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

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.

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.

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.

Perspectives

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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

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