Awash in granular digital information, companies are diving headfirst into high-tech solutions so they can make more deeply informed business decisions.

Summer 2019 Issue

An Ohio Suburb's Strategy to Win Business Investments

By: Jennifer Chrysler

New Albany, about 15 miles northeast of downtown Columbus, maximizes the planning process to beat major cities in the development sweepstakes.

Two Summerlin: An Office Building with a Unique Exterior Skin

By: Lori M. Lea

Custom precast panels and energy-efficient elements help set this award-winning project apart.

NAIOP's National Forums: The Power of Relationships

By: Rich Tucker

Five members of the association’s Deal and Investment Concepts Forum tell how members bond through relevant, in-depth conversations in a noncompetitive setting.

Must-Read Articles

The Northern Influence of Commercial Real Estate

By: Rich Tucker
The industry’s impact on Canada is the focus of a new NAIOP research report.

Construction Costs Outlook

By: Ken Simonson
After a brief retreat, outlays for materials are poised to increase; meanwhile, compensation for workers continues to climb.

The Future of 5G in the Commercial Real Estate Industry

By: Jeff Gudewicz
A reliable cellular and data network will be vital for a wide range of businesses and other activities.

Industrial Sector to Remain Strong in 2019 as Economy Steadies

The NAIOP Industrial Space Demand Forecast sees few changes from 2018.

Data Drives Decision-Making in Retail Real Estate

By: Stacy Engles Wipfler
Analytics can guide store size and configuration, help save money and improve customer engagement.

Blue, Green and Smart: New Land-Use Patterns Drive Modern Stormwater Technologies

By: Anthony Mayer
As densities increase, environmentally advanced infrastructure and systems can help developers manage runoff in cities.

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
The leader of this Atlanta, Georgia, industrial development firm reflects on its purchase by two Canadian public pension funds and its strategy to develop logistics buildings in coastal and gateway markets.
By: Trey Barrineau
Foxconn has grabbed a lot of headlines, but that’s not the only thing going on in commercial real estate in the Badger State.
By: Greg Fuller
We’re halfway through 2019, and the general outlook of our members remains positive as the industry and economy continue to operate on all cylinders.
By: Trey Barrineau
Industry leaders share advice on how to turn lofty ideals into concrete plans for action.
By: James Eldredge
How often should you review your property insurance policy to make sure you’re fully covered?
By: Rich Tucker
Five members of the association’s Deal and Investment Concepts Forum tell how members bond through relevant, in-depth conversations in a noncompetitive setting.
By: Jennifer LeFurgy, Ph.D.
The digital revolution is shifting how we relate to each other and the world.

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES

By: Steve Kros
With acres of open space in prime locations, abandoned golf courses can be ideal spots for infill warehouse and distribution facilities.
By: Doug Lowrie
Flexible space is now key for the technology giant, which recently overhauled the way it markets its products.

An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.
By: Hyon K. Rah
Green practices aren’t just for eco-hotels; all types of lodgings can benefit, too.
By: Angelo Carusi
A Nashville-area mixed-use development illustrates the uplifting potential of landscape architecture.
By: Dan Thrailkill
A drafting error in the recent tax reform law has the potential to take a big bite out of the bottom line for developers who renovate properties for new tenants.
By: Hank Monaco
Interconnected security systems help make for safer, more efficient facilities.
By: Mark L. Elliott, David C. Kirk and Jenna E. Lee
Shared parking paired with technology offers solutions for changes in building usage.

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