COVID-19 drew greater attention to this growing market where the fundamentals are strong.

Spring 2023 Issue

Novus Innovation Corridor: A Model for Modern Cities

By: Charley Freericks

In Arizona, a new mixed-use development harnesses the power of universities to shape urban life.

Buffalo, New York: A New Take on Grit

By: Tom Kucharski and Brandye Merriweather

A Rust Belt city rebounds thanks to catalyzing state and federal investments.

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 2023 and beyond.

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Must-Read Articles

A Seamless Blend of Retail and Recreation

By: Matthew Goelzer and Maribel Barba
A one-of-a-kind Costco arises in a Mexico City neighborhood.

Compensation Takes Center Stage in A Challenging Market

By: Christopher Lee
Survey shows that commercial real estate firms must focus on finding and retaining top talent in 2023.

How Supply Chains and Logistics Drive Site Selection

By: Adam Roth
The “Rule of 1.5” explains the impact of transportation costs on industrial real estate.

Cold Storage Warehousing: Four Factors Driving Site Selection and Feasibility

By: Mike Jeitner
This booming industrial segment requires a lot of planning for developers.

CEO on Leadership: Marc Selvitelli

By: Ron Derven
The new president and CEO of NAIOP talks about the challenges of leading a major real estate association that has more than 20,000 members and 52 chapters across the U.S. and Canada.

From Broker to Developer: Let’s Make a Deal

By: Trey Barrineau
Commercial real estate experts reveal specifics about transitioning to the ownership side of the business.

Federal Incentives Could Help Spur Property Conversions

By: Aquiles Suarez
Struggling office properties are prime candidates for adaptive reuse into residential buildings.

Supply Chains Improve, But Labor Lags

By: Ken Simonson
Construction firms continue to struggle to find workers.


By: Kim Snyder

Kim Snyder shares his thoughts on our industry and NAIOP.

By: Jennifer LeFurgy, Ph.D.

NAIOP Research Foundation task force takes on urgent issues.

By: Trey Barrineau

Education, membership, advocacy and special events were among the programs
recognized in 2022.

By: Jennifer LeFurgy, Ph.D.

Although the industry will undoubtedly face challenges this year, particularly in the office sector, commercial real estate will continue to be a major economic engine in North American economies. 

Nino Pedrelli was an avid supporter of the NAIOP Research Foundation, serving as a governor, a dedicated research committee member and eventually a Trustee. 

Rex Hime, who led the California Business Properties Association (CBPA) for 37 years and was a friend and legislative ally to NAIOP’s California chapters, passed away in February.


By: Shaun R. Adams

Vast surface parking lots around offices can be enticing targets for redevelopment.

By: Brad Kuhn and Jillian Friess Leivas

A case in California explores whether developers can be compensated because of a change in land-use designation.

By: Coleman Wolf

IoT sensors can provide unprecedented amounts of useful data for building owners, but they also require extensive security.

By: Carl Malcolm

In Nashville, the site challenges of a multifamily project reveal appealing solutions.

By: Sean Burton and Ryan Graf

The sector has always performed well during recessionary periods.

By: Ryan Swehla

The principles can help commercial real estate firms make responsible investing a priority.

By: Alice Devine

Advances such as permeable pavement can help contain stormwater runoff.

By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D.

A new report from the NAIOP Research Foundation examines how these technologies are being used in site selection and design.

An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.


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