How advancements in transportation, technology and construction continue to converge.

Winter 2019/2020 Issue

Preparing a Large Property Portfolio for the Future

By: Chris Kelly

Cambridge, Massachusetts, has launched an ambitious program to update its historic public buildings.

At Optimist Hall, Things are Looking Up

By: Anthony Paletta

An adaptive-reuse project in North Carolina showcases the appealing possibilities of older industrial buildings.

What's on the Horizon for Commercial Real Estate?

By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D.

In October, NAIOP gathered national research directors for an in-depth discussion of city rankings, the future of coworking and other vital topics.

Must-Read Articles

Workforce Woes Threaten Project Pricing, Timelines

By: Ken Simonson
Labor shortages affect 81% of contractors across the U.S. — and they don’t see the problem improving any time soon.

District Center: A Downtown D.C. Office Reborn as a Smart Building

By: Trey Barrineau
A 1990s-era workplace has been reinvented with technology to boost the tenant experience.

When Wellness Meets Commercial Real Estate

By: Alice Devine
New research indicates a healthier indoor environment can help attract and retain employees — and make properties more attractive to investors.

Breathing New Life into Old Office Parks

By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D.
By adding new uses and amenities, older properties can be remade into magnets for younger skilled workers.

Landscape Architecture Can Help Reboot the Suburban Office Park

By: James Heroux
Activated outdoor spaces boost employee engagement and well-being.

A Unique Water Feature for Any Climate, Any City

By: Alec Templeton
Artificial lagoons can bring white sand beaches to surprising locations.

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: Marie Ruff
Outstanding young members share what’s gratifying about the commercial real estate industry.
By: Ron Derven
The head of this international integrated design services firm offers his perspective on the industry and what’s ahead for his company.
By: Trey Barrineau
Reno and the nearby region is known for casinos and resorts, but developers are also betting on a wide range of properties in this fast-growing area.

Sound bites from NAIOP’s CRE.Converge, held October 14-17, 2019, in Los Angeles:
By: Greg Fuller
Sharing our wisdom and war stories is a meaningful way to help shape the industry for decades to come.
By: Jennifer LeFurgy, Ph.D.
In what has been the longest economic expansion since such records began in 1854, commercial real estate experienced tremendous gains, especially within the industrial and multifamily sectors.

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES

By: Kevin MacDonald
They can ease movement inside facilities, but they also come with design challenges.
By: Rich Tucker
NAIOP chapters seek to loosen Prohibition-era restrictions.
By: Matt Ayres
Detailed input helped Microsoft move from a one-size-fits-all approach to one that works for this critical group of employees.
By: David Schneider and Herman Lipkis
There are a lot of reasons for developers to embrace these temporary spaces, but due diligence is required.
By: Elizabeth von Goeler and Alykhan Mohamed
Sooner or later, real estate will have to adapt to this fast-gaining transportation revolution.
By: Trey Barrineau
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.

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.