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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Library of Birmingham, designed by Mecanoo. Photo credit: Christopher Furlong/Ge

Library of Birmingham, designed by Mecanoo. Photo credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty

June 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The longlist for the 2014 prize includes Foster + Partners' Marseille and London's...

June 25, 2014 | Green Building Initiative

Glumac consulting engineer CEO Steve Straus and Plum Creek director of real estate Doug Cole join GBI's board of directors.

The 70,000-sf Sun Devil Fitness Complex adds a new contemporary landmark to ASU

The 70,000-sf Sun Devil Fitness Complex adds a new contemporary landmark to ASUs Downtown Phoenix campus. Targeting LEED Gold,

June 25, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

No extra time, no extra money, no room to go taller? “No problem,” says nimble Building Team.

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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Photo courtesy of Adilla Menayang

Photo courtesy of Adilla Menayang

June 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Chicago's mayor Rahm Emanuel announces plan to hold the Chicago Architecture Biennial in late 2015, intended to rival Venice's Biennale.

June 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

This infographic, made by Sunica de Klerk and originally posted by ArchDaily, shows the evolution of the office from 2400 B.C. to the present day....

Rendering courtesy of WRNS Studio and Clive Wilkinson Architects.

Rendering courtesy of WRNS Studio and Clive Wilkinson Architects.

June 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Demolition will begin this week as a precursor to construction of Intuit's new addition to its Mountain View, Calif., campus. The first of two addi...

Images by Iwan baan courtesy of Foundation Louis Vuitton.

Images by Iwan baan courtesy of Foundation Louis Vuitton.

June 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Comissioned by Bernard Arnault, American legendary architect Frank Gehry's newest structure in Paris for Foundation Louis Vuitton will house eleven...

Method Homes' home design for the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

Method Homes' home design for the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

June 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Make It Right, Brad Pitt's foundation that builds homes for people in need, has just revealed five new designs for the Fort Peck (Mont.) Indian Res...

Photo Credit: Mark Ahsmann, Wikimedia Commons.

Photo Credit: Mark Ahsmann, Wikimedia Commons.

June 23, 2014 | Tim McCurley & Stephen Powell, CBRE Healthcare

Now that many of the first-generation IPD projects have been completed, CBRE Healthcare's Tim McCurley and Stephen Powell ponder the lessons learne...

David Cyr will helm Lilker's new Lighting Group.

David Cyr will helm Lilker's new Lighting Group.

June 23, 2014 | Lilker Associates

New division rounds out building systems services offerings for the Manhattan-based consulting firm.

All images Kuehn Malvezzi

All images Kuehn Malvezzi

June 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The building will rise on the ruins of a 13th-century Christian church that was damaged during WWII and eventually demolished.

June 23, 2014 | Firestone Building Products

Twenty-five top-performing firms honored as certified contractors.

JW Marriott Indianapolis

JW Marriott Indianapolis

June 23, 2014 | Viega

The 34-story JW Marriott is both the largest and tallest hotel in Indianapolis. One of the most prestigious hotels in the city, the JW Marriott has...

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

June 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Sterling Bay Cos. and Bill Davies' International Property Developers North America partner up for a $500 million restoration of Chicago's Old Main...

June 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Seventh Heaven complex features a stepped form that will offer stunning views of the Dubai skyline.

HOK's proposal for the Obama Presidential Library integrates the facility into a

HOK's proposal for the Obama Presidential Library integrates the facility into a newly revitalized lakefront community. All imag

June 20, 2014 | HOK

Proposal would locate the library in Chicago's historic Bronzeville neighborhood, aiming for urban revitalization as well as Living Building certif...

The architects have said that the design is meant to transcend the original purp

The architects have said that the design is meant to transcend the original purpose of a university building. All renderings cou

June 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In a competition to design a "Learning Hub" for students at Nanyang University in Singapore, London-based firm Heatherwick studio has won with a ro...

The preliminary CBECS report provides general data about the size and number of

The preliminary CBECS report provides general data about the size and number of commercial buildings in the U.S.

June 20, 2014 | U.S. Energy Information Administration

Federal survey project shows that commercial-building floorspace has grown 22% since 2003; energy-use data will be released in Spring 2015.

June 20, 2014 | Batson-Cook

Rygiel will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining the contractor's business relationships in the state of Florida, concentrating on expand...

June 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The development's wavy and groovy design promises unobstructed views of the Marmara Sea for every unit.

June 19, 2014 | C.W. Driver

As an expert in design-build projects, Kirby is currently directing several projects, with new and existing clients, in the Northern California are...

Chatham Park plan, courtesy Pittsboro.gov

Chatham Park plan, courtesy Pittsboro.gov

June 19, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Pittsboro, N.C., Board of Commissioners approved the master plan for Chatham Park, a massive residential and commercial project that could brin...

Old Veterans Administration Hospital in New Orleans. Photo: Karen Apricot via Wi

Old Veterans Administration Hospital in New Orleans. Photo: Karen Apricot via Wikimedia Commons

June 19, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S. Senate reached a compromise deal combining elements of two competing Veterans Administration reform bills that would, among other things,...

Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture via Wikimedia Commons

June 19, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S. Department of Commerce tentatively agreed to assess tariffs of up to 35% on solar equipment, a move that could slow the rapid growth of th...

Diagram: KarenW via Wikipedia

Diagram: KarenW via Wikipedia

June 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Performance monitoring guidance is a key feature of the document. It provides designers of BAS systems with recommendations for good practice, proj...

June 19, 2014 | NCARB

A new report from NCARB shows that the median age of people at initial licensure is at a 10 year low.

June 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The high-rise development will have a 24,638-sf vertical garden, breaking a Guinness World Record.

Rendering courtesy Walsh Construction

Rendering courtesy Walsh Construction

June 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Orchards at Orenco, a 57-unit affordable housing complex in Hillsboro, Oregon, is the first of a three-phase, three-building complex.

June 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Walkable communities have a higher GDP, greater wealth, and higher percentages of college grads, according to a new study by George Washington Univ...

Photo: Sarah Mechling/Perkins Eastman

Photo: Sarah Mechling/Perkins Eastman

June 19, 2014 | Perkins Eastman

A new white paper from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and Perkins Eastman details best design practices for residential care settings for in...

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