A prototype design demonstrates the viability of multistory distribution centers in land-constrained North American submarkets. Read the Cover Story

Winter 2017/2018 Issue

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The Perot Family's New Corporate Headquarters: A Powerful Collaboration Between Architecture and Landscape

By: Dave Goldberg, Annie Rummelhoff and Dakota Keene, Mithun

The new headquarters for the Perot family businesses represents both the family legacy and an investment in the well-being of their employees.      

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Northgate Distribution Center

By: Taylor Cole

The largest speculative distribution center in southern Nevada is turning North Las Vegas into an e-commerce mecca.      

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CRE Tech Adoption Speeds Up

By: Ron Derven and Margarita Foster

Commercial real estate has been a slow adopter of new technology, but that’s about to change.      

Must-Read Articles

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Construction Costs Outlook

By: Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America
Labor and materials concerns loom large.
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The First Modern Multistory Logistics Building in North America

By: Dan Letter, managing director, Prologis
Prologis Georgetown Crossroads, a three-story, 590,000-square-foot logistics building, is now under construction in the heart of Seattle’s transportation network.
Meridian Cool Springs Mixed-Use Development, Franklin, Tenn.

Legal Agreements for Mixed-use Projects

By: Paul N. Dubrasich, Cox Castle Nicholson LLP
Anyone considering developing a mixed-use project should be aware of these key legal, design and management considerations.
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Health Care Tenants Inject New Life into Ailing Shopping Malls

By: Eric Johnson, managing director of healthcare advisory services at Transwestern
As health care providers seek to improve customer service by offering convenient access closer to where their patients live and work, they are discovering a hidden resource: the regional mall.
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Real Estate Diversification via Structured Investments

By: Gabriel Pozo, principal, Advalurem Group
Structured investments can enable real estate investors to move into a new market while limiting risks.
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Six Innovative Concepts for Moving Freight

By: Robert T. Dunphy, transportation consultant; adjunct professor, Georgetown University real estate and planning programs; and emeritus fellow, Transportation Research Board
Some of these innovations may change how freight is moved in the future.

Related Research and Publications

Using Capital Improvements to Create Competitive Advantage in the COVID-19 Era

By: Dustin C. Read, Ph.D./J.D., Associate Professor, Virginia Tech and Sam Kuprianov, undergraduate Real Estate major, Virginia Tech Research Foundation
This brief evaluates the merits of frequently discussed capital investments and their potential to create durable competitive advantages. It draws from an analysis of recent coverage in commercial real estate trade publications, as well as conversations with seven industry practitioners that took place in June 2020.

Working Together as a Team: Negotiating With Tenants and Leasing Space During COVID-19

By: Shawn Moura, Ph.D., Director of Research, NAIOP Research Foundation
This research brief draws from interviews with brokers and building owners, news sources, NAIOP webinars, and NAIOP survey data to identify best practices for triaging office and industrial tenant requests, offering reasonable accommodations to those tenants who need short-term assistance, and responding to uncooperative tenants. The brief also examines how owners are adapting the ways they show and lease space to new tenant preferences and safety expectations.

Industrial Space Demand Forecast, Third Quarter 2020

By: Dr. Hany Guirguis, Manhattan College and Dr. Timothy Savage, New York University Research Foundation
Although industrial real estate has outperformed other commercial property types this year due to a surge in e-commerce, broader macroeconomic indicators suggest industrial space absorption will decline sharply in Q3 2020 and then rebound to positive levels in Q2 2021.

Perspectives

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CEO on Leadership: Jordan Lott, President and Founder, Lake Washington Partners

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, Development
The president of this Issaquah, Washington-based real estate management and development firm offers his perspective on being a developer.

Developing Leaders on the Future of CRE

By: Marie Ruff, communications senior manager, NAIOP
NAIOP’s 2017 Developing Leaders Award recipients offer their insights.

Sound Bites From NAIOP’s National Research Directors Meeting and CRE.Converge

By: Various
Sound Bites From NAIOP’s National Research Directors Meeting in Herndon, Virginia, and CRE.Converge 2017 in Chicago:

It's All Up to You

By: Jonathan Tratt, principal, Tratt Properties, LLC, and 2017 NAIOP Chairman
As I conclude my time as chairman, I offer my appreciation for the honor of leading this organization.

Additional Articles

A Second Set of Leading Indicators for the Future

By: Kathleen Farrell, head of Commercial Real Estate, SunTrust Banks, Inc.
CRE should focus on indicators that may foretell technology’s impact on the industry.

Ten Industrial Trends to Watch

By: Ron Derven, contributing editor, and Margarita Foster, editor-in-chief, Development
Industry experts discuss trends that will impact industrial facilities in 2018 and beyond.

Mixed-use Design: Making the Mixes Work

By: Eric Brown, AIA, principal/partner, and Rob Hagan, AIA, associate, Prellwitz Chilinski Associates
Why do some mixed-use developments get the mixture so right, while others struggle?

Artful Landscape Design for Stormwater Management

By: Brian L. Reetz, senior associate and landscape architect, and Emilie C. Carter, PLA, ASLA, landscape architect, Design Collective
Stormwater management features became an asset for a mixed-use project in Columbia, Maryland.

A Real Estate Developer's Sustainable Headquarters

By: Mohamed Abaza, PE, CEM, LEED AP, executive vice president and director of energy and sustainability services, Capital Brand Group LLC
The Duffie Companies’ new headquarters incorporates innovative HVAC systems, lighting controls, a green roof and more, targeting LEED Platinum certification.

Air Resources Board Targets California's Industrial Properties

By: Toby Burke, senior director of state and local affairs, NAIOP
California’s Air Resources Board is considering an indirect source rule that would hold building owners and/or tenants responsible for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from trucks and other mobile sources that service their facilities.
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New & Noteworthy

By: Julie D. Stern, Managing Editor, Development
An assortment of brief facts and figures about new and noteworthy development projects.

NAIOP's 2018 Buyers Guide

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From accountants to architects to developers, contractors, and financial sources. Whatever you need, you’re likely to find it and a lot more in our annual Buyers Guide.

Research Foundation Report

This research brief provides an overview of best practices in improving safety against the coronavirus for building owners and employers. It focuses on immediate measures to improve building safety. Available Now!

Navigating a Safe Return to Work