Upcoming Research

Recruitment, training and retention are perennial concerns for firms that seek to expand their businesses. This is especially true in commercial real estate development, where professional skills and personal networks are critical to success. The industry also faces a potential talent shortage as baby boomers retire, increasing the importance of having an effective talent development strategy.

“Recruiting, Training and Retaining Talent in the Real Estate Development Industry,” by NAIOP Distinguished Fellows Mariya Letdin, Ph.D., Dustin Read, Ph.D., and Spenser Robinson, D.B.A., will identify common challenges in talent development and identify best practices for development firms. The study draws from existing literature on talent development, the 2023 NAIOP skills survey, and interviews with developers that participate in hiring and training within their firms.

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