The Vaccines are Here. What Happens Next? 

By: Trey Barrineau Spring 2021 Issue

The rollout of immunizations to defeat COVID-19 has enormous implications for the commercial real estate industry.


Cutting-edge Research That Has an Impact 

Spring 2021 Issue

The NAIOP Research Foundation's annual report highlights the relevant studies, activities and deep dives to come in 2021 and beyond.

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Measuring the Impact of Smart Building Technology Investments 

By: Marta Soncodi Spring 2021 Issue

A new ratings system quantifies how effective they are across several important criteria.


How a Fully Remote Team Can Manage Large Construction Projects 

By: Rob Towne Spring 2021 Issue

Data-driven BIM and cloud collaboration tools enable design, engineering and construction efforts to be coordinated from almost anywhere.


Packaging Construction Tasks Improves Project Success 

By: Shawn Anderton Spring 2021 Issue

Advanced work packaging techniques can boost efficiency and lower costs.


The Catalyst Building: Sparking an Eco-District Neighborhood 

By: Alice Devine Spring 2021 Issue

The South Landing project in Spokane, Washington, demonstrates how properties can benefit from shared energy infrastructure.


COVID-19 Creates a Downshift in Parking Demand 

By: Jennifer LeFurgy Spring 2021 Issue

Large revenue shortfalls will accelerate technological advances, conversions and design innovations.

Business / Trends Articles From Previous Issues

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Research Foundation Report

Former industrial sites and other properties that may be contaminated – commonly called brownfields – can be viable targets for redevelopment, however the costs and risks associated with environmental remediation often make these projects challenging. The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this brief to offer insights into the key considerations that guide sustainable brownfield redevelopment. Available Now!

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