Commercial real estate is in the midst of a digital revolution, and some of the biggest upheavals will affect professionals who work closely with property owners and tenants.

Winter 2018/2019 Issue

BridgePort I Logistics Center: From Abandoned Brownfield to Active Distribution Facility

By: Jeffrey Milanaik, Jonathan Pozerycki and Gabie Strbik, Bridge Development Partners

A warehouse/fulfillment complex in New Jersey shows the economic potential for infill redevelopment in places once considered environmentally unsalvageable.

A Campus Project Packed with Extracurricular Challenges

By: Michael Blount, Keystone Corp.

At N.C. State University in Raleigh, a building designed around a state-of-the-art textile machine also accommodates typical office and lab tenants, but getting to the finish line wasn’t easy.

Pondering Public Art? Legal Concerns and Artists Rights are Part of the Palette

By: Stephanie Friese, Pursley Friese Torgrimson

Developers must balance contracts, intellectual property issues, government involvement and other factors when commissioning pieces for a project.

Must-Read Articles

CRE Trends, Economics and More: A Wide-Ranging Conversation

By: Trey Barrineau
NAIOP gathered national research directors in October for an in-depth discussion of industrial and office trends, city rankings, adaptive reuse and other important topics.

IRS, Treasury Start to Clarify Qualified Opportunity Zone Regulations

By: Trey Barrineau
Proposed rules for the tax incentive plan could dramatically boost real estate investment in regions that are struggling economically.

Big Data in Office Buildings Holds Promise Despite Privacy Worries

By: Margarita Foster
Property managers are using “dynamic and multidimensional” information for operations but not yet for tenant engagement.

An Office Building Returns to its R&D Roots

By: Bernard Huberman, BLT Enterprises
In San Diego, a unique renovation project leverages tight supply and challenges the “more space is better” concept.

Five Things Bankers Look for When Making CRE Loans

By: Gary Magnuson, Citizens Bank
Be prepared to answer a long list of questions when seeking financing for a project.

The WELL Building Standard Continues to Evolve

By: Rachel Gutter, International WELL Building Institute
The latest version expands on a commitment to healthy, energy-efficient buildings.

The Challenge of Building in Tight Urban Spaces

By: Susan W. Kemp, Hart Crowser, Inc.
Think differently and collaborate with city officials to smooth traffic issues and monitor construction activity.

10 Basic Mistakes Borrowers Make and How to Avoid Them

By: J.R. Foster, Robert Louis Capital
Don’t get tripped up on the path to securing a commercial real estate loan.

RELATED RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

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: Hany Guirguis, Ph.D., Manhattan College and Michael J. Seiler, DBA, College of William & Mary
The office market continues to face stiff headwinds as office utilization has remained relatively flat over the last year, as evidenced by mobile-phone location data and building-access records.

PERSPECTIVES

By: Ron Derven
The leader of this Effingham, Illinois, industrial development firm has found success by focusing on rural America.
By: David Chilinski, FAIA, and Dave Snell, AIA, Prellwitz Chilinski Associates
Five things developers should do to soothe residents’ concerns and fears.
By: Marie Ruff
CRE disruptors to watch include smart contracts, robotics, big data, autonomous vehicles, 3-D imaging and more.
By: Jim Neyer
It’s been an exhilarating year for our industry and association.

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES

By: Audra Capas
As demand rises for adaptable office space, facilities put walls in motion.
By: Dan Doyle, The Beach Company
Developers should avoid over-the-top nuclear options; instead, use smart bombs tailored to tenant needs.
By: Jon Clarine, thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas
Technological advances make the vertical journey better for tenants — and property owners.
By: Alex Ford
Changes to Portfolio Manager lower scores for thousands of commercial properties.
By: Will Rhodin
Despite technological advances, thieves can find loopholes that hurt the bottom line.
By: Ken Simonson, Associated General Contractors of America
Labor shortages, higher prices for materials loom larger.
By: Christopher Thames, J.H. Berry \u0026 Gilbert
Potential tenants should consider existing medical infrastructure and proximity to other healthcare providers.
By: Trey Barrineau, Managing Editor, Development
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.

From accountants to architects to developers, contractors, and financial sources. Whatever you need, you’re likely to find it and a lot more in our annual Buyers Guide.

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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.

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.

Cover Spring 2023 Issue

The spring 2023 issue of Development magazine features a cover story on industrial development in Mexico. Other articles include a look at the Novus Innovation Corridor in Arizona, a feature on how Buffalo, New York, engineered its latest comeback, and the NAIOP Research Foundation’s annual report.