Boston – The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) of Massachusetts and the Society of Industrial Office Realtors (SIOR) Massachusetts chapter recently held its annual forecast meeting to a well-attended audience of developers, owners, and related professionals.
Doug Poutasse, executive vice president at Bentall Kennedy, began the NAIOP/SIOR Annual Forecast by providing a snapshot of the economy and its impact on the local real estate market.
A panel of Greater Boston’s leading market experts presented an analysis of the Massachusetts commercial sectors, with a special focus on office, industrial, and capital markets. The drivers and fundamentals behind the 2014 statistics, including emerging trends in specific markets, new growth areas, and a general outlook for the future, were of special interest.
- Moderated by David Begelfer, CEO, NAIOP Massachusetts, the panel with a focus on industrial, suburbs, Cambridge, Downtown, and Capital Markets respectively, included Cathy Minnerly, VP/principal NAI Hunneman; John J. Boyle III, principal, Cassidy Turley; Mark Winters, director, Cushman & Wakefield; David Fitzgerald, VP & partner, CBRE/New England; and Jessica Hughes, managing director, JLL.