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Office Pr​operty Trends

Top 6 Commercial Real Estate Trends (Globest, Jun. 8, 2018)

3 Commercial Real Estate Trends To Watch In 2018 (Forbes, Jan. 2018)

Why 2017 will be the year of office construction, (Construction Dive, Jan. 24, 2017)

Co-working’s impact on office real estate, (REIT.com, Jan. 18, 2017)

8 factors that create healthier offices, (Buildings, Nov. 16, 2016)

Is your office layout causing gender bias?, (Fast Company, Oct. 31, 2016)

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)

Useful We​bsites

irem.org — Institute of Real Estate Management

ccim.com — Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute

sior.com — Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®

uli.org — Urban Land Institute

boma.org — Building Owners and Managers Association

naiop.org — National Association of Industrial and Office Properties

crewnetwork.org — CREW

eBooks &​ Other Resources


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

Commercial real estate investing (eBook)

The commercial real estate tsunami (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)

How to win in commercial real estate investing (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)

Office building safety and health (eBook)

Wealth opportunities in commercial real estate (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)

Books, Videos, Research Reports & More

The resources below are available for loan through Member Support. 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 Member Support 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

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