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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
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    Rent growth drops to lowest non-pandemic rate since 2011

    Asking rents are still on the rise, both for conventional multifamily and for single-family build-to-rent properties, according to a new report.

    By Mary Salmonsen • July 21, 2023
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    Financing woes boost interest in modular construction

    Although new projects are surging for some builders, others notice that clients are hesitant to break ground in light of tightened lending standards.

    By July 13, 2023
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    What architects want GCs to know

    Design pros from across the country say they value close collaboration with their construction colleagues.

    By Shelley D. Hutchins, LEED-AP • July 11, 2023
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    Greystar named in wrongful construction death suit

    Michael Delgado’s family alleges that the company ignored a weather advisory and didn’t properly secure materials at its Austin, Texas, jobsite before his death.

    By Leslie Shaver • June 30, 2023
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    Investment firm still sees availability for construction debt

    Participant Capital Advisors is raising money for projects in Florida.

    By Leslie Shaver • June 12, 2023
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    Katerra factory buyer sees affordable housing uptick

    Vaughan Buckley, CEO at Volumetric Building Companies, said amid widespread finance jitters, there is more funding stability in the sector due to government grants.

    By May 1, 2023
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    The Dotted Line: How to craft contracts to avoid disputes and keep legal fees down

    Construction’s litigation claims and costs are among the highest of all industries. Here are strategies to keep damages in check.

    By April 25, 2023
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    Abandoned mall from ‘The Last of Us’ to gain new life as mixed-use destination

    Northland Village Mall in Calgary, Alberta, will be converted into an open-air shopping center and 229-unit multifamily development.

    By Mary Salmonsen • April 3, 2023
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    Will banking woes drag down commercial real estate?

    Given the current economic climate, the dominant outlook is that things might get worse, but there is a silver lining, writes proptech executive David Bitton.

    By David Bitton • March 21, 2023
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    Bank failures cause uncertainty for contractors

    The collapses of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank could weaken this year’s outlook for commercial real estate and construction, an economist said.

    By March 16, 2023
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    How multifamily developers are keeping the construction pipeline flowing

    Panelists at the NMHC Apartment Strategies Conference offered a glimpse at their 2023 strategies.

    By Multifamily Dive Staff • Feb. 3, 2023
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    Florida condo market braces for impact of new Surfside-inspired safety law

    Stricter inspections and reserve funding mandates could have “a significant chilling effect” in the Sunshine State and beyond as more associations are forced to sell older properties.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • Oct. 21, 2022
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    Multifamily construction delays continue as prices, permitting times rise

    Project slowdowns are ongoing throughout the country due to issues with financing, material costs and labor shortages, according to a new report.

    By Oct. 4, 2022
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    UK modular tech firm raises $11.5M, appoints new head of US division

    London-based Modulous claims to enable 50% faster project delivery, 60% reduction in embodied carbon and 70% reduction in construction waste.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    Freddie Mac expects multifamily contraction through the end of 2022

    Macroeconomic headwinds include inflation and rising Treasury rates.

    By Mary Salmonsen • Aug. 4, 2022