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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 builders are getting ahead of inflation

    Bozzuto Construction’s newly minted VP advocates for the use of 3D modeling tech to increase efficiency.

    By Mary Salmonsen • March 15, 2023
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    ‘We’re not going to have one’: AGC economist dismisses a 2023 recession

    A strong U.S. economy should fend off recession concerns this year, said Ken Simonson, chief economist for Associated General Contractors of America.

    By March 7, 2023
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    Construction starts plummet 27%

    The latest monthly numbers fell dramatically and were down 14% from a year ago, but market watchers say fundamentals are still strong.

    By Feb. 22, 2023
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    Residential contractors see a rebound on the horizon

    Easing mortgage rates caused builder confidence to jump for the second consecutive month, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

    By Feb. 16, 2023
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    Turner Construction, Clark Builders win $54.5M mass timber student housing project

    The facility at the University of Fraser Valley near Vancouver is being funded to a large degree by the province of British Columbia.

    By Feb. 14, 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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    Top 10 metros for construction starts

    Even when adjusted for inflation, commercial and multifamily starts were robust in 2022 as projects moved back toward urban cores, according to a new report.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Why 3D printing is still flat in commercial construction

    Building codes — not capabilities or design — are holding the technology back, according to an engineering firm executive.

    By Chris Wood • Feb. 1, 2023
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    ‘Recession is underway’ for home builders

    The downturn will expand to the rest of the U.S. economy this year via slowing economic output and rising job losses, the NAHB’s chief economist said Tuesday.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
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    3 reasons why labor, material and land prices may ease for multifamily developers

    The cost of building new apartments should moderate this year, experts say.

    By Leslie Shaver • Jan. 24, 2023
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    NJ law allows contractors to use private inspections

    The law codifies a three-day inspection turnaround and allows developers to contract with private agencies if local officials cannot do so in that time frame. 

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    OSHA inspected more construction sites last year than any other workplace

    OSHA Regional Administrator Stephen Boyd spoke candidly about the industry’s fatality numbers at AGC’s health and safety conference this week.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    Phoenix-area project engineer says ‘no two days are alike’ in construction

    ICON’s Kathy Gilmore has worked on a range of projects including institutional, museums and affordable housing.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    Lennar postpones plans to spin off multifamily subsidiary

    The builder is going to "wait for the right timing" to spin off Quarterra, according to CEO Stuart Miller.

    By Leslie Shaver • Dec. 22, 2022
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    $3B Dallas-area master plan to break ground this month

    The Mix will offer approximately 3 million square feet of residential space on a 112-acre site.

    By Mary Salmonsen • Dec. 14, 2022
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    Apartment transactions plummet

    The multifamily sales market won't take off until interest rates stabilize, says CBRE exec.

    By Leslie Shaver • Dec. 6, 2022
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    New suit alleges RealPage, Greystar, others colluded on student housing

    The class-action lawsuit accuses 10 companies of using RealPage’s systems to inflate student housing rents across the U.S.

    By Leslie Shaver • Nov. 10, 2022
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    Multifamily developers embrace modular building

    The sector is turning to prefabrication to speed up project deliveries, but not for any real cost savings during the construction phase, experts say.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    Investment in structures tumbles in Q3

    Real nonresidential investment posted its steepest decline since the second quarter of 2020, even as the U.S. economy expands, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors report.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    Top markets to buy, sell apartment buildings

    Two Texas cities lead the nation in apartment deal volume as Manhattan makes a major jump.

    By Leslie Shaver • Oct. 31, 2022
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    NYC law targets construction sites as part of new rat abatement program

    The New York City Council passed the Rat Action Plan Thursday to help address the Big Apple’s notorious rodent problems.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    Construction starts fall again

    Project kickoffs are down for a second consecutive month nationally, but are still up from last year, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
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    NYC construction spending reaches all-time high of $86B

    The New York Building Congress’ strong outlook for the city’s building industry could be hampered by a lack of tax incentives for multifamily projects and other headwinds, per its report.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    $603B worth of apartments lie in Hurricane Ian’s path

    As the mega storm ravages Florida, multifamily is the most vulnerable commercial real estate sector.

    By Leslie Shaver • Sept. 29, 2022