Today’s industrial users are looking beyond rental rates to consider transportation and inventory carrying costs when making location decisions.

Spring 2017 Issue

Transforming an Industrial Building for Carnegie Robotics

By: Adrienne Schmitz

RIDC, a nonprofit developer in Pittsburgh, has converted a long-vacant factory building in a now-hip neighborhood into an industrial robotics facility.

Redeveloping Newspaper Headquarters

By: Patricia Raich and Julia Georgules

Redevelopment of former newspaper headquarters and other facilities is becoming big business in more markets, as news companies offload valuable real estate with great structural bones in high-quality locations.

Bulfinch Crossing The Next Phase of Urban Revitalization in Boston

By: Thomas N. O'Brien

A 4.8-acre mixed-use, transit-oriented development on the site of the Government Center Garage aims to meet the future needs of Bostonians.

Must-Read Articles

Data Center Outlook

By: Kelly McBride, Jeff Groh, and Allen Tucker
Increasing demand for cloud-based services is fueling data center leasing activity.

Creative Industrial Workspaces

By: Adam Robinson
As industrial users consolidate operations under one roof, “creative industrial” is becoming the future of industrial space.

Taller Wood Buildings Coming Soon

By: Steve White
Mass timber is becoming a mainstream material for high-rise buildings.

The Third Place in the Modern Office

By: Gary Miciunas
“Third places,” both in common areas and within tenant spaces, can add value to office buildings.

Why Investors Are Flocking to Student Housing

By: Paula Poskon
Purpose-built student housing has matured into an institutionally acceptable asset class.

Plantscaping and the Value of Biophilic Design

By: Kenneth Freeman
Interior plantings can make a big impact on LEED and/or WELL certification ----- and on building occupants’ comfort and productivity.


By: Hany Guirguis, Ph.D., Manhattan College and Joshua Harris, Ph.D., Fordham University
With the U.S. economy expected to continue to grow slowly, the authors estimate that quarterly net absorption of industrial space will average 14.0 million square feet per quarter over the next two years, or 62.8 and 49.1 million square feet in 2024 and 2025, respectively.
By: Brian Lewandowski, Adam Illig, Ethan Street and Richard Wobbekind, Ph.D.
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, 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.
By: Lisa DeNight and Elizabeth Berthelette
The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to examine the trends behind reshoring and nearshoring and to evaluate how related investments in manufacturing are affecting North American markets for industrial real estate and its two largest components: warehousing/logistics space and manufacturing space.


By: Ron Derven
The CEO of the Canadian operation of a major global real estate services firm with more than 43,000 employees in over 60 countries offers his perspectives on leading and growing the business up north.
By: Julie Eisenhauer
CRE companies must take proactive steps to develop succession plans for management and other key positions.
By: Rachel Brown, freelance writer
A CRE services and investment organization has long recognized the value of a diverse workforce.
By: Jonathan Tratt
As chairman of NAIOP, I intend to share my story of what NAIOP means to me and how members can take advantage of the numerous professional resources, leadership opportunities at the local and Corporate level, legislative activities and valuable connections that membership offers.


By: Allie Nicodemo
Researchers are exploring new materials and smart sensors, paving the way to better transportation infrastructure.
By: Sam Black
Corporate sustainability efforts vary widely in their approaches to real estate.
By: Toby Burke
NAIOP and its members must be on the lookout for local initiatives driven by national organizations that could impact commercial real estate.
By: Terence Tyson
Upgrades to walls, ceilings and floors can mute disruptive noise and vibration.
By: Robert T. Dunphy
About a third of the suburban office developers responding to a recent NAIOP survey have already added parking to existing properties; even more expect parking ratios to rise in the future.

The economic development authorities listed in this annual guide can help you attract businesses to your area and to your developments.
By: Edward D. Meyette
New regulations create more cost segregation complexities and opportunities, making tax planning more complicated.
By: Tim Flanagan
Sensors, software and apps make dynamic pricing feasible — and profitable.
By: Julie D. Stern
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.


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Cover Fall 2023 Issue

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Cover Summer 2023 Issue

The summer 2023 issue of NAIOP’s Development magazine features a cover story on the evolution of office amenities. Other articles include an analysis of a document from 1989 that could help real estate professionals navigate the latest downturn, a report from the NAIOP-Drexel Summer Real Estate Program, and a look at the tenants in an innovative industrial building in Vancouver, Canada.