5 intriguing trends to track in the multifamily housing game

The upper lobby in the apartment building ECO, one of eight buildings in the Green District complex in Allston, Mass. Common areas in multifamily buildings, especially those charging higher rents, often look more like lobbies found in hotels. Photo: Warren Jagger

Multifamily Housing | January 31, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Demand for rental apartments and condos hasn’t been this strong in years, and our experts think the multifamily sector still has legs. But you have to know what developers, tenants, and buyers are looking for to have any hope of succeeding in this fast-changing market sector.

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PHOTO: PAUL WARCHOL/RTKL

PHOTO: PAUL WARCHOL/RTKL

August 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Here's a roundup of top AIA CES Discovery courses from BD+C University. All courses are free and worth at least 1.0 AIA CES HSW learning unit.

SkyHouse Orlando is a 23-story, 320-unit residential tower located adjacent to a

SkyHouse Orlando is a 23-story, 320-unit residential tower located adjacent to a public bus route and near a proposed commuter r

August 06, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

Multifamily housing construction is expected to remain relatively strong throughout 2014. Starts picked up in 2013, with completions due to catch u...

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Photo: digidreamgrafix via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

August 05, 2014 | Peter Lufkin and Luca Romani, CBRE Whitestone

Using well-known risk analytics applied to pre-existing facility data, risk scanning can provide a much richer view of facility condition more cons...

Morton Buildings is the national leader in custom post-frame construction. With an expansive network of resources and an ongoing commitment to innovation within the industry, Morton has earned its reputation that has lasted for generations.

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August 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After 18 month of planning and construction, the museum will open its new Shigeru Ban-designed facility to the public on August 9.

August 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new concrete mix deforms instead of breaking, removing the threat of flying debris in an explosive attack. 

August 05, 2014 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Anirban Basu, Kermit Baker and David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast combining their expert economic analysis on leading, present...

Low-rise structures and pedestrian streets characterize the new Henderson-Hopkin

Low-rise structures and pedestrian streets characterize the new Henderson-Hopkins School in East Baltimore, the areas first new

August 05, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

After a long period of anemic performance, with growth mostly driven by renovations and additions, the K-12 sector is showing renewed interest in n...

August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

El-Gamal's plans has been dubbed controversial by many industry professionals.

August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

This app and stylus offer numerous writing utensils, including an ink pen, bold marker, watercolor brush, thick ink pen, and soft lead pencil.

In May, Facebook broke ground on an expansion to its data center campus in Lule

In May, Facebook broke ground on an expansion to its data center campus in Lule, Sweden. Using a new prefab construction proces

August 04, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Less than a year after opening its ultra-green, hydropowered data center facility in Luleå, Sweden, Facebook is back at it in Mother Svea with yet...

Urban and TOD projects like the CitySet Cherry Creek retail center in Glendale,

Urban and TOD projects like the CitySet Cherry Creek retail center in Glendale, Colo., remain a strong investment opportunity fo

August 04, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Despite the rapid growth of online shopping, the 'bricks and mortar' retail sector is faring quite well, headed by power centers, grocery-anchored...

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Rendering: courtesy www.miamiworldcenter.com

August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A long-delayed $1.5 billion mixed-use development in Miami moved ahead after city planners approved the project’s first phase.

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Photo: Shinkuken via Wikimedia Commons

August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The City Council of Cambridge, Mass., approved the Building Energy Usage and Disclosure Ordinance (BEUDO) that requires benchmarking and disclosure...

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Photo: USGBC

August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The LEED Dynamic Plaque could aid certified buildings in maintaining performance with up-to-date information about water and energy use, waste redu...

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Photo: Findoutwhy via Wikimedia Commons

August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Gypsum Association released updates to both GA-221 Repair of Joint Ridging and GA-222 Repairing Screw or Nail Pops standards publications.

To support rapid iterative design approaches on the 30,000-seat Al Meena Soccer

To support rapid iterative design approaches on the 30,000-seat Al Meena Soccer Stadium project in Basrah, Iraq, structural engi

August 04, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Cloud-based data sharing, rapid iterative design, and cross-discipline collaboration are among the emerging trends in the BIM/VDC field, according...

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Legacy ER in Allen, Texas, was among the AIA healthcare design honorees. Photo

Legacy ER in Allen, Texas, was among the AIA healthcare design honorees. Photo Michael Moran/OTTO.

August 01, 2014 | American Institute of Architects

Projects showcase the best of healthcare building design and health design-oriented research.

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Campus in Saudi Arabia is

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Campus in Saudi Arabia is one of dozens of non-U.S. LEED Platinum project

August 01, 2014 | Green Building Certification Institute

Partnership intended to improve LEED certification process for projects in countries around the globe.

August 01, 2014 | Johns Manville

New structure of Johns Manville Engineered Products unit expected to enhance customer experiences while strengthening innovation, agility, and manu...

Denver is among the "most recovered" American cities, post-recession, according

Denver is among the "most recovered" American cities, post-recession, according to WalletHub. Photo by Flickr user Larry Johnson

August 01, 2014 | WalletHub

Texas metros show great momentum, but a number of Arizona and California cities are still struggling to recover.

August 01, 2014 | AIA Show Report
Roxul's Cary Robertson discusses the company's newest insulation innovations at the 2014 AIA national conventi...
July 31, 2014 | RNL

John Yonushewski, FAIA, has over 35 years of experience in the design and construction field. Dominic Weilminster is an award-winning designer.

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Science, general academic, and health-medical were hot categories in the univers

Science, general academic, and health-medical were hot categories in the university construction sector last year, according to

July 30, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

University stakeholders face complicated cap-ex stressors, from chronic to impending. Creative approaches to financing, design, and delivery are to...

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Foreman Seeley Fountain Architecture not only managed to survive the Great Recession, it has positioned itself to thrive in the economy’s recovery....

Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the 48-story luxury residential tower

Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the 48-story luxury residential tower is part of a three-tower mixed-use development

July 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the 48-story luxury residential tower is part of a three-tower mixed-use development along the Chicago R...

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