Research Foundation in the News

Research by the Foundation has been cited in leading news publications:

Office Absorption Rate May Be Challenged by Looming Recession Fears, Says New Survey

“Net office space absorption for the duration of 2023 is expected to come in at around 8.1 million square feet, according to a new survey published by the NAIOP Research Foundation.”

Construction Reporter | Jan. 3, 2023

Attracting workers to the office with food, games and the comforts of home

“To reverse the popular working-from-home trend resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, companies across the country have been coming up with ways to make going to the office as appealing as the comforts of home. A recent report, Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate in Canada (2022 Edition), prepared for NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, by Toronto-based real estate services company Altus Group, looked at pandemic-related decline in employee occupancy.”

Globe and Mail | Jan. 17, 2023

How CRE Boosts the Economy: NAIOP

“The latest report from the NAIOP Research Foundation shows the impact of new commercial real estate development on the U.S. economy continues to grow, with the industrial sector’s new construction spending surging by more than 140 percent from 2021 to 2022.”

Commercial Property Executive | Feb. 24, 2023

Industrial Occupiers Are Increasingly Eyeing Office-Like Wellness Features

“A new report from NAIOP and KSS Architects found that health and wellness-focused design features are getting a lot more interest from industrial tenants, driven by the growing number of employees working in high-tech distribution centers around the country.”

Propmodo | June 26, 2023

Dedicated Efforts Needed to Improve Diversity in CRE

“‘The commercial real estate (CRE) industry has historically seen below-average levels of gender and racial diversity, and it now faces a looming talent shortage as baby boomers age out of the workforce. In this context, diversifying the CRE workforce is not just a matter of social good but also one of necessity,’ according to ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Commercial Real Estate,’ a new study by the NAIOP Research Foundation.”

CityBiz | Oct. 17, 2023