The flexible model is rapidly expanding beyond the office market.

Spring 2020 Issue

Integrating WELL into Industrial Properties

By: Heath Abramsohn

A brownfield redevelopment project in New Jersey showcases a first-of-its-kind warehouse that aims to meet exacting environmental standards.

From Horizontal to Vertical: Industrial Intensification Grows Up

By: Eric Aderneck

Multistory industrial facilities illustrate innovative strategies for areas with a constrained supply of land.

Boston: A 'Living City' Transforms Once Again

By: Aaron Jodka

The city has experienced a building boom during the latest cycle, and even more development is on the horizon.

Cutting-edge Research That Has an Impact

The NAIOP Research Foundation's annual report highlights the relevant studies, activities and deep dives to come in 2020 and beyond.

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Must-Read Articles

Prologis Labs: An Experiment in Innovation

By: Dustin Read and Alex Rollins
The company’s new research facility takes a deep dive into cutting-edge logistics technologies.

WeWork and Airbnb: A Tale of Two Disruptors

By: Dror Poleg
The companies represent different approaches to the future of real estate, and their success or failure will offer important lessons to landlords.

The Cold Storage Market is Heating Up

By: Trey Barrineau
Surging demand for e-commerce grocery deliveries could spark more construction of refrigerated facilities.

An Office Move Doesn't Have to Mean Lost Productivity

By: Suzi Hansen
Advanced planning, aided by technology, can ease the relocation process for tenants.

Real Estate as a Service: What Developers/Owners Need to Know

By: Michael Kloppenburg
Real Estate as a Service: What Developers/Owners Need to Know

CEO on Leadership: Dennis Clarke, Chairman and CEO, Cummings Properties

By: Ron Derven
The leader of this Massachusetts commercial real estate firm offers his perspectives on the industry and discusses his company as it celebrates 50 years in the business.

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


NAIOP Distinguished Fellow Herb Tousley III died unexpectedly on January 30 at the age of 67.
By: Trey Barrineau
Recognition goes to exceptional leadership and impressive local efforts in education, special events, membership and legislative advocacy.
By: Pamela Westhoff
NAIOP Southern California reflects on the 15-year anniversary of a successful professional development and leadership program.

Sound bites from NAIOP’s Chapter Leadership and Legislative Retreat (CLLR), held February 3-5 in Washington, D.C.:
By: Jennifer LeFurgy, Ph.D.
NAIOP has always felt like a community — and it just got bigger.
By: Larry Lance
As chairman, I plan to provide strategic leadership to our chapter and volunteer leaders, encouraging them to use the systems and tremendous resources we have in place.
By: Trey Barrineau
The face behind the association’s latest milestone is an American-born Canadian citizen who is involved in Vancouver’s retail market.

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES

By: Suzi Hansen
Advanced planning, aided by technology, can ease the relocation process for tenants.
By: Trey Barrineau
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.
By: Ben Waber
In-depth information on employee preferences informs an office redesign in Boston.
By: Adam Kriegel
Mobile parking apps can help owners manage costs while boosting convenience for customers.
By: Richard Kincaid
They can improve the air, cut down on noise and drive productivity — as well as profitability.
By: Jack Dulin
Knowledge is critical when it comes to getting projects through the approval process.
By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D.
A new NAIOP report shows how local governments are preparing for this transportation revolution.
By: Arie Barendrecht
Developers who focus now on 5G, smart buildings and cybersecurity will gain an advantage over their competitors.
By: Chris Dunlap and Isaac Monson
Use proactive planning to protect life and property.
By: Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt and Robert C. Epstein
These 10 steps can help developers avoid headaches, delays, higher costs and legal complications.
By: Alex Ford
NAIOP supports legislation that emphasizes voluntary tools to help property owners reduce energy consumption.

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