Ed Finkel, NAIOP Corporate

Ed Finkel

NAIOP Corporate

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Past articles by Ed:

What Will 2023 Bring for CRE?

As the calendar turns to 2023, what’s ahead for the commercial real estate field? We talked to several NAIOP Distinguished Fellows and Research Foundation Governors to get their forecasts for the next 12 months. → Read More

How Supply Chain and Logistics Drive Site Selection

Supply chain, logistics and transportation play a major role in site selection for industrial real estate, which has been disrupted along with many other economic sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic but remains in a strong position overall, said Adam Roth, CCI, SIOR, executive vice president of NAI Hiffman, at CRE:Converge 2022. Corporations make site selection decisions by balancing the costs of… → Read More

Strategies to Identify and Develop New Talent in a Tight Labor Market

How does the labor supply impact investment, site selection and development at a time when workers have become more of a scarce resource than at any time in recent memory? Panelists grappled with that question in a CRE.Converge 2022 session moderated by Bret Swango, CFA, senior vice president at Colliers. Swango set the stage by noting that a recent Deloitte survey found that the labor shortage… → Read More

Supply Chain Disruption Demands New Approaches

Supply chain disruption over the past few years has been the mother of innovation across a host of freight carrier modes as well as the industries they serve. Panelists traded ideas about supply chain disruption and innovation and provided a look into the pain points they faced and solutions they’ve found at CRE.Converge 2022 this week. At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the shutdowns… → Read More

Ports, Intermodal Facilities Spur Trade, Commercial Development

The volume of world trade has grown 80-fold since 1950, yet world GDP has only grown 10-fold, which has meant the need for expanded intermodal infrastructure. Eight million containers were shipped into U.S. ports in 1980, a figure that has exploded to nearly 45 million today, said Walter Kemmsies, managing director, economist and chief strategist at JLL’s U.S. Ports, Airports and Global… → Read More

As Pace of Last Mile Delivery Quickens, Distance Could Shorten

The last mile of retail delivery could become a matter of feet and inches as new models of urban fulfillment centers spring up, according to panelists at the “The Accelerating Pace of Last Mile Delivery” session at CRE.Converge 2017. This could help retailers and e-tailers meet customer demands for not only same-day but same-hour delivery. E-commerce sales hit $395 billion in 2016, a 15.6… → Read More

Panelists Map Out Next Generation of Sustainability

Commercial real estate companies will benefit financially and otherwise from sustainable building concepts like rechargeable battery power, data to protect against extreme weather events, steps toward Net Zero energy use, and benchmarking performance using various third-party sustainability measures, according to panelists on the “Sustainability: The Next Generation” session at CRE.Converge… → Read More

Timber, Glass-on-aluminum Provide Unique Structures, Facades

They might not be the cheapest or easiest materials to work with, but commercial developers who want their structures to stand out from the pack should look at unusual choices like cross-laminated timber or prefabricated glass-on-aluminum panels in constructing their next office building or hospital, said panelists at the session on “Cutting-edge Building Skins and Structures” at CRE.Converge… → Read More

“They’ll Have to Drag Me Out Kicking and Screaming:” DACA Recipients Make Plans

They face choices to stay and fight, slip back into the shadows, or make a sorrowful exit. → Read More