Research Foundation

The NAIOP Research Foundation helps build better communities through practical research and education. The Foundation's research projects, educational programs and outreach activities have a united purpose: to support developers, owners and others involved in commercial real estate in meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of our communities, now and in the future.

Distinguished Fellow Spotlight

Jim Clayton

Jim Clayton, Ph.D.

Jim Clayton, Ph.D., is a professor and the Timothy R. Price Chair and Director of the Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure in the Schulich School of Business at York University. The Brookfield Centre fosters a unique learning ecosystem within a community dedicated to academic excellence, experiential learning, alumni engagement, industry outreach and applied thought leadership. Schulich’s new 12-month Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI) program builds on the School’s long-existing MBA specialization in these areas.

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Research Reports

Industrial space demand graphic

Industrial Space Demand ForecastSubmitted By: Hany Guirguis, Ph.D., Manhattan College and Timothy Savage, Ph.D., New York University

The Industrial Space Demand Forecast for the U.S. is issued quarterly by NAIOP and is based on an accurate model. The Forecast assists developers and investors to make more prudent decisions about the timing of new development projects.

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Meet all of the Foundation's Governors

The Foundation's Governors support the Foundation's work through their contributions and sharing their expertise.