Our Research

The NAIOP Research Foundation helps build better communities through practical research and education. The Foundation's research projects, educational programs and outreach activities have a united purpose: to support developers, owners and others involved in commercial real estate in meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of our communities, now and in the future.

Research Reports

Activating Office Building Common Spaces

Activating Office Building Common Spaces for Competitive Advantage

To remain competitive and accelerate lease up, office building owners are enlivening their buildings with common area amenities and programming.

Fuller Report 2017

Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate, 2017 Edition

Development and construction of new commercial real estate in the United States – office, industrial, warehouse and retail – generates significant economic growth at the state and national levels. This annual study, “The Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate,” published by the NAIOP Research Foundation, measures the contribution to GDP, salaries and wages generated and jobs supported from the development and operations of commercial real estate.

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Case Studies in Innovation District Planning and Development

Innovation districts are widely believed to be an effective way to promote the formation and growth of knowledge-intensive businesses. They can take a variety of forms and emerge in a host of different settings. 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.

Industrial Space Demand Forecast, Third Quarter 2017 Report

Industrial Space Demand Forecast

The Industrial Space Demand Forecast for the U.S. is issued quarterly by NAIOP and is based on an accurate model. The Forecast assists developers and investors to make more prudent decisions about the timing of new development projects. The white paper includes a full description of the methodology behind the forecast.

Office Space Demand Q42017

Office Space Demand Forecast

The NAIOP Office Space Demand Forecast gives an efficient, accurate forecast of future and current conditions in the U.S. office real estate market for use by NAIOP members and the real estate community. The report helps to define linkages between economic and industrial sector activity and the demand for office real estate.

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Apply for a Research Grant

Learn about applying for a research grant and funding through the NAIOP Research Foundation for research that benefits the industrial, office, retail, medical/healthcare and mixed-use industries.

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