The race to attract quality labor has led industrial developers and users to focus increasingly on wellness-oriented design and features, but that shift has become all the more important in recent months as occupiers look to keep employees safe from COVID-19.
Despite the ongoing adverse impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, some experts report that the macroeconomic trends are looking favorable nationally, and especially for New Jersey, but it’s going to be pretty slow going. Marked differences exist among the various sectors, not all of which have bottomed out yet.
Industrial space remains a coveted asset class for investors, despite questions about short-term rent growth and other uncertainties in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
More than 1,000 industry professionals have registered for this week’s I.CON event, NAIOP’s flagship conference for the industrial sector, despite its move this year to a virtual format. And with an industry that appears to be as bullish as ever, organizers believe they can still deliver the kind of experience and value that attendees have to come to expect from the annual gathering.
Current and accurate data on population shifts and consumer spending enables the real estate industry, government officials and businesses to make informed choices on investments and resource allocation.
Industrial real estate is still surging as commercial real estate’s hottest property type, and that’s no more evident than right here in New Jersey, providing a chance to showcase the innovation and creativity that’s taking place in the industry.
April 22 is Earth Day, always a great time to reflect on what we as citizens can do to make the planet a little greener: reducing waste, conserving energy, reusing or donating products and recycling.
Commercial real estate faces no shortage of disruptive forces, a panel of industry leaders told NAIOP New Jersey last week, citing everything from ridesharing services and automation to changing corporate and consumer preferences.
As Dave Gibbons wraps up his two-year term as NAIOP New Jersey’s president, he says the organization has made strides with public policy goals such as a new performance bond law and liquor license reform, while growing to nearly 850 members to become the association’s sixth-largest chapter in the country. But he believes there is always more work to be done in both the legislative arena and when it comes to networking and recruitment.