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The Most Valuable Asset: Expanding the CRE Talent Pool

originally published by Rochelle Broder-Singer for NAIOP National

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To address its ongoing talent shortage, the commercial real estate industry must look outside of traditional recruiting avenues and consider people with nontraditional career paths.

Ten years ago, great employees seemed much easier to find – an organization might find three excellent candidates for anyone open position. Today, it can feel like there are no great candidates available.

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Grant Hill on Coach K, Leadership and Attracting Young People to CRE

originally published by Brielle Scott for NAIOP National

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Attendees at CRE. Converge this week had the unique opportunity to hear from seven-time NBA All-Star and sports icon Grant Hill. Skip Kalb, principal, Skip Kalb Strategies, LLC, and incoming chair of the NAIOP Research Foundation, interviewed Hill about lessons learned through his time in the NBA, his recent appointment to lead the USA Basketball Men’s National Team in the 2024 Olympics, his transition to a powerhouse commercial real estate investor and owner in several markets across the country, and more. 

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Build-to-Suit vs. Spec: Which Building is Right For a Specific Company?

originally published by K.J. Jacobs for NAIOP National

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Businesses that are young and growing might lean toward spec; older, established firms could favor build-to-suits.

When it comes to choosing the right building, there are several questions an organization must ask itself. Is the company at a place where it can invest in a building that will attract prospective employees? Is the company looking for a more temporary or flexible workplace? Is the facility able to support the organization’s needs for production, research, collaboration or innovation? 

Since each company’s requirements, goals and operations are unique, as are each facility’s offerings and characteristics, the answers will vary depending on who’s asking. 

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A Two-Dimensional Approach to Evaluating Commercial Real Estate Markets

originally published by Maria Sicola, Charles Warren, PhD, and Megan Weiner of CityStream Solutions, LLC and posted for NAIOP Global

In 2020, the NAIOP Research Foundation published A New Look at Market Tier and Ranking Systems, which identified the limitations of one-dimensional tier and ranking systems that are commonly used to evaluate metropolitan commercial real estate markets. When tailored to the needs of a specific type of investor, these models can help prioritize markets for consideration. However, tier and ranking reports designed for a more general audience tend to be of only limited use to most end-users since they do not account for differences in investment strategy, risk tolerance or specialization. Further, all tier and ranking models condense complex market characteristics into a single score, providing only limited information that investors can use to evaluate and compare different markets.

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Preparing your Commercial Property for the Market

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Property values are soaring, and interest rates are at near-record lows. It’s no wonder many commercial property owners are considering selling their assets to take advantage of one of the strongest sellers’ markets in recent history.
Much like preparing to sell a home, commercial properties need to be appealing to potential buyers. But unlike your home, which might be improved significantly with some simple landscaping and a fresh coat of paint, commercial properties need more than just a physical facelift. They also need fiscal preparation.

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The Vaccines are Here. What Happens Next?

Originally published  by Trey Barrineau for NAIOP Spring 2021 Issue

The rollout of immunizations to defeat COVID-19 has enormous implications for the commercial real estate industry.

In late 2020, the U.S. and other countries began distributing vaccines to control the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the single most important development in the year-long fight against the disease, which has killed and sickened millions around the world and crippled the global economy.

The stakes are high. The vaccines will not only save lives and boost the morale of hundreds of millions who have been forced to live constrained lives due to lockdowns and other public health measures; experts say they are also the most important factor in the overall economic recovery from the pandemic. The commercial real estate industry has been hit hard by the pandemic, particularly the retail, office, and lodging sectors.

“If we get 70% to 85% of the country vaccinated by the end of the summer, I believe by the time we get to the fall, we will be approaching a degree of normality,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to President Biden, said in late January. “It’s not going to be perfectly normal, but one that I think will take a lot of pressure off the American public.”

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CRE Financing Transitions from LIBOR

Originally published by Lisa Pendergast in NAIOP's Fall 2020 Issue.

SOFR, the new U.S. dollar replacement rate, differs in crucial ways from its longstanding forerunner.

The London interbank offered rate, or LIBOR, is a critically important number in the world of finance. It is the basis for hundreds of trillions of dollars in contracts around the world. These include everything from complex derivatives to home mortgage loans.

According to calculations from the Federal Reserve, the estimated exposure for U.S. dollar LIBOR alone is approximately $200 trillion. Despite that large number, the underlying transactions that help determine LIBOR are a mere fraction of this amount. The rate is primarily based on submissions by certain banks based on what they estimate they would be charged to borrow from one another.

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Analyzing the Current and Future Impacts of COVID-19 on CRE

Originally published on November 16, 2020, by Linda Strowbridge for NAIOP's Blog

In “Midyear Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on the U.S. Commercial Real Estate Development,” commissioned by the NAIOP Research Foundation, Stephen S. Fuller, Ph.D., professor emeritus at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, detailed changes in different commercial real estate sectors and described how CRE could drive the recovery of the U.S. economy.

We asked him for further insights on what the government could do to facilitate growth in commercial real estate and what factors could influence the pace and strength of the recovery of the U.S. economy. 

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Support NAIOP and CRE in Charlotte

2021 Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

The Cornerstone Sponsorship program was created to support and enrich our chapter, while offering professionals and organizations an opportunity to participate in, and get more out of, our chapter activities and services.

The program is an excellent way to gain visibility while supporting the commercial real estate development industry in Charlotte. Sponsors are allowed to customize benefits based on the exposure you desire. Learn more or commit today by clicking on the button below.

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2020 CREW Network Benchmark Study: Gender and Diversity in Commercial Real Estate

CREW Network’s fourth benchmark study measures progress for women over the last 15 years and benchmarks diversity, equity, and inclusion in the industry.

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The purpose of this study is to guide women, Black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) and other diverse groups of people striving to advance their careers in the industry, inform companies and managers about the values and priorities of their employees, and enhance the research and data for organizations that desire greater diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

This project, in partnership with the MIT Center for Real Estate, is made possible by Capital One Commercial Banking, CREW Network Industry Research Program Partner and leading underwriter of the 2020 study.

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