This Dallas-based developer, investor and management firm has grown to $3 billion in assets by delivering mixed-use facilities with innovative wellness programs and top amenities.

Fall 2022 Issue

From Salt Storage Facility to Concert Venue

By: Anthony Paletta

An adaptive-reuse project in Chicago transforms an iconic industrial building into an entertainment destination.

The Activity-Focused Office: A Fresh Way to Work

By: Pablo J. Quintana

The post-pandemic office will look significantly different from its predecessor.

How One Company is Welcoming a New Era of Work

By: Shane Connell

In New Jersey, a 1980s-era suburban office park undergoing a $400 million revitalization offers lessons on contemporary work environments that encourage socialization and collaboration.

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Must-Read Articles

Contractors Share the Pain of Rising Costs

By: Ken Simonson
Higher prices for materials and services are being passed on to developers.

Ballston Quarter: A 1950s-Era Mall Turned Inside Out

By: Patrick Finucan, Sam Bennett and David Kitchens
A major retail center in the DC suburbs removes the roof to reinvent itself.

C-PACE Financing Finds Solid Footing in the Capital Stack

By: Mansoor Ghori
This rapidly growing alternative funding method can help developers meet a wide range of goals.

ASTM Adopts a New Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standard

By: Sedina L. Banks
What does it mean for commercial real estate transactions?

Risky Business: Protecting a Smart Building from Cyber Exposure

By: Dru Douglas
Insurance coverage will be increasingly difficult to acquire if information technology security systems and protocols aren’t in place.

Key Elements for Creating a Technologically Equipped Hybrid Office

By: Jason Lund
High-quality digital connectivity is a crucial element for bringing workers back.

Few Signs of Trouble on the Industrial Front

By: Ermengarde Jabir, Ph.D.
The sector continues to stand strong despite rising inflation and interest rates.

A Fresh Look at Solar for Warehouses and Commercial Buildings

By: Shaun Keegan
Rooftop community solar can position commercial real estate owners as ESG leaders while generating revenue and strengthening community relations.


By: Spenser Robinson, DBA
For the 2024 edition of Commercial Real Estate Terms and Definitions, the author reviewed secondary sources and sought input from members of the national research directors group as well as other CRE practitioners to identify terms that needed to be added or amended to match current use.
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: Trey Barrineau
Sound bites from NAIOP’s I.CON East, held June 8-9 in Jersey City, New Jersey.
By: Jeff Milanaik
As the economy continues to shift, you can look to this informative publication as a bellwether on what your fellow commercial real estate practitioners are experiencing today, as well as their expectations for what’s to come.
By: Trey Barrineau
The scholarships go to graduate and undergraduate students from backgrounds traditionally under-represented in the commercial real estate industry.
By: Jennifer LeFurgy
Strategies for returning to the office are top of mind in the commercial real estate industry these days.
By: Mike Riopel
The association’s program for rising leaders in commercial real estate offers an outstanding career development opportunity.
By: Trey Barrineau
A booming population and a robust economy make for a strong CRE market in the Phoenix area.
By: Ron Derven
The leader of Houston-based Hines talks about leadership, the current challenges in the industry and becoming co-CEO of a global real estate investment, development and management firm.


By: Aquiles Suarez
A landmark case involving the EPA could have far-reaching effects on how agencies make and enforce rules.
By: Trey Barrineau
It could drastically reduce costs and boost efficiency across the supply chain.
By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D.
Competition over the last mile is leading retailers and developers to adopt new strategies.
By: Matt Mulick, Erin Hathaway
Economic growth is vital to communities, but it’s important to consider other factors as well.
By: Trey Barrineau
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.
By: Trey Barrineau
Sound bites from NAIOP’s I.CON East, held June 8-9 in Jersey City, New Jersey.


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