August 4, 2020

THE SOURCE News and Trends in CRE

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CRE Deal Activity Increases, Extended Pandemic Effects Expected

The fourth monthly NAIOP survey measuring the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the commercial real estate industry indicates that deal activity is improving across most major industry sectors, but respondents now expect impacts from the crisis to affect their businesses for an additional 12-18 months.
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Webinar Aug. 6: Best Practices for Distribution/Warehouse Facilities Design

In this webinar, Byron Pinckert, founding partner and director at HPA, Inc., and the author of NAIOP’s new e-book, "Rules of Thumb for Distribution/Warehouse Facilities Design,” will share the definitions, constructional systems and functionality associated with the concept of clear height in today’s industrial real estate market. Free for NAIOP members – register now!
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CRE.Converge Preview: Why Industrial Continues to Thrive

“Industrial has never been glamorous, but it’s a steady performer through the business cycles,” said Jim Clewlow, chief investment officer at CenterPoint Properties, during a recent interview. “Even with the e-commerce surge, it’s the low volatility that makes this an attractive place to be right now.” Clewlow is part of the all-star speaker lineup at CRE.Converge Virtual, Oct. 7-8. Register today for exclusive savings for NAIOP members through Aug. 14!
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Using Capital Improvements to Create Competitive Advantage in the COVID-19 Era

Owners of office and industrial spaces have quickly adapted their buildings to make them safer for tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new brief from the NAIOP Research Foundation evaluates the merits of these capital investments and their potential to create durable competitive advantages.
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Lawmakers Respond to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to shut down the economy, lawmakers in Washington, D.C., responded by reaching agreements on several bills intended to help the country survive the economic chaos. Development magazine explores how Congress and the Federal Reserve took unprecedented action to shore up businesses, including commercial real estate.
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Apply for NAIOP’s National Forums Program

Make use of new opportunities so you can come out of this difficult time thriving. NAIOP's National Forums brings members together in select groups to openly discuss project challenges, business opportunities and lessons learned in a confidential and non-competitive setting. Learn more and apply by Aug. 31.
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House Lawmakers Introduce HOPE Act

With Democrats and Republicans already so far apart, the Helping Open Properties Endeavor (HOPE) Act’s prospects remain unclear.
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CRE Must-reads

Drugmakers Race to Build Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Chains

The Wall Street Journal (July 30)
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Dunkin’ Is Trimming Its Footprint. Should Landlords Worry?

Commercial Property Executive (Aug. 2)
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The Future of Our Food Supply

Bloomberg CityLab (July 20)
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Life Sciences Shows Pandemic-Proof Potential

Commercial Property Executive (Aug. 3)
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Mall Operators As Retailers: Will REITailing Work?

Forbes (Aug. 2)
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Malls Seek to Evolve as the Pandemic Hastens a Retail Overhaul

The New York Times (July 28)
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The Office Redesign Has Only Just Begun

The Wall Street Journal (July 30)
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Space-Starved Buyers Flock To Master-Planned Communities

Bisnow (July 29)
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Where Is Core Pricing For Industrial?

Bisnow (July 30)
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