Supply chain advances and new technologies are affecting how, where and what types of industrial facilities are being built.

Spring 2018 Issue

Capitol View: Master Planning a Dynamic Urban District

By: Kyle Reis, Cooper Carry

A cohesive yet flexible master plan sets the stage for this Nashville mixed-use development, which is now underway on a brownfield site.

Crossroads Commerce Park: From Blighted Brownfield to Thriving Infill Industrial Park

By: Bill Mosher and Ann Sperling, Trammell Crow Company | Denver

Long-term planning and collaboration among various partners across multiple jurisdictions have been key to creating a new industrial park in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood.

Best Practices in Developing Skilled Nursing Facilities

By: Greg Lazaroff, PHCM Construction Inc.

An Ohio-based developer of these specialized properties describes how it is capitalizing on growing opportunities as well as evolving market trends.

Must-Read Articles

How to Set Up a Private Equity Real Estate Fund

By: Jan A. deRoos, Ph.D., Cornell University, and Shaun Bond, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
How does one go about creating a partnership to raise equity for ongoing real estate investment?

Repurposing Common Spaces in Office Buildings

By: David Pugh, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
Education, health care and retail sectors offer lessons for office building developers, designers and owners as well as employers.

Three Ways High-resolution Aerial Imagery Facilitates Due Diligence

By: Gregg Katz, The Shopping Center Group
Aerial imaging technology enables commercial real estate professionals to research properties much more quickly and easily than in the past.

Columbus Tackles Smart City Initiatives

By: Camille Galdes
Columbus, Ohio, is using public-private partnerships and $50 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Vulcan Inc. to revolutionize its transportation infrastructure.

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: Various
Sound Bites from The Office Conference 2017, a collaboration between NAIOP and the Global Workspace Association (GWA), Nov. 9-10, in Brooklyn, New York.
By: Jim Neyer
I believe that the lifeblood of NAIOP is active, involved members who share their ideas and experiences.
By: Bennett Gray
A new program is engaging younger CRE industry professionals with the work of the NAIOP Research Foundation and its Governors.
By: Ron Derven
The president of this New York City-headquartered real estate development firm offers his insights into the industry.

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES

By: Robert T. Dunphy

All of these innovations could affect how goods are delivered directly to consumers in the future.

By: Hasier Larrea, Ori
North American developers are animating small spaces with architectural robotics.
By: Bill Hunt, Elmhurst Group
A look at some of the challenges and opportunities facing CRE.
By: Audra Capas
Coworking centers designed by and for women are flourishing as entrepreneurial incubators.
By: Fred Peratt, Environmental Enhancements
Can beautiful landscaping make tenants happy?
By: Curtis Dennis, Nedap Identification Systems
Also known as mobile access, this technology allows people to access buildings via their smartphones, eliminating the need for keys or other physical credentials.
By: Bret Boulter, Microsoft
By putting the employee experience at the center of its workplace design, Microsoft is reaching new heights.
By: Tom Mounteer, Paul Hastings LLP
Lenders’ due diligence can be just as thorough as buyers’.
By: Julie D. Stern, Managing Editor, Development
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.

The economic development authorities throughout North America listed here can help you attract businesses to your area and to your developments.

ARCHIVED ISSUES

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Spring Spring 2024 Issue

This issue includes a cover story on the Judson Mill District, a mixed-use textile mill revitalization project in Greenville, South Carolina. Other feature articles shine a spotlight on two innovative redevelopment projects that are converting closed auto assembly sites into new uses; the first locally grown, locally sourced mass timber building in the Southeast (Atlanta); and Marquette University’s Summer CRE High School Immersion Program.

Winter20232024Archive Winter 2023/2024 Issue

The winter 2023/2024 issue of Development magazine includes the boom in data center real estate development, economist’s take on what’s working and what’s not working in commercial real estate, a perspective on how artificial intelligence may reshape real estate, and a report on the outlook for capital markets, office, retail and industrial real estate.  

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.