The coronavirus hit the economy and commercial real estate like a hurricane.

Summer 2020 Issue

Will Teleworking Change the Future of the Office?

By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D., and Trey Barrineau

The COVID-19 pandemic might not have a massive economic effect on the office sector, but it could spark big new ideas on the use of space.

Pain Spreads Wide in Retail and Hospitality

By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D., and Trey Barrineau

The effects of the coronavirus hit these sectors earlier, faster and more deeply than other areas of commercial real estate.

Amazon Could Provide a Peek at Industrial’s Post-COVID Future

By: Ed Klimek

The e-commerce giant understands how to connect products and consumers.

Experts Speak: COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Real Estate

By: Ron Derven

Industry researchers respond to the crisis and take a look at what’s on the horizon.

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Must-Read Articles

CRE Loan Defaults: A Brief Guide for Lenders and Borrowers

By: Clayton Gantz, Steve Edwards and Tom Muller
The coronavirus pandemic could create a lot of distressed assets.

Five Issues Landlords Should Consider Regarding a Pandemic's Impact on Commercial Tenants

By: Michael Stewart
Many tenants need rent relief, but what are the best ways to go about providing it?

Construction Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Marie Ruff
An open, collaborative mindset is important in these unprecedented times.

COVID-19 Could Lead to Cleaner, Healthier Buildings

By: Trey Barrineau
Expanded sanitation processes and improved HVAC systems could become standard in the years ahead.

Property Owners Must Prepare for Potential COVID-19 Liability Issues

By: Ron Derven
During a pandemic, business-interruption insurance may not be a panacea.

Negotiating with Tenants During a Major Economic Disruption

By: Ron Derven
Flexibility is a must, but document everything as specifically as possible.

Force Majeure During a Pandemic: What You Need to Know

By: Grace Winters and Timi Anyon Hallem
It’s crucial to review contracts during uncertain times.

The Importance of In-Building Wireless for the FirstNet Emergency Network

By: Ted Hebron
A dedicated digital network for first responders might require modifications to commercial properties.

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


Jim Neyer, NAIOP’s national chairman in 2018, retired from AI.Neyer on May 1.
By: Larry Lance
It’s during times like this that we have to prioritize what’s most important.
By: Jennifer LeFurgy
Although pandemics are not necessarily outliers, I don’t think many of us could have predicted the events of the past months.
By: Richard Tucker
Industry’s charitable efforts help save lives and ease the economic burdens of the pandemic.

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES

By: Trey Barrineau
Important advice for borrowers who own buildings where tenants are in trouble.
By: Trey Barrineau
The coronavirus pandemic could push contractors to consider technological solutions to labor issues.
By: NAIOP Government Affairs Staff
Congress and the Federal Reserve took unprecedented action to shore up businesses, including commercial real estate.

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