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    Project Milestones

    Related Group starts $500M tower on Chicago waterfront

    400 Lake Shore will replace the abandoned Chicago Spire project with two residential buildings and a new public park.

    By Mary Salmonsen • April 8, 2024
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    Office real estate value likely to plunge 26% through 2025: Moody’s

    An above-average amount of commercial real estate debt will soon mature and property owners will need to refinance at the highest rates in years, Moody’s said.

    By Jim Tyson • March 25, 2024
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    Trendline

    Modular construction's advantages, challenges come to the fore

    Recent modular solutions offer commercial builders more benefits than ever for offsite projects, proponents say. 

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Economic Reports

    Construction starts plunge 8% as Fed toes line on rates

    January’s manufacturing gains were wiped away as the prolonged impact of higher interest rates and labor issues caught up with the sector.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Landmark breaks ground on 1,286 beds near University of Southern California

    The Standard at Los Angeles is the developer’s second student housing project in the city.

    By Mary Salmonsen • March 7, 2024
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    Apartment starts fall 38%

    Developers completed 538,000 multifamily units during January, a 53.7% YOY jump.

    By Leslie Shaver • Feb. 27, 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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    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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    Sponsored by Levine Builders

    Subsidized city and state projects present unique opportunity for New York M/WBE subcontractors

    Despite a construction slowdown, city and state efforts increase opportunities for M/WBEs.

    Jan. 22, 2024
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    New York’s Prompt Payment Act creates issues for contractors

    Recent amendments that limit the amount of retainage an owner can hold could lead to an accounting nightmare for construction firms, a real estate attorney said.

    By Jan. 16, 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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    Retrieved from AO Architects on December 22, 2023
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    Tallest building in US proposed for Oklahoma

    The skyscraper’s updated design aims for new heights, and is part of a bigger mixed-use development set to break ground in downtown Oklahoma City.

    By Updated Jan. 24, 2024
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    Economic Reports

    High interest rates knock construction starts to 10-month low

    Following October’s staggering 32% drop, nonbuilding work fell another 2% in November, with the highway and bridge sector tumbling 8%, according to Dodge.

    By Dec. 21, 2023
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    US regulators flag commercial real estate as a leading risk in 2024

    “Signs of stress emerged in 2023, and the market outlook is challenging” for commercial real estate, according to the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

    By Jim Tyson • Dec. 21, 2023
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    Fire damages apartments at $1B development underway in Texas

    An unoccupied multifamily building in the Sapphire Bay project in Rowlett, Texas, burned for over 24 hours Friday.

    By Dec. 19, 2023
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    Illinois court asked: Are defects covered by general liability insurance?

    The ruling, passed down from the state’s supreme court, could affect which issues contractors choose to litigate with insurers across the country.

    By Dec. 18, 2023
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    Hart Howerton

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    Hunt Realty plans $5B downtown Dallas redevelopment

    The proposed project will include a dozen new apartment buildings, a hotel, shops and offices next to the new convention center.

    By Dec. 18, 2023
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    Denver-area construction site fire destroys 5 multifamily units

    Aurora Fire Rescue is investigating the cause of the Thursday morning blaze.

    By Dec. 15, 2023
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    Minneapolis Fed sees pain in residential, commercial construction

    A survey by the bank highlighted the divide between hard-hit private projects and booming industrial and infrastructure markets.

    By Dec. 11, 2023
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    Project Milestones

    McCarthy breaks ground on $285M California student housing project

    The development at UC Riverside will give community college students the experience of living on a four-year university campus.

    By Dec. 11, 2023
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    Megaprojects drive up demand for steel

    Chip factories, battery plants and data centers require more steel than typical commercial construction, according to a new report.

    By Dec. 5, 2023
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    Florida bill would allow minors on roofing jobs

    The legislation, which would permit teens 16 and older to work on roofing projects, also expands recruitment efforts in the trades.

    By Nov. 28, 2023
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    Deadline extended for construction site Holiday Lights contest

    Enter by midnight Dec. 19 to show off your company’s holiday spirit in Construction Dive's annual competition.

    By Updated Dec. 15, 2023
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    Column // Help Wanted

    Virginia Tech wins $450K grant for modular workforce development

    A team focused on scaling offsite construction in Appalachia hopes it can rebuild both the workforce and affordable homes.

    By Nov. 27, 2023
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    Retrieved from Colman Yards project site on November 22, 2023
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    ENC Construction starts work on $430M Illinois mixed-use project

    Developer J. Jeffers & Co. committed to only hiring contractors and labor in the state of Illinois, according to local media reports.

    By Nov. 21, 2023
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    Sponsored by American Global

    Insurance market update: Property coverage in South Florida

    While many are quick to blame the macro trend of inflation for property insurance increases, there are actual events with consequences inherent to the Florida market, that should be credited for the recent developments.

    By Max Lehman, Associate Broker American Global • Nov. 13, 2023