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What You’re Reading: Top Blog Hits in 2019

You’re in good company! A little more than halfway through 2019, the NAIOP Market Share blog has surpassed last year’s readership and emerged as a can’t-miss read for CRE professionals. Catch up on our top five most-read posts published this year, and check back weekly for fresh content. Don’t miss a post by subscribing and having updates delivered directly to your mailbox.

5. Leadership Lessons for Megadeals and Recessions (June 2019) – At I.CON West 2019, Molly McShane, COO for The McShane Companies, interviewed Phil Hawkins, former CEO of DCT Industrial Trust, for the opening keynote. Read Hawkins’ insights into the strategy behind DCT’s IPO and eventual sale to Prologis, where he’d invest in the industrial market today, and his thoughts on effective leadership.

4. How to Capitalize on 5G Upgrades with your Cell Site Tenants (April 2019) – 5G is expected to exponentially increase the speeds at which we receive and transmit data over our mobile devices, but U.S. carriers will need to make significant technology upgrades to make it a reality. Read how since the majority of cell sites are located on commercial real estate properties, the forecasted wave of 5G upgrades presents an opportunity for property owners who have cell sites to increase the rent they receive from their cell site tenant.

3. North American Industrial Forecast Sees Growth on Horizon (February 2019) – Cushman & Wakefield’s 2019 North American Industrial Outlook report shows that continued double-digit growth in e-commerce will boost demand for industrial properties through 2020, including urban depots, sortation hubs and cold storage facilities. Read about how finding qualified workers will remain a major challenge – and the ones hired could command higher wages. 

2. The Top 20 U.S. Counties for Opportunity Zone Investment (May 2019) – The inclusion of the Investing in Opportunity Act in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has sparked a lot of excitement among investors, local institutions and community leaders looking to redirect dormant capital gains into distressed or developing communities that could match the criteria for Opportunity Zones. Read about COMMERCIALCafé’s study that asked which of the 8,764 eligible tracts might prove the most attractive to prospective investors.

1. Administration Aims to Make Environmental Permitting Easier (March 2019) – Infrastructure plays a crucial role in the commercial real estate industry. The location and quality of roads, bridges and other types of transportation are a key determinant of where real estate investments are made, and of the value of property as a whole. Read about how the White House is moving forward with a new set of guidelines aimed at streamlining the permitting process for large infrastructure projects.

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