SIOR represents the world’s most elite real estate professionals in industrial and office.

We strive to not only be leaders in business, but also to inform and inspire leaders across our industry. In that pursuit, SIOR has created the Thought Leadership Series to apprise readers of the latest technological advances, current and projected trends, and solutions to the issues affecting businesses today. The thought leadership series aims to educate and ensure the continued growth and evolution of Commercial Real Estate. The Series will feature collaborations with the best and brightest minds throughout CRE to produce thought-provoking and educational content, research, and topic briefs.

DesignFlex 2030

The DesignFlex2030 initiative is a joint research venture of SIOR, the SIOR Foundation, and the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) focusing on increasing corporate real estate facility flexibility.

    Roadmap for Change: The Flexible Distribution Facilities Network of the Future is part of the DesignFlex2030 initiative, commissioned by IAMC and SIOR with funding from the SIOR Foundation, to explore new design approaches that could lead to more flexible, adaptable, and sustainable industrial facilities in the future.
    Rx For Change: The Flexible Biopharma Facility of the Future
This paper is part of the DesignFlex2030 series, commissioned by SIOR, the SIOR Foundation,  and IAMC  to explore design approaches  that could lead to more flexible, adaptable, and sustainable industrial facilities  in the future. 
    Recipe For Change:The Flexible Food Processing Plant of the Future
This paper is part of the DesignFlex2030 series, commissioned by SIOR, the SIOR Foundation, and IAMC  to explore design approaches  that could lead to more flexible, adaptable, and sustainable industrial facilities  in the future.  
    Designing Flexibility Into the Industrial Workplace
This paper explores how flexibility in design can help  empty or underused buildings get more use.

White Papers

    Blockchain and Commercial Real Estate
As blockchain becomes an accepted aspect of business aspirations and common vernacular, industries must examine how this technology of today could improve or hinder everyday practices. In commercial real estate, an industry once considered inflexible, Spielman sees various areas of opportunity.  
    The 2017 NAR Commercial Report Alert covers a range of risks and trends in the industry as identified by leaders in commercial real estate.
    Industrial Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI z65.2-2012). SIOR collaborated with BOMA to produce this updated measurement standard for industrial buildings. It details procedures for determining areas of industrial buildings using two dominant North American-observed market measurement practices: the Drip Line Methodology and the Exterior Wall Methodology. Get the standards here.

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