Supply chain advances and new technologies are affecting how, where and what types of industrial facilities are being built. Read the Cover Story

Spring 2018 Issue

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Capitol View: Master Planning a Dynamic Urban District

By: Kyle Reis, Cooper Carry

A cohesive yet flexible master plan sets the stage for this Nashville mixed-use development, which is now underway on a brownfield site.      

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Crossroads Commerce Park: From Blighted Brownfield to Thriving Infill Industrial Park

By: Bill Mosher and Ann Sperling, Trammell Crow Company | Denver

Long-term planning and collaboration among various partners across multiple jurisdictions have been key to creating a new industrial park in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood.      

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Best Practices in Developing Skilled Nursing Facilities

By: Greg Lazaroff, PHCM Construction Inc.

An Ohio-based developer of these specialized properties describes how it is capitalizing on growing opportunities as well as evolving market trends.      

Must-Read Articles

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How to Set Up a Private Equity Real Estate Fund

By: Jan A. deRoos, Ph.D., Cornell University, and Shaun Bond, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
How does one go about creating a partnership to raise equity for ongoing real estate investment?
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Raising the Roof

By: Jason Tolliver, Carolyn Salzer, Jared Jacobs and Jolanta Campion, Cushman & Wakefield
The average clear height of warehouse ceilings has increased steadily over the past 20 years.
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Repurposing Common Spaces in Office Buildings

By: David Pugh, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
Education, health care and retail sectors offer lessons for office building developers, designers and owners as well as employers.
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Three Ways High-resolution Aerial Imagery Facilitates Due Diligence

By: Gregg Katz, The Shopping Center Group
Aerial imaging technology enables commercial real estate professionals to research properties much more quickly and easily than in the past.
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Columbus Tackles Smart City Initiatives

By: Camille Galdes
Columbus, Ohio, is using public-private partnerships and $50 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Vulcan Inc. to revolutionize its transportation infrastructure.
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Congress Greenlights Brownfields Legislation

By: Alex Ford
NAIOP continues to advocate for the reauthorization and expansion of the federal Brownfields Program in 2018.

Related Research and Publications

Industrial Space Demand Forecast, First Quarter 2021

By: Hany Guirguis, Ph.D., Manhattan College and Michael J. Seiler, DBA, William & Mary Research Foundation
Total net absorption in 2021 is forecast to be 314.9 million square feet with a quarterly average of 78.7 million square feet.

The Development Approvals Index: A New Tool to Evaluate Local Approvals Processes

By: C. Kat Grimsley, Ph.D. Research Foundation
The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned the creation of an index that compares development approvals processes in different jurisdictions so that developers can make more informed investment decisions and local governments can benchmark their processes against neighboring jurisdictions.

An Overview of Emerging Construction Technologies

By: Andrew McCoy, Ph.D. and Armin Yeganeh, Ph.D. Research Foundation
The NAIOP Research Foundation commissioned this report to explore emerging construction technologies and their implications for the construction and real estate development industries. The authors draw from interviews with researchers and industry practitioners to evaluate the current benefits and limitations of new technologies.

Perspectives

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CEO on Leadership: Robert Ward, President and CEO, Skanska USA Commercial Development

By: Ron Derven
The president of this New York City-headquartered real estate development firm offers his insights into the industry.

Meet the Visionaries

By: Bennett Gray
A new program is engaging younger CRE industry professionals with the work of the NAIOP Research Foundation and its Governors.

Getting to Know the Chairman

By: Jim Neyer
I believe that the lifeblood of NAIOP is active, involved members who share their ideas and experiences.

Sound Bites from The Office Conference 2017

By: Various
Sound Bites from The Office Conference 2017, a collaboration between NAIOP and the Global Workspace Association (GWA), Nov. 9-10, in Brooklyn, New York.

Additional Articles

Robotic Furniture

By: Hasier Larrea, Ori
North American developers are animating small spaces with architectural robotics.

What Lies Ahead for Commercial Real Estate Sectors

By: Bill Hunt, Elmhurst Group
A look at some of the challenges and opportunities facing CRE.

Women-centric Coworking Spaces

By: Audra Capas
Coworking centers designed by and for women are flourishing as entrepreneurial incubators.

The Impact of Landscaping on Tenant Well-being

By: Fred Peratt, Environmental Enhancements
Can beautiful landscaping make tenants happy?

Virtual Credentialing Is Now a Reality

By: Curtis Dennis, Nedap Identification Systems
Also known as mobile access, this technology allows people to access buildings via their smartphones, eliminating the need for keys or other physical credentials.

Treehouses at Microsoft

By: Bret Boulter, Microsoft
By putting the employee experience at the center of its workplace design, Microsoft is reaching new heights.

Lenders' Environmental Due Diligence

By: Tom Mounteer, Paul Hastings LLP
Lenders’ due diligence can be just as thorough as buyers’.

Bringing It Home: Four Innovative Concepts for E-commerce Deliveries to Consumers

By: Robert T. Dunphy
All of these innovations could affect how goods are delivered directly to consumers in the future.

New & Noteworthy

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

2018 Guide to Economic Development Authorities

By: None
The economic development authorities throughout North America listed here can help you attract businesses to your area and to your developments.

Research Foundation Report

This research report provides the real estate development community with insight into current and future trends in building and logistics technologies and their implications for industrial real estate. Available Now!

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