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Congress

No Guarantees for Year-end Tax Legislation

While fighting in Congress over spending bills is nothing new, the heated politics surrounding this year’s federal government funding battle, and the resulting animosity if a government shutdown does materialize, could linger well beyond October and make reaching agreement on a tax bill all the more challenging.

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Warehouse exterior

Examining the Impact of Embodied Carbon in Industrial Real Estate

Every industry is being challenged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, especially with the U.S. government’s commitment to combat climate change and increase funding for these efforts. The construction industry has a considerable impact on global greenhouse gas emissions primarily due to its significant contributions to operational and embodied carbon, accounting for 28% and 11%, respectively, of total emissions.

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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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Cold storage end users

The Who, Where and Why of Cold Storage End Users

At I.CON Cold Storage, attendees had the opportunity to hear from four very different cold storage end users who shared their decision-making criteria, key priorities and needs for cold storage facilities today. “Cold storage is far from a catchall,” noted Chris Cummings, partner with OnPace Cold. “There’s a ton of variability in terms of temperatures, design, layout and requirements for each user.”

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Blue sky at the U.S. Capitol building

Swirling Political Forces Could Derail Passage of Federal Continuing Resolution

There are only 11 days when both the House and the Senate are scheduled to be in session before the current federal funding authorization expires. In most years, the House and Senate leadership would simply agree to a continuing resolution (CR) that maintains existing federal policy and holds funding at current levels for a certain period to prevent a government shutdown before Oct. 1. This year, however, is not following Congress’ standard operating procedure, and is reminiscent of the years when congressional leaders were powerless to rein in the political forces that led to government shutdowns.

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Downtown Minneapolis

Best Cities for Gen Z: Minneapolis Triumphs as No. 1

To help Gen Zers identify cities that align with their priorities, CommercialCafe analyzed major U.S. cities across a variety of key metrics. These included the Gen Z population share, educational attainment, affordability, eco-friendly commuting and park density. The results of this analysis created a comprehensive guide for Gen Zers who are looking for a city that values community, cost-effectiveness and sustainability.

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