Research in Progress

Repositioning Suburban Office Parks
(Release Date: November 2016)

Daniel Shoag, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Taubman Center for State and Local Government
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

Using a case study approach, this project will examine low-density suburban office parks that have been modified to increase their value by adding density, mixing uses, increasing amenities, etc. Design, uses, approvals, financing, densities and costs will all be explored.

NAIOP Structure of the CRE Industry Model
(Release Date: December 2016)

David L. Funk, Ph.D.
Pasquinelli Chair in Real Estate
Roosevelt University
Chicago, Illinois

This study will map capital flows to commercial real estate by identifying debt and equity sources and conduits and determining how much capital is flowing through each. The study will further identify how much capital is flowing to specific real estate sectors and subsectors (office, industrial, multifamily, etc.). Mapping out these capital flows will help practitioners better understand the evolution of real estate from an alternative investment to a permanent fourth asset class.