Author:

Kathryn Hamilton, CAE

Kathryn Hamilton, CAE, is Vice President for Marketing and Communications at NAIOP Corporate.
The Institutionalization of Industrial Outdoor Storage
The industrial outdoor storage (IOS) space has evolved significantly over the last 10-15 years, yet many are still unfamiliar with these unique sites. A panel of IOS investors shared their insights into the future of this sector, from the investment cycle to acquisition/disposition, and when it might be considered an institutionalized product class at I.CON East.
Industrial Market Outlook for the Eastern US
A powerhouse panel of industrial experts took to the stage at NAIOP’s I.CON East to discuss the state of East Coast industrial markets, what challenges are ahead, how macroeconomic factors could impact the sector, and what opportunities are on the horizon.
Autonomous Everything: AI, the Future, and What We Can Do About It
Firms are using AI, statistical analysis and machine learning every day, said I.CON West keynote and futurist Greg Lindsay. It has historically been thought of able to achieve “what humans can’t do,” but that mark is constantly shifting. It’s most successful in what Lindsay calls a “centaur model,” in which humans and AI working together are more powerful than either can be apart.
RBC Gateway: Soaring to New Heights in Minneapolis
Standing 37 stories in downtown Minneapolis is RBC Gateway, the first Class A office building constructed in the city since 2001. Members of the NAIOP National Forums enjoyed a tour of this facility during the National Forums Symposium held this week in Minneapolis.
Industrial Outdoor Storage: Tips for Making these Unique Sites Succeed
Primarily used for the storage of trucks, trailers, containers, large equipment and materials, industrial outdoor storage (IOS) is a unique property type that comes with its share of challenges. A panel of IOS experts took the stage at I.CON West this week in Long Beach, California, to walk attendees through the pressures of this industrial-zoned land and why it’s important to an overall logistics portfolio.
Economic Trends, Risks and the Industrial Market
By a show of hands, I.CON West keynote speaker Christine Cooper, Ph.D., managing director and chief U.S. economist with CoStar Group, polled attendees on their economic outlook – was it bright or bleak? The group responded largely positively, with most indicating they felt the economy was doing better than not.
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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