April 2020 Print

President's Report

It goes without saying, that I, and the rest of the NAIOP Upstate New York Leadership hope that our members and their families are safe and healthy during this trying time. It has been a difficult adjustment for many of us that now work from home, or may not be able to work at all. It is most devastating for those that have lost their job, or been furloughed. For all those in the commercial real estate industry, we have had to adapt. For many, we have changed where we work, or how we meet with co-workers, clients or tenants. We have adjusted how we manage and clean our buildings. Landlords have had to decide how to respond to tenants that have asked for rent relief. But these have only been adaptations that have occurred over the course of the last month or so. How will we adapt going forward? I stumbled across this article from McKinsey & Company, “Commercial Real Estate Must Do More Than Merely Adapt to Coronavirus.” I, like many of you, wonder how our industry’s climate will change beyond how it already has. I found the article to be interesting, and wanted to pass it along. During these ever changing times, please let us know if there are any particular topics you are interested in, and we will do our best to cover them. Please stay safe and healthy.

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Upcoming Events

Until our next event, we encourage you to attend NAIOP Webinar's about the impacts of COVID-19.  The next Webinar is THURSDAY, APRIL 30 at 2 pm:



This section will return when social distancing measures are no longer prudent.  At that time, NAIOP members and sponsors can request for events to be promoted in the NAIOP newsletter by contacting Amy Nagy, at [email protected]

In the meantime, take advantage of the abundance of free content and training being offered to NAIOP members until June 1.  An example of the skills you can develop and enhance online:

  • Approaches to Infill Development
  • Oveview of Capital Markets
  • Value Add Investment
  • Land Packaging

See the full list and register here.

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Welcome new BOARD Member:  David Beinetti the Chief Marketing Officer and Principal of SWBR has joined the Upstate New York Chapter as a board member. Dave is an architect and engineer, who has strengthened projects throughout the area with his expertise and 'outside-the-box' approach to projects. Dave will be a welcome addition to the Board and we will look forward to introducing Dave to the Chapter soon!

While working outside of the office, our Board members have been busy sharing their expertise. Take a read ...


NAIOP Sponsors and members are invited to share news about projects, staffing, or other events by submitting it to the Chapter. Hiring for a new position? Let us post a link. Have a project coming online? Send us an announcement. Sponsoring a favorite not-for-profit? Let us know!

Your local chapter news is the place to share information of interest to the local real estate development community.

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Advocacy News

Staying informed and giving voice to legislative impacts will be important now more than ever. Construction and real estate activity is one of the most powerful drivers of our local economy. A united voice helps us to be heard better! Join us in our Advocacy effort by contacting Dan Leonard at [email protected]

Looking to stay in touch with legislative priorities at a national level? Take a look at this overview for 2020.

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