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: EVO from UAE via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: EVO from UAE via Wikimedia Commons

June 02, 2014 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Ten of 16 nonresidential construction subsectors posted increases in spending in April, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data. 

Renderings courtesy SOM /  SOM.

Renderings courtesy SOM / SOM.

June 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The elevated station will be a key portal within All Aboard Florida’s rail system, the nation's only privately owned, operated, and financed rail n...

Fall prevention is the theme of OSHA's "Stand Down" campaign. Photo: Wikimedia C

Fall prevention is the theme of OSHA's "Stand Down" campaign. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

June 02, 2014 | OSHA

New program urges firms to explore ways to prevent jobsite falls, which are a leading cause of death and injury for construction workers.

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: David Castillo Dominici via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: David Castillo Dominici via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

June 02, 2014 | NCARB

Incorporating internship and examination requirements into university education, the regulatory organization looks to simplify and shorten the lice...

CityHome's office configuration

CityHome's office configuration

May 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Dubbed CityHome, the system integrates furniture, storage, exercise equipment, lighting, office equipment, and entertainment systems into a compact...

May 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Cities around the U.S. are taking notice of New York's highly popular High Line elevated park system. Both Chicago and Los Angeles are currently wo...

May 30, 2014 | HRI Properties

New Orleans-based HRI Properties recently completed the purchase of one of the most storied buildings in downtown Dallas. The developer will conver...

May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Funded through Kickstarter, iSketchnote uses a smart pen to instantly digitize hand-written notes and drawings.

The University of British Columbia Earth Sciences Building, by Perkins + Will, i

The University of British Columbia Earth Sciences Building, by Perkins + Will, is one of 10 structural-wood projects examined in

May 29, 2014 | reThink Wood

The wood-industry advocacy group reThink Wood has released "...

Photo: Branko Radovanovi? via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Branko Radovanovi? via Wikimedia Commons

May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

New York City developers are using rooftop wind turbines in an effort to attract buyers by highlighting a building’s green credentials.

Tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Photo: Thilo Parg via Wikimedia Commons; Lice

Tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Photo: Thilo Parg via Wikimedia Commons; License: CC BY-SA 3.0

May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architect Butch Grimes, who examined the wreckage after a half-mile tornado struck Tuscaloosa, Ala., believes toughening building codes can reduce...

CBRE's global headquarters in Los Angeles is the world's first WELL-certified co

CBRE's global headquarters in Los Angeles is the world's first WELL-certified commercial office. Photo: courtesy CBRE

May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The standard is the first protocol of its kind that focuses on improving human wellness within the built environment by identifying specific condit...

May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In Sernecke's competition to design Sweden's tallest skyscraper, five finalists have been selected: Manuelle Gautrand Architects, Ian Simpson Archi...

Photo: Larsinio via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Larsinio via Wikimedia Commons

May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

For some building owners, a new measurement standard could mean that their building would shrink in size and lose value.

Customers want continuity, so the look and feel of every channel, from mobile to

Customers want continuity, so the look and feel of every channel, from mobile to desktop to in-store, should be the same. For ex

May 29, 2014 | JLL

In pursuit of enhanced customer experiences, retailers are using Big Data, interactive technology, and omni-channel shopping to transform their bri...

SAFTI FIRST

SAFTI FIRST

May 28, 2014 |

SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, is pleased to announce that the SAFTIfire Hurricane system...

All renderings: courtesy Kohn Pedersen Fox

All renderings: courtesy Kohn Pedersen Fox

May 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The two-building headquarters for Turkey’s largest and oldest financial institution, Ziraat Bank, is inspired by the country’s cultural heritage. ...

The lobby and staircase use thousands of lengths of repurposed timber. Photo cou

The lobby and staircase use thousands of lengths of repurposed timber. Photo courtesy of March Studio.

May 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The recently opened NewActon Nishi apartment complex in Canberra, Australia, features one of the more unique lobby spaces you'll see, with thousand...

May 28, 2014 | B.R. Fries

Occupying the building’s entire second floor, the male-centric center is honeycombed with examination and consultation rooms, as well as areas for...

Renderings: courtesy Safdie Architects

Renderings: courtesy Safdie Architects

May 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Moshe Safdie's latest project, a pair of 38-story luxury residential towers in Singapore, will be linked by three "sky garden" bridges, including a...

The Building Team just completed Phase II of the project, which includes 129 new

The Building Team just completed Phase II of the project, which includes 129 new units with 40 to be added next year. Photo cred

May 28, 2014 | The Architectural Team

First opened in 1940, South Boston's Old Colony housing project had become a symbol of poor housing conditions. Now the revamped neighborhood serve...

The J. Craig Venter Institute, a highly sustainable lab building, recently opene

The J. Craig Venter Institute, a highly sustainable lab building, recently opened in La Jolla, Calif. Image: JCVI/ZGF

May 27, 2014 | BD+C staff

ZGF Architects' La Jolla building for genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter and his nonprofit research organization aims to be the first net-zero energy...

One World Trade Center, courtesy Cushman & Wakefield

One World Trade Center, courtesy Cushman & Wakefield

May 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Sluggish economy and lackluster leasing force developer The Durst Organization and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to reduce asking r...

Fireframes Designer Series doors in Grim Hall

Fireframes Designer Series doors in Grim Hall

May 27, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

For the renovation of Lincoln University’s Grim Hall life sciences building into a state-of-the-art computer facility, Tevebaugh Associates worked...

May 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff
The two data center facilities totaling almost 430,000 sf for owner Digital Realty Trust will use the company's TK-Flex planning module, allowing...
Barnsworth Exhibition Center, Location / Plano, Ill. Photo: Dave Burk, Hedrich B

Barnsworth Exhibition Center, Location / Plano, Ill. Photo: Dave Burk, Hedrich Blessing

May 23, 2014 | AIA Chicago

Winning projects include an events center for Mies van der Rohe's landmark Farnsworth House and a new boathouse along the Chicago river.

May 23, 2014 | NeoCon

Tech-friendly furniture, “live walls,” sit-stand desks, and circadian lighting are among the emerging trends identified by leading interior designe...

May 23, 2014 | Ryan Schultz & Timothy Connor, SPARCH

Data center design specialist SPARCH creates a modular scheme for solutions provider Digital Realty.

Set to open next month, the $75 million, 215,000-sf Kamloops Internet Data Centr

Set to open next month, the $75 million, 215,000-sf Kamloops Internet Data Centre in Kamloops, B.C., is projected to set records

May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Building Teams are employing a range of creative solutions—from evaporative cooling to novel hot/cold-aisle configurations to heat recovery schemes...

Integrated Design Group incorporates computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulatio

Integrated Design Group incorporates computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations into its BIM data center models to help evaluate and fine tune server layouts based on the air flow and temperatures in the space.

May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Here’s where AEC firms and owners are getting the most bang for the buck when using BIM/VDC to coordinate data center projects.

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