Extensive planning, consultation and communication are necessary ingredients for successful projects.

Spring 2021 Issue

The Vaccines are Here. What Happens Next?

By: Trey Barrineau

The rollout of immunizations to defeat COVID-19 has enormous implications for the commercial real estate industry.

The Meier & Frank Building: A New Life for an Old Department Store

By: Brent Carroll

An adaptive reuse project revitalizes an iconic retail tower in Portland, Oregon.

Cutting-edge Research That Has an Impact

The NAIOP Research Foundation's annual report highlights the relevant studies, activities and deep dives to come in 2021 and beyond.

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Must-Read Articles

Measuring the Impact of Smart Building Technology Investments

By: Marta Soncodi
A new ratings system quantifies how effective they are across several important criteria.

How a Fully Remote Team Can Manage Large Construction Projects

By: Rob Towne
Data-driven BIM and cloud collaboration tools enable design, engineering and construction efforts to be coordinated from almost anywhere.

Packaging Construction Tasks Improves Project Success

By: Shawn Anderton
Advanced work packaging techniques can boost efficiency and lower costs.

The Catalyst Building: Sparking an Eco-District Neighborhood

By: Alice Devine
The South Landing project in Spokane, Washington, demonstrates how properties can benefit from shared energy infrastructure.

COVID-19 Creates a Downshift in Parking Demand

By: Jennifer LeFurgy, Ph.D.
Large revenue shortfalls will accelerate technological advances, conversions and design innovations.

Lessons in Mitigating Risk on a Megaproject

By: Ann Moore
A waterfront development in California used multiple strategies to get off the ground.

Life Sciences Boom Sparks Design Innovations for Commercial Buildings

By: Tom Sieniewicz, Jonathan Wall and Mark Bryan
Turning existing spaces into laboratories and research areas requires special considerations.

Pessimism Dominates Contractor Expectations for 2021

By: Ken Simonson
Survey shows that most respondents see less work available to bid on as material prices keep climbing.


By: Ron Derven
The head of the only woman-founded commercial mortgage banking firm in the country shares her experiences and an analysis of the commercial real estate industry in the aftermath of COVID-19.
By: Molly Carson
One year ago, we were celebrating the longest economic expansion on record. Almost overnight, everything changed. Although we’re still navigating this new normal, I believe the horizon is clearing and brighter days are ahead.
By: Jennifer LeFurgy, Ph.D.
Local economies will begin to reopen this spring and we will return to some semblance of normalcy.
By: Trey Barrineau
Get past assumptions and act with intention to create the workplace of the future.


By: JD Barnes
An abandoned cemetery dating to the 1800s was among the obstacles for this distribution facility near the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
By: Trey Barrineau
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.
By: Lee Y. Li
The program helps attract foreign investment into projects all over the U.S.
By: Aquiles Suarez
NAIOP supports incentive-based approaches to achieving energy efficiency.
By: Scott Ziance and Sean Byrne
A four-pronged approach to state and local economic development incentives can help draw tenants and boost profits.
By: Trey Barrineau
Recognition goes to exceptional leadership and impressive local efforts in education, special events, membership and legislative advocacy.


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