As demand for health care grows, medical tenants are entering new CRE markets and beginning to use older properties in innovative ways. Read the Cover Story

Spring 2019 Issue

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Lower Parking Minimums Means Higher Value for Parking Spaces

By: Christine Banning, IOM, CAE, National Parking Association

Right-sizing parking can save money, lead to less congestion and create alternative land uses.      

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A Silver Linings Playbook for Controversial Development Projects

By: Patrick Slevin

Turning public conflict into corporate goodwill requires thoughtful strategies and genuine concern for the local community.      

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Cutting-Edge Research That Has An Impact

By: Various

The NAIOP Research Foundation's annual report highlights the relevant studies, activities and deep dives to come in 2019 and beyond.      

Must-Read Articles

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Water Infrastructure and Adaptive Building Design: An Emerging Opportunity

By: Kimberly E. Diamond and Paul M. Gelb
Public-private partnerships can fund innovative, forward-looking solutions to help fight flooding in coastal cities.
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Shipping Innovations Along Inland Waterways Present Opportunities for Developers

By: Mary Lamie
Container-on-vessel service along the Mississippi River and into the Midwest could increase demand for distribution facilities.
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How Health Care and Wellness Properties Can Anchor Mixed-Use Developments

By: Joseph Ballmer
The aging U.S. population could make this a commercial real estate trend to watch.
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The New Health Shop on the Block

By: Alice Devine
Wellness programs housed in medical office buildings or near hospitals can engage the local community and entice potential customers.
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Opportunity Zones Aren't Just for Real Estate Development

By: Mary Burke Baker, K&L Gates LLP
Main Street and industries also stand to benefit from the new tax incentive.
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The Workplace Makeover: From Office to Destination

By: Diane Hoskins and Andy Cohen, Gensler
To lure top talent, employers must integrate technology and unique experiences into their spaces.

Related Research and Publications

Findings from the Development Approvals Index

By: C. Kat Grimsley, Ph.D. Research Foundation
The NAIOP Research Foundation released The Development Approvals Index: A New Tool to Evaluate Local Approvals Processes (the Index). The Index provides a systematic method to evaluate and compare approvals processes in different jurisdictions objectively (e.g., without the use of opinion surveys or based on the experiences of a particular individual).

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.

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From the Editor: Warm Greetings, and a Look Ahead

By: Jennifer LeFurgy
I’m pleased to be the new editor-in-chief of Development magazine.

Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable Delves Into 'Constructive Conflict'

By: Diana Tucker
Annual industry gathering examines best practices for building a workforce that reflects a rapidly changing population.

Getting to Know Greg Fuller

By: Greg Fuller
Already this year as chairman, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many members at the Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat, as well as during some chapter visits.

Worth Repeating: Sound Bites from NAIOP’s CRE.Converge

By: Various
Sound bites from NAIOP’s CRE.Converge, held October 15-18, 2018, in Washington, D.C.:

CEO on Leadership: Kim Roy, CEO, HITT Contracting Inc.

By: Ron Derven
The leader of this Falls Church, Virginia, turnkey construction company and general contractor encourages young workers “to never stop learning and seeking new challenges.”

Additional Articles

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What Do Warehouse Employees Want?

By: Trey Barrineau
Higher pay, shifts that allow for work-life balance and reasonable, fair HR policies can draw better talent, according to a national survey.

Facts Drive NAIOP Advocacy at the Local Level

By: Rich Tucker
Reports from two chapters demonstrate the value of targeted research when it comes to influencing policymakers.

Lessons from the Fall of RealtyShares

By: Adam Gower
The real estate crowdfunding platform lost sight of its core competency, but it also proved that there’s a demand for what it provides.
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Prefabricated Wood Construction Shows Promise

By: Tom Chung, Leers Weinzapfel Associates
This efficient, environmentally friendly way to build could increase quality while reducing labor costs.

Should Construction Consider a High-Tech Makeover?

By: Trey Barrineau
The sector’s productivity hasn’t improved much in years, but that could be changing as workforce challenges increase.

Smart Sensors in Commercial Real Estate: The Next Generation

By: Jennifer LeFurgy, Ph.D., NAIOP Research Foundation
A new research brief explores the uses — and concerns — of technologies that gather and transmit massive amounts of data.
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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 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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