Supply chain advances and new technologies are affecting how, where and what types of industrial facilities are being built.

Spring 2018 Issue

Capitol View: Master Planning a Dynamic Urban District

By: Kyle Reis

A cohesive yet flexible master plan sets the stage for this Nashville mixed-use development, which is now underway on a brownfield site.

Crossroads Commerce Park: From Blighted Brownfield to Thriving Infill Industrial Park

By: Bill Mosher and Ann Sperling

Long-term planning and collaboration among various partners across multiple jurisdictions have been key to creating a new industrial park in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood.

Best Practices in Developing Skilled Nursing Facilities

By: Greg Lazaroff

An Ohio-based developer of these specialized properties describes how it is capitalizing on growing opportunities as well as evolving market trends.

Must-Read Articles

How to Set Up a Private Equity Real Estate Fund

By: Jan A. deRoos, Ph.D., Cornell University, and Shaun Bond, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
How does one go about creating a partnership to raise equity for ongoing real estate investment?

Repurposing Common Spaces in Office Buildings

By: David Pugh, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
Education, health care and retail sectors offer lessons for office building developers, designers and owners as well as employers.

Three Ways High-resolution Aerial Imagery Facilitates Due Diligence

By: Gregg Katz, The Shopping Center Group
Aerial imaging technology enables commercial real estate professionals to research properties much more quickly and easily than in the past.

Columbus Tackles Smart City Initiatives

By: Camille Galdes
Columbus, Ohio, is using public-private partnerships and $50 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Vulcan Inc. to revolutionize its transportation infrastructure.

RELATED RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

By: Maria Sicola, Elle Saling and Charles Warren
The NAIOP Market Monitor provides insights into shifting market conditions and capital flows across the United States. The report’s findings can help investors and developers identify regional trends and markets that align with their risk and return objectives or warrant further examination. The 2024 NAIOP Market Monitor indicates a continuation of several post-pandemic trends in office and industrial real estate markets
By: Mariya Letdin, Ph.D., Dustin C. Read, Ph.D., J.D. and Spenser Robinson, DBA
The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to examine best practices in recruitment, training and retention for commercial real estate development firms. The study draws on interviews and focus groups with developers, interviews with executive recruiters, and a survey of NAIOP members.
By: Hany Guirguis, Ph.D., Manhattan College and Joshua Harris, Ph.D., CRE, CAIA, Fordham University
The office market performed worse in the first quarter of 2024 than previously forecast, with national office net absorption totaling a negative 13.4 million square feet. Office utilization has remained relatively flat since the beginning of the year as evidenced by building-access records. A reversal in optimism about the economy in late 2023 may have led firms to pause or scale back expansion plans. Elevated interest rates are constraining corporate earnings and firms’ ability to expand their operations, which appears likely to continue, at least in the near term. Given these trends and the possibility of a recession in 2024, net office space absorption over the last three quarters of 2024 is expected to be negative 11.8 million square feet. Moving forward, the forecast projects that net absorption will increase slightly in 2025 and will total approximately negative 4.5 million square feet.

PERSPECTIVES

By: Various
Sound Bites from The Office Conference 2017, a collaboration between NAIOP and the Global Workspace Association (GWA), Nov. 9-10, in Brooklyn, New York.
By: Jim Neyer
I believe that the lifeblood of NAIOP is active, involved members who share their ideas and experiences.
By: Bennett Gray
A new program is engaging younger CRE industry professionals with the work of the NAIOP Research Foundation and its Governors.
By: Ron Derven
The president of this New York City-headquartered real estate development firm offers his insights into the industry.

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES

By: Robert T. Dunphy

All of these innovations could affect how goods are delivered directly to consumers in the future.

By: Hasier Larrea
North American developers are animating small spaces with architectural robotics.
By: Bill Hunt
A look at some of the challenges and opportunities facing CRE.
By: Audra Capas
Coworking centers designed by and for women are flourishing as entrepreneurial incubators.
By: Fred Peratt
Can beautiful landscaping make tenants happy?
By: Curtis Dennis, Nedap Identification Systems
Also known as mobile access, this technology allows people to access buildings via their smartphones, eliminating the need for keys or other physical credentials.
By: Bret Boulter
By putting the employee experience at the center of its workplace design, Microsoft is reaching new heights.
By: Tom Mounteer, Paul Hastings LLP
Lenders’ due diligence can be just as thorough as buyers’.
By: Julie D. Stern, Managing Editor, Development
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.

The economic development authorities throughout North America listed here can help you attract businesses to your area and to your developments.

ARCHIVED ISSUES

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Spring Spring 2024 Issue

This issue includes a cover story on the Judson Mill District, a mixed-use textile mill revitalization project in Greenville, South Carolina. Other feature articles shine a spotlight on two innovative redevelopment projects that are converting closed auto assembly sites into new uses; the first locally grown, locally sourced mass timber building in the Southeast (Atlanta); and Marquette University’s Summer CRE High School Immersion Program.

Winter20232024Archive Winter 2023/2024 Issue

The winter 2023/2024 issue of Development magazine includes the boom in data center real estate development, economist’s take on what’s working and what’s not working in commercial real estate, a perspective on how artificial intelligence may reshape real estate, and a report on the outlook for capital markets, office, retail and industrial real estate.  

Cover Fall 2023 Issue

The fall 2023 issue of Development magazine features a cover story on NAIOP’s Developer of the Year, VanTrust Real Estate. Other articles include a look at a logistics prototype for dense urban areas, a conversation with author and demographer Joel Kotkin and the challenging renovation of a Seattle landmark.