September 13, 2016

THE SOURCE News and Trends in CRE

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Welcome, New NAIOP Members!

NAIOP ended the summer on a hot streak, with 250 new members joining the leading association for developers, owners, investors and other commercial real estate professionals in August. We welcome them to our powerful North American network.
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The Biggest Impact to the Industrial Real Estate Market

According to authors of the most recent NAIOP Industrial Space Demand Forecast, the biggest source of potential impact to the domestic industrial real estate market will likely come from the strong U.S. dollar and its effects on U.S. exports.
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Developing Leaders: An Integral Part of NAIOP

Did you know that the young professionals form one quarter of our association? Discover what draws Developing Leaders to NAIOP in this two-minute video. Share with your colleagues seeking to benefit from powerful relationships, opportunities, education and more with NAIOP.
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Showcase Your Chapter’s Exceptional Achievements

Nominate your chapter for a Chapter Merit Award. Be recognized for successful events, educational programs, publications and legislative efforts, and celebrate individual chapter presidents, chapter executive directors and volunteers.
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Smaller Cities Lighten up on Minimum Parking Requirements

Minimum parking requirements make it difficult to design and build places for people rather than cars. Development magazine considers how planners, developers, designers, city officials and citizens can pledge to reduce the negative impacts of automobiles on cities and towns, beginning with the elimination of minimum parking standards.
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Look into the Future of CRE

Learn from the insightful predictions and forward-looking strategies of industry expert Christopher Lee, president and CEO of CEL & Associates, Inc., in this CREC ’16 session preview.
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House and Senate Begin Energy Bill Conference

If successful, the energy bill would be the first comprehensive energy legislation to be enacted in nearly a decade.
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Industry News

Only 157 of 1,908 Existing Big-box Buildings Fully Vacant

Demand for industrial real estate in North America is exceptionally strong and nowhere is this more evident than in the big-box sector.
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72 Percent of Foreign Investment Capital Flows to U.S. Office and Hotel Properties in First Half of 2016

In the first half of 2016, foreign investors in U.S. real estate put 72 percent of their capital in hotel and office assets. Based on transaction volume, apartments and industrial properties were the leaders, representing a combined 57 percent of direct purchases by cross-border capital.
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35-story Subterranean ‘Groundscraper’ Designed for Dense Urban Site

Challenged by a dense urban environment with strict height limits and no opportunity to build wide, an architect has designed a pyramid-shaped subterranean “groundscraper” that will go 35 stories into the earth below street level.
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