Modern Industrial Development On-demand Course

This course will provide the entry level real estate professional with an understanding of the components of today’s “big box” industrial warehouse, and an overview of the steps involved in the ground-up development of an industrial building including the roles, analytical tools used, critical decisions, tasks, risks and pitfalls that apply at each step of the process. Students will build on their knowledge with a selection of modules focused on niche topics including infill development, temperature-controlled environments and distribution of goods/supply chain to develop their understanding of the diverse types of industrial properties.

If you would like to purchase an individual course module instead of the full course, visit the individual course page.

Tuition & Register

Payment for a NAIOP on-demand course entitles access for one person only to the course and all materials.

Course Tuition

Member TypeUSDCAD
Developing Leader$299$394

How to Register

  • Register online: Click on the green Register button at the top of the page. You will need to log in or create a free account in order to see the Register button.
  • Mail: Send check payments to: NAIOP, CL500060, PO Box 5007, Merrifield, VA 22116-5007
  • Register over the phone/questions: 800-666-6780


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Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be issued.


Module 1: Industrial Development Fundamentals
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. Industrial real estate developers work with teams of consultants, financial partners and municipalities throughout every step of the industrial development process to assess and maximize value in developing industrial buildings. This module offers an in-depth look at the steps involved in the development of an industrial building and the information used to determine if an industrial opportunity for a bulk warehouse meets a developer’s investment criteria.
Module 2: Approaches to Infill Development
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. Consumer demand for same-day delivery, the need for last-mile logistics, municipal redevelopment and economic growth strategies are just a few of the factors driving infill development. This module explores the new, in-demand building types for infill, the trends and policies at the municipal and state levels that support redevelopment of industrial space in urban locations, and why the benefits outweigh the risks and cost.
Module 3: Understanding the Temperature-controlled Environment
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. The food and pharmaceutical temperature-sensitive product industries (those requiring refrigeration storage and transportation) are driving the need for cold chain and temperature-controlled environments close to dense consumer populations. This module examines these trends and the current market landscape, details how these environments differ from the traditional industrial project, the specialized building features required and the challenges associated with these facilities.
Module 4: Goods Distribution and the Supply Chain
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. Consumer buying habits and a demand for convenience have resulted in an unprecedented shift in the retail industry. With omnichannel retail as the new norm, the design of the traditional warehouse and distribution supply chain have changed, and with it, a rising need for storage and distribution warehouses and last-mile fulfillment facilities close to dense consumer populations.
MIDOD Evaluation
7 Questions
7 Questions Please fill out this evaluation in order to get credit for the course.
Modern Industrial Development Transcript
5.00 PDH, AIA Learning Units credits  |  Certificate available
5.00 PDH, AIA Learning Units credits  |  Certificate available