The flexible model is rapidly expanding beyond the office market, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Read the Cover Story

Spring 2020 Issue

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Integrating WELL into Industrial Properties

By: Heath Abramsohn

A brownfield redevelopment project in New Jersey showcases a first-of-its-kind warehouse that aims to meet exacting environmental standards.      

multilevel industrial

From Horizontal to Vertical: Industrial Intensification Grows Up

By: Eric Aderneck

Multistory industrial facilities illustrate innovative strategies for areas with a constrained supply of land.      

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Boston A 'Living City' Transforms Once Again

By: Aaron Jodka

The city has experienced a building boom during the latest cycle, and even more development is on the horizon.      

NAIOP 2020 research report

Cutting-edge Research That Has an Impact

By: Various

The NAIOP Research Foundation's annual report highlights the relevant studies, activities and deep dives to come in 2020 and beyond.      

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Must-Read Articles

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Prologis Labs: An Experiment in Innovation

By: Dustin Read and Alex Rollins
The company’s new research facility takes a deep dive into cutting-edge logistics technologies.
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WeWork and Airbnb: A Tale of Two Disruptors

By: Dror Poleg
The companies represent different approaches to the future of real estate, and their success or failure will offer important lessons to landlords.
cold storage facility

The Cold Storage Market is Heating Up

By: Trey Barrineau
Surging demand for e-commerce grocery deliveries could spark more construction of refrigerated facilities.
office move

An Office Move Doesn't Have to Mean Lost Productivity

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Advanced planning, aided by technology, can ease the relocation process for tenants.
real estate as a service

Real Estate as a Service: What Developers/Owners Need to Know

By: Michael Kloppenburg
Real Estate as a Service: What Developers/Owners Need to Know

Related Research and Publications

Industrial Space Demand Forecast, First Quarter 2020

By: Dr. Hany Guirguis, Manhattan College and Dr. Timothy Savage, New York University
Quarterly net absorption will remain at or above 50 million square feet on a sustained basis through Q2 2021.

A New Look at Market Tier and Ranking Systems

By: Maria Sicola, Charles Warren, PhD, and Megan Weiner, CityStream Solutions, LLC
Dividing and grouping the major metropolitan regions of the United States into ranked groups or “tiers” is a frequently used method to evaluate, prioritize and rank markets for investment. This project provides an understanding of the origins, methodologies and uses of market tier models.

Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate, 2020 U.S. Edition

By: Stephen S. Fuller, Ph.D.
The impact of new development and of the ongoing operations of existing commercial real estate buildings in the United States – office, industrial, warehouse and retail – has grown to support 9.2 million American jobs and contribute $1.14 trillion to the U.S. GDP in 2019, according to a new report by the NAIOP Research Foundation.

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CEO on Leadership: Dennis Clarke, Chairman and CEO, Cummings Properties

By: Ron Derven
The leader of this Massachusetts commercial real estate firm offers his perspectives on the industry and discusses his company as it celebrates 50 years in the business.

NAIOPs Chapter Merit Awards Honor Outstanding Programs and Individuals

By: Trey Barrineau
Recognition goes to exceptional leadership and impressive local efforts in education, special events, membership and legislative advocacy.

A Young Professionals Group Makes Its Mark

By: Pamela Westhoff
NAIOP Southern California reflects on the 15-year anniversary of a successful professional development and leadership program.

Additional Articles

How to Plan a Successful Construction Project

By: Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt and Robert C. Epstein
These 10 steps can help developers avoid headaches, delays, higher costs and legal complications.

When Violence Erupts at a Property Owners Can be Held Liable

By: Chris Dunlap and Isaac Monson
Use proactive planning to protect life and property.

Preparing Properties for Greater Connectivity in the Future

By: Arie Barendrecht
Developers who focus now on 5G, smart buildings and cybersecurity will gain an advantage over their competitors.
workplace design

The Intersection of Workplace Data and Design

By: Ben Waber
In-depth information on employee preferences informs an office redesign in Boston.

Turning Building Permits into Profits

By: Jack Dulin
Knowledge is critical when it comes to getting projects through the approval process.
living walls

Living Walls: As Green as It Gets

By: Richard Kincaid
They can improve the air, cut down on noise and drive productivity — as well as profitability.
future of parking

The Future of Parking is in (Almost) Everyone's Hands

By: Adam Kriegel
Mobile parking apps can help owners manage costs while boosting convenience for customers.

Autonomous Vehicles Will Drive Change in CRE

By: Shawn Moura
A new NAIOP report shows how local governments are preparing for this transportation revolution.

Portman-Shaheen Proposal Is a Winner for Commercial Real Estate

By: Alex Ford
NAIOP supports legislation that emphasizes voluntary tools to help property owners reduce energy consumption.
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New & Noteworthy Projects

By: Trey Barrineau
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.

Research Foundation Report

This report examines how local governments are preparing for fully autonomous vehicles and to explore how future AV related policies could affect the commercial real estate industry.
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