
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Sound Bites from The Office Conference 2017

By: Various Spring 2018 Issue
Sound Bites from The Office Conference 2017, a collaboration between NAIOP and the Global Workspace Association (GWA), Nov. 9-10, in Brooklyn, New York.
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CEO on Leadership: Jordan Lott, President and Founder, Lake Washington Partners

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Winter 2017/2018 Issue
The president of this Issaquah, Washington-based real estate management and development firm offers his perspective on being a developer.

Developing Leaders on the Future of CRE

By: Marie Ruff, communications senior manager, NAIOP Winter 2017/2018 Issue
NAIOP’s 2017 Developing Leaders Award recipients offer their insights.
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Sound Bites From NAIOP’s National Research Directors Meeting and CRE.Converge

By: Various Winter 2017/2018 Issue
Sound Bites From NAIOP’s National Research Directors Meeting in Herndon, Virginia, and CRE.Converge 2017 in Chicago:
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It's All Up to You

By: Jonathan Tratt, principal, Tratt Properties, LLC, and 2017 NAIOP Chairman Winter 2017/2018 Issue
As I conclude my time as chairman, I offer my appreciation for the honor of leading this organization.
Jackie Walsh

CEO on Leadership:

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Fall 2017 Issue
The president and COO of this Milwaukee-based diversified commercial real estate development company shares her insights on the industry.

Six Students Receive NAIOP Diversity CRE Scholarships

By: Hannah Buckles, member services associate, NAIOP Fall 2017 Issue
NAIOP has awarded its second Diversity CRE Scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students in commercial real estate from backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in the industry.
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Sound Bites from NAIOP'S I.CON Conferences

By: Various Fall 2017 Issue
Sound Bites from I.CON ‘17: Impact Projects and I.CON ’17: Trends and Forecasts
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The New Rate of Progress

By: Jonathan Tratt, principal, Tratt Properties, LLC, and 2017 NAIOP Chairman Fall 2017 Issue
Technology is rapidly revolutionizing business, politics and even fashion
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CEO on Leadership: J. Dwight Bell, President and CEO, Cannon Equities

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Summer 2017 Issue
The president of an Atlanta-based diversified investment and development company offers his perspectives on the industry.
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Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

By: Jonathan Tratt, principal, Tratt Properties, LLC, and 2017 NAIOP Chairman Summer 2017 Issue
As I write this, much is happening politically that impacts each of our businesses.
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CEO on Leadership: Chuck Scott, CEO, Cushman & Wakefield Canada

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Spring 2017 Issue
The CEO of the Canadian operation of a major global real estate services firm with more than 43,000 employees in over 60 countries offers his perspectives on leading and growing the business up north.

The Time for Succession Planning Is Now

By: Julie Eisenhauer, CPA, audit and assurance shareholder, Clark Nuber PS Spring 2017 Issue
CRE companies must take proactive steps to develop succession plans for management and other key positions.

CBRE's Ongoing Journey of Diversity and Inclusion

By: Rachel Brown, freelance writer Spring 2017 Issue
A CRE services and investment organization has long recognized the value of a diverse workforce.
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Meet NAIOP's Chairman

By: Jonathan Tratt, principal, Tratt Properties, LLC,and 2017 NAIOP Chairman Spring 2017 Issue
As chairman of NAIOP, I intend to share my story of what NAIOP means to me and how members can take advantage of the numerous professional resources, leadership opportunities at the local and Corporate level, legislative activities and valuable connections that membership offers.
Paul Ciminelli

CEO on Leadership:

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Winter 2016/2017 Issue
The CEO of a Western New York state real estate development and services firm shares his insights about the industry.
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Driving NAIOP's Future

By: Ashley Powell, senior vice president, head of transactions, western U.S., Bentall Kennedy U.S., and 2016 NAIOP Chairman Winter 2016/2017 Issue
In 2017, NAIOP will celebrate its 50th anniversary. That’s 50 years of inspiring, advancing and serving the commercial real estate industry. The year also commences NAIOP’s next strategic plan, to which many of you offered input during surveys and interviews last fall.
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Protecting Trademarks in Real Estate Transactions

By: James Ray, associate, Intellectual Property and Business Litigation Practice Groups, and Zachary Martin, associate, Real Estate and Corporate Finance Practice Groups, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr P.C. Winter 2016/2017 Issue
Failing to ensure that ownership of a property’s name conveys along with the property can result in serious consequences for buyers and sellers alike.

Rising CRE Stars Making an Impact on the Industry

By: Marie Ruff, communications senior manager, NAIOP Winter 2016/2017 Issue
NAIOP’s 2016 Developing Leaders Award recipients were honored for their exemplary achievements, community involvement and leadership in commercial real estate.
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Sound Bites From Commercial Real Estate Conference

By: various Winter 2016/2017 Issue
Sound Bites From NAIOP’s Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016, Sept. 25-28, in Scottsdale, Arizona:
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CEO on Leadership: Adon Panattoni, CEO, Panattoni Development Company

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Fall 2016
The CEO of a U.S. firm specializing in industrial development shares his insights on the industry.
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Five Students Receive Inaugural NAIOP Diversity CRE Scholarships

By: Beth Gulding, manager, chapter relations, NAIOP Fall 2016
NAIOP has awarded its first Diversity CRE Scholarships to graduate students in commercial real estate who have traditionally been under-represented in the industry.
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Managing 21st-century Cyber Risk Before It Manages You

By: Tom Ridge, chairman, Ridge Global; first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security; and 43rd governor of Pennsylvania Fall 2016
Commercial real estate industry leaders must understand and be prepared to respond to the challenges presented by global terrorism and cyber risk.
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Preparing for Change

By: Ashley Powell, senior vice president, head of transactions, western U.S., Bentall Kennedy U.S., and 2016 NAIOP Chairman Fall 2016
As we edge closer to the end of the year, and the end of Ashley's term as chairman, he’d like to share some thoughts on how best to strategize and prepare for the next cycle.
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Sound Bites from NAIOP’s I.CON Conferences

By: Various Fall 2016
Sound Bites From NAIOP’s I.CON: Impact Projects, April 5-6, 2016, in Dallas:
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The Chairman’s Goals for NAIOP

By: Ashley Powell, senior vice president, head of transactions, western U.S., Bentall Kennedy U.S., and 2016 NAIOP Chairman Summer 2016
It has been a privilege to meet with many of you during the past six months. Ashley has traveled almost every week, visiting chapters, and enjoyed the opportunity to meet with nearly 300 chapter leaders at the annual Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat.
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CEO on Leadership: Stewart Wangard, Chairman and CEO, Wangard Partners Inc.

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Spring 2016
The chairman and CEO of a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based regional real estate development and investment company, as well as a member of NAIOP’s 2016 Board of Directors, shares his insights and perspectives on the commercial real estate industry.
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Getting to Know the Chairman

By: Ashley Powell, senior vice president, head of transactions, western U.S., Bentall Kennedy U.S., and 2016 NAIOP Chairman Spring 2016
Ashley Powell has always believed that NAIOP members are dynamic, passionate and care deeply about building better communities. As chairman, he's proud to lead this group. To help you get to know him, Development magazine asked him to share his thoughts on our industry and association.

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!

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