Market Share

The Official Blog for Commercial Real Estate

Author: Kathryn Hamilton, CAE

Amazon Spheres Tour

Connecting With Nature in Amazon Spheres

In the middle of Amazon’s central campus in downtown Seattle are three orbicular structures filled with more than 40,000 plants that create a unique space for employees to gather, work and collaborate. They provide what the company says is often missing from a traditional workspace – a direct link to nature.

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Daniel Mallory and Jean Kane

Adopt or Adapt: Learning from Amazon’s Real Estate Approach

At NAIOP’s CRE.Converge this week in Seattle, Amazon Vice President for Worldwide Real Estate Daniel Mallory sat down for an in-depth chat with Jean Kane, former CEO of Colliers International-Minneapolis St. Paul and the incoming chair of the NAIOP Research Foundation. Kane asked Mallory about his perspectives on everything from the company’s sustainability efforts to today’s market challenges to future workforces and beyond.

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I.CON Cold Storage 2023 Tour

High-tech Solutions to Keeping Chocolates Cool at an Atlanta Cold Storage Facility

A 1.5 million-square-foot cold storage facility an hour south of Atlanta sits unassumingly among farmlands and other distribution warehouse facilities containing everything from mattresses to salad dressing to office supplies. Inside its doors though, racks and rows of premium chocolates are stacked high in an international chocolate producer’s distribution facility for the Southwest.

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Cold Storage leasing

Inside Industrial Cold Storage Leasing

Cold storage development often requires a specialized approach, and leasing is no exception. Five development and leasing experts closed out NAIOP’s I.CON Cold Storage in Atlanta with a look into the cold storage leasing market, demand drivers and growth expectations and the market outlook, among others.

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Capital Markets Keynote

Peeling Back the Onion of Capital Markets and Cold Storage Development

“Less than 2% of industrial space today is cold storage, and it probably needs to be at 15%. We’re not even in the first inning,” opened economist KC Conway in a keynote session at NAIOP’s I.CON Cold Storage. Using the analogy of peeling back an onion, Conway identified four cold storage and capital markets “layers” to “see what makes us sweat and what makes us cry.”

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Best practices in cold storage design

No One-size-fits-all Solution for Cold Storage Design and Construction

Understanding the many types of cold storage and controlled environments – food and beverage processing; food distribution; and public refrigerated warehousing – along with a plethora of product-specific terminologies, is the first step in diving into the world of its development. But there is much more to explore to understand the nuances of this sector.

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Seismic Shift in Office

Seismic Shift in Office: What’s Next 

The sluggish return to the office, financing and liquidity, and new ways of approaching the office sector were the predominant themes of an elite gathering of C-suite office owners, investors and developers. The conversation, spearheaded by NAIOP and hosted last week in New York City, explored the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. 

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Finding Potential in Forgotten Industrial Sites

How Split-level Industrial Could Work in Forgotten Industrial Sites

Every day, developers drive past prime industrial real estate sites that could be warehouse-perfect, were it not for the sloped grade that would cost too much to excavate to make the facility level. Enter a new solution: a split-level building that doubles the space by creating efficiencies in construction costs and land use.

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