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November 17, 2017

NAIOP Advantage Series Webinar: The Forces Shaping Office Space Demand

Get the inside track on upcoming opportunities in the office sector with Dr. Josh Harris of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate and well-known industry economist Dr. Mark Dotzour on the Q42017 NAIOP Office Space Demand Forecast.

November 09, 2017

Office Conference 2017 Presentations

Presentations and resources for the Office Evolution conference.

October 25, 2017

How to Craft Tax Reform That Works

NAIOP President and CEO pens an October 2017 opinion editorial on why Congress and the administration should created tax policies that foster long-term investment and will lead to stronger economic growth.

October 19, 2017

50 Years of Leadership: Meet the Leaders Who Have Guided NAIOP

Five decades of leadership … 47 individuals … 19,000 members today who gratefully thank the men and women who have given their time, thought-leadership and expertise as chairmen, guiding NAIOP and its members forward.

October 13, 2017

CRE.Converge 2017 Presentations and Coverage

Tap into NAIOP's resources for CRE development, including session recordings and insights from CRE.Converge in Chicago.

October 03, 2017

What the Move Toward Urban Fulfillment Centers Means for Last-mile Logistics (Bisnow)

Online delivery has become the norm for many Americans living in urban areas. An average city resident generates approximately 0.1 deliveries per day. In a major city like Chicago, which has a population of 2.7 million, that is a minimum of 270,000 deliveries a day.

September 20, 2017

Leadership as a Mindset, Not a Job Description (

As more millennials ascend the ranks in the workplace, how to cultivate the next generation of leaders is at the front of most organizations’ strategies. It’s a delicate dance that requires self-awareness from current leadership, Julie Benezet, founder and managing principal for Seattle-based Business Growth Consulting LLC, tells Benezet, a former executive, will be one of the keynote speakers at NAIOP’s CRE.Converge 2017 conference in Chicago Oct. 10-12. She will be addressing the topic “Navigating the New: Leading and Succeeding in the 21st Century.” We spoke with her about formulating a leadership strategy and getting past the uncertainty that leadership presents.

September 14, 2017

Urban Pioneers: Developers Brave Unknowns In Search Of Infill Opportunity (Bisnow)

When Courtland Development CEO Jon Napper found an opportunity in the Dallas neighborhood of Deep Ellum to convert a brick-and-timber warehouse into a loft-style office, he had no idea what was beneath the foundation. Located in what was an industrial area in the 1930s, the property’s parking lot was the site of an old icehouse and an environmental disaster, Napper said.

September 13, 2017

Labor, Debt and Residential Trends Among the Generations (

Millennials, Gen-Xers and baby boomers have distinct demographic profiles and approach jobs, debt and their living situations differently, Pew Research Center senior researcher Richard Fry, Ph.D., tells Fry will be presenting the session “Piecing Together the Population Puzzle” during NAIOP’s CRE.Converge conference in Chicago Oct. 10-12. The session will dive into the patterns and predilections of demographics, related economics and what it all means for CRE. We spoke with Fry about how millennials’ characteristics have changed over time, how debt influences their living-situation decisions and how Gen-Xers, millennials and baby boomers differ in their economic perspectives.

September 07, 2017

Apply for the NAIOP National Forums

The fall 2017 application period for the NAIOP National Forums is now open, closing September 12, 2017. Apply now to be a part of this exclusive program.

September 06, 2017

Deals, Connections and Trends at CRE.Converge 2017 (

The latest news and trends in CRE from all sectors of the industry will be at the forefront for attendees of NAIOP’s CRE.Converge 2017 conference in Chicago October 10-12, which also celebrates the association’s 50th anniversary, NAIOP’s 2017 chairman Jonathan Tratt tells We sat down with Tratt, a 30-year veteran of the CRE industry and a NAIOP member since 2001, who is also principal of Tratt Properties LLC in Phoenix, to discuss what’s new and exciting at this year’s fall conference and the value of NAIOP membership.

September 05, 2017

Sustainability In CRE Is Not Just About Responsibility: For Prologis and Kilroy Realty, It’s An Economic Opportunity (Bisnow)

When President Donald Trump backed out of the Paris Climate Accord this June, he said it was a bad deal for Americans. While it is still too early to tell whether the government’s departure from the agreement will benefit the U.S. as he claims, the government’s wavering on issues of sustainability has not stopped commercial real estate leaders from forging ahead with their own initiatives.

August 31, 2017

Demand for Industrial Space Will Remain Robust

After a slow start in the first quarter of 2017, the U.S. economy appears to be back in expansion mode with GDP growing at an annualized rate of 2.6 percent in the second quarter, according to the NAIOP Industrial Space Demand Forecast Q3 2017.

August 24, 2017

NAIOP Selects Seven Exemplary Young Professionals to Receive 2017 Developing Leaders Award

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has selected seven young professionals to receive its prestigious 2017 Developing Leaders Award. The annual award honors up-and-coming professionals under the age of 35 for their exceptional professional accomplishments, strong leadership and community involvement. The award will be presented at NAIOP’s CRE.Converge 2017, October 10-12, in Chicago.

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