This Kansas City-based real estate firm ‘has always been about people.’

Fall 2023 Issue

The Logistics Building of the Future

By: Matt Brady

A new prototype aims to solve the challenge of putting industrial facilities in dense urban areas where land supplies are constrained.

‘We Cannot Allow the Best to Overwhelm the Good’: A Conversation with Joel Kotkin

By: Gerard C.S. Mildner and Trey Barrineau

The author sees suburbs as the best location for nurturing the aspirations of the middle class.

Seattle Draws Cheers for a Daring Stadium Renovation

By: Anthony Paletta

The three-year makeover of Climate Pledge Arena involved complex planning and breathtaking engineering.

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Must-Read Articles

Revitalization and Revenue: Office Conversions as a Way to Rebuild Cities

By: Hilary Hamburg
It’s not a panacea, but reuse can inject life into business districts.

Facility Managers Must Prepare for an All-Electric Future

By: Andrew Lehrer
Before that, many commercial buildings could benefit from hybrid electrification.

CEO on Leadership: Andrew VanHorn

By: Ron Derven
The new president and chief development officer for Dweck Properties in Washington, D.C., talks about leadership, culture and growing a new commercial real estate company focused on multifamily.

The Flight to Cool Leads the Future of Work

By: Jonathan Meyers
In New York City, top-quality office space is coming online despite challenging economic conditions.

How to Navigate Risk and Maximize Returns When Investing in Distressed Real Estate

By: Adam Gower, Ph.D.
Savvy moves require homework to profit in a challenging environment.

Developers Can Cash Out Tax Credits for Renewable Improvements

By: Ethan Epstein, Dale Dekker and Adam Harper
A major change to the tax code could greatly incentivize green construction in commercial real estate.

The Future of Electric Vehicle Charging: A Guide for Commercial Real Estate Developers

By: Trey Barrineau
As adoption increases, demand will surge for facilities at a wide range of properties.

Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling Clarifies, Limits Federal Jurisdiction Over Wetlands

By: Aquiles Suarez
The ruling is seen as a victory for commercial real estate, agriculture and other industries.


By: Ken Simonson

A limited supply of experienced workers pushes wages higher.

By: Andy Misiaveg

First-hand observations and in-depth market knowledge can make a difference.

By: Karim Muri

These versatile products have become the industry standard for refrigerated warehouses.

By: Brennan Doherty

These systems harness the power of the siphon effect, which can reduce costs and increase design flexibility on projects.

By: Jeffrey D. Marshall and Michael J. Miller

A new designation for certain chemicals regulated by the Superfund law could impact property transactions.

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

By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D.

Healthy, safe working environments are critical for attracting and retaining employees.


Sounds bites from NAIOP’s I.CON East, held June 7-8 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

By: Trey Barrineau

The city’s diverse economy is benefiting from strong job growth.

By: NAIOP Staff

Six graduate and undergraduate students from backgrounds traditionally under-represented in the commercial real estate industry received the honor.

By: Kim Snyder

Since becoming NAIOP’s 2023 chair in January, it’s been my pleasure to visit chapters from Orlando to Milwaukee to Southern California.

By: Jennifer LeFurgy, Ph.D.

As of this summer, it appears that the Fed may have engineered a soft landing for the U.S. economy.


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Cover Fall 2023 Issue

The fall 2023 issue of Development magazine features a cover story on NAIOP’s Developer of the Year, VanTrust Real Estate. Other articles include a look at a logistics prototype for dense urban areas, a conversation with author and demographer Joel Kotkin and the challenging renovation of a Seattle landmark.

Cover Summer 2023 Issue

The summer 2023 issue of NAIOP’s Development magazine features a cover story on the evolution of office amenities. Other articles include an analysis of a document from 1989 that could help real estate professionals navigate the latest downturn, an on-the-ground report from the 2022 NAIOP-Drexel Summer Real Estate Program for rising high school juniors and seniors of color, and a look at the tenants in an innovative industrial building in Vancouver, Canada.

Cover Spring 2023 Issue

The spring 2023 issue of Development magazine features a cover story on industrial development in Mexico. Other articles include a look at the Novus Innovation Corridor in Arizona, a feature on how Buffalo, New York, engineered its latest comeback, and the NAIOP Research Foundation’s annual report.