A prototype design demonstrates the viability of multistory distribution centers in land-constrained North American submarkets.

Winter 2017/2018 Issue

The Perot Family\u0027s New Corporate Headquarters: A Powerful Collaboration Between Architecture and Landscape

By: Dave Goldberg, Annie Rummelhoff and Dakota Keene, Mithun

The new headquarters for the Perot family businesses represents both the family legacy and an investment in the well-being of their employees.

Northgate Distribution Center

By: Taylor Cole

The largest speculative distribution center in southern Nevada is turning North Las Vegas into an e-commerce mecca.

CRE Tech Adoption Speeds Up

By: Ron Derven and Margarita Foster

Commercial real estate has been a slow adopter of new technology, but that’s about to change.

Must-Read Articles

Construction Costs Outlook

By: Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America
Labor and materials concerns loom large.

The First Modern Multistory Logistics Building in North America

By: Dan Letter, managing director, Prologis
Prologis Georgetown Crossroads, a three-story, 590,000-square-foot logistics building, is now under construction in the heart of Seattle’s transportation network.

Legal Agreements for Mixed-use Projects

By: Paul N. Dubrasich, Cox Castle Nicholson LLP
Anyone considering developing a mixed-use project should be aware of these key legal, design and management considerations.

Health Care Tenants Inject New Life into Ailing Shopping Malls

By: Eric Johnson, managing director of healthcare advisory services at Transwestern
As health care providers seek to improve customer service by offering convenient access closer to where their patients live and work, they are discovering a hidden resource: the regional mall.

Real Estate Diversification via Structured Investments

By: Gabriel Pozo, principal, Advalurem Group
Structured investments can enable real estate investors to move into a new market while limiting risks.

Six Innovative Concepts for Moving Freight

By: Robert T. Dunphy, transportation consultant; adjunct professor, Georgetown University real estate and planning programs; and emeritus fellow, Transportation Research Board
Some of these innovations may change how freight is moved in the future.

RELATED RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

By: Spenser Robinson, DBA
For the 2024 edition of Commercial Real Estate Terms and Definitions, the author reviewed secondary sources and sought input from members of the national research directors group as well as other CRE practitioners to identify terms that needed to be added or amended to match current use.
By: Hany Guirguis, Ph.D., Manhattan College and Joshua Harris, Ph.D., Fordham University
With the U.S. economy expected to continue to grow slowly, the authors estimate that quarterly net absorption of industrial space will average 14.0 million square feet per quarter over the next two years, or 62.8 and 49.1 million square feet in 2024 and 2025, respectively.
By: Brian Lewandowski, Adam Illig, Ethan Street and Richard Wobbekind, Ph.D.
Development and construction of new commercial real estate in the United States – office, industrial, warehouse and retail – generates significant economic growth at the state and national levels. This annual study, published by the NAIOP Research Foundation, measures the contribution to GDP, salaries and wages generated and jobs supported from the development and operations of commercial real estate.

PERSPECTIVES

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development
The president of this Issaquah, Washington-based real estate management and development firm offers his perspective on being a developer.
By: Jonathan Tratt, principal, Tratt Properties, LLC, and 2017 NAIOP Chairman
As I conclude my time as chairman, I offer my appreciation for the honor of leading this organization.
By: Marie Ruff, communications senior manager, NAIOP
NAIOP’s 2017 Developing Leaders Award recipients offer their insights.

Sound Bites From NAIOP’s National Research Directors Meeting in Herndon, Virginia, and CRE.Converge 2017 in Chicago:

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES

By: Kathleen Farrell, head of Commercial Real Estate, SunTrust Banks, Inc.
CRE should focus on indicators that may foretell technology’s impact on the industry.
By: Brian L. Reetz, senior associate and landscape architect, and Emilie C. Carter, PLA, ASLA, landscape architect, Design Collective
Stormwater management features became an asset for a mixed-use project in Columbia, Maryland.
By: Julie D. Stern, Managing Editor, Development
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.
By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, and Margarita Foster, editor-in-chief, Development
Industry experts discuss trends that will impact industrial facilities in 2018 and beyond.
By: Mohamed Abaza, PE, CEM, LEED AP, executive vice president and director of energy and sustainability services, Capital Brand Group LLC
The Duffie Companies’ new headquarters incorporates innovative HVAC systems, lighting controls, a green roof and more, targeting LEED Platinum certification.
By: Eric Brown, AIA, principal/partner, and Rob Hagan, AIA, associate, Prellwitz Chilinski Associates
Why do some mixed-use developments get the mixture so right, while others struggle?
By: Toby Burke, senior director of state and local affairs, NAIOP
California’s Air Resources Board is considering an indirect source rule that would hold building owners and/or tenants responsible for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from trucks and other mobile sources that service their facilities.

From accountants to architects to developers, contractors, and financial sources. Whatever you need, you’re likely to find it and a lot more in our annual Buyers Guide.

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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.