Shawn Moura


Shawn Moura, Ph.D.

As NAIOP Research Director, Shawn Moura manages the NAIOP Research Foundation research committee and day-to-day operations of the Foundation’s research projects.
Examining Manufacturing’s Impact in U.S./Mexico Industrial Markets
NAIOP Research Foundation Governors, Visionaries and Distinguished Fellows met this spring in Minneapolis to discuss nearshoring/reshoring and possible research topics for future exploration. A panel discussion moderated by Garry Weiss, vice president and national director of business development and strategic initiatives, ARCO/Murray, examined how a rapid expansion in manufacturing capacity is affecting industrial real estate markets in the U.S. and Mexico.
NAIOP Skills Survey: Preferred Degree Programs and Credentials
To assess how real estate and development degree programs are perceived in comparison to others, respondents to a NAIOP survey who self-identified as holding management positions were asked to evaluate how they would view hypothetical job applicants with different academic credentials.
NAIOP Survey Provides Insight into Skills Most Important to CRE Development
In June, NAIOP surveyed member developers, building owners, investors and asset managers to examine the skills and credentials that are most important to development-related professions. Survey questions were designed to capture the perspectives of both managers and non-management professionals, and to evaluate which skills are most important to early-career and mid-career professionals.
Boston’s Epicenter of Tech and Life Sciences
NAIOP National Forums members attending last week’s annual Symposium had the opportunity to tour several projects in the office and life science markets in East Cambridge, Somerville and the greater Boston market.
Industrial Development Responds to Cooling Debt Markets
At CRE.Converge 2022 this week, panelists Patti Miller, vice president at E.E. Reed Construction; Michael Anderson, senior project manager at DLR Group; Keith Largay, senior managing director and Chicago office co-head at JLL; and Carolyn Salzer, director and head of Americas logistics and industrial research at Cushman and Wakefield discussed current trends in goods distribution […]
Executives Discuss the Opportunities and Challenges That Will Shape the Future of Industrial Real Estate
A panel of executives at leading industrial development firms shared their outlooks for the future of industrial real estate at NAIOP’s I.CON West: The Industrial Conference this week in Long Beach, California. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of e-commerce and demand for industrial real estate over the last two years, creating new opportunities […]
Industrial Space Shortage in Southern California Propels Demand for Redevelopment
Low industrial vacancy rates and high rents, combined with a limited supply of undeveloped land in the Southern California market, are leading more developers to turn to conversion and redevelopment to meet record demand for industrial space. Zac Sakowski, senior managing director at JLL, and Jake Smith, vice president of leasing and development at Duke […]
Port of Long Beach: America’s Second Largest Port Handles Record Trade Volume
The neighboring ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have attracted substantial attention from the press, economists and industrial real estate developers as a surge in imports during the COVID-19 pandemic continues unabated. Increased shipments have translated to long lines of container ships anchored off the coast of Southern California and similar congestion within each […]
The Outlook for Capital Markets and Industrial Real Estate
Low cap rates and rapidly rising rents reflect industrial real estate’s status as the leading sector in commercial real estate development. Record levels of capital are flowing to industrial real estate while tenants are willing to pay higher rents to secure additional inventory and shorten delivery timelines. Kevin Welsh, executive managing director at Newmark; Juan […]
An Evolving Landscape for Middle- and Last-Mile Logistics
Middle- and last-mile solutions are key for meeting the increasing needs and expectations of customers in urban areas expecting quick turnaround from the click of ordering products online to the knock on their door of final delivery. During a session at I.CON East, Rob Kossar, vice chairman and head of northeast industrial region at JLL; […]