NAIOP Research Foundation Appoints Thomas J. Bisacquino/NAIOP Distinguished Fellow

Clemson University’s Dustin C. Read Honored

June 27, 2023

Dustin C. Read, Ph.D., J.D., has been named the NAIOP Research Foundation/Thomas J. Bisacquino Distinguished Fellow.

The position is endowed by the Thomas J. Bisacquino Honorary Fund, established by members of NAIOP to honor Bisacquino’s exemplary service to the association and the commercial real estate industry. Bisacquino retired in June 2022 after 33 years serving as NAIOP president and CEO.

“I’m exceptionally pleased to recognize Dustin with this fellowship,” said Jennifer LeFurgy, executive director of the NAIOP Research Foundation. “He is a longtime friend of NAIOP and has contributed his valuable expertise to the Foundation for several years. I’m confident we will all continue to benefit from his dedication, enthusiasm and leadership.”

The Research Foundation’s Distinguished Fellows Program engages the nation’s foremost commercial real estate, economic and public policy experts. Distinguished Fellows contribute articles to NAIOP’s Development magazine, present to the organization’s National Forums groups, and provide advice, feedback and information regarding research being conducted on behalf of the commercial real estate industry.

Read serves as professor of real estate development at the Clemson University College of Architecture, Arts, and Construction, and director of the university’s Master of Real Estate Development program. He has been a NAIOP Research Foundation Distinguished Fellow since 2020 and has authored several reports for the NAIOP Research Foundation, including: “New Places and New Spaces for E-commerce Distribution: Three Strategies Bringing Industrial and Retail Real Estate Closer Together (2022),” “Using Capital Improvements to Create Competitive Advantage in the COVID-19 Era (2020),” “Profiles in the Evolution of Suburban Office Parks (2019),” and “Case Studies in Innovation District Planning and Development (2016).”

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