Residential Building

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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
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    Southern states saw active apartment construction in urban areas

    Downtown Atlanta has delivered over 21,500 new units over the last 10 years, according to StorageCafe.

    By Mary Salmonsen • Sept. 26, 2022
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    Lowe’s pilots faster delivery for pros

    The retailer is offering enhanced services to better compete with The Home Depot for professional contractor customers.

    By Kate Magill • Aug. 24, 2022
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    Boston policy asks for diversity plans on private projects

    A new measure approved by the Boston Planning & Development Agency asks developers to submit diversity and inclusion goals on nonpublic jobs.

    By Aug. 23, 2022
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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