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NAIOP members have unlimited access to practical and useful reports published throughout the year by the NAIOP Research Foundation. As a Research Foundation Governor, it's my pleasure to share with you the most recently published reports. Please download our research, share it with your colleagues, and see how it can benefit your company and work.
Larry Armstrong
Ware Malcomb
NAIOP Research Foundation Governor
Development and construction of new commercial real estate in the United States – office, industrial, warehouse and retail – generates significant economic growth at the state and national levels. This annual study, published by the NAIOP Research Foundation, measures the contribution to GDP, salaries and wages generated and jobs supported from the development and operations of commercial real estate. Download the report
The office space demand forecast projects a period of negative absorption, with total net absorption from Q2 2021 to Q3 2022 exceeding negative absorption from the recession and resulting in overall gains. Download the report.
This 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. Steve Weikal and James Robert Scott, researchers at the MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab, interviewed professionals specializing in industrial building design and automated systems to identify emerging trends that will be of interest to industrial developers, building owners and tenants.  Download the report

This research brief identifies 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. Download the report.
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. Download the report.
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Measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak temporarily slowed economic activity and dramatically reduced occupancies at many commercial buildings. As state and local governments outline plans for a phased reopening of the economy, office building owners and employers are formulating plans that will allow employees to return safely to work. Download the report

Dividing and grouping the major metropolitan regions of the United States into ranked groups or “tiers” is a frequently used method to evaluate, prioritize and rank markets for investment. This project provides an understanding of the origins, methodologies and uses of market tier models. Download the report.
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