Research Foundation

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.

Distinguished Fellow Spotlight

Keven McGhan

Keven McGhan

Keven McGhan is an instructor in the JR Shaw School of Business at NAIT in Edmonton, Alberta. As part of his role, McGhan develops mutually beneficial partnerships between the JR Shaw School of Business and industry. As an instructor, he teaches a fourth-year capstone course where students work on applied research, environmental analysis, and implementation strategies for industrial partners. He also teaches a Sales Management class where students resolve live cases presented by industry partners. McGhan is the Faculty Advisor for Enactus NAIT and the NAIT Students Case Completion Club.

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Research Reports

Repurposing Retail Centers

Repurposing Retail Centers: Profiles in Adaptation, Repositioning and RedevelopmentSubmitted By: Jason Beske, AICP

The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to examine how developers are transforming struggling or closed malls into properties that fit within current market conditions and serve the needs of their surrounding communities.

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Meet all of the Foundation's Governors

The Foundation's Governors support the Foundation's work through their contributions and sharing their expertise.