Residential Building


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    The top and bottom 5 states for construction employment

    Associated Builders and Contractors analyzed the unemployment rate for construction, and found two states with a rock-bottom low of just 0.9% in June. 

    By Aug. 19, 2022
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    After Surfside settlement, Terra begins mixed-use project near Miami airport

    The South Florida developer plans to construct 1,200 apartments overall at the CentroCity development.

    By Leslie Shaver • Aug. 17, 2022
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    Katerra factory buyer acquires Pennsylvania modular facility, targets multifamily construction

    Volumetric Building’s new factory will create prefab units for construction projects in major markets in the Northeast, such as Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Lendlease breaks ground on $1.15B San Francisco tower

    The mixed-use 30 Van Ness project represents the firm’s largest investment ever in North America.

    By , Aug. 1, 2022
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    Top 10 US metros for construction starts

    The value of the commercial and multifamily sectors rose in top metro areas in the first half of 2022, per a new report.

    By July 28, 2022
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    Cemex Ventures invests in 3D-printing tech for building

    3D-printing firm Cobod said its proprietary mix can adapt normal cement to the specifications needed to print buildings.

    By July 27, 2022
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    General Motors aims to make EV charging accessible to apartment residents

    Working with cities, states and local GM dealers, the automaker wants to solve the challenge of charging access for those who live in multifamily dwellings, the automaker’s EV charging analyst explains.

    By Dan Zukowski • June 29, 2022
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    Luxury condos underway in the Las Vegas Valley

    The Pinnacle Residences in Henderson, Nevada, will be the first new residential high-rise towers to hit the market since the Great Recession.

    By Mary Salmonsen • June 28, 2022
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    Top colleges for student housing starts

    Just 26,000 new beds will be delivered to universities this fall — a significant pullback from delivery rates through the 2010s.

    By Mary Salmonsen • June 27, 2022
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    YIMBYs add new twist to local zoning, development battles

    Groups dedicated to pushing for affordable housing policies are coming into their own.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • June 21, 2022
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    Housing activists work to move the needle on affordability

    In communities across the country, local groups aim to shed light on the housing crisis while fighting against the NIMBY movement.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • June 16, 2022
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    YIMBY: The making of a movement

    Yes, In My Backyard groups have formed in communities across the country to fight zoning and development practices that make housing less affordable.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • June 16, 2022
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    Consigli's new NYC director focuses on people, prices, paying it forward

    Laura Bush talks about the city’s construction outlook and her priorities for her new role.

    By June 13, 2022
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    Surfside, Florida, condo site sells for $120M

    The developer of the 2-acre property will need to consider a range of issues before starting work on a planned luxury residential tower, experts say.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • May 25, 2022
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    As destructive wildfires increase, new model can calculate property risk

    A nonprofit's online tool identifies a home's wildfire risk based on publicly available data and property details.

    By May 18, 2022
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    Balfour Beatty Communities faces new scrutiny for military housing as parent company wins DOD contract

    A Senate subcommittee report alleged untreated mold growth, cracked floor tiles held together by packing tape and broken appliances.

    By Leslie Shaver • May 18, 2022
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    How $21B in foreign investment is shaping the multifamily landscape

    This four-part series looks at how capital from outside the U.S. is moving into multifamily — and the types of properties and places investors seek.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • May 17, 2022
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    Canada tops the list of foreign investors in US multifamily

    The countries that have consistently spent the most on multifamily properties in the United States have shifted for the first time in 10 years.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • May 16, 2022
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    Foreign investors chase renters into new markets

    In the U.S. multifamily sector, 62% of cross-border investment was outside major cities last year.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • May 16, 2022
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    International investment in US multifamily sector grows

    Foreign investors poured $21 billion into American multifamily properties last year, much of it in the Sun Belt and second-tier markets.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • May 16, 2022
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    Foreign capital zeroes in on ESG-compliant properties

    Multifamily investors from Europe are starting to insist properties meet environmental, social and governance metrics. 

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • May 16, 2022
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    The top 10 residential builders of 2022

    Dallas, Texas-based D.R. Horton remains at the top of the list for the 20th year in a row with 81,981 homes closed last year.

    By Mary Salmonsen • May 16, 2022
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    How a top national apartment builder deals with materials volatility

    Multifamily builder and developer NRP Group locks in orders on variable-rate agreements.

    By Leslie Shaver • May 11, 2022
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    Government backlogs delay apartment construction

    Although approvals are jammed up in zoning and planning offices, local governments like Phoenix are seeking new ways to provide services.

    By Leslie Shaver • April 25, 2022
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    Tech startup aims to reduce maintenance costs

    Bethesda, Maryland-based DwellWell claims to reduce annual maintenance costs by up to 25% for property owners.

    By April 20, 2022