Development Magazine Spring 2017

Business - Trends

adaptive reuse

E-commerce 2.0: Last-mile Delivery and the Rise of the Urban Warehouse 

Today’s industrial users are looking beyond rental rates to consider transportation and inventory carrying costs when making location decisions.

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The Third Place in the Modern Office 

“Third places,” both in common areas and within tenant spaces, can add value to office buildings.

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Creative Industrial Workspaces 

As industrial users consolidate operations under one roof, “creative industrial” is becoming the future of industrial space.

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Are Suburban Office Parking Ratios on the Rise? 

About a third of the suburban office developers responding to a recent NAIOP survey have already added parking to existing properties; even more expect parking ratios to rise in the future.

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Data Center Outlook 

Increasing demand for cloud-based services is fueling data center leasing activity.


Plantscaping and the Value of Biophilic Design 

Interior plantings can make a big impact on LEED and/or WELL certification ----- and on building occupants’ comfort and productivity.

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Rubberized Roads, Sustainable Concrete and Smart Bridges 

Researchers are exploring new materials and smart sensors, paving the way to better transportation infrastructure.

From the Archives: Business / Trends Articles from the Previous Issue

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Industrial Trends To Watch 

The marriage of retail and industrial real estate continues to disrupt the warehouse and distribution center industry.

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Key Commercial Real Estate Roles in 2025 

Many existing jobs will disappear and new roles will emerge within CRE companies over the next decade.