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(Updated January 2016)

Get the latest on office building trends, such as cargotecture and much more in this updated field guide. (A. Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist)

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Office Pr​operty Trends

For best returns on office investment, follow STEM workers, (National Real Estate Investor, Jan. 8, 2016).

Office employment growth has not translated to robust leasing and rent growth: here’s why, (National Real Estate Investor, Jan. 4, 2016).

Minneapolis’ office building of the future will be made of, uh, wood?, (MinnPost, Feb. 24, 2015).

Awesome is the new buzz word when it comes to retrofits, (Real Estate Weekly, Jan. 28, 2015).

Iowa’s first net-zero building, (Buildings, Oct. 1, 2014).

Rhode Island office building is a masterwork of cargotecture, (Mother Nature Network, Aug. 26, 2014).

Think Big, (CIRE Magazine, July/Aug. 2014).

More San Francisco office building sales crack the $100-million mark and beyond, (San Francisco Business Times, July 22, 2014).

What’s next for Santiago Calatrava’s troubled Chicago Spire?, (Curbed Chicago, June 25, 2014).

How green was my office building?  Los Angeles tops EPA rankings, (Bloomberg Businessweek, Apr. 10, 2014).

Useful We​bsites — Institute of Real Estate Management — Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute — Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® — Urban Land Institute — Building Owners and Managers Association — National Association of Industrial and Office Properties — CREW

eBooks &​ Other Resources

The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:

Commercial real estate investing (Adobe eReader)

Office building safety and health (Adobe eReader)

Books, Videos, Research Reports & More

The resources below are available for loan through Information Services. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Services at 800-874-6500 for assistance.

Income/expense analysis: office buildings, (Chicago, IL: Institute of Real Estate Management, 2011). HD 1394 In7i

Green office buildings: a practical guide to development, (Washington D.C.: Urban Land Institute, 2005). NA 6230 G74

Before disaster strikes, (Chicago, IL: Institute of Real Estate Management, 2005). HC 62 In7bd

Field Guides & More

These field guides and other resources in the Virtual Library may also be of interest:

Field Guide to Commercial Green Buildings

Field Guide to Commercial Property Management

Information Central Blog

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