Multifamily


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    5 of the largest US office conversions underway

    Over 55,000 residential units are in the pipeline, concentrated in major metros.

    By Mary Salmonsen • Feb. 23, 2024
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    Senators introduce bill to prevent use of algorithms to raise rent

    If passed, the legislation would make rent coordination a violation of the Sherman Act.

    By Mary Salmonsen • Feb. 9, 2024
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    Trendline

    Sectors to watch in 2022

    Learn more about how various construction sectors will fair this year.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Q&A

    AP exec sees growth in office conversion market

    Adolfson & Peterson’s Will Pender says the firm is seeing a record demand for projects that transform vacant workspaces into housing.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    Apartment starts drop 33%

    While multifamily developers struggle to get funding, single-family builders see a temporary resurgence.

    By Leslie Shaver • Jan. 3, 2024
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    The 5 hottest neighborhoods for multifamily development

    These areas have seen the largest share of new apartment units over the last several years as residents are drawn in by a lively mix of restaurants, retail spots, museums and more.

    By Mary Salmonsen • Dec. 15, 2023
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    November 2023 wins: Contractors report their latest awards

    Construction Dive rounds up the newest project wins from some of the country’s biggest builders.

    By Construction Dive Staff • Nov. 29, 2023
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    Apartment starts plummet nearly 32%

    Completions of new buildings rose 14.3% as supply became a bigger issue in some markets.

    By Leslie Shaver • Nov. 28, 2023
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    Economic Reports

    Construction starts drop 7%, marking second consecutive loss

    Despite three megaprojects kicking off, high interest rates and tight credit restrained activity last month.

    By Nov. 22, 2023
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    Project Wins

    St. Louis contractor nabs Michigan student housing job

    Brinkmann Constructors will build the $99 million Verve Ann Arbor near the University of Michigan.

    By Nov. 10, 2023
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    October 2023 wins: Contractors report their latest awards

    Construction Dive rounds up the newest project wins from some of the country’s biggest builders.

    By Construction Dive Staff • Oct. 27, 2023
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    Goldman sees high home prices, mortgage rates for next year

    The backlog of multifamily units already under construction has grown 56% since 2020, and the pipeline for new projects has begun to narrow, the global banking firm said.

    By Oct. 26, 2023
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    Fed warns of stability risk from $24T commercial real estate market

    Prices for commercial properties slumped 3.9% from the second quarter of last year to Q2 2023, well below the 3.3% average annual growth beginning in 1997.

    By Jim Tyson • Oct. 24, 2023
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    PCL books $1B in solar work for 2023

    Amid an industrywide focus on the energy sector, the contractor plans to add 100 employees to its solar division.

    By Oct. 24, 2023
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    10-year Treasury hits highest level since 2007

    As rates skyrocket, multifamily construction deals and transactions get even harder to pencil out.

    By Leslie Shaver • Oct. 10, 2023
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    Travel rebounds, boosts hotel projects

    A recovery in the hospitality industry and an increase in consumer confidence have led hotel companies to prime their construction pipelines.

    By Industry Dive Staff • Oct. 2, 2023
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    Returns for apartments continue to fall

    A real estate industry report ranks the areas of the country with the most and least returns for multifamily investors.

    By Leslie Shaver • Sept. 19, 2023
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    Maryland contractor expands footprint with new office in North Carolina

    Harkins Builders first entered the Raleigh-Durham market in 2018. Now, with millions of dollars of work in the region, it’s strengthening its foothold.

    By Sept. 12, 2023
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    Champlain Towers investigation yields more clues

    A preliminary NIST report points to deviations from design in the Surfside, Florida, condo’s pool deck construction.

    By Sept. 12, 2023
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    The top 10 colleges for student housing deliveries this fall

    Off-campus residential projects are flourishing near tech schools, particularly in the Southeast, according to an expert.

    By Mary Salmonsen • Sept. 6, 2023
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    August Project Wins: Contractors report their latest awards

    Construction Dive rounds up the newest jobs won by some of the country’s biggest builders.

    By Construction Dive Staff • Sept. 5, 2023
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    Multifamily construction pipeline slows

    Permits for apartments of more than five units have plummeted 32% since last year, and starts have stayed flat, according to a new report.

    By Leslie Shaver • Aug. 24, 2023
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    Adaptive reuse pipeline rises to 122,000 units under construction

    Despite strong incoming supply, office-to-multifamily completions in the sector have fallen since 2020.

    By Mary Salmonsen • Aug. 10, 2023
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    Project Milestones

    R.D. Olson breaks ground on $27M retail project

    Bolsa Row Terrace in Westminster, California, at the heart of Orange County’s Little Saigon community, will feature more than 26,000 square feet of shopping and dining space.

    By Aug. 9, 2023
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    Rising insurance costs could threaten new multifamily development

    Premium increases are creating a host of issues for apartment executives, who are already struggling with multiple financial challenges.

    By Leslie Shaver • Aug. 1, 2023
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    Economic Reports

    Construction starts continue volatile ride, ‘up one month and down the next’

    Choppy conditions will persist due to high interest rates and tightening lending standards, said Richard Branch, chief economist for Dodge Construction Network.

    By July 24, 2023