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Since 1967, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has become the leading organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 18,000+ members and provides strong advocacy, education and business opportunities through a powerful North American network.

  • Benefits of the NAIOP SoCal-CRE Fellowship

    Carrie Rossenfeld | February 08, 2018

    “The opportunity to get to know influential real estate professionals has already opened the door to conversations I might not otherwise have been able to initiate,” winner Camielle Compton Chou tells

  • Flexible Office is No Longer Just for Small Business

    Carrie Rossenfeld | October 18, 2017

    Flexible and co-working space used to be mostly for startups, freelancers and small businesses, but these days, large enterprise users are leveraging flexible, serviced offices to drop in corporate teams in new markets, Common Desk's Nick Clark tells

  • How Hurricane Irma Cemented a CRE Collaboration

    Carrie Rossenfeld | October 05, 2017

    A collaboration between NAIOP's office conference and Global Workspace Association's annual conference, originally scheduled for Miami, is making for a dynamic and serendipitous event, participants tell

  • What Developing Leaders Don't Know About CRE

    Carrie Rossenfeld | October 03, 2017

    One big misconception about the industry, especially for those who are just getting started, is that there are only a few roles and areas of focus, Swift's Kelsey Stuart Schultes tells

  • Why Office Owners Need to Focus on Wellness

    Carrie Rossenfeld | September 26, 2017

    We are just beginning to crack the surface of understanding how the indoor environment truly affects people, which is directly related to productivity and tenant satisfaction, NAIOP and GWA's The Office Evolution experts tell

  • Leadership as a Mindset, Not a Job Description

    Carrie Rossenfeld | September 20, 2017

    How does an organization cultivate the next generation of leaders? Leadership expert Julie Benezet discusses why it's not as easy as it seems in this EXCLUSIVE interview.

  • Labor, Debt and Residential Trends Among the Generations

    Carrie Rossenfeld | September 13, 2017

    Millennials, Gen-Xers and baby boomers have different demographic profiles and approach jobs, debt and their living situations differently, Pew Research Center's Richard Fry, Ph.D., tells

  • Deals, Connections and Trends at CRE.Converge 2017

    Carrie Rossenfeld | September 06, 2017

    The latest news and trends in CRE from all sectors of the industry are waiting for attendees at NAIOP's 2017 fall conference, based in Chicago this year, which also celebrates NAIOP's 50th anniversary, 2017 chairman Jonathan Tratt tells

  • Are 3PLs Next Demand Driver for Last-Mile Delivery Sites?

    Carrie Rossenfeld | May 25, 2017

    LOS ANGELES—Amazon is considerably ahead of all other retailers in terms of developing its own delivery network, but third-party logistics companies are the next significant occupiers of this space, C&W's Ben Conwell tells in advance of I.CON: Trends and Forecasts.

  • Ports Get a Deep Dive at This Year's I.CON

    Carrie Rossenfeld | May 11, 2017

    LONG BEACH, CA—Executives from port authorities around the country will tout their port's attributes to potential developers and tenants at an interactive conference session, Brett Mascaro tells

  • Leadership Starts With Authenticity

    Carrie Rossenfeld | May 02, 2017

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA— “If you can't be true to yourself, then you can't be true to anybody,” notes Laird Hamilton, keynote speaker for the recent YPG Leadership Summit here. has a recap and photos from the event.

  • I.CON Explores the Not-Too-Distant Future of Industrial Real Estate

    Carrie Rossenfeld | April 27, 2017

    LONG BEACH, CA—The blend of conference sessions at NAIOP's industrial conference will address not only today's trends and issues but also the topics facing the commercial real estate industry just around the corner, Prologis' Rob Antrobius tells

  • Why More CRE Events Need to Focus on Leadership

    Carrie Rossenfeld | April 05, 2017

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA—With change happening at such a rapid pace in the market and in the world around us, the industry needs leaders with fresh ideas who are innovative, think differently and have strategic clarity, NAIOP SoCal's Brad Schmitt tells

  • Young Leaders Need to Revolutionize CRE

    Carrie Rossenfeld | November 11, 2016

    SAN DIEGO—Thinking outside the box, busting silos and voicing opinions are necessary for San Diego's development sector to be proactive instead of reactive, Cisterra's Steve Scott tells NAIOP DL Lunch and Learn attendees.

  • Office Market Sees “Fundamental Shift”

    Kelsi Maree Borland | November 09, 2016

    LOS ANGELES—Experts at NAIOP's O.CON event deliberate the new office market, where creative office and co-working spaces are in high demand.

  • Reimagining the Parking Garage

    Carrie Rossenfeld | October 19, 2016

    LOS ANGELES—Architects and designers are now looking at creating more flexible and sustainably built structures that lend themselves to alternative uses and have an eye toward smarter future redevelopment, O.CON speaker Michael LeBlanc tells EXCLUSIVELY.

  • How Companies are Getting Smarter About Workplace Strategy

    Carrie Rossenfeld | September 14, 2016

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ—Before you can talk about design, you have to understand your business strategy – then create a workplace to accommodate it, JLL's Bernice Boucher tells EXCLUSIVELY in this Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016 session preview.

  • High-Performance, Sustainable Building: NAIOP's 2016 Developer of the Year

    Carrie Rossenfeld | August 03, 2016

    SEATTLE—For financial resiliency through economic cycles to the quality and breadth of its work, NAIOP's highest honor was awarded to Touchstone in recognition of the company's development leadership and innovation. In this EXCLUSIVE interview, Touchstone president A-P Hurd tells about the firm and the challenges and opportunities of the Seattle market.

  • Adapting Industrial to Meet the Needs of E-commerce Last Mile

    Steve Lubetkin | June 20, 2016

    JERSEY CITY, NJ—Winners in the battle for online consumers will be the companies that control costs while keeping customer satisfaction high, say…

  • The Making of a Global Industrial Megadeal

    Carrie Rossenfeld | May 18, 2016

    JERSEY CITY, NJ—A fireside chat between industry heavyweight Ming Mei of GLP and JLL's Craig Meyer at NAIOP's I.CON: Trends and Forecasts conference in June will prove illuminating for attendees, Meyer tells EXCLUSIVELY.

  • The Greatest Challenge in Industrial Investment

    Carrie Rossenfeld | May 04, 2016

    JERSEY CITY, NJ—Deployment concerns are on the rise given the lack of supply in the sector, and finding the right asset for each ownership profile continues to become more difficult, Prologis's Mary Lang tells in this EXCLUSIVE NAIOP I.CON: Trends and Forecasts preview.

  • The Secrets to a Successful $850M Development

    Carrie Rossenfeld | March 16, 2016

    DALLAS—CenterPoint Properties' development of the National Security Campus in Kansas City, MO, is one of the projects being explored at NAIOP's I.CON Impact Projects here next month. speaks EXCLUSIVELY with CenterPoint's Michael Murphy about the project.

  • Inside the AllianceTexas Development

    Carrie Rossenfeld | March 09, 2016

    DALLAS—Attendees of NAIOP's I.CON: Impact Projects in April will have the opportunity to tour AllianceTexas's 40-million-square-foot master-planned mixed-use development. speaks EXCLUSIVELY with Hillwood Properties' Bill Burton about the project.

  • How the First Post-CRA Project Was Completed

    Carrie Rossenfeld | February 24, 2016

    LOS ANGELES—Trammell Crow's Gregory Ames tells how his firm brought an industrial property that had sat vacant for 30 years back to life in a 900-million-square-foot industrial market with a 1.6% vacancy rate in this EXCLUSIVE look at an I.CON Impact Project.

  • I.CON: Impact Projects Takes Deep Dives

    Carrie Rossenfeld | February 17, 2016

    DALLAS—NAIOP's industrial real estate conference assumes a case-study format that will reveal to attendees the many complexities that go into creating large-scale projects, CenterPoint Properties' Jim Clewlow, advisory committee chair for the conference, tells EXCLUSIVELY.

  • Capitalism Must Embrace Community Contribution

    Carrie Rossenfeld | September 30, 2015

    RANCHO SANTA FE, CA—'Every firm should make an effort to contribute to the community and the causes in which they believe in any way they can,' MREN's Joy Hou tells EXCLUSIVELY in this preview to NAIOP's real estate conference in Toronto.

  • A Conversation With NAIOP's Developer of the Year

    Carrie Rossenfeld | September 22, 2015

    CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA—Winning this award is 'really an honor, but it's simply a snapshot in time,' Majestic Realty Co.'s CEO Ed Roski tells in this EXCLUSIVE Q&A.

  • Mack-Cali Executive Appointments Garner Industry Praise

    Steve Lubetkin | June 09, 2015

    EDISON, NJ—Several industry observers praised the 'strong leadership' skills of Mack-Cali's new CEO, Mitchell E. Rudin, and its president and COO, Michael J. DeMarco. Mack-Cali announced the appointments last week.

  • Distribution and Fulfillment Centers

    remstaff | May 28, 2014

    In part 5 of the series "E-Commerce Evolution," NAIOP breaks down the ways in which e-commerce has changed the role and make of the traditional warehouse.

  • Multichannel and Omnichannel Retailing

    remstaff | May 27, 2014

    In part 3 of the series "E-Commerce Evolution," NAIOP examines the role of cross-channel retailing in the e-commerce world.

  • Changing Supply Chains

    remstaff | May 26, 2014

    In part 4 of "E-Commerce Evolution," NAIOP takes a look at the role of the supply chain to cross-channel retailing.

  • The Internet and Mobile Devices

    remstaff | May 15, 2014

    In part 1 of the series "E-Commerce Evolution," NAIOP explores how the commercial real estate can respond to the impact of the Internet and mobile technologies.

  • The Five Elements of E-Commerce

    remstaff | May 07, 2014

    In the first of a series of articles, NAIOP describes how e-commerce is impacting commercial real estate, and it's not just Industrial and Retail.


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Since 1967, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has become the leading organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 18,000+ members and provides strong advocacy, education and business opportunities through a powerful North American network.



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