Development of office, warehouse/industrial and retail spaces is a powerful economic engine, building communities, creating jobs and advancing the economy.

Developing real estate from start to finish can be a very exciting career choice. Developers are entrepreneurs who oversee, plan and control projects from start to finish, often responsible for commercial real estate projects which may include office, retail, leisure and warehouse/industrial projects. The impact of new development of commercial real estate – office, industrial, warehouse and retail – has grown to support 9.2 million American jobs and contributes $1.14 trillion to the U.S. GDP in 2019 and generated $396.4 billion in salaries and wages.



What’s the demand for industrial and office space?
NAIOP’s innovative space demand forecasts explain how CRE space is consumed and projects demand for the future.
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Diversity shapes our industry, businesses and communities.
NAIOP’s valuable diversity resources guide the industry in expanding its viewpoints and engaging new voices.
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Read a trusted source on the latest CRE trends.
Development magazine covers trends, news, outlooks and case studies on CRE’s leading projects.
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What’s the 12-month outlook for CRE?
The NAIOP Sentiment Index captures CRE leaders’ sentiment and predicts general industry conditions over the next year.
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Stay on top of CRE news and views.
Market Share blog offers outlooks on the economy, industry trends, technology and innovation.
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Find a Job in Commercial Real Estate Development

Use NAIOP’s partnership with SelectLeaders – the industry’s top resource for job postings and career-related resources – to find your next position in the NAIOP Career Center.
NAIOP Career Center

Founded in 1967, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has evolved into one of North America’s largest, most prestigious and valuable commercial real estate organizations.  It is the leading organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 19,000+ members and provides strong advocacy, education and business opportunities through a powerful North American network.

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