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Portfolio Management / CRE

Using Robust Project Controls to Enhance Project Management

Bahadir Barbarosoglu, Program Manager, Linesight (Q3 2022)

Utilizing big data and project controls such as BIM or Digital Twins (DT) will help to mitigate any challenges and bring a project to completion on time and within budget. More

In Focus: “Golden Age” of Spec Development

Josh Wheeler, Senior Vice President , Stonemont Financial Group (Q3 2022)

The e-commerce revolution and its related supply chain challenges have created a surge in spec development of industrial and logistics space. More

A Look at Integrated Project Delivery From the Inside Out

Lauren Collier, Senior Associate, SSOE Group (Q3 2022)

A culture of teamwork and collaboration paves the way for the execution of integrated project delivery, which helps to cut costs and time while offering other advantages. More

People Power: How Talent Data Is Advancing Location-Based Decisions

Ashkahn Pajoohi, Senior Managing Director, Global Corporate Services, Newmark (Q2 2022)

Companies that embrace a talent-first approach using deep-mined data and analytics are more likely to attract the best and brightest, which can, in turn, help unlock the full value of their real estate portfolios. More

Supply Chain Disruptions and Construction Industry Transformation

Shawn Anderton , Operations Manager, Graycor and Brian Gallagher, Vice President, Corporate Development, Graycor (Q2 2022)

Planning ahead, running different scenarios, identifying labor needs, and employing technology will help to improve project costs and schedule on today’s jobsite. More

In Focus: The Impact of E-Commerce on Industrial Real Estate

Carolyn Salzer, Director, Logistics & Industrial Services, Cushman & Wakefield (Q2 2022)

E-commerce fulfillment often demands three to four times the logistics space of traditional brick-and-mortar retail replenishment. More

Front Line: Extreme Weather Events Factor into Location and Sustainability Decisions

Dan Emerson, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2022)

The risk of extreme weather events is increasingly being factored into companies’ location decisions, as are sustainability initiatives to reduce carbon emissions that contribute to global warming. More

Supply of Warehouse Space Yet to Meet Demand

A.J. Washeleski, Business Development, Kirco Manix (Q1 2022)

A lack of warehouse space in growth markets — driven by the surge in e-commerce — is being exacerbated by a scarcity of building materials and their skyrocketing costs. More

Shaping Compliance for Your New Biomanufacturing Facility

Roger Humphrey, Division President, Life Sciences, JLL (Q4 2021)

If you have a new biomanufacturing site in the works, you can open doors to a productive, compliance-forward facility with these strategies. More

In Focus: A PFAS State of Mind

Bina Joshi, Partner, Schiff Hardin (Q4 2021)

While the law concerning PFAS is still in flux, property owners and operators need to consider its implications. More

In Focus: The Future of Sustainability in Real Estate

Kristin Mueller, COO, JLL Property Management (Q4 2021)

As they realize the impact the built world has on the environment, companies are increasingly transitioning to cleaner, greener facilities and operations. More

In Focus: The Challenge of Finding Improved Land

Lee Loftis, National Director, Land Acquisitions, Mohr Capital (Q4 2021)

Because improved land is hard to come by, more investors and developers are evaluating true greenfield opportunities in far outer rings of major markets. More

In Focus: Facilitating Commercial Real Estate Transactions Using Technology

Anthony Romano, CEO, CREtelligent (Q3 2021)

By using emerging technologies to expedite the due diligence process, commercial real estate managers can save time and money, while managing risk. More

Location Economics as an Emerging Driver of Private Equity Decisions

Jacob Everett , Credit & Incentives Practice, McGuire Sponsel and Steve Brunson, Principal, McGuire Sponsel (Q3 2021)

As they evaluate where to expand and which operations to relocate, private equity groups are increasingly evaluating location-specific factors. More

Keys to Successful Capital Project Delivery

Shawn Buchanan, Vice President/General Manager, Graycor and John Trussell, Operations Manager, Graycor Southern (Q3 2021)

Early collaboration between team members will help to keep a project on track and eliminate added costs. More

In Focus: How to Compete in the Industrial Real Estate Gold Rush

Alexis Dénommée-Godin,  Real Estate Product Manager , Nakisa (Q3 2021)

The options for space and buildings within the world of industrial real estate are getting smaller. More

What’s Driving Record Industrial Real Estate Demand

Jason Tolliver, Managing Director, Investor Services, Cushman & Wakefield (Q1 2021)

A boom in e-commerce and shifting population densities as well increasing transportation costs are making industrial real estate a “can’t miss.” More

Strategies for Accelerating Project Execution

Brandon Darroch, Southeast Division Manager and Senior Associate, SSOE and Brian Arend, Senior Associate, SSOE (Q1 2021)

Pandemic-related project delays have prompted manufacturers to investigate alternative project-delivery approaches to make up for lost time. More

Front Line: Climate Change Concerns Begin to Take Center Stage

Karen Thuermer, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2020)

Locations that invest in resilience measures against climate change and catastrophic weather may be more attractive to investors. More

Trends in Office and Industrial Parks

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2020)

Allowing employees to continue to work remotely and possible moves to the less densely populated suburbs are among the factors that will affect corporate real estate in 2021. More

Attaining a Big-Picture Perspective With a Facility Master Plan

Michael Verdier , Vice President & Market Leader, Integrated Industrial Design (IID), BHDP Architecture (Q4 2020)

Don’t attempt a manufacturing site and facility master plan without these “must haves.” More

Four Site Factors That Can Derail Your Construction Budget

Steve Doak, Senior Estimator, Hoar Construction (Q4 2019)

Although sitework is expensive, most of the expense can be planned and accounted for if your contractor is on board early in the construction process. More

Opportunity Zones Can Uplift Communities and Investors Alike

Stephanie Few, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (Q2 2019)

Stephanie Yarbrough, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson, spoke with Area Development following her presentation on qualified opportunity zones and stimulating investment in low-income communities at our Miami Consultants Forum. More

Working with Communities to Earn a Welcoming Reception

Donald F. Smith, Jr., RIDC of Southwestern Pennsylvania (Q2 2019)

Understanding a community’s dynamics and getting its leaders and residents invested in a company’s location plans will lead to a successful project and long-term benefits for all. More

Late-Cycle Site Selection: Risk Management Principles

Misty Ponce, Principal and National Client Manager, Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. (Q1 2019)

If your company chooses an asset that calls for renovation or adaptive reuse, risk management needs to be an important component of your strategy. More

In Focus: Rise of Natural Disasters Affecting CRE Markets

Rick Kalvoda, Senior EVP, Altus Group (Q1 2019)

With the rise in natural disasters over the past few years and as climate change continues to be a challenge, natural disaster resiliency is top of mind for commercial property executives. More

Collaborative Project Delivery Increases Efficiency and Cuts Design/Construction Costs

Mary Stepnick, AIA, PMP, SSOE and Todd Alsdorf , SSOE (Q4 2018)

When design/construction teams and owners work together as a cohesive unit, the results include lower costs, higher efficiency, and a smoother workflow. More

The Ins and Outs of Working With an Architectural / Engineering Firm

John Wharton, Director of Project Delivery Excellence, Gresham Smith  (Q4 2018)

It’s important that clients new to working with an A/E firm understand their standard business processes in order to achieve a successful capital project. More

The Calculus of Master Planning an Industrial Site Project

Alan H. Cobb, CEO & President, Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. (Q4 2018)

Effective master planning results in seamless construction projects and builds the momentum for lean, concise operations and continued success. More

Due Diligence: Thoroughly Investigating the Technical Aspects of a Site

Alexandra Segers, General Manager, Tochi Advisors (Q2 2018)

By carefully examining site conditions/logistics, environmental regulations/risk, as well as the area surrounding the chosen site, companies can avoid delays and cost overruns. More

What Corporate Executives Need To Know When Making Location Decisions

Donald F. Smith, Jr., RIDC of Southwestern Pennsylvania (Q4 2017)

Companies should look to their landlords or developers of their facilities for several attributes, key among them being reliability, flexibility, and a sense of partnership. More

Technological and Other Changes Steering Logistics Decisions

Bill Luttrell, Director of Corporate Real Estate, Werner Enterprises, Inc. (Q4 2017)

For manufacturing and distribution…it’s logistics, logistics, logistics, which is revolutionizing the supply chain — including the location decision process. More

In Focus: Doing Business Without Talking — Millennials’ Impact on CRE

Brian Zrimsek, Industry Principal, MRI Software (Q4 2017)

Those involved in corporate real estate are increasingly adopting a digital approach to conducting business. More

Scheduling, Planning & Front-End Loading (FEL) Can Keep Projects Open During Construction

Gavin Kaleta, Mechanical Department Manager, SSOE (Q3 2017)

Early engineering paves the way for feasible, cost-efficient repair and renovation projects. More

New FASB Lease Standard Targets Real Estate Conflicts of Interests

Howard Ecker, President & CEO, Howard Ecker + Company (Q3 2017)

It’s time for CFOs to act to protect themselves from brokers who are working both ends of a real estate deal by securing a “No Conflict Assurance Statement” from their agents. More

Greater Predictability, Fewer Surprises Through Use of BIM for Front-End Planning

David Hardy, Preconstruction Facilities Manager, O'Neal and Brian Gallagher, Vice President, Corporate Development, Graycor (Q2 2017)

Using building information modeling (BIM) during pre-construction planning now leads to lower risk and improved predictability during the actual construction phase of a facility. More

Navigating Uncharted Waters: 5 Trends Affecting Capital Investment Plans

Josh Bays, Principal, Site Selection Group, LLC (Q1 2017)

A new administration in Washington, escalating wages, and a dwindling supply of industrial real estate are just some of the trends that may cause companies to take a wait-and-see approach to capital investment. More

Should “Urbanization” Drive the Location Decision?

Brian Corde, Managing Partner, Atlas Insight (Directory 2017)

Companies have been following the millennial talent pipeline to the urban locales this population cohort prefers, but as this group ages their lifestyle preferences — and your company’s location choices — may change. More

Critical Site Selection Factor #4: Occupancy OR Construction Costs

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2016)

It’s easy to see why occupancy or construction costs are a factor that a lot of people are keeping an eye on...these costs are trending upward. More

Adaptive Reuse and Infill Projects Change the Urban Landscape

Michael McCormick, President & CEO, McCormick Construction (Q3 2016)

Although there are some challenges to adaptive reuse and infill projects, they can help to develop creative office space in historic, vibrant metro areas, while boosting ROI and environmental sustainability, and catering to the local community and talent pool. More

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