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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Vikings Stadium construction, April 2014. Photo: Runner1928 via Wikimedia Common

Vikings Stadium construction, April 2014. Photo: Runner1928 via Wikimedia Commons

July 30, 2014 | American Institute of Architects

Semiannual Consensus Construction Forecast predicts 4.9% increase this year, 8% next year, with offices and retail facilities leading the charge....

Farmers' markets, like this one in Austin, Texas, are prized features of the urb

Farmers' markets, like this one in Austin, Texas, are prized features of the urban community, according to a new Sasaki study. P

July 30, 2014 | Sasaki Associates

Urban dwellers love food-related resources, public spaces, and historic structures—but really hate traffic, lack of parking, and poor public transp...

July 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Students at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences designed a solar panel that can double as living space for the Solar Decathlon Europe.

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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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Illustration: USGS

Illustration: USGS

July 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Geological Service recently released an update of U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps that reflect the latest analysis of where future earth...

Image: courtesy Western Window Systems

Image: courtesy Western Window Systems

July 30, 2014 | Sponsored Content

In this exclusive three-part video series, BD+C offers a look "Inside" Western Window Systems, a manufacturer of bi-folding doors, multi-slide door...

July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Star Wars director George Lucas selected Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects and Beijing firm MAD to design his proposed art museum on Chicago’s l...

July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The acquisition comes just two weeks after AECOM's $6 billion deal to acquire rival engineering and construction company URS Corp.

July 29, 2014 |

The unique approvals complement the existing End Use Configuration testing exclusively conducted in association with the ICC-ES and an ICC-ES accre...

Regional Blood Center, Raciborz, Poland. Photo credit: Bartlomiej Senkowski  FA

Regional Blood Center, Raciborz, Poland. Photo credit: Bartlomiej Senkowski FAAB Architektura

July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Designed by FAAB Architektura, the project's aesthetic was guided by its function. The color scheme, facade panel glossiness, and the irregularly e...

July 29, 2014 | MAGDI

Stuart will support the firm's $375 million multifamily residential design studio.

Coborn Plaza, a mixed-use development, is a P3 involving 5th Avenue Development,

Coborn Plaza, a mixed-use development, is a P3 involving 5th Avenue Development, the J.A. Wedum Foundation, and St. Cloud State

July 29, 2014 | AIAI

Resource explores P3 best practices, including legislation and procurement methods.

Office reconstruction to suit new work styles is becoming a hot category. A Buil

Office reconstruction to suit new work styles is becoming a hot category. A Building Team led by Suffolk Construction, The Archi

July 29, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham

Following years of fairly lackluster demand for commercial property remodeling, reconstruction revenue is improving, according to the 2014 Giants 3...

July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Structure Tone, Turner, and Gilbane top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest reconstruction contractor and construction manag...

July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, URS, and Wiss, Janney, Elstner top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest reconstruction engineering and engineering/ar...

July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, HDR, and HOK top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest reconstruction architecture and architecture/engineering firms...

Greg Mare, new Director of Healthcare Planning and Design at URS.

Greg Mare, new Director of Healthcare Planning and Design at URS.

July 28, 2014 | URS
Energy-efficiency retrofits are on pace to grow more than 7% a year through 2023

Energy-efficiency retrofits are on pace to grow more than 7% a year through 2023, according to Navigant Research. Photo: Wikimed

July 28, 2014 | Navigant Research

Payback periods remain a critical factor for decisionmakers on retrofit projects, report finds.

July 28, 2014 | LEO A DALY

New hire will work with healthcare and federal market sectors on programs specifically for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

July 28, 2014 | KSQ Architects

Move creates Charlotte, N.C., office with expertise in higher education, K-12, multifamily, and healthcare. 

July 28, 2014 | Council on Tall Buildings

The 10 Year Award recognizes proven value and performance in a tall building, across one or more of a wide range of criteria, over a period of 10 y...

Secaucus, N.J., has become one of the nations hot spots for colocation and clou

Secaucus, N.J., has become one of the nations hot spots for colocation and cloud data center providers. Equinix is the largest

July 28, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The growth of modular and containerized data center solutions may eventually hinder the growth of traditional data center construction services....

July 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Holder, Turner, and DPR head Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest data center contractors and construction management firms i...

July 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fluor, Jacobs, and Syska Hennessy top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest data center engineering and engineering/architectu...

July 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Corgan, and HDR head Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest data center architecture and architecture/engineering firm...

July 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Vandals set fire to a stolen van in the park, which in turn caught the tarp covering the pavilion's 50-year old Terrazzo Map on fire.

Whole Foods is among the grocery companies recently using Green Globes certifica

Whole Foods is among the grocery companies recently using Green Globes certification. Photo: Alistair Tutton

July 25, 2014 | Green Building Initiative

The ...

July 24, 2014 | Hord Coplan Macht

The merger will create a full-service practice with offices in Baltimore, MD, Denver, CO and Alexandria, VA that offers integrated architecture, la...

July 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The concept behind the research is to slice the stalk of bamboo grass into smaller pieces to bond together and form sturdy blocks, much like conven...

July 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Authorities have decided to move 4,400 squatters out of Venezuela's third-tallest skyscraper, allegedly to investigate the structural soundness of...

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