Strong industrial demand translates into rewarding investments for those willing to take on the risks.

Winter 2021/2022 Issue

Supple Chain 810

All Eyes on the Global Supply Chain

By: Trey Barrineau

Logistics and transportation issues are top of mind in the commercial real estate industry — and around the world.      

UCSD 810

Expanding the Pipeline: Promoting Diversity in Undergraduate and Graduate Real Estate Programs

By: Shawn Moura

Universities can play a key role in encouraging the industry to build a workforce that better reflects the U.S. population.      

Suburbs 810

Suburbs, Office Space and – Peanut Butter?

By: Trey Barrineau

In September, NAIOP brought together national research directors and academics for an in-depth discussion of the future of the office in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.      

Sustain 810

The Challenges of Building for Sustainability

By: Melissa Stok and Jess Horowitz

It requires effort at every stage of the process, according to those in the field.      

Must-Read Articles

St Regis 810

How Real Estate Tokenization Could Revolutionize Future Capital-Raising Efforts

By: Ryan Zega
Selling fractional ownership of properties has the potential to unlock much more investment.
Modular 810

Modular Construction Faces Unique Risks

By: Daniel F. McLennon
Anticipating and addressing them can help ensure successful projects.
Real Time 810

The Benefits of Real-Time Cost Estimating

By: Michael O’Reilly
The technique can save money, but it’s important to understand how it differs from milestone-based estimating.
Cultural 810

How Cultural Venues Can Elevate Mixed-Use Developments

By: Daniel Ordower
These spaces provide the prestige — and foot traffic — that can help boost property values.
First Mile 810

Industrial Real Estate Opportunities in U.S. First-Mile Markets

By: TJ Parker
Investors target these markets as demand for e-commerce continues to surge.
LIBOR

The Multiple Benchmarks of a Post-LIBOR World

By: Derek Taylor and Paul Dombrowski
SOFR and CSR are key ingredients in the alphabet soup of solutions for interest rates.
Congestion 810

More Destinations or Faster Roads: Thinking of Traffic Congestion Like a Traveler

By: Robert Dunphy
Access to jobs and services could be a more important metric than time spent commuting.
WLC 810

Cradle to Cradle: Understanding Whole Life Carbon

By: Alice Devine
Complex calculations go into determining the environmental impact of construction.

Related Research and Publications

New Places and New Spaces for E-commerce Distribution: Three Strategies Bringing Industrial and Retail Real Estate Closer Together

By: Dustin C. Read, Ph.D./JD Research Foundation
The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to examine three trends related to this convergence: the conversion of shopping centers to distribution centers, adding distribution uses to existing retail buildings, and the development of mixed-use properties that include both distribution and retail.

New Places and New Spaces for E-commerce Distribution: Three Strategies Bringing Industrial and Retail Real Estate Closer Together

By: Dustin C. Read, Ph.D./JD Research Foundation
The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to examine three trends related to this convergence: the conversion of shopping centers to distribution centers, adding distribution uses to existing retail buildings, and the development of mixed-use properties that include both distribution and retail.

Office Space Demand Forecast, Second Quarter 2022

By: Hany Guirguis, Ph.D., Manhattan College and Michael J. Seiler, DBA, College of William & Mary Research Foundation
The U.S. office market absorbed 21.6 million square feet across the last quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022. Office market vacancy rates increased for the 10th straight quarter to start the year, but a look inside the numbers reveals that the completion of new office product is partially responsible.

Perspectives

CEO on Leadership: Molly McShane

By: Ron Derven
The leader of The McShane Companies, headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, talks about taking the reins of the 35-year-old family-owned business and focusing the firm on smart, sustainable growth.

Chapter Profile NAIOP New Mexico

By: Trey Barrineau
Two long-serving executives (and spouses) who are retiring reflect on their time at the head of the organization.

Developing Leaders Award Winners Share Career Advice

By: Marie Ruff
Outstanding young NAIOP members reveal what’s helped them make their way in the industry.

From the Editor: Optimism Abounds as a New Year Arrives

By: Jennifer LeFurgy
As 2021 comes to an end, CRE is back on an upswing.

We've Come a Long Way Together

By: Molly Ryan Carson
It’s been quite a year for our industry and association.

Worth Repeating

Sound bites from NAIOP’s CRE.Converge, held September 27-29 in Miami Beach, Florida

Additional Articles

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New Noteworthy

By: Trey Barrineau
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.
Tall Building 810

Rethinking Tall Buildings for Human Interaction

By: Ryan Mullenix, Greg Smith and Dr. John Medina
Or, a developer, a neuroscientist and an architect walk into a skybar …
Research Update 810

Adding Another Dimension to Real Estate Market Analysis

By: Shawn Moura
A new model provides fresh insights into industrial and office markets.
By the numbers 810

Developers May Soon Feel the Workforce Woes Hitting Contractors

By: Ken Simonson
Fewer workers, higher wages and vaccination issues roil the construction industry.
Canada 810

Canada Skates Through a Status Quo Federal Election

By: Paul J. Brown
America’s northern neighbor is looking ahead to a post-pandemic world.

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!

New Uses for Office Buildings