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Autonomous Vehicles

Preparing for Autonomous Vehicles: A Survey of Local Governments

By: David Dale-Johnson, Ph.D.
November 22, 2019

The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to examine how local governments are preparing for fully autonomous vehicles and to explore how future AV related policies could affect the commercial real estate industry.

suburban office parks

Profiles in the Evolution of Suburban Office Parks

By: Dustin C. Read, Ph.D./J.D.
August 21, 2019

The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to identify ways that firms are revitalizing suburban office parks through redevelopment, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse. The author interviewed five developers who have recently updated suburban office parks in the United States and Canada to learn how they made these properties relevant for today’s market.

Construction Site

Addressing the Workforce Skills Gap in Construction and CRE-related Trades

By: Barry E. Stern, Ph.D.
July 11, 2019

The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to explore some of the contributing factors to the workforce shortage and how the construction and logistics industries can improve worker recruitment, training, productivity and retention.

beacons sensors

Beacons and Sensors in Commercial Real Estate

By: NAIOP Research Foundation
December 06, 2018

This brief provides an overview of some of the ways that simple, tiny, affordable and ubiquitous sensors are being used in commercial real estate settings. It addresses radio-frequency identification, geofencing, beacon technology, and WELL™ and RESET™ technologies, and it concludes with the broader challenges associated with using networked digital data-collection systems.

Terms and Definitions

By: Maria Sicola, CEO, Integrity Data Solutions, LLC
April 25, 2017

The 2017 edition of NAIOP’s terms and definitions remains the place to turn to for standardized of industry terminology.

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Case Studies in Innovation District Planning and Development

By: Dustin C. Read, Ph.D., J.D., Assistant Professor of Property Management and Real Estate, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
July 26, 2016

This report provides those interested in innovation district development with a better understanding of the factors contributing to the success of these projects, as well as the challenges they must frequently overcome. It presents case studies of four projects in different phases of development and offers suggested “best practices” for real estate practitioners and policymakers.

Workbar Cambridge

Workplace Innovation Today: The Coworking Center

By: Andrea P. Foertsch, Founder, Disruptive Space; Principal, Melrose Real Estate Strategies; Visiting Lecturer, Baker Program in Real Estate, Cornell University
January 16, 2014

Picture an office filled with people. But imagine that some of them are freelance writers, graphic designers, programmers and app developers; others are teleworkers; still others are in the process of forming startup companies or working for very small firms. The office may simply be a large room where people work at couches, tables and bench desks, or it may contain carrels, cubicles, private offices and even classrooms or auditoriums. What is this place? It is a coworking center.

Chandon report

Performance and Timing of Secondary Market Investment Activity

By: Sam Chandan, President & Chief Economist, Chandan Economics
November 21, 2013

Conditions are ripe for a shift in focus to commercial real estate’s secondary markets. Bolstered by the potential for more stable national economic trends, buyers’ improving tolerance for risk-taking, and a widening disparity in yields across primary and secondary markets, investors are broadening their sights.

The Complexity of Urban Waterfront Redevelopment

The Complexity of Urban Waterfront Redevelopment

By: Barry F. Hersh, New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate
July 01, 2012

Waterfront brownfield regeneration is extraordinarily complex; incorporating ecology, land use, community benefits, hydrology, real estate economics, design and a host of associated disciplines. There's also an array of regulatory and funding agencies, at federal, state and local levels. The mixed-use redevelopment of formerly contaminated waterfronts has become a key but also difficult part of urban revitalization and a significant real estate opportunity.

MIddle Rings Reports

A Development Model for the Middle Ring Suburbs

By: Alexander d'Hooghe, ORG
March 01, 2012

This research provides a development model by first analyzing the complexities of the middle ring development process and then introducing templates for development, design and management that might unlock these sites' potential.

Spatial Penetration and Performance of LEED Ratings Certification

Spatial Penetration and Performance of LEED Ratings & Certification Levels Among Office Buildings

By: Dr. Sofia Dermisi, Roosevelt University
April 01, 2011

This paper focuses on class A and B office buildings across the U.S. with 50,000 square feet or more and has a threefold goal: i) provide an overview of the office building distribution among the ratings and certification levels from the inception of the USGBC until today; ii) examine the spatial penetration of the ratings and certification levels across the mainland U.S. states and iii) examine closely the rent and vacancy performance of LEED-EB before and after their designation while controlling for the latest financial crisis.

Efficacy of Mixed Used Development

An Empirical Study of the Efficacy of Mixed-Use Development - The Seattle Experience

By: James R. DeLisle and Terry V. Grissom
April 01, 2011

This report identifies issues such as density, growth management and accessibility, as well as the current state of knowledge on mixed-use development. It then explores the mixed-use experience in Seattle which spans two decades, making it a living laboratory setting for evaluating key success factors.

NAIOP Confidence Report

NAIOP Confidence Report

By: James R. DeLisle, Ph.D, NAIOP Research Foundation Distinguished Fellow
April 26, 2011

NAIOP surveyed the major players in commercial real estate for their predictions on market conditions with respect to the economy, capital markets and development potential. The executive summary results of this April 2011 survey including analysis provide useful insights. A webinar presentation of the results is also available.

Predictors of Commercial Real Estate Development

Predictors of Commercial Real Estate Development

By: Andrew G. Mueller and Dr. Glenn R. Mueller, University of Denver
January 01, 2009

This research identified the economic indicators that drive new development of commercial real estate for each property type at the national and MSA level. These indicators will help with forecasting: future demand for space and leasing; competition in specific markets and across property types; and more accurate feasibility studies for future projects.

Assessing Key Employment Trends

Assessing Key Employment Trends Driving Commercial Real Estate Development

By: Dr. Donald Jud, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
September 01, 2009

This report explains the relationship between key employment trends and the demand for office and industrial space. Drawing on Bureau of Labor Statistics data from 2000-2009, the research indicated: central-city counties vs. metropolitan fringe counties, the effect of the recession beginning in 2007 and factors influencing change in growth patterns.

Going Green - Tips Tools and Examples

Going Green: Tips, Tools and Examples from the Field

By: Abigail C. Johnson, Abacus Property Solutions
March 01, 2009

This research report identified various green strategies that can be used to improve the sustainability of a building while still meeting return-on-investment objectives. Included in the report are recommendations concerning: vehicular pavement; pedestrian pavement; irrigation; windows; roof; HVAC; and interior lighting.

Green Building Incentives That Work

Green Building Incentives That Work

By: Jerry Yudelson, Yudelson Associates
November 01, 2007

This study covered the scope of green building incentives being offered across state and local governments in the U.S. as of August 2007 to assist developers who want to build green; includes an Appendix of local government programs, policies and incentives by state and city.

Commercial Real Estate in a Flat World

Commercial Real Estate in a Flat World

By: David Pearce Snyder
November 01, 2007

This research examined how infomating, outsourcing, home-basing, off-shoring/in-shoring, e-learning and e-tailing - can be expected to impact the staffing and facilities (and ultimately, the demand for space) of five major classes of enterprise in the five sustainable markets: retail trade; professional, scientific and technical services; employment services; finance, insurance and banking; and transportation and warehousing.

Impact of the Hispanic Population

Measuring the Impact of Hispanic Population Growth on the Location of and Demand for Commercial Real Estate in the U.S.

By: G. Donald Jud, PhD, Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
May 01, 2008

The expected growth of the Hispanic population will impact the location and demand for commercial real estate in the United States. The report contains economic impact data for 50 states and major metropolitan areas.

How to Calculate Economic Contribution

How to Calculate the Economic Contribution of Office, Industrial, and Retail Real Estate to the Local Community

By: Stephen S. Fuller, PhD, George Mason University
February 01, 2005

This project is comprised of a form listing the sources of the contributions that office, industrial, office/tech and retail development make to their communities through taxes, job growth, etc. and instructions on how to locate the specific information needed to fill in the form and calculate the positive economic impact to your community.

Developing Influencer Relationships

Developing Influencer Relationships to Accelerate Development Success

By: Jonathan Feinstein, SVP, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin; Partner, Triluna; Lois Kelly, Partner, Triluna; and Walter J. Carl, PhD, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University
September 01, 2004

This report provides case studies of how developers have successfully worked with influencers to move new commercial real estate projects forward. Learn how to work more effectively with environmental and smart growth opinion leaders.