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Just Announced: Officecast is Coming Nov. 9-10

Date: Monday, November 9, 2020 - Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Where: Virtual

The world is re-examining how we go to work, and the implications for the office sector can’t be overstated. Prepare for the paradigm shift at Office cast 2020.

Hear from leaders in the space about how to adapt to the radical shifts in work habits and tenant demands; the powerful, practical technologies critical for a healthy workplace; the state of capital markets; potential untapped submarket stars, and more.

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Register Today! Tracking Trends and Tangents Webinar on Oct 20

Tracking Trends and Tangents as We Reimagine
Our Post-Pandemic Economy (and Lives)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am


As COVID continues to take a toll on the world, come learn about real estate repurposing, relocating people and companies, reshoring, remote everything, robots, ROI, and rising risk during this virtual event on the state of the economy and gain insight into what it will now look like over the next couple of years. Submit questions in advance here.

Our Presenter

Ted Abarnathy PhotoTed Abernathy is the Managing Partner of Economic Leadership LLC, a consultancy that is currently working in more than a dozen states to develop economic and workforce strategies. Ted has 35 years of experience in directing economic development and workforce development programs. From 2008-2013, Ted was the Executive Director of the Southern Growth Policies Board, a 42-year old public policy think tank that provided economic development research, strategy, and marketing advice, to states and communities across the South. He also served as an economic development policy advisor to the Southern Governors Association. Read More.

Event Sponsor Opportunity

 
Increase your company visibility and bring more people! Receive five (5) registrations for $150 plus be recognized on the event webpage, on event email promotions, and during the event. Click here to confirm today!
 

Registration

 
Registration for members is $25 and $35 for non-members through October 15. Beginning October 16, the registration fee will increase to $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Prior registration is required. Zoom details will be sent 24 hours in advance of the event.
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Questions

 
If you have questions about the event, please contact the NAIOP Charlotte office at [email protected]
 

Registration is Open! Post-Pandemic Economy Trends and Tangents is on October 20

Tracking Trends and Tangents as We Reimagine
Our Post-Pandemic Economy (and Lives)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am


As COVID continues to take a toll on the world, come learn about real estate repurposing, relocating people and companies, reshoring, remote everything, robots, ROI, and rising risk during this virtual event on the state of the economy and gain insight into what it will now look like over the next couple of years. Submit questions in advance here.

Our Presenter

Ted Abarnathy PhotoTed Abernathy is the Managing Partner of Economic Leadership LLC, a consultancy that is currently working in more than a dozen states to develop economic and workforce strategies. Ted has 35 years of experience in directing economic development and workforce development programs. From 2008-2013, Ted was the Executive Director of the Southern Growth Policies Board, a 42-year old public policy think tank that provided economic development research, strategy, and marketing advice, to states and communities across the South. He also served as an economic development policy advisor to the Southern Governors Association. Read More.

Event Sponsor Opportunity

 
Increase your company visibility and bring more people! Receive five (5) registrations for $150 plus be recognized on the event webpage, on event email promotions, and during the event. Click here to confirm today!
 

Registration

 
Registration for members is $25 and $35 for non-members through October 15. Beginning October 16, the registration fee will increase to $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Prior registration is required. Zoom details will be sent 24 hours in advance of the event.
Click Here to Register

 

Questions

 
If you have questions about the event, please contact the NAIOP Charlotte office at [email protected]
 

New Report: Recession Produces Headwinds for Industrial Real Estate

Originally published by Dr. Hany Guirguis, Manhattan College and Dr. Timothy Savage, New York University on August 2020 for NAIOP Research Foundation

COVID-19 Spurs Demand for E-Commerce, but Recession Produces Headwinds for Industrial Real Estate

The U.S. macroeconomic landscape has deteriorated significantly since NAIOP’s February 2020 Industrial Space Demand Forecast. Most notably, the economy entered a recession that is likely to continue through the end of the year. Although industrial real estate has outperformed other commercial property types this year due to a surge in e-commerce, broader macroeconomic indicators suggest industrial space absorption will decline sharply in Q3 2020 and then rebound to positive levels in Q2 2021 (see Figure 1).

After spreading quickly within the New York tri-state area, the COVID-19 pandemic moved south and west to states such as Arizona, Florida and Texas. As of mid-August, U.S. states and municipalities continue to implement a patchwork of public safety orders and partial lockdowns on business activity. Solutions to this crisis depend on the development and distribution of a successful vaccine; three candidate vaccines will soon enter large-scale trials.

Prior to the pandemic, CRE was already being disrupted by several major economic trends, in particular the growth of e-commerce. In part, this was driven by the economic efficiency of e-commerce distribution over traditional brick-and-mortar retail.1 The pandemic will likely accelerate the transition of retail sales online, which will continue to drive long-term demand for industrial space. In urban and suburban communities, same-day and next-day delivery through e-commerce will support industrial absorption. The automation of physical tasks within warehouses and distribution centers has the potential to increase their efficiency, further contributing to e-commerce’s competitive advantage over traditional retail.2

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Webinar Aug. 27: What the New NAIOP Industrial Space Demand Forecast Tells Us

Join us on Thursday, August 27th during the Industrial Space Demand: What the Latest NAIOP Forecast Tells Us Webinar at 2:00PMEDT.  Although industrial real estate has outperformed other commercial property types this year, thanks in part to rising e-commerce sales, unprecedented economic indicators suggest U.S. industrial space net absorption may decline to negative levels during the next three quarters. What factors contribute to this projected decline, when will it rebound, and what does it mean for the industrial real estate sector?

To identify linkages between overall economic activity and the demand for industrial real estate, forecast authors Dr. Hany Guirguis, professor, economics & finance, Manhattan College and Dr. Tim Savage, clinical assistant professor, NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate, will walk us through the numbers, provide an overview of their forecasting process and engage in a live Q&A session with attendees.

Speakers

  • Dr. Hany Guirguis - Professor of Economics and Finance
  • Dr. Timothy Savage - Clinical Assistant Professor of Real Estate

 

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Register Today! Get Seasoned Advice, Discuss Best Practices, and Forge Strong Relationships is on August 24

Take a quick look at an opportunity to create your own personal advisory board. The National Forums brings together industry professionals in select groups to share deep industry knowledge, develop successful business strategies, and build long-term relationships. Learn from NAIOP members about their experiences and how they use their Forum to create impactful relationships for your business

Our Panelists

Learn more about the General, Limited, and Developing Leaders Forums and tap into a wealth of resources. The application deadline is August 31, 2020.

Registration
This event is offered to NAIOP Charlotte members only at no charge. Prior registration is required. ZOOM login information will be sent two (2) hours prior to the event.
 
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Questions
If you have questions about the Virtual Panel, please contact the NAIOP Charlotte office at [email protected].

Rescheduled – You Can Still Register! Virtual Lending Panel Now on Monday, 8/3

Virtual Panel – Are Lenders Lending?
Monday, August 3, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00pm | Zoom Meeting

Rescheduled - still time to register! Virtual Panel will now be held this upcoming Monday!

Registration for members is $10 and $20 for non-members. Prior registration is required.


With the myriad of factors in today’s market, hear a panel of experts discussing the present state of lending and find out where we are in the course of this hurricane. Is it still battering us? Are we looking outside to see if it’s over? Are we starting to clean up? Submit questions for the panel in advance here.

Our Panelists

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Questions
If you have questions about the Virtual Panel, please contact the NAIOP Charlotte office at [email protected].

Prices Increase Tomorrow for NAIOP Panel

Virtual Panel – Are Lenders Lending?
Monday, July 27, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00pm | Zoom Meeting

Registration Fees Increase Tomorrow!

Members are free and non-members are $15 through today, July 22.

Beginning tomorrow, July 23, the registration fee will increase to $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

With the myriad of factors in today’s market, hear a panel of experts discussing the present state of lending from different lenders’ perspectives on the present commercial lending environment. Submit questions for the panel in advance here. Prior registration is required.

Our Panelists

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Questions
If you have questions about the Virtual Panel, please contact the NAIOP Charlotte office at [email protected].

Virtual Panel – Are Lenders Lending?

Join us on Monday, July 27th as we hear a panel of experts discuss the present state of lending from different lenders’ perspectives on the present commercial lending environment. Submit questions for the panel in advance here.

Panelists

Registration

Registration for members will be free and $15 for non-members through July 22. Beginning July 23, the registration fee will increase to $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Prior registration is required.

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Apply for NAIOP’s National Forums Program

The National Forums program brings together industry professionals in select groups to share industry knowledge, develop successful business strategies and build strong relationships in a confidential and non-competitive setting. Learn more about this unique opportunity and apply for appointment today. 

The Forums provide a unique opportunity for members to openly discuss project challenges, business opportunities and lessons-learned in a confidential and non-competitive setting. Over time, fellow members become a trusted circle of advisors.

The National Forums are an excellent way to become involved, stay in touch and develop new connections with key industry leaders.

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A New Look at Market Tier and Ranking Systems Webinar

Primary Markets, Gateway Cities, Tier 1 Metros – we’ve all heard of them, and many commercial real estate professionals use them to group cities and markets together. Are these terms simply describing the flow of capital, or directing investment away from opportunities in other cities? How do they differ for commercial, industrial or residential properties? This webinar will share takeaways from a recent report from the NAIOP Research Foundation and discuss conclusions on the definitions, uses, advantages and disadvantages of sorting and ranking markets into tiers.

Speakers: 
Maria Sicola
Co-founding Partner, Citystream Solutions

Charles Warren, Ph.D.
Co-founding Partner, Citystream Solutions

Megan Weiner
Managing and Co-founding Partner, Citystream Solutions

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Preparing for a New Normal in Commercial Real Estate

Originally published on June 5, 2020 by Shawn Moura, Ph.D. 

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated social and economic changes that were underway before the outbreak, while also leading consumers, workers and employers to adopt new preferences and behaviors. Collectively, these changes will require that commercial real estate firms adopt new approaches to design, customer relations and business operations to be successful in the future. Christopher Lee, founder and CEO of CEL & Associates, offered his predictions for how the outbreak will reshape demand for commercial real estate in the U.S. and outlined steps that firms can take to remain competitive during a recent NAIOP webinar.

Lee observed that the commercial real estate market is currently about halfway through a downturn. Although the Federal Reserve’s intervention in credit markets and fiscal stimulus measures have mitigated some of the outbreak’s effects on the economy, “all of that is going to burn off fairly soon unless another economic stimulus comes forward.” Substantial economic uncertainty and fears about the coronavirus have paralyzed decision-making in most markets. Buyers are concerned about the pandemic’s effects on building revenues and expenses as well as potential liabilities from infections, and some may no longer be able to secure favorable financing for an acquisition. Sellers are uncertain whether they should sell now or wait out the pandemic, and are unsure whether they will have good options for investing the proceeds of a sale.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate Valuation and Leasing Webinar

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020
Time: 2:00PM/EDT

The economic disruptions from COVID-19 have had significant impact on the credit quality of tenants, building occupancy and demand from buyers, resulting in substantial uncertainty in the valuation of commercial real estate and complexity in the accounting for lease modifications.  John Thomas, CEO of Physicians Realty Trust, and Dennis Power, CFO of the Opus Group, will share their experiences with tenant collections, lease concessions, market demand, and the resulting impacts on real estate valuation across their market niches. Brent Maier will provide his view on the impacts he has seen in his role as the leader of Baker Tilly’s real estate transaction advisory services team while Mike Kamienski and David Jamiolkowski, also from Baker Tilly, will share their view of how these issues will impact financial reporting from a real estate impairment and lease accounting perspective. Don’t miss this discussion of critical topics so you understand the valuation and leasing impacts from COVID-19.

Speakers:

Mike Kamienski, Partner, CPA, Baker Tilly
David Jamiolkowski, Partner, CPA, Baker Tilly
Brent Maier, Managing Director, Baker Tilly
Dennis Power, CFO, Opus Group
John Thomas, CEO, Physicians Realty Trust

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June 15 Virtual Lunch With A Leader - Economic Development Pipeline

Economic Development Pipeline
Monday, June 15, 2020 | 12:00 – 12:45pm | Zoom Meeting
 

Grab your lunch and join this Lunch with a Leader virtually. During this webinar, hear about the various activities of our economic development organizations today. Are businesses looking to relocate to a warmer climate and different lifestyle? Is this our opportunity to thrive with relocations and expansions as businesses onshore more operations? What type of outreach and marketing campaigns are being developed to encourage interest?

 
Our Leaders
Tracy Dodson
City of Charlotte
Tracy Dodson

Robby Carney
Cabarrus Economic
Development Corporation

Donny Hicks, CEcD, CCIM
Gaston County Economic
Development Corporation
 
 
You are invited to submit questions in advance here.
 
 
Registration
This event is offered to NAIOP Charlotte members only at no charge. Prior registration is required. Zoom login information will be sent two (2) hours prior to the event.
 
 

Questions
If you have questions about the Virtual Lunch With a Leader, please contact the NAIOP Charlotte office at [email protected].

On-Demand Courses FREE through August 1

People are talking about NAIOP's courses... NAIOP continues to offer on-demand courses free for members through August 1. Here's some of the great feedback from course registrants so far.

No code is required, just log in with your NAIOP member ID to access the offer. Take up to 90 days to complete a course after registering.

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I.CON Virtual Closing Keynote Announced

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - Thursday, June 25, 2020
Where: Online

NAIOP's can't-miss industrial conference is going virtual!

This online conference, focused specifically on industrial real estate, will provide the critical knowledge you need – now more than ever – to keep you ahead of the curve and prepared for the post COVID-19 environment. While the delivery method has changed, the quality content and caliber of speakers are the same.

I.CON Virtual will be presented in afternoon sessions over three days. In between each session, you’ll enjoy robust networking using our video platform – as close to face-to-face as we can make it during a time of social distancing!

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate Valuation and Leasing Webinar

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM/EDT

The economic disruptions from COVID-19 have had significant impact on the credit quality of tenants, building occupancy and demand from buyers, resulting in substantial uncertainty in the valuation of commercial real estate and complexity in the accounting for lease modifications.  John Thomas, CEO of Physicians Realty Trust, and Dennis Power, CFO of the Opus Group, will share their experiences with tenant collections, lease concessions, market demand, and the resulting impacts on real estate valuation across their market niches. Brent Maier will provide his view on the impacts he has seen in his role as the leader of Baker Tilly’s real estate transaction advisory services team while Mike Kamienski and David Jamiolkowski, also from Baker Tilly, will share their view of how these issues will impact financial reporting from a real estate impairment and lease accounting perspective. Don’t miss this discussion of critical topics so you understand the valuation and leasing impacts from COVID-19.

Speakers:

Mike Kamienski, Partner, CPA, Baker Tilly
David Jamiolkowski, Partner, CPA, Baker Tilly
Brent Maier, Managing Director, Baker Tilly
Dennis Power, CFO, Opus Group
John Thomas, CEO, Physicians Realty Trust

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DLs Ask DLs: What’s Next for Us? Webinar

Join NAIOP Developing Leaders on Wednesday, June 3rd for a special webinar to talk with your peers about today’s COVID-driven climate and how its impacting our industry and your careers. Four DLs from the office, industrial and acquisitions sectors will take your questions, talk about how their companies are handling the pandemic’s effects, and how they believe it will reshape careers and the ways we do business. This is an exclusive program for NAIOP Developing Leaders only.

Moderator:
Kaitlin Goetzman, Senior Associate, Investments, The Brookdale Group

Speakers:
Greg Boler, Vice President Development, Transwestern Development, Logistics Group
Dallas Margeson, Associate, Office Leasing, Transwestern
Kelsey Perrin, Vice President, Heitman

Virtual Lunch with a Leader: Update from Elected Leadership

Join NAIOP Charlotte on Monday, June 1st at 12:00 pm as we learn about the quickly changing landscape at the federal and state levels in this legislative update. This Lunch with a Leader offers discussions on issues related to commercial estate development and around efforts to get the economy moving. Our special guests include:

Our Leaders
Congressman Dan Bishop
US House 9th District
Speaker Tim Moore
NC House 111th District
Representative Jason Saine
NC House 97th District
 
 
You are invited to submit questions in advance here.
 
 
Registration
This event is offered to NAIOP Charlotte members only at no charge. Prior registration is required. Zoom login information will be sent two (2) hours prior to the event.
 
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Questions
If you have questions about the Virtual Lunch With a Leader, please contact the NAIOP Charlotte office at [email protected].

Chapter Activities Keep Happening

Social distancing hasn’t stopped NAIOP Charlotte members from getting together (virtually) to continue to engage, learn, and socialize. Below are highlights from several recent member only events. A special thank you to our 2020 Cornerstone Sponsors. With their support, NAIOP Charlotte has been able to keep the conversations and information flowing during our time of social distancing.

March LWAL: Our first virtual Lunch with a Leader featured Taiwo Jaiyeoba and Alyson Craig from the City of Charlotte. Jaiyeobe and Craig shared how the city is adjusting to COVID-19 and keeping commercial development moving forward to maintain a healthy region.  If you were not able to participate in the webinar and would like to listen, click here to access the recording.

April DL Happy Hour: Our Developing Leaders are staying in touch and gathered via Zoom for a Friday afternoon Happy Hour last month. Ram Realty Services’ Rachel Krenz led a discussion on the developments in South End and later the conversation turned to how everyone is keeping busy during quarantine, recently watched shows and movies, and ideas about future DL events once mingling in person is possible.   

April LWAL: Last month, our Lunch with a Leader featured a panel of NAIOP Charlotte Board Members who shared perspectives on the commercial development market during the COVID-19 crisis. Panelists included Tom Coyle, Childress Klein; Alyson Craig, City of Charlotte; Steve McClure, Spectrum Companies; Patrick Pierce, Selwyn Property Group; and Chris Thomas, Childress Klein., Click here to access the recording.

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