cold storage

Speculative Cold Building Development: Trends and Strategies 

By: Cameron Trefry Winter 2020/2021 Issue

This sector of industrial was booming even before the pandemic, and future demand is expected to soar even higher.

office tenant leases

A Difficult Forecast for Commercial Real Estate 

By: Trey Barrineau Winter 2020/2021 Issue

The COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts were major topics during the NAIOP Research Foundation’s National Research Directors Meeting in September.

retail sales

Opportunities in a Post-Pandemic World 

By: Marie Ruff, Betsy Russo, Linda Strowbridge, Brielle Scott Winter 2020/2021 Issue

Discussions at NAIOP’s CRE.Converge Virtual 2020 revealed optimism for the future despite current challenges.

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Standardization and Panelization in Multifamily Housing 

By: Hill Pierce and Carl Malcolm Winter 2020/2021 Issue

These high-tech construction techniques can save time and money on projects.

KPMG Training Center

KPMG's New Training Center Showcases Offsite Construction 

By: Bob da Silva and Bill Flemming Winter 2020/2021 Issue

Modular components helped bring the facility online faster.

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Riverwalk San Diego: From Golf Course to Mixed-Use Development 

By: Jennifer Whitelaw Winter 2020/2021 Issue

A transit-oriented project aims to create a village in the center of the city.

data center

Four Moves Data Centers are Making in Turbulent Times 

By: Thomas “TJ” Ciccone Winter 2020/2021 Issue

COVID-19 forced owners and operators to adapt and adjust.

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‘Vacant’ vs. ‘Unoccupied’: When it Comes to Insurance, They’re Not the Same Thing 

By: James “Chip” Stuart Winter 2020/2021 Issue

Temporary building closures can put businesses at risk of losing their coverage.

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First Coronavirus, Now Civil Unrest: Be Prepared 

By: James “Chip” Stuart and David Chmiel Winter 2020/2021 Issue

Weeks of rioting across the U.S. this summer caused up to $1 billion in property damage.

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From Vacant Super Target Store to Vertical Farm 

By: Mary Ingram-Schatz Winter 2020/2021 Issue

An automated vegetable-growing process offers a creative solution for filling empty big-box stores.

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Public Transit During COVID-19: Essential Service for Essential People 

By: Robert T. Dunphy Winter 2020/2021 Issue

Safety on trains and buses will be a critical concern for cities in the foreseeable future.

future of warehouse

The Future of the Warehouse Takes Shape 

By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D. Winter 2020/2021 Issue

New technologies are accelerating the evolution of industrial real estate.

Business / Trends Articles From Previous Issues

video conferencing tools

Doing CRE During a Crisis: Remote Work, New Technologies

By: Trey Barrineau, Daniel Levison and Turner Levison Fall 2020 Issue
COVID-19 is forcing the industry to embrace teleworking and a wide array of digital tools.
cold storage

Cold Storage Can Be Complex and Costly

By: Brielle Scott Fall 2020 Issue
However, surging demand could lead to greater investment in the near future.
mixed use development

There's Opportunity at the Office Park

By: Ray Kimsey Fall 2020 Issue
COVID-19 could spur greater interest in transforming suburban office parks into mixed-use developments.
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Future-Proofing Through Design: Resiliency in Boston's Seaport District

By: Joe Sirkovich Fall 2020 Issue
The Ora mixed-use project features elements that aim to mitigate flooding.

How to Fight Excessive Property Taxes During COVID-19

By: J. Kieran Jennings and Greg Hart Fall 2020 Issue
Cash-strapped municipalities may look to extract more revenue from commercial properties.
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The Tax Benefits of Turning Art into Real Property

By: Daniel Pessar Fall 2020 Issue
Proposed regulations could help developments financially as well as aesthetically.
mass timber construction

A Mass-Timber Building Rises in San Francisco

By: Alice Devine Fall 2020 Issue
Engineered wood products provide a strong yet light alternative to concrete and steel.
truck parking

Parking: The Long-Distance Truck Driver’s Prayer

By: Robert T. Dunphy Fall 2020 Issue
Demand for truck parking exceeds supply in many parts of the country.

Building Urban Streets from Scratch in Pittsburgh

By: Todd Stern Fall 2020 Issue
Hazelwood Green’s Lytle Street showcases a rare opportunity for developers to use newer technologies that ease traffic and boost walkability.

Not Your Father's Mall Anymore

By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D. Fall 2020 Issue
Developers are unlocking the value of old retail centers by adding new uses, from charter schools to distribution centers.
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Experts Speak: COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Real Estate

By: Ron Derven Summer 2020 Issue
Industry researchers respond to the crisis and take a look at what’s on the horizon.
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See Spot the Construction Robot Run, Climb, Scan, and More

By: Trey Barrineau Summer 2020 Issue
The coronavirus pandemic could push contractors to consider technological solutions to labor issues.
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The Rise of Real Estate as a Service

By: Ron Derven Spring 2020 Issue
The flexible model is rapidly expanding beyond the office market.
real estate as a service

Real Estate as a Service: What Developers/Owners Need to Know

By: Michael Kloppenburg Spring 2020 Issue
Real Estate as a Service: What Developers/Owners Need to Know
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Boston: A 'Living City' Transforms Once Again

By: Aaron Jodka Spring 2020 Issue
The city has experienced a building boom during the latest cycle, and even more development is on the horizon.
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Cutting-edge Research That Has an Impact

By: Various Spring 2020 Issue
The NAIOP Research Foundation's annual report highlights the relevant studies, activities and deep dives to come in 2020 and beyond.
cold storage facility

The Cold Storage Market is Heating Up

By: Trey Barrineau Spring 2020 Issue
Surging demand for e-commerce grocery deliveries could spark more construction of refrigerated facilities.
prologis labs

Prologis Labs: An Experiment in Innovation

By: Dustin Read and Alex Rollins Spring 2020 Issue
The company’s new research facility takes a deep dive into cutting-edge logistics technologies.

How to Plan a Successful Construction Project

By: Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt and Robert C. Epstein Spring 2020 Issue
These 10 steps can help developers avoid headaches, delays, higher costs and legal complications.

When Violence Erupts at a Property, Owners Can be Held Liable

By: Chris Dunlap and Isaac Monson Spring 2020 Issue
Use proactive planning to protect life and property.

Preparing Properties for Greater Connectivity in the Future

By: Arie Barendrecht Spring 2020 Issue
Developers who focus now on 5G, smart buildings and cybersecurity will gain an advantage over their competitors.
workplace design

The Intersection of Workplace Data and Design

By: Ben Waber Spring 2020 Issue
In-depth information on employee preferences informs an office redesign in Boston.

Turning Building Permits into Profits

By: Jack Dulin Spring 2020 Issue
Knowledge is critical when it comes to getting projects through the approval process.
living walls

Living Walls: As Green as It Gets

By: Richard Kincaid Spring 2020 Issue
They can improve the air, cut down on noise and drive productivity — as well as profitability.
future of parking

The Future of Parking is in (Almost) Everyone's Hands

By: Adam Kriegel Spring 2020 Issue
Mobile parking apps can help owners manage costs while boosting convenience for customers.

Autonomous Vehicles Will Drive Change in CRE

By: Shawn Moura Spring 2020 Issue
A new NAIOP report shows how local governments are preparing for this transportation revolution.
cargo containers

Change Accelerates in Supply Chains and Industrial Real Estate

By: Aaron Ahlburn Winter 2019/2020 Issue
How advancements in transportation, technology and construction continue to converge.
research

What's on the Horizon for Commercial Real Estate?

By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D. Winter 2019/2020 Issue
In October, NAIOP gathered national research directors for an in-depth discussion of city rankings, the future of coworking and other vital topics.
smart building

District Center: A Downtown D.C. Office Reborn as a Smart Building

By: Trey Barrineau Winter 2019/2020 Issue
A 1990s-era workplace has been reinvented with technology to boost the tenant experience.

Are 'Seamless' Floors a Smooth Choice for Industrial Properties?

By: Kevin MacDonald Winter 2019/2020 Issue
They can ease movement inside facilities, but they also come with design challenges.
beer garden

Solving the Pop-Up Puzzle: Tips for Owners and Short-Term Tenants

By: David Schneider and Herman Lipkis Winter 2019/2020 Issue
There are a lot of reasons for developers to embrace these temporary spaces, but due diligence is required.
landscape architecture

Landscape Architecture Can Help Reboot the Suburban Office Park

By: James Heroux Winter 2019/2020 Issue
Activated outdoor spaces boost employee engagement and well-being.
lagoon

A Unique Water Feature for Any Climate, Any City

By: Alec Templeton Winter 2019/2020 Issue
Artificial lagoons can bring white sand beaches to surprising locations.
smart building

When Wellness Meets Commercial Real Estate

By: Alice Devine Winter 2019/2020 Issue
New research indicates a healthier indoor environment can help attract and retain employees — and make properties more attractive to investors.

Fully Autonomous Vehicles Are in the Distance, But Now is the Time to Prepare

By: Elizabeth von Goeler and Alykhan Mohamed Winter 2019/2020 Issue
Sooner or later, real estate will have to adapt to this fast-gaining transportation revolution.
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Breathing New Life into Old Office Parks

By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D. Winter 2019/2020 Issue
By adding new uses and amenities, older properties can be remade into magnets for younger skilled workers.
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Building for Resiliency Ensures Physical—and Financial—Security

By: Camille Galdes Fall 2019 Issue
It’s not just about constructing properties that can survive disasters; a holistic approach to the built environment also adds value.

Coworking Flexes its Muscles

By: Trey Barrineau Fall 2019 Issue
Shared office space appears to be the fastest-growing trend in commercial real estate.

Despite a Cannabis Boom, Real Estate and Banking Challenges Remain

By: Jonathan Havens and Anamika Roy, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP Fall 2019 Issue
Conflicting local and federal laws, along with NIMBYism, could be slowing investment in marijuana-related facilities.
financial return

Compare and Contrast: 1031 Exchanges and Opportunity Zones

By: Bruce Johnson, Capstan Tax Strategies Fall 2019 Issue
Both options can be good investment vehicles for commercial real estate.

Raise the Roof, Boost the Value

By: Mason Harris, Rooflifters Fall 2019 Issue
Increasing clear heights in industrial properties can make older buildings suitable for modern logistics uses.
One Merriweather Office Building

One Merriweather: Under the Boardwalk

By: Brian Reetz and Anna Dennis, Design Collective Fall 2019 Issue
A stormwater-management project shows how practical solutions to the problem of runoff can be aesthetically pleasing, too.
building renewal

How to Reposition a Building to Meet Changing Expectations

By: David Yuan, Robert Mankin and Chris Beza Fall 2019 Issue
Whether it’s replacing worn materials or an intensive intervention, architectural updates can enhance the value of a property.
construction research lab

Co|Lab: A Hands-On Space for Innovative Construction

By: Trey Barrineau Fall 2019 Issue
HITT Contracting’s new facility aims to be a laboratory of cutting-edge, sustainable building products and technologies.

Finding Solutions to the Workforce Skills Gap in Construction and Logistics

By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D., NAIOP Fall 2019 Issue
Developers are partnering with educators and local communities to launch new training and recruitment programs.
big data

Commercial Real Estate and the Big-Data Deluge

By: Trey Barrineau Summer 2019 Issue
Awash in granular digital information, companies are diving headfirst into high-tech solutions so they can make more deeply informed business decisions.
New Albany Ohio

An Ohio Suburb's Strategy to Win Business Investments

By: Jennifer Chrysler Summer 2019 Issue
New Albany, about 15 miles northeast of downtown Columbus, maximizes the planning process to beat major cities in the development sweepstakes.
retail data

Data Drives Decision-Making in Retail Real Estate

By: Stacy Engles Wipfler, Husch Blackwell Summer 2019 Issue
Analytics can guide store size and configuration, help save money and improve customer engagement.
distribution center

Tee-Commerce: Acing the Golf-Course Conversion

By: Steve Kros, Transwestern Development Co. Summer 2019 Issue
With acres of open space in prime locations, abandoned golf courses can be ideal spots for infill warehouse and distribution facilities.
public spaces

Activating Public Spaces Can Attract Users, Create Community

By: Angelo Carusi, Cooper Carry Summer 2019 Issue
A Nashville-area mixed-use development illustrates the uplifting potential of landscape architecture.

Intelligent Security Strategies Can Support Smart Buildings

By: Hank Monaco, Johnson Controls Summer 2019 Issue
Interconnected security systems help make for safer, more efficient facilities.
5G wireless

The Future of 5G in the Commercial Real Estate Industry

By: Jeff Gudewicz, Wilson Electronics Summer 2019 Issue
A reliable cellular and data network will be vital for a wide range of businesses and other activities.
modern stormwater technologies

Blue, Green and Smart: New Land-Use Patterns Drive Modern Stormwater Technologies

By: Anthony Mayer, Hanging Gardens LLC Summer 2019 Issue
As densities increase, environmentally advanced infrastructure and systems can help developers manage runoff in cities.
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Industrial Sector to Remain Strong in 2019 as Economy Steadies

By: Various Summer 2019 Issue
The NAIOP Industrial Space Demand Forecast sees few changes from 2018.
mobility hub

Lower Parking Minimums Means Higher Value for Parking Spaces

By: Christine Banning, IOM, CAE, National Parking Association Spring 2019 Issue
Right-sizing parking can save money, lead to less congestion and create alternative land uses.
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Cutting-Edge Research That Has An Impact

By: Various Spring 2019 Issue
The NAIOP Research Foundation's annual report highlights the relevant studies, activities and deep dives to come in 2019 and beyond.
warehouse employees

What Do Warehouse Employees Want?

By: Trey Barrineau Spring 2019 Issue
Higher pay, shifts that allow for work-life balance and reasonable, fair HR policies can draw better talent, according to a national survey.
opportunity zone

Opportunity Zones Aren't Just for Real Estate Development

By: Mary Burke Baker, K&L Gates LLP Spring 2019 Issue
Main Street and industries also stand to benefit from the new tax incentive.

Should Construction Consider a High-Tech Makeover?

By: Trey Barrineau Spring 2019 Issue
The sector’s productivity hasn’t improved much in years, but that could be changing as workforce challenges increase.
hyatt chicago

The Workplace Makeover: From Office to Destination

By: Diane Hoskins and Andy Cohen, Gensler Spring 2019 Issue
To lure top talent, employers must integrate technology and unique experiences into their spaces.
mixed-use healthcare

How Health Care and Wellness Properties Can Anchor Mixed-Use Developments

By: Joseph Ballmer Spring 2019 Issue
The aging U.S. population could make this a commercial real estate trend to watch.
cross-laminated timber building

Prefabricated Wood Construction Shows Promise

By: Tom Chung, Leers Weinzapfel Associates Spring 2019 Issue
This efficient, environmentally friendly way to build could increase quality while reducing labor costs.

Smart Sensors in Commercial Real Estate: The Next Generation

By: Jennifer LeFurgy, Ph.D., NAIOP Research Foundation Spring 2019 Issue
A new research brief explores the uses — and concerns — of technologies that gather and transmit massive amounts of data.

How Technology Will Change the Brokerage Business

By: Joan Woodard Winter 2018/2019 Issue
Commercial real estate is in the midst of a digital revolution, and some of the biggest upheavals will affect professionals who work closely with property owners and tenants.

CRE Trends, Economics and More: A Wide-Ranging Conversation

By: Trey Barrineau Winter 2018/2019 Issue
NAIOP gathered national research directors in October for an in-depth discussion of industrial and office trends, city rankings, adaptive reuse and other important topics.

IRS, Treasury Start to Clarify Qualified Opportunity Zone Regulations

By: Trey Barrineau Winter 2018/2019 Issue
Proposed rules for the tax incentive plan could dramatically boost real estate investment in regions that are struggling economically.

Big Data in Office Buildings Holds Promise Despite Privacy Worries

By: Margarita Foster Winter 2018/2019 Issue
Property managers are using “dynamic and multidimensional” information for operations but not yet for tenant engagement.

Movable Office Partitions: The Great Dividers

By: Audra Capas Winter 2018/2019 Issue
As demand rises for adaptable office space, facilities put walls in motion.

In the Ongoing Amenity War, Office Space is the New Battleground

By: Dan Doyle, The Beach Company Winter 2018/2019 Issue
Developers should avoid over-the-top nuclear options; instead, use smart bombs tailored to tenant needs.

The Sky's the Limit for Elevators in Today's Low- and Mid-Rise Buildings

By: Jon Clarine, thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas Winter 2018/2019 Issue
Technological advances make the vertical journey better for tenants — and property owners.

Tenants Ponder: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

By: Spencer Levy, CBRE Fall 2018 Issue
To keep buildings hip, landlords are making capital expenditures earlier than budgeted.

Unified Commerce: The Future of Retail?

By: Julie D. Stern Fall 2018 Issue
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 Fall 2018 Issue
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 Fall 2018 Issue
Will professional video gaming be the next great urban entertainment real estate anchor?

Competition for Talent Heats Up

By: Christopher Lee, CEL & Associates, Inc. Fall 2018 Issue
Commercial real estate companies face big challenges in attracting and retaining exceptional professionals.

Networked Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

By: Michael Jones, ChargePoint Fall 2018 Issue
The answers to five simple questions reveal the benefits of these systems for businesses.

Autonomous Trucking's Effect on Industrial Real Estate

By: Jon Pharris, CapRock Partners Fall 2018 Issue
The next game-changer will speed delivery times and improve use of warehouse space.

Coworking Spaces With Child Care Services

By: Camille Galdes Summer 2018 Issue
A new type of coworking center is emerging to meet the needs of parents with part-time or flexible work schedules and child care needs.

What Lies Ahead for Commercial Real Estate, Part 2

By: Bill Hunt, Elmhurst Group Summer 2018 Issue
A look at some of the trends presenting challenges and creating opportunities for CRE.

Automated Parking Comes to the US

By: Scott Gable, CityLift Parking Summer 2018 Issue
While automated parking facilities are commonplace in Germany, Japan and China, they are gaining momentum in North America.

Transitioning Toward the Autonomous Vehicle

By: Audra Capas Summer 2018 Issue
Partially automated cars are already here, and will soon begin to have major impacts on commercial real estate, particularly parking infrastructure.

Industrial Real Estate 2018: Disruptions and Structural Shifts

By: Aaron Ahlburn, JLL Spring 2018 Issue
Supply chain advances and new technologies are affecting how, where and what types of industrial facilities are being built.

Robotic Furniture

By: Hasier Larrea, Ori Spring 2018 Issue
North American developers are animating small spaces with architectural robotics.

Three Ways High-resolution Aerial Imagery Facilitates Due Diligence

By: Gregg Katz, The Shopping Center Group Spring 2018 Issue
Aerial imaging technology enables commercial real estate professionals to research properties much more quickly and easily than in the past.

Raising the Roof

By: Jason Tolliver, Carolyn Salzer, Jared Jacobs and Jolanta Campion, Cushman & Wakefield Spring 2018 Issue
The average clear height of warehouse ceilings has increased steadily over the past 20 years.

Columbus Tackles Smart City Initiatives

By: Camille Galdes Spring 2018 Issue
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.

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

By: Robert T. Dunphy Spring 2018 Issue
All of these innovations could affect how goods are delivered directly to consumers in the future.

CRE Tech Adoption Speeds Up

By: Ron Derven and Margarita Foster Winter 2017/2018 Issue
Commercial real estate has been a slow adopter of new technology, but that’s about to change.

Construction Costs Outlook

By: Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America Winter 2017/2018 Issue
Labor and materials concerns loom large.

The First Modern Multistory Logistics Building in North America

By: Dan Letter, managing director, Prologis Winter 2017/2018 Issue
Prologis Georgetown Crossroads, a three-story, 590,000-square-foot logistics building, is now under construction in the heart of Seattle’s transportation network.

A Second Set of Leading Indicators for the Future

By: Kathleen Farrell, head of Commercial Real Estate, SunTrust Banks, Inc. Winter 2017/2018 Issue
CRE should focus on indicators that may foretell technology’s impact on the industry.

Research Directors Identify Trends

By: Jennifer LeFurgy, Ph.D., director of research, NAIOP Winter 2017/2018 Issue
At their annual gathering, research directors considered retail, office, technology, data and investment trends.

Ten Industrial Trends to Watch

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, and Margarita Foster, editor-in-chief, Development Winter 2017/2018 Issue
Industry experts discuss trends that will impact industrial facilities in 2018 and beyond.

Six Innovative Concepts for Moving Freight

By: Robert T. Dunphy, transportation consultant; adjunct professor, Georgetown University real estate and planning programs; and emeritus fellow, Transportation Research Board Winter 2017/2018 Issue
Some of these innovations may change how freight is moved in the future.

Reinventing the Mall Shopping Experience

By: By Najla Kayyem, senior vice president of marketing, Pacific Retail Capital Partners Fall 2017 Issue
A shopping center owner uses digital technology to transform a traditional retail center into a vibrant community hub.

Creating New Housing Units From Thin Air

By: Yat-Pang Au, CEO, Veritas Investments Fall 2017 Issue
San Francisco has passed legislation that enables the development of accessory dwelling units in previously underused parts of existing multifamily buildings.

Ambient Scenting and Commercial Real Estate

By: Adrienne Schmitz, a freelance real estate writer and researcher Fall 2017 Issue
Retailers, shopping centers, hotels and even hospitals are using scent to enhance the user experience and improve their bottom line.

Space as a Service

By: Antony Slumbers, digital transformation in real estate consultant and writer Fall 2017 Issue
As work becomes more flexible, so will the workplace.

The Rise of Commercial Edible Garden Beds

By: Lara Hermanson, cofounder and principal, Farmscape Fall 2017 Issue
Incorporating agriculture into office and industrial parks can provide multiple benefits for developers, property owners and tenants, including expedited development approvals.

Ride-hailing Becomes a CRE Amenity

By: Camille Galdes, an urban policy writer and researcher Fall 2017 Issue
Transportation demand management strategies, which increasingly include ride-hailing services, have evolved from a negotiating tool to an amenity.

NAIOP's 50th Anniversary

By: Sheila Kelly Vertino, former editor-in-chief of Development magazine and a freelance writer. Thomas J. Bisacquino, president and CEO; Margarita Foster, vice president, knowledge and research; Kathryn Hamilton, vice president, marketing and communications; and Julie D. Stern, managing editor, Development magazine, contributed to this article. Summer 2017 Issue
NAIOP celebrates 50 years of advocacy, education and professional excellence.
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Five Decades of CRE and NAIOP

By: Margarita Foster, vice president, knowledge and research, and editor-in-chief, Development magazine Summer 2017 Issue
A Timeline of Key Industry and Advocacy Events

Beyond 72 Degrees and Sunny Inside: Optimizing the Indoor Work Environment

By: Dan Diehl, CEO of Aircuity Summer 2017 Issue
The conversation about indoor environments is changing as tenants leverage new technologies to support employee productivity.

Cranes and Lanes: The Link Between Transportation Infrastructure and CRE

By: Brian Landes, GIS analyst, Transwestern Summer 2017 Issue
Transportation infrastructure can have dramatic effects on the value of commercial real estate.

Displaying Real-time Transit Information: An Update

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Summer 2017 Issue
Screens that provide real-time transit and other transportation information have become an amenity valued by office and residential tenants.

Bringing the Outdoors In With Living Walls

By: Alvaro J. Ribeiro, AIA, senior architect, Margulies Perruzzi Architects Summer 2017 Issue
Living wall systems can be simpler to install and maintain than one might expect — and can have meaningful impacts on building owners and occupants.

Canadian and U.S. National Industrial Trends

By: David Egan, Americas head of industrial research, CBRE Global Research Summer 2017 Issue
A comparison of these two North American industrial markets offers some interesting insights.

Co-working Spaces for Health and Beauty Professionals

By: Ken McAllister, founder and president, My Salon Suite Summer 2017 Issue
A real estate model originally designed to meet the needs of startups and freelancers is customized for the health and beauty industry.

How Retail Flagships Lead the Fleet

By: James Cook, director of research, retail, JLL Summer 2017 Issue
Flagship stores enable retailers to create a physical embodiment of a brand through design and spectacle — and to experiment with new concepts and technologies.

Urban Food Halls

By: Amanda Tran, a freelance real estate writer and researcher Summer 2017 Issue
Food halls offer small-scale opportunities for landlords, operators, chefs and diners.

E-commerce 2.0: Last-mile Delivery and the Rise of the Urban Warehouse

By: James Breeze, national director of industrial research for Colliers International Spring 2017 Issue
Today’s industrial users are looking beyond rental rates to consider transportation and inventory carrying costs when making location decisions.

The Third Place in the Modern Office

By: Gary Miciunas, principal, advisory services, Nelson Spring 2017 Issue
“Third places,” both in common areas and within tenant spaces, can add value to office buildings.

Creative Industrial Workspaces

By: Adam Robinson, founder and principal, RAF Pacifica Group Spring 2017 Issue
As industrial users consolidate operations under one roof, “creative industrial” is becoming the future of industrial space.

Are Suburban Office Parking Ratios on the Rise?

By: Robert T. Dunphy, transportation consultant; adjunct professor, Georgetown University Real Estate Program; and emeritus fellow, Transportation Research Board Spring 2017 Issue
About a third of the suburban office developers responding to a recent NAIOP survey have already added parking to existing properties; even more expect parking ratios to rise in the future.

Data Center Outlook

By: Kelly McBride, Jeff Groh, and Allen Tucker, managing directors, JLL Spring 2017 Issue
Increasing demand for cloud-based services is fueling data center leasing activity.

Plantscaping and the Value of Biophilic Design

By: Kenneth Freeman, head of innovation for Ambius, a division of Rentokil Initial PLC Spring 2017 Issue
Interior plantings can make a big impact on LEED and/or WELL certification ----- and on building occupants’ comfort and productivity.

Rubberized Roads, Sustainable Concrete and Smart Bridges

By: Allie Nicodemo, science writer, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, ASU Spring 2017 Issue
Researchers are exploring new materials and smart sensors, paving the way to better transportation infrastructure.

Industrial Trends To Watch

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor to Development magazine Winter 2016/2017 Issue
The marriage of retail and industrial real estate continues to disrupt the warehouse and distribution center industry.

Key Commercial Real Estate Roles in 2025

By: Christopher Lee, president and CEO of CEL & Associates, Inc. Winter 2016/2017 Issue
Many existing jobs will disappear and new roles will emerge within CRE companies over the next decade.

Measuring Office Leasing Momentum

By: Robert Bach, director of research, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Winter 2016/2017 Issue
A momentum index uses demographic, economic and property-related indicators to rank metro markets.

Tackling E-commerce's "Last Mile" Warehouse Networks

By: Ryan Phillips, director, Transwestern Winter 2016/2017 Issue
Chicago, New Jersey and Los Angeles are well-positioned to lead the nation in establishing state-of-the-art last-mile warehousing networks.

Updating CRE Terms and Definitions

By: Maria Sicola, CEO, Integrity Data Solutions Winter 2016/2017 Issue
As the commercial real estate industry evolves, so do the terms used to describe it.

City Streetscapes Arrive in the Suburbs

By: Sam Black, contributing editor at Development, attorney and past chairman of the Washington, D.C. Smart Growth Alliance Fall 2016
Suburban municipalities are using mixed-use planning and the classic walkable urban street grid to create lively new downtowns.

Are You 5G Future Ready?

By: Chris Bland, founder, CEO and chief revenue officer, and Andrew Wecker, general counsel, Cell Site Capital LLC Fall 2016
In the next five years, 5G connectivity will go from being a desirable amenity to a market necessity.

Automation at the Port of Long Beach

By: Amanda Tran, a freelance real estate writer and researcher Fall 2016
Automated cranes and vehicles are loading and unloading mega-ships at one of the world’s most technologically advanced marine terminals.

Can You Hear Me Now?

By: Matthew Gaulin, RCDD, director, Cosentini Information Technologies, Cosentini Associates Inc. Fall 2016
Distributed antenna systems improve cellphone reception within office buildings.

Economic Impacts of CRE Development Reach $450 Billion in 2015

By: Margarita Foster, editor-in-chief of Development, as well as NAIOP’s vice president for knowledge and research Fall 2016
Updated economic multipliers reflect more technology and fewer workers.

Impacts of Autonomous and Driverless Cars on CRE

By: David Dale-Johnson, Ph. D., Stan Melton Executive Professor in Real Estate, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, and a NAIOP Distinguished Fellow Fall 2016
Will tomorrow’s autonomous and driverless cars require some simple adjustments or be a game changer for commercial real estate?

Innovation District Planning and Development

By: Julie D. Stern, managing editor, Development Fall 2016
A recent NAIOP research report explores the factors leading to the success of these unique development projects as well as the challenges they must overcome.

Mobile Design Studio

By: Craig Chinn, AIA, founder and principal, Architecture Design Collaborative Fall 2016
A mobile studio can be set up almost anywhere, enabling architects to work efficiently on-site, speeding up the design process.

Think Before You Sync

By: Mika Javanainen, senior director, product management, M-Files Corp. Fall 2016
Some simple strategies can ensure that unauthorized file sharing will not put your firm at risk.

The Rise of Experiential Retail

By: Maria Sicola, a San Francisco-based real estate research consultant Summer 2016
The brick-and-mortar stores, malls and shopping districts that are thriving in today’s omnichannel retail world offer hands-on, authentic experiences.

Attracting and Retaining Tech Talent

By: Christopher Lee, president and CEO, CEL & Associates, Inc. Summer 2016
Real estate companies are finding it difficult to hire and keep IT and other tech employees.

How Beacons Are Shaping the Office Buildings of Tomorrow

By: John T. Anderson, chief revenue officer, Condeco Summer 2016
Some elements of the office building of the future are already in use today.

NAIOP Launches Sentiment Survey and Index

By: Margarita Foster, vice president, knowledge and research, NAIOP, and editor-in-chief, Development Summer 2016
Survey respondents believe the market will continue to favor the real estate industry.

Reducing Car Traffic With Transportation Demand Management

By: Sam Black, contributing editor, Development, attorney and past chairman of the Washington, D.C. Smart Growth Alliance Summer 2016
Developers, building owners and operators may chose — or be required — to use TDM.

Social Media for Development Projects

By: Sam Black, contributing editor at Development, an attorney and past chairman of the Washington, D.C. Smart Growth Alliance Summer 2016
Commercial real estate developers should recognize opportunities to use social media to raise awareness and build community support.

Duke Realty Increases Diversity and Inclusion

By: Rachel Brown, freelance writer Summer 2016
A national CRE company works to expand diversity within the company and throughout the industry.

An Efficient “Last Mile”

By: Nicola Davies, Ph.D., freelance writer Spring 2016
Passenger trains, electric vans, cargo bicycles and lockers all can help reduce the noise, traffic congestion and pollution created by urban deliveries.

Forecasting Office Space Demand

By: Julie D. Stern, managing editor, Development Spring 2016
A new NAIOP research report describes the model that researchers are using to prepare a biannual Office Space Demand Forecast, which debuts in the second quarter of 2016.

Four Key CRE Disruptors

By: Steven Bandolik, a director with Deloitte Services LP and a senior leader in Deloitte's real estate services practice, and Robert O’Brien, a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP as well as U.S. and global leader of Deloitte’s real estate practice Spring 2016
Commercial real estate is being redefined by four key trends.

Making Paid Parking Pay

By: Sam Black, contributing editor, Development, attorney and past chairman of the Washington, D.C., Smart Growth Alliance Spring 2016
Parking can be a catalyst for economic development, creating benefits for developers, investors and businesses.

North Dakota Business Park Caters Exclusively To Drones

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Spring 2016
Grand Sky will be America’s first industrial park dedicated to unmanned aircraft systems.

Ports Projections

By: David Egan, head of industrial research, Americas, CBRE Spring 2016
The balance of power between U.S. West and East Coast ports is shifting slightly.

Social Inclusion Best Practices: Forest City Washington

By: Rachel Brown, freelance writer Spring 2016
A national developer reaches out to the community to involve local residents and businesses.

Urban Freight Consolidation Centers

By: Nicola Davies, Ph.D., freelance writer Spring 2016
Freight consolidation centers can make urban deliveries more efficient while also reducing urban noise pollution as well as vehicle emissions.

Talent Management Trends

By: Christopher Lee, president and CEO, CEL & Associates, Inc. Winter 2015/2016
Finding, motivating and retaining top talent has become essential in today’s highly competitive marketplace.

The Workplace of 2040

By: Lewis Beck, director of workplace strategy, CBRE. CBRE Group Inc. acquired Global Workplace Solutions from Johnson Controls Inc. on Sept. 1, 2015. Winter 2015/2016
Today’s teens, supported by advances in digital technologies, will dictate how and where they want to work when they grow up.

Smart Street Furniture

By: Ed Krafcik, director, strategic partnerships and business development, and Isabel Munson, senior data strategist, at Soofa Winter 2015/2016
Technology has been integrated into street furniture to provide both phone-charging stations and tools for gathering valuable data.

Research Directors Look Toward 2016 and Beyond

By: Margarita Foster, vice president, knowledge and research, NAIOP, and editor in chief, Development magazine Winter 2015/2016
As real estate becomes an investment staple, capital will continue to flow and demand is expected to persist.

Five Trends That Will Shape the Industrial Sector in 2016

By: Aaron Ahlburn, senior vice president and Americas director of research, industrial, JLL Winter 2015/2016
Changes in the ownership, investment, retail, fulfillment center and supply chain landscapes will have big impacts on industrial real estate.

Deriving Value From Surplus Property

By: Richard Callahan, MA, strategic director, land and natural resource management/senior vice president, and Timothy Havranek, MBA, PMP, manager, environmental business strategies/principal for Cardno’s natural resources and health sciences division Winter 2015/2016
A new type of transactional support service goes beyond standard due diligence practices, using advanced business analytics to help property owners find new value in old properties.

Private Bike-share Services Gain Traction

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Winter 2015/2016
With public bike-share services flourishing, now may be the time to consider a private bike-share amenity.

Impacts of Development Activity Increase

By: Margarita Foster, editor-in-chief of Development, as well as NAIOP’s vice president of knowledge and research Fall 2015
Annual study finds significant increase in GDP, salaries and wages, and jobs supported.

B Corps: Redefining Corporate Success

By: Amanda Tran, a freelance real estate writer and researcher Fall 2015
Certified B Corporations voluntarily meet high standards of transparency and sustainability — and are attracting younger employees.

Intelligent Machines and the Future of Work

By: Dale Dekker, AIA, AICP, principal and architect, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini Fall 2015
How will artificial intelligence and robots impact commercial real estate?

Interactive Banking: Designing the Branch of the Future

By: By Marc Margulies, FAIA, LEED AP, founding principal, Margulies Perruzzi Architects Fall 2015
Retail banking is evolving with the adoption of mobile banking and in-branch technology.

Resilient Power Hubs: Emergency Power That Pays Off

By: Gita Nandan, RA, a founding principal of thread collective llc Fall 2015
A prototype on-site energy generation system could provide reliable back-up power during utility failures and other long-term benefits.

50/50 by 2020

By: Kevin Maggiacomo, president and CEO, Sperry Van Ness Fall 2015
One CRE company’s success in creating a gender-balanced leadership team has spawned a broader movement.

Intermodal Hubs and the Industrial Real Estate Boom

By: Robert Chapman, CEO and Matt Mullarkey, senior vice president, strategic projects, CenterPoint Properties Summer 2015
As state-of-the-art intermodal hubs emerge throughout North America, industrial developers are racing to build new facilities nearby.

The View From E.CON: E-commerce Real Estate Evolves

By: Margarita Foster, editor-in-chief of Development as well as NAIOP’s vice president of knowledge and research Summer 2015
The world of e-commerce continues to change rapidly, with huge implications for commercial real estate.

Construction Materials Price Trends

By: Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America Summer 2015
The Bureau of Labor Statistics now issues five producer price indexes each month that track the cost of new nonresidential (warehouse, office, industrial, school and health care) buildings. All of these indexes rose at annual rates of 7 percent or more in the 2006-2009 period.

Driverless Trucks

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Summer 2015
The first impacts of autonomous trucks may be on warehouses, not highways.

Exploring the New Sharing Economy

By: Julie D. Stern, managing editor, Development Summer 2015
The “sharing economy” is impacting businesses, communities, individuals and the built environment around the globe.

Oil Prices and Commercial Real Estate

By: Alan L. Pontius, national director of commercial property groups, Marcus & Millichap Summer 2015
Will lower oil prices have a positive impact on CRE?

The Outlook for East Coast Ports

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Summer 2015
A surge in activity at East Coast ports may come more from disruptions at West Coast ports than from the Panama Canal expansion.

ACRE Paves Path to Success for Minorities

By: Audra Capas, president, 5StarPR LLC Summer 2015
A recently revived diversity program, Associates in Commercial Real Estate, prepares Milwaukee-area students for careers in commercial real estate.

Changing Workforce Demographics

By: Richard M. Gatto, executive vice president of The Alter Group and Tom Silva, founder and principal of Silva Brand Spring 2015
The millennial influence has enormous, unique implications for work styles and workspaces.

Closing the Gender Diversity Gap

By: William J. Ferguson, CEO, Ferguson Partners, Ltd. Spring 2015
Mentoring may be the key to closing the gender diversity leadership gap in commercial real estate.

Trends in Square Feet per Office Employee

By: Adrian Ponsen, senior real estate economist, CoStar Portfolio Strategy Spring 2015
Square footage per employee (the usage factor) is clearly in long-term decline, as firms maximize the efficiency of their office space. Yet this figure is also highly cyclical.

Walkability Means Mixed-use Development Opportunities

By: Sam Black, attorney and past chairman of the Washington, D.C., Smart Growth Alliance Spring 2015
Growing demand for walkable places is opening the door to more mixed-use development.

By the Numbers: US Labor Market Setting New Peaks

By: None Winter 2014
With the U.S. labor market recently recapturing the 8.7 million jobs lost to the recession, now is a good time to examine which metropolitan areas are leading in job growth and which are lagging behind.

Getting and Keeping the Right Team Remains No. 1

By: Christopher Lee, president and CEO, CEL & Associates, Inc. Winter 2014
In today’s highly competitive and transforming marketplace, the recruitment, retention and recognition of contributions made by talented professionals remains the No. 1 priority for real estate companies nationwide. That is one of the key takeaways from the recently released “2014 NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Compensation Survey,” completed in partnership with CEL & Associates, Inc.

Keeping Boston Properties at the Top of Its Game

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Winter 2014
Introducing Boston Properties CEO Owen Thomas during a “CEO Insights” session at Development ‘14 in Denver, Thomas Hynes Jr., CEO of Colliers International, Boston, described the firm as “the gold standard” of the office development business.

Research Directors Discuss Outlook and Observations

By: Julie D. Stern, managing editor, Development magazine Winter 2014
National research directors from major commercial real estate brokerage, data provider and investment firms — described as “the brain trust of real estate research” by guest speaker Christopher Leinberger — gathered for their annual meeting sponsored by the NAIOP Research Foundation on September 11 to share their observations and outlook for the next 12 months.

What Millennials Really Want

By: Chris Pesek, director of integrated facilities management, JLL Winter 2014
New research that challenges stereotypes can help the commercial real estate industry recruit and retain young talent.

Will Drone Technology Help Commercial Real Estate Soar?

By: Scott Randolph, Transwestern senior vice president, and Peter Marcin, Transwestern executive vice president Winter 2014
When purchasing a car, the prospective buyer wants to inspect every inch of the vehicle before committing. Commercial real estate is no different; an investor looking to acquire a property would like to be able to see every inch of the building and identify all potential pitfalls.

Investing in Florida's Mobility With Rail

By: Michael Reininger, president and chief development officer, All Aboard Florida Winter 2014
All Aboard Florida is an intercity passenger rail project being developed by Florida East Coast Industries LLC, the owner of Florida’s primary passenger rail corridor, that will connect Miami to Orlando with intermediate stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

Kansas City’s “Starter” Streetcar Line

By: Douglas S. Stone, partner, Husch Blackwell LLP, in Kansas City Winter 2014
After many failed attempts to garner citywide voter approval for a variety of light-rail and streetcar plans since 1997, construction is now underway on Kansas City, Missouri’s 2.2-mile downtown modern streetcar line.

By the Numbers: Economic Contributions to U.S. Economy

By: Stephen S. Fuller, NAIOP Research Foundation, 2014 Fall 2014
This table shows the 2014 economic contributions to the U.S. Economy from the development of commercial real estate buildings.

Pop-Ups Transition to Temporary, Seasonal Venues

By: Rachel Brown, freelance writer Fall 2014
What segment of the U.S. economy “popped up” around 2009 and has grown into an $8 billion industry with a 16 percent annual growth rate, according to the Alexander Babbage Inc. market research firm? The answer is pop-up businesses, also known as “temporary retail.”

Commercial Food Waste Composting

By: Sam H. Black, attorney and past chairman of the Washington, D.C., Smart Growth Alliance Fall 2014
Developers, property owners and tenants are becoming more sophisticated about waste disposal. No longer content to simply recycle, many are exploring and implementing new ways to reduce the amount of waste they send to landfills. It is becoming apparent that composting is a viable way to enhance a company culture of reuse, reduce waste hauling costs and attain higher LEED scores.

Water Reuse Trends

By: Rod Yeoh, P.Eng., P.E., LEED AP BD & C, Principal, Dialog Fall 2014
Many commercial real estate professionals are starting to realize that water is a precious resource and that we have to treat it as such. Those of us who design and build buildings need to reconsider “the way we’ve always done things” and stop thinking of water as an endless resource that we can continue to use wastefully.

Smart Solar Roadways

By: Nicola Davies, Ph.D., freelance writer Fall 2014
Imagine solar panels, not on rooftops, but as a surface for parking lots, driveways, roads, bike trails and, eventually, even highways. Then imagine integrating those solar panels with microprocessors and LED lights so they can be programmed to delineate driving lanes, parking spaces, crosswalks and more.

Updating Parking With Technology

By: Patrick Brooke, director of technical services for Sentry Control Systems Inc. Fall 2014
Technological innovation is transforming parking. In just a few short years, we have seen the development of a wide range of new parking technologies.

New & Noteworthy

By: Julie D. Stern Fall 2014
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects, transactions and trends.

The New Industrial Revolution

By: Rene Circ, director of industrial research for PPR/CoStar Summer 2014
All real estate is local. While that paradigm holds true for warehouses, the most interesting aspect of industrial real estate is that the opposite is also true. It is the only property type in which an Ohio manufacturer who outsources production to China can end up creating demand for logistics space in Southern California’s Inland Empire. That is exactly what has happened during the last decade.

The View From E.CON: The Future of Industrial Real Estate Is E-commerce

By: Julie D. Stern, managing editor, Development Summer 2014
The expanding world of e-commerce is rapidly and forever changing the way that goods are bought and sold — as well as how they are transported, stored and distributed. Industrial developers, owners and investors who can provide the types of facilities that e-commerce needs will survive and thrive during the next decade. But forecasting and understanding those needs is no easy task.

By the Numbers: Airport Real Estate Outlook

By: JLL Summer 2014
A recent JLL report reveals that real estate near airports “is commanding high rent premiums in mature logistics corridors.” Which airport markets offer the best investment and development opportunities over the next decade? The table and graph below provide some guidance.

Display Real-Time Transit Information in Your Lobby

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Summer 2014
Building owners and managers now can install flat-screen computer monitors in their building lobbies that will furnish real-time snapshots of all local transportation options, customized to each building’s location. TransitScreen, a new system currently available in 15 North American cities plus Honolulu, enables building tenants and visitors to select the best way to get home while also spotlighting the building as a transit hub.

Integrating “New Manufacturing” Into U.S. Cities

By: Mark A. Levine, of counsel, real estate practice group, Akerman LLP, New York Summer 2014
Local governments have long used zoning ordinances to separate manufacturing facilities (and the noise and pollution they produced) from residential, office and other commercial uses in U.S. cities. But over time, traditional manufacturing facilities (and the jobs they created) began to relocate away from large cities, first to parts of the country that offered cheaper labor and land, then offshore. Today, many of the manufactured goods purchased in the U.S. are made in other countries.

Next-Generation Intermodal Facility

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Summer 2014
When the Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center opened this spring in Winter Haven, it created not only what is considered to be the most technologically advanced freight logistics terminal in the nation, but also one that could well become an economic engine for the region.

Preparing Future Leaders at McCarthy

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Summer 2014
Perhaps nothing tests the talents of a top executive more than an emergency. For example, the president of a construction company’s Jacksonville, Fla., office was awakened at his hotel at 3 a.m. and told that one of his buildings was on fire and that, tragically, three people had already died. He was needed in a meeting room in five minutes, where his senior management team was assembled and awaiting his direction.

New & Noteworthy

By: Julie D. Stern Summer 2014
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects, transactions and trends.

10 Tips for Growing a Private, Non-Family-Owned Business

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Spring 2014
What does it take to nurture and grow a private, non-family commercial real estate development company? Brian Coulter, managing partner at The JBG Companies, a prominent investor, owner, developer and manager of real estate properties in the Washington, D.C, metropolitan area, described how his firm handles these challenges, at NAIOP’s Development '13 conference.

Back to the City: Déjà Vu All Over Again

By: Michael Maxwell, a 2013-2014 NAIOP Distinguished Fellow; managing partner of MAXWELL+Partners, a real estate strategy and development consultancy, and a professor in Nova Southeastern University’s graduate real estate development program Spring 2014
Through the rearview mirror of 2013, the demographic preferences that are shaping real estate’s future are coming into clear view: The emerging millennial generation is creating a strong “back to the city” movement, with the baby boomer generation as its partner.
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By the Numbers: Big Metros Get Bigger, Some Get Younger

By: various Spring 2014
After reading the 2014 Spring issue’s cover story on changing corporate environments, we were inspired to ask whether the nation’s largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) have experienced significant changes in their working-age populations. The map and table shows what we found.

New Chicago Group Works to Enhance City's Position as Logistics Hub

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Spring 2014
From a geographical and infrastructure perspective, Chicago is the foremost transportation/logistics hub in the country. But the city’s leaders, from Mayor Rahm Emanuel on down, do not like to take anything for granted, so they have formed a new group called Supply Chain Innovation Network of Chicago to help the city and surrounding areas maintain and grow their logistics position.

San Francisco’s High-Tech Parking Management System

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Spring 2014
Downtown traffic congestion is reaching serious levels in most major cities, but technology and smartphone apps are coming to the rescue — and just might make dramatic impacts on traffic volume and how we hunt for parking spaces. A case in point is the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency, which just completed and is evaluating the results of a pilot study, the SFpark program.

State and Local Taxes Pose a Growing Risk for the Real Estate Industry

By: Jon P. Skavlem, director of state and local taxes, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP Spring 2014
Historically, state and local taxes on commercial real estate developments and their managers and investors have been fairly straightforward. Obviously, real property taxes and, in some cases, personal property taxes applied to these projects. Property managers rarely considered sales and use taxes, since real estate construction and related services usually were not taxable.

E-Commerce Comes of Age

By: Ellen Rand, contributing editor, Development Winter 2013
Retailing today is undergoing profound and rapid change, as sellers reconfigure and reconcile their brick-and-mortar stores with their online presence. Surviving and thriving through this transition will require integration among communications technology, customer preferences regarding service and delivery, retail and industrial buildings, transportation modes, and logistics and inventory systems.

Social Media and Commercial Real Estate: Strategies to Grow Your Business and Build Your Brand

By: Ruth Brajevich, chief marketing officer, Ware Malcomb. Follow her on Twitter at @WareMalcombCMO Winter 2013
Social media has created a momentous shift in how we communicate with one other. It has become the great digital equalizer; small and large companies alike can build their brands, expand their businesses and connect with their clients online via social media outlets.

Brazil Experiences Strong Demand for Logistics Parks

By: Marco A. Lacayo, transactions manager with Jones Lang LaSalle’s Transactions Group in São Paulo, Brazil Winter 2013
As the Brazilian economy continues to grow, the logistical warehouse sector is seeing unprecedented growth. Not even the slowdown in the Brazilian economy, including GDP growth of a meager 1 percent in 2012, is slowing the demand for warehouse space in Brazil.
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By The Numbers: E-Commerce and Retail Data

By: various Winter 2013
Graphs and tables illustrating U.S. online retail sales by category, e-commerce impacts of smartphones and tablets, and e-commerce sales as a portion of total U.S. reatil sales.

Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Property Insurance

By: Avi Lev, CLCS, vice president, Assurance Winter 2013
As a business owner, you expect to increase profits, grow market share and continue climbing the ladder of success. Every vendor a company utilizes plays a part in that success or failure. When it comes to risk management, how is your insurance broker bringing value to your business? Unfortunately, many insured parties are unable to answer this question.

Recruiting and Retaining Employees Remain Priorities in 2013

By: Julie D. Stern, managing editor, Development Winter 2013
What’s on the minds of commercial real estate CEOs today? Recruiting, employee retention and “talent management,” says the “2013 NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Compensation Survey,” completed in partnership with CEL & Associates, Inc.

Effective Workplaces Survey

By: Julie D. Stern, managing editor, Development Fall 2013
“U.S. workers are struggling to work effectively. A confluence of factors, from economic challenges to longer workdays, is compromising the ability to get work done.” So concludes Gensler’s “2013 U.S. Workplace Survey,” which represents the responses of 2,035 randomly sampled knowledge workers worldwide. How can developers, architects, and employers better design work-places to drive innovation, improve performance, and increase satisfaction, given new workplace realities? The report offers some tantalizing suggestions.

Four Trends Spurring Growth of Inland Ports

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development. Fall 2013
Inland ports that serve the Midwest and other interior sections of the country should continue to experience strong growth in the future, according to Curtis Magleby, senior managing director and regional head, U.S. Capital Markets West, for Cushman & Wakefield; Michael Berry, president of Hillwood Properties; and Stephen Crosby, president of CSX Real Property, all of whom spoke at NAIOP’s I.con: The Industrial Conference in Los Angeles in June.

Key Messages on U.S. Manufacturing

By: Margarita Foster, vice president for knowledge and research, NAIOP. Fall 2013
Over the past several years, numerous studies and articles have touted the “reshoring” of manufacturing jobs to the U.S., leading readers to believe that large numbers of net new manufacturing jobs will be created here. A recent study prepared for and funded by the NAIOP Research Foundation — written by L. Nicolas Ronderos, New York director of Regional Plan Association — concludes, however, that the net result of this reshoring trend will be stabilization of manufacturing jobs rather than net growth.

Ross Minority Program in Real Estate Expands to San Diego

By: Julie D. Stern, managing editor, Development. Fall 2013
The University of Southern California’s Ross Minority Program in Real Estate — an executive education platform that equips women and minorities with critical real estate knowledge and leadership skills while also broadening options for investment in urban communities — is holding its first-ever San Diego program this fall.

Speedy Delivery Drives Five Supply Chain Trends

By: Ellen Rand, contributing editor, Development. Fall 2013
Omnichannel retailing and increasing consumer demands for same-day delivery are forcing retailers to adapt their supply chain networks and store formats to remain competitive as the market is increasingly driven by e-commerce. Jones Lang LaSalle believes that retailers’ supply chains will change so much as a result of these evolving demands that they will be completely unrecognizable in just five years.

The View from I.con: Industrial Market Expands

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development. Fall 2013
More than 500 of industrial real estate’s leaders gathered at NAIOP’s I.con: The Industrial Conference in Los Angeles on June 5 and 6 to discuss trends, debate ideas, and share news and views of the industry and where it is headed. The industrial sector continues on a strong recovery path, driven by consumption, real trade, and real GDP, according to Gene Reilly, 2013 NAIOP chairman and CEO of the Americas, Prologis, who spoke at I.con’s opening luncheon.

Welcome to New Jersey: Breaking the Bridge Barrier to Allow Big Ships

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development. Fall 2013
Following a finding of “no significant impact” by the U.S. Coast Guard in April 2013, a construction permit for the raising of the Bayonne Bridge roadway finally was issued on May 23 and welcomed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at a press briefing in June attended by hundreds of cheering construction workers. The “Raise the Roadway” project should begin before the end of the year, according to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.
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By the Numbers: Data Impacting Commercial Real Estate

By: Dr. Stephen S. Fuller, Ph.D, Director, Center for Regional Analysis, George Mason University Fall 2013
A table showing the economic contributions from the development of commercial real estate buildings from 2010-2012.

Annual University Real Estate Challenge Is Key Real Estate Event in Colorado

By: Kathie Barstnar, executive director, NAIOP Colorado Summer 2013
The future of the real estate industry lies with the next generation of professionals set to graduate from university degree programs. In order to attract these students to real estate, the industry must find ways to engage them and increase their interest. NAIOP Colorado has developed a program that does just that — and has done so for the past 10 years.

Economic Baseline for 2013

By: Margarita Foster, vice president of knowledge and research, NAIOP Summer 2013
What contributors to the U.S. economy will give us a broader recovery and what is the outlook on inflation? These are just a few of the topics discussed by Dr. Sam Chandan, president and chief economist of Chandan Economics and associated faculty of real estate, The Wharton School, during a presentation to the NAIOP Corporate Board of Directors at the NAIOP National Forums Symposium held in Chicago, IL.

Numerous Mass Transit Apps enable Just-in-Time Connections

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Summer 2013
For the mass transit rider seeking just-in-time service, there are a flood of new smart phone apps hitting the market to convey when the next train or bus is due to arrive.

Ten Ways to Maximize Use of Office Workspaces

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Summer 2013
All workspaces must be productive and efficient to maximize a company’s return on investment. In a recent webinar, Austin-based Asure Software, which offers scheduling and workplace management software, offered 10 strategies to get the most out of company office space.

By the Numbers: Data Impacting Commercial Real Estate

By: None Summer 2013
A table showing the top North American ports, ranked by annual container volume on 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

The Changing Retail Landscape

By: Ellen Rand, contributing editor, Development. Spring 2013
Despite signs of life with residential, industrial and office properties, retailers continue to struggle. Experts share their observations about the decline of middle ground retailers, the impact of e-commerce, the fate of malls and trends in shopping.

A Look Ahead - The New Paradigm: Investing in Millennials Yields Returns for Small Towns

By: Jack Schultz, president and CEO, Agracel, Inc. Spring 2013
Over the past three years, Jack Schultz has spent a great deal of time researching the innovative group we call Millennial Entrepreneurs. These young people are proving to be one of the most powerful economic development drivers he has ever seen.

New Voices: NAIOP Certificates Advance the Education of Real Estate Professionals

By: Denise Sena, communications senior manager, NAIOP. Spring 2013
Ask a professional in any industry and they will tell you that one of the keys to a successful career is constant improvement and continuing education.

The Entrepreneur TechTakes - Recovering from Disaster: It’s About Preparation

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development. Spring 2013
If you were caught off guard by Superstorm Sandy or a plethora of other natural calamities in recent years, you might be struggling to put your business back together. The loss of desks, chairs, and even the building that houses your business, could be minor compared to the loss of company data.

The Entrepreneur - Telecommuting Trends: Barriers to Greater Growth

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development. Spring 2013
Telecommuting continues to grow in the United States with management-level personnel accounting for much of the gain, according to statistics compiled by the Telework Research Network. The biggest barrier to telecommuting is management fear and mistrust.

Transportation and Mobility: Import/Export Trends Create Big Opportunity for Inland Ports

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development. Spring 2013
Industrial development is coming back strongly thanks to a convergence of trends that could set the stage for significant inland port development, according to reports by Jones Lang LaSalle and Colliers International.

By the Numbers: Data Impacting Commercial Real Estate

By: None Spring 2013
Graphs showing retailers with the highest retail sales-per-square-foot in 2012, eight years of holiday season online sales; and annual sales and compound annual growth rates by retail format.

First Look - Hiring and Telecommuting Increase in 2012

By: Elizabeth Sherrod, managing editor, Development and research director, NAIOP Winter 2012
What’s on the minds of CEOs besides reshaping business models, refinancing credit and controlling operating costs? Employee retention, upgrading the talent base and hiring, says the 2012 NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Compensation and Benefits Report.

On Business - Keys to Work-Life Balance

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Winter 2012
Even as the one-income family has faded into the past for most people, modern families and businesses continue to grapple with balancing work-life issues, including workers in the predominantly male commercial real estate industry.

Under Development - What E-Retailers Need in New Distribution Center Locations

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Winter 2012
As e-commerce retailers expand their businesses, and traditional brick-and-mortar stores offer a larger part of their products online, both are carefully selecting locations for new e-commerce distribution centers that will reduce operating costs while enhancing customer service.

First Look - Forces Changing the Supply Chain and Retail Sector

By: Elizabeth Sherrod, managing editor and research director, NAIOP Fall 2012
The global consumer shift toward electronic-commerce, mobile device supported commerce, and social media supported commerce is changing how the retail and warehouse industries operate. This trend and its affect on the physical location of warehouses, distribution centers and retail stores, is detailed in the report,“The New Borderless Marketplace: Repositioning Retail and Warehouse Properties for Tomorrow.”

Tech Takes - Is There a Cloud Over Your Computer?

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Fall 2012
Cloud computing is not the wave of the future, it’s the present. You are probably using the cloud right now if you are using social media or have a Gmail account.

Succession Planning: Start Early, Communicate Openly

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Fall 2012
It’s never too early to plan an exit from a company, but if succession planning efforts are poorly handled, it could be a recipe for disaster. That is according to Al Marco, principal, Trovato Group, a national executive search and consulting firm specializing in real estate.

New Voices - Technology’s Role Across Generations

By: Denise A. Sena, senior communications manager, NAIOP Fall 2012
At the April 2012 National Forums Symposium, the Industry Trends Task Force discussed their use of personal technology devices and social media in their work and personal lives.

New Voices - The New Face of Mentorship

By: Matthew Jon Picken, mentorship committee co-chair, NAIOP Greater Toronto Chapter, and vice president, Brookfield Financial Fall 2012
Mentoring programs are not what they used to be. Just as business networking has changed with the introduction of LinkedIn and other social media sites, traditional mentoring programs have also transformed to address the needs of the young professional joining the workforce.

The New Investor Favorite: Mexico or Brazil?

By: Claudia Avila Connelly, executive director, Mexican Association of Industrial Parks (AMPIP) Fall 2012
In the past, Mexico’s most frequent global image was that of an unsafe country, trapped in gang drug wars. Brazil was seen as an emerging country with a growing economy, and cheerful people who enjoy soccer and samba. Mexico has not successfully improved its international reputation, whereas Brazil has effectively repositioned its nation, noted Simon Anholt, British expert on country branding.

On Business: Leveraging the Total Cost of Distribution

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Summer 2012
When a prospect comes to you for new distribution space, be prepared to help the company with a raft of other issues related to the space. That was the message of a recent NAIOP Webinar titled, “Logistical Leverage: Trends Affecting Supply Chain, What it Means for Industrial Real Estate.”

New Voices - Networking 101: Tips for Getting Ahead in the Business World

By: Barbara Schaefer McDuffie, director, business development, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP Summer 2012
Networking seems like such a natural activity for professionals in the commercial real estate industry. We are an intelligent, politely aggressive and outgoing group of entrepreneurs. But walking into a crowded room of people and not seeing a familiar face can be intimidating even to a “Type A” extrovert. How do you overcome intimidation?

On Business Tech Takes: Rules of Thumb for Maximizing Technology

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Summer 2012
Use technology to solve business problems, then audit the results to ensure you are getting what you need. This is the prescription of Scott Zimmerman, chief information officer MIS (CIO), CenterPoint Properties, Oakbrook, Ill.

On Business - Eight Ways to Control Costs and Boost Profits

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development. Spring 2012
Commercial real estate firms that are not fully using their IT professionals on both the business and technology sides of the company are potentially leaving profits on the table. Thomas Russo, CIO, Akridge, suggested eight ways the IT department can help control costs, enhance building efficiency and give the leasing department exciting things to talk about on building tours.

On Business Tech Takes - iPad Is Key Tool for Commercial RE

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development. Spring 2012
For commercial real estate practitioners, one of the most powerful tools in their business arsenal may well be Apple’s iPad and the many apps that are now available.

Nine Business Lessons from the Recession

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development. Winter 2011
At the Development ‘11 Conference, two past winners of the NAIOP Developer of the Year Award, Michael Alter, president, The Alter Group and Pat Ryan, president and CEO, Ryan Companies U.S. Inc., talked about their businesses and lessons learned from recent downturns. Their insights might be applicable to your business now or in the future.

First Look - Show Me the Money

By: Elizabeth Sherrod, managing editor and research director, NAIOP Winter 2011
What’s on the mind of CEOs besides refinancing credit/capital, reshaping business models and controlling operating costs? Employee retention, recruitment and hiring, says the 2011 NAIOP National Compensation and Benefits Report, done in partnership with CEL & Associates.

New Voices - Career Development and Industry Know-How Comprise Developing Leaders Forum

By: Leslie Silvey, senior marketing manager, NAIOP Fall 2011
Networking, idea exchange, education and mentoring are all vital to young commercial real estate professionals seeking to advance their careers, broaden their networks and boost their knowledge of industry practices. The challenge is where to find the tools that offer the greatest value for the time commitment.

Strategically Green - Making Money off Fuel

By: Greg Roche, vice president of infrastructure, Clean Energy Fuels Fall 2011
A new opportunity has come on the scene that is not only sustainable but can generate revenue for developers. Clean Energy is a provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America and a global leader in the expanding natural gas vehicle market.

New Voices - REAP Expanding Into Los Angeles Market

By: Leslie Silvey, senior marketing manager, NAIOP Fall 2011
The highly-acclaimed Real Estate Associate Program has seen much success in recruiting and placing talented minority professionals into commercial real estate careers in the Washington, D.C., Atlanta and New York markets, and will achieve its goal of becoming a coast-to-coast program by expanding the program to Los Angeles.

On Business - Six Tips to Stay at the Top of Your Game

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development. Fall 2011
Star athletes and great real estate professionals have at least one thing in common: they both want to consistently perform at the top of their game. But keeping that winning edge in an era of information overload can be challenging. The good news is that you can take steps to maintain that winning edge.

First Look – The National Retail Outlook: Set For Growth in 2012

By: Garrick H. Brown, national retail research director, Terranomics/Chainlinks Retail Advisors Fall 2011
Despite a swooning overall economy, the U.S. retail sector continued to show modest signs of recovery during the second quarter. While the overall vacancy rate for all shopping center types including malls remained at 9.4 percent, the market did manage to record occupancy growth.

A Matter of Containment

By: Mark G. Levy, first vice president, ProLogis Summer 2011
As the costs of trans-ocean shipping continue to increase and the supply chain more actively embraces sustainability, a new concept in intermodal shipping containers could represent a significant shift in how trans-ocean cargo is transported, handled and stored.

On Business - Smartphones, iPads and Apps: What Do You Need Today?

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Summer 2011
Development recently surveyed IT professionals at real estate firms, developers, brokers and real estate database producers to find out what they recommend regarding smartphones. The conclusion…it depends on your needs.

On Business - Development Professionals In Short Supply When Market Turns?

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Spring 2011
When the commercial real estate market turns and new development picks up, some companies may be hard-pressed to find the development professionals they need with up-to-date skills and experience.

On Business - Healthcare Transformation Brings New Opportunities

By: Murray W. Wolf, publisher and founding editor, Healthcare Real Estate InsightsTM Spring 2011
An aging population and the continuing shift to outpatient care should get the healthcare real estate sector back on track in 2011. We already began to see that during the fourth quarter, as total medical office building sales volume topped $1 billion for the first time in two and a half years.

On Business - Is That Worker an Independent Contractor or Employee?

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Spring 2011
Some companies are using independent contractors rather than hiring full-time employees. The reasons are simple: it saves costs and limits liability.

First Look - U.S. Manufacturing’s Comeback

By: Elizabeth Sherrod, managing and director of research, NAIOP Spring 2011
For decades, off-shoring dominated the manufacturing industry, driven by Chinese factory wages that were a tenth of U.S. pay. Now, well-known companies, like Ford, General Electric and Caterpillar, and lesser-known companies such as Blessing and Bigelow Components are bringing jobs back to the United States.

On Business - Exercise Great Leadership Through Downturns

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Winter 2010
As the dust settles at the end of this downturn, what may well separate the winners from the also-rans is great leadership, plain and simple. At the opening session of NAIOP’s Development ’10 conference in Orlando, top CEOs discussed the effects of the downturn on their businesses over the past two years and what they were doing to weather the storm.

First Look: Navigating the Seas of Social Media

By: Elizabeth Sherrod, managing editor and research director, NAIOP Winter 2010
Want to use more of the social media tools out there and don’t know where to start? In a September Solution Series program entitled “Implementing a Social Media Policy and Plan in the Real World,” Dana Galvin, Barton Malow Company, outlined the program’s evolution and what strategies were used to reach their social media goals.

On Business - Tips for Working With the GSA

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Winter 2010
Thomas H. Walker, PE, managing principal, Thomas H. Walker Consultants LLC, offers tips and insights for working with the General Services Administration.

Hire a Techno-Mentor to Keep Up with Sweeping Change

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Fall 2010
A veritable tsunami of technological change is sweeping over every business including those in commercial real estate. You can keep up with that change, adjust your business accordingly and profit from it, or fall behind.

Launching a Commercial Real Estate Career

By: Sarah A. Milans, marketing manager, NAIOP. Fall 2010
Melissa Goins didn’t have prior experience or a background in commercial real estate but that minor detail didn’t hold her back from an ideal opportunity to discover the industry. Goins is a member of the inaugural 2004 class of Associates in Commercial Real Estate program at Marquette University.

Merging the Classroom With the Boardroom

By: Sarah A. Milans, marketing manager, NAIOP Fall 2010
NAIOP Central Florida saw the writing on the wall: Florida needed more education devoted to commercial real estate and the Florida commercial real estate industry needed trained graduates who want to develop locally. It presented the opportunity to blend the two needs into a CRE program at the University of Central Florida with industry heavyweights and NAIOP supporting the initiative.

First Look - Move Over ATMs, SIGAs Are Here!

By: Elizabeth Sherrod, managing editor and research director, NAIOP Fall 2010
Bored with your bank? Santander Bank in Spain has added Ferrari-red robots to greet their customers.

Could Your Company Benefit from Outside Board Members?

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Summer 2010
Given the size of your company and your entrepreneurial temperament, you may not want to be encumbered by an independent board of directors. But if you are an aging CEO or even a younger one with plans to someday turn over the reins of power to the next generation, the steadying hand of a board that has a healthy dose of directors from outside of the family may be what the company needs to survive and prosper.

First Look - Keys to Prospering in Today’s Environment

By: Christopher Lee, president and CEO, CEL & Associates, Inc. Summer 2010
The real estate industry has experienced a roller coaster ride of challenges, opportunities, setbacks and unexpected surprises.

New Voices - Shattering the Glass Ceiling or Fastened to the Floor?

By: Sarah A. Milans, marketing manager, NAIOP Summer 2010
CREW Network, an association for advancing the success of women in commercial real estate, published a white paper focusing on whether women are continuing to move into corporate positions, what factors are impacting their progress, and what women are doing to overcome the economic downturn and increasing globalization to enhance their success.

The Developing Leaders Toolbox for Leadership Success

By: Sarah A. Milans, marketing manager, NAIOP Summer 2010
“Commercial real estate leader” tends to evoke an image of a seasoned industry veteran, almost certainly male and most likely Caucasian. Developing Leaders — NAIOP members age 35 and under — are taking that image and turning it upside down by stepping into prime leadership roles, proving that traditional isn’t always the answer.

New Voices: REAP - Getting a Diverse Foot in the Door of Commercial Real Estate

By: Sarah A. Milans, marketing manager, NAIOP Spring 2010
Strengthening diversity within commercial real estate is the mission of REAP – the Real Estate Associate Program, giving minority professionals the opportunity to showcase their abilities and leadership within the industry.

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