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Why Connectivity in Commercial Real Estate is Just as Important as Location 

By: Dennis Thankachan Summer 2021 Issue

Modern facilities require strong internet connections to help tenants conduct business and to power the growing trend of investments in smart building technologies.

Marketing / Leasing Articles From Previous Issues

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How IoT Can Help Create Safer Workplaces During COVID-19 and Beyond

By: Mark Milligan Winter 2020/2021 Issue
Data gathered by smart sensors can provide actionable information to guide social distancing, sanitizing and more.
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Keeping Company Culture During COVID-19

By: Alice Devine Winter 2020/2021 Issue
Virtual tools can help maintain camaraderie and connectedness.
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Improved Office Accessibility Can Benefit Everyone

By: Brian Collins Fall 2020 Issue
A broader definition of “disability” makes the workplace easier to navigate for all employees.

Five Issues Landlords Should Consider Regarding a Pandemic's Impact on Commercial Tenants

By: Michael Stewart Summer 2020 Issue
Many tenants need rent relief, but what are the best ways to go about providing it?
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Negotiating with Tenants During a Major Economic Disruption

By: Ron Derven Summer 2020 Issue
Flexibility is a must, but document everything as specifically as possible.
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The Importance of In-Building Wireless for the FirstNet Emergency Network

By: Ted Hebron Summer 2020 Issue
A dedicated digital network for first responders might require modifications to commercial properties.
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An Office Move Doesn't Have to Mean Lost Productivity

Spring 2020 Issue
Advanced planning, aided by technology, can ease the relocation process for tenants.

Designing a Workspace for Software Engineers

By: Matt Ayres Winter 2019/2020 Issue
Detailed input helped Microsoft move from a one-size-fits-all approach to one that works for this critical group of employees.
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'Furniture as a Service' Brings Flexibility and Creativity to Office Spaces

By: Joey Kline, JLL Fall 2019 Issue
High-growth companies that are rapidly adding staff could be major beneficiaries.
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Microsoft's Workplace Strategy for Sales Offices Evolves

By: Doug Lowrie, Microsoft Summer 2019 Issue
Flexible space is now key for the technology giant, which recently overhauled the way it markets its products.
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The New Health Shop on the Block

By: Alice Devine Spring 2019 Issue
Wellness programs housed in medical office buildings or near hospitals can engage the local community and entice potential customers.

An Office Building Returns to its R&D Roots

By: Bernard Huberman, BLT Enterprises Winter 2018/2019 Issue
In San Diego, a unique renovation project leverages tight supply and challenges the “more space is better” concept.

The Best Prescription for Leasing Medical Office Space

By: Christopher Thames, J.H. Berry & Gilbert Winter 2018/2019 Issue
Potential tenants should consider existing medical infrastructure and proximity to other healthcare providers.

NAIOP's 2019 Buyers Guide

By: None Winter 2018/2019 Issue
From accountants to architects to developers, contractors, and financial sources. Whatever you need, you’re likely to find it and a lot more in our annual Buyers Guide.

Real Estate Demand From Cybersecurity Firms

By: Kevin Imboden, John Redeker and Elisa Konik, Cushman & Wakefield Fall 2018 Issue
A growing industry creates a major capital opportunity.

Designing Spaces to Create Great Experiences

By: Andy Cohen Fall 2018 Issue
A Gensler study quantifies that the right design can result in great experiences, which in turn are great for business.

Retail Leasing: Minimizing Time, Cost and Risk

By: Ellen Sinreich, The Sinreich Group Fall 2018 Issue
In lease negotiations, urgency trumps precision, and the need to accommodate the other side trumps the desire to get it all.

NAIOP's 2018 Guide to the Mid-Atlantic

By: None Fall 2018 Issue
Are you planning a project in the Mid-Atlantic? Whether you seek an investment partner, an interior designer, a contractor or a great location, you'll find a contact in the NAIOP guide in this issue.

395 Pedricktown Road: Tailored Improvements For a Specialized Tenant

By: John Seelmeyer Summer 2018 Issue
A speculative building in southwest New Jersey incorporates specialized systems to control spills and fire protection requirements for storage of liquid petroleum products.

Amenity-rich Movie Theaters as Anchor Tenants

By: Amanda Tran and Adrienne Schmitz Summer 2018 Issue
As cinemas become popular anchors for retail and mixed-use developments, they are generating more foot traffic and creating synergies with other tenants.

Attracting Local Retailers to Office Buildings

By: A-P Hurd, Skip Stone Summer 2018 Issue
Bringing in an independent coffee or sandwich shop rather than a national chain can mean extra work for a developer, but it can also make for livelier lobbies and streetscapes.

NAIOP's 2018 Guide to Architects, Contractors, and Engineers

By: None Summer 2018 Issue
Looking for an architect, contractor, or engineer for your next redevelopment project? The NAIOP guide in this issue lists dozens of firms throughout North America.

Repurposing Common Spaces in Office Buildings

By: David Pugh, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB Spring 2018 Issue
Education, health care and retail sectors offer lessons for office building developers, designers and owners as well as employers.

Virtual Credentialing Is Now a Reality

By: Curtis Dennis, Nedap Identification Systems Spring 2018 Issue
Also known as mobile access, this technology allows people to access buildings via their smartphones, eliminating the need for keys or other physical credentials.

Women-centric Coworking Spaces

By: Audra Capas Spring 2018 Issue
Coworking centers designed by and for women are flourishing as entrepreneurial incubators.

The Impact of Landscaping on Tenant Well-being

By: Fred Peratt, Environmental Enhancements Spring 2018 Issue
Can beautiful landscaping make tenants happy?

2018 Guide to Economic Development Authorities

By: None Spring 2018 Issue
The economic development authorities throughout North America listed here can help you attract businesses to your area and to your developments.

Health Care Tenants Inject New Life into Ailing Shopping Malls

By: Eric Johnson, managing director of healthcare advisory services at Transwestern Winter 2017/2018 Issue
As health care providers seek to improve customer service by offering convenient access closer to where their patients live and work, they are discovering a hidden resource: the regional mall.

NAIOP's 2018 Buyers Guide

By: None Winter 2017/2018 Issue
From accountants to architects to developers, contractors, and financial sources. Whatever you need, you’re likely to find it and a lot more in our annual Buyers Guide.

Bringing the Outside In

By: Roger Heerema, a principal with Wright Heerema Architects, NAIOP Chicago’s 2016 Design Firm of the Year Fall 2017 Issue
A fresh-air, 28th-floor amenity lounge has transformed a Chicago office tower.

Exclusivity Provisions in Commercial Leases

By: Steven D. Weber, founding shareholder, Weber Law Fall 2017 Issue
Exclusivity provisions can give tenants the right to operate a particular type of business as well as prevent other tenants from using their space in certain ways, with lasting implications for both landlords and tenants.

Tenant Communications: Connecting With People Who Are Always Connected

By: Michael Broder, CEO, Brightline Strategies, and principal, Rockerbox, a joint venture with McWilliams|Ballard Fall 2017 Issue
How you say things says a lot, and can have a big impact on tenant retention and rent premiums.

Trends in Square Feet per Office Employee: An Update

By: Adrian Ponsen, senior real estate economist, CoStar Portfolio Strategy Fall 2017 Issue
Is the push for office space efficiency a silent killer for the U.S. office market?

NAIOP 2017 Guide to the Midwest

Fall 2017 Issue
Looking for an investment partner, an interior designer, a contractor or a great location for your next development project? The NAIOP guide in this issue lists dozens of firms throughout the Midwest.

Potential Pitfalls With Letters of Intent

By: Renee Eshelman, partner, Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP, San Francisco Summer 2017 Issue
What should landlords do when they discover that “nonbinding” really isn’t?

The Benefits and Risks of Triple Net Leases

By: Richard R. Spore III, member, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, Memphis Summer 2017 Issue
What do office and retail property owners need to know about triple net leases?

NAIOP's 2017 Guide to Architects, Contractors and Engineers

By: None Summer 2017 Issue
Looking for an architect, contractor, or engineer for your next redevelopment project? The NAIOP guide in this issue lists dozens of firms throughout North America.

Mitigating Fitness Center Impacts

By: Terence Tyson, PE, CDT, principal consultant in acoustics, Acentech Spring 2017 Issue
Upgrades to walls, ceilings and floors can mute disruptive noise and vibration.

2017 Guide to Economic Development

By: None Spring 2017 Issue
The economic development authorities listed in this annual guide can help you attract businesses to your area and to your developments.

Building the Tenant Experience

By: Michael Broder, CEO, Brightline Strategies, and principal, Rockerbox, a joint venture with McWilliams|Ballard Winter 2016/2017 Issue
Political strategists have refined the use of predictive analytics; commercial real estate executives should follow their lead.

NAIOP's 2017 Buyers Guide

By: None Winter 2016/2017 Issue
From accountants to architects to developers, contractors, and financial sources. Whatever you need, you’re likely to find it and a lot more in our annual Buyers Guide.

Five Key Factors for Leasing to Uncle Sam

By: Kurt Stout, executive vice president, Government Solutions, Colliers International Fall 2016
As the federal government shrinks, leasing opportunities grow.

NAIOP 2016 Guide to the Southwest

Fall 2016
Looking for an investment partner, an interior designer, a contractor or a great location for your next development project? The NAIOP guide in this issue lists dozens of firms throughout the Southwest.

Accounting Changes Coming for Leases

By: Phillip Santarelli, CPA, partner, Baker Tilly Summer 2016
New guidance from the Financial Accounting Standards Board will change how tenants account for leases in coming years.

Bringing Wellness to the Workplace

By: Andrew Gallinaro, senior vice president and director of asset management, National Development Summer 2016
Suburban office park owners are incorporating health and wellness features to attract forward-thinking tenants.

Credit Suisse's Smart Working Floor

By: Sheila Vertino, former editor-in-chief of Development and a freelance writer Summer 2016
Continuing a trend that began in technology and creative companies, a global financial services company has eliminated private offices at its New York headquarters.

Six Ways to Control Office Acoustics

By: Victoria J. Cerami and Christopher J. Pollock, Cerami & Associates Summer 2016
How can acoustical privacy be achieved in today’s open plan offices?

NAIOP's 2016 Guide to Architects, Engineers and Contractors

By: None Summer 2016
Looking for an architect, contractor, or engineer for your next redevelopment project? The NAIOP guide in this issue lists dozens of firms throughout North America.

Tech Company Workspace Trends Spread to Other Firms

By: Sheila Vertino, former editor-in-chief of Development and a freelance writer Spring 2016
Trends that began in tech company workplaces have spread to life sciences and financial services companies.

Revisiting Blend and Extend

By: Amanda Tran, a freelance real estate writer and researcher Spring 2016
In changing times, blend and extend lease transactions can benefit both tenants and landlords.

Managing Package Deliveries

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development Spring 2016
Tech fixes will help overwrought property managers today, but what will happen as online sales grow even more?

2016 Guide to Economic Development Authorities

By: None Spring 2016
The economic development authorities listed in this annual guide can help you attract businesses to your area and to your developments.

Research Foundation Report

The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to evaluate the risks and opportunities associated with office building conversions. The author conducted a review of recent publications and market data on office conversions and interviewed developers, architects and other commercial real estate professionals to provide an overview of the key considerations that go into converting an office building to a life science, medical office or multifamily use. Available Now!

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