There’s a lot of potential, but the economic and regulatory challenges can be daunting.

Summer 2022 Issue

Transforming an Abandoned Brownfield into a Modern Cold Storage Facility

By: Kenneth E. Rodman, Jr.

A public-private collaboration results in an $84 million investment and more than 80 new jobs in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Last Mile: The Most Challenging Piece of the Logistics Puzzle

By: Jeffrey Small

Infill development in high-value locations can be a complex process.

A 'Calming Presence' at the Helm

By: Trey Barrineau

Thomas J. Bisacquino, NAIOP’s long-serving president and CEO, retires after three decades with the association.

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Must-Read Articles

Operation Zero Waste: A Greener Way to Take Out the Trash

By: Alice Devine
The TRUE Zero Waste Certification aims to divert the vast majority of garbage generated at commercial buildings away from landfills and incinerators.

A Triple-Whammy Threatens Project Viability

By: Ken Simonson
Contractors cope with rising materials, labor and interest costs.

Vacant Storefronts Can be Repurposed into Retail Incubators

By: Ilana Preuss
They can provide an immediate boost in shopping districts and grow future businesses into long-term tenants.

The Unexpected Challenges (and Solutions) of Multilevel Warehouse Design

By: Russ Hazzard and Jonathan Chang
Experiences in Canada and Asia provide case studies for building these complex properties.

Mitigating Environmental Risks in Life Science Leases

By: Michael Pollack
A lot of hazardous material passes through these facilities, so caution is necessary.

When Retail and Industrial Merge

By: Trey Barrineau
Last-mile distribution facilities focused on direct service to customers could be poised for growth.

Industrial Market Analysis: Measuring Where to Invest

By: Trey Barrineau
How data delivers insights that guide investment decisions.

Parking in a Post-Pandemic Economy

By: Robert Dunphy
As workers return to offices and shoppers return to stores, new parking strategies may emerge.


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.


By: Jennifer LeFurgy
After leading the organization for more than 30 years, Thomas J. Bisacquino will begin a well-deserved retirement.
By: Jeff Milanaik
These are some of my biggest takeaways from the I.CON West.
By: Ron Derven
The CEO of CA South, which develops office, industrial and residential properties in the Nashville area, discusses her vision of leadership in commercial real estate.
By: Trey Barrineau
Sound bites from NAIOP’s I.CON West, held March 23-24 in Long Beach, California.
By: Trey Barrineau
Life science properties are hot in this market, which is experiencing explosive population growth.


By: Aquiles Suarez
Waters of the United States case could resolve a long-running dispute.
By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D.
Old office buildings find a new lease on life as labs, medical offices and apartments.
By: Jenna Glick
A new organization aims to simplify the process of procuring real estate suppliers from historically under-represented groups.
By: Albert De Plazaola and Hannah Hackathorn
The pandemic ushers in a new era for workspace design and development.
By: Denis Koval
Early planning and collaboration can help avoid costly do-overs later.
By: Aled Jenkins
Construction loan monitoring identifies problems early in the process before they become costly headaches.
By: Trey Barrineau
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.


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