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: Wikimedia Commons

March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

It provides information to assist with the proper specification and use of pressure-treated Southern Pine materials. 

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Photo: NASA/USGS via Wikimedia Commons

March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

President Barack Obama would spend $1 billion to “better understand the projected impacts of climate change,” encourage local action to reduce futu...

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Photo: JaGa via Wikimedia Commons

March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Two supervisors charged that a lack of adequate code enforcement has led to blight from dilapidated or unfinished buildings. 

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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March 05, 2014 | Tile of Spain

Beveled, geometric, and high-tech patterns are among the hot ceramic tile trends, say tile design experts.

All renderings: James Corner Field Operations; Diller Scofidio + Renfro; and Pie

All renderings: James Corner Field Operations; Diller Scofidio + Renfro; and Piet Oudolf

March 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Here's a sneak peek at the distinguishing design features of the third and final phase of New York's famed elevated linear park.

March 05, 2014 | Holcim

Registration in the 4th International Holcim Awards competition to promote sustainable construction will close on March 24, 2014 (14:00 GMT). The c...

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Image courtesy Hoffmann Architects

March 04, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

Design experts from Hoffmann Architects offer a brief history of exterior insulation and finish systems in the U.S.

March 04, 2014 | DDG

DDG envisions the mall as offering the conveniences of a small city, where shopping, entertainment, socializing, and the interaction of people comb...

March 04, 2014 | Kettler

The 101-unit high-rise, called Element 28, is designed to achieve a LEED Silver certification. 

Side-by-side comparison of Keralite Select (at right) versus typical fire-rated

Side-by-side comparison of Keralite Select (at right) versus typical fire-rated glass ceramic.

March 04, 2014 | Vetrotech Saint-Gobain

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain has added a new, innovative glass ceramic to its Keralite product line. Keralite Select combines patent-pending surface poli...

March 04, 2014 | CENTRIA

New Brochure Highlights Architectural Metal Panel Manufacturer’s Products, Expertise and Experience

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Map: NOAA.GOV

March 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After a recent successful challenge of the scientific methodology used to redraw the coastal high-hazard zones, the Massachusetts congressional del...

March 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

British architect Thomas Heatherwick has proposed to repurpose a grain silo into an art gallery in Cape Town, South Africa. The silo is made up of...

March 03, 2014 | Gamewell-FCI

Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announces the SpectrAlert® Advance Series of low-frequency fire alarm sounders and sounder strobes to meet Na...

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

March 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Firm leaders remain leery about the availability of skilled workers, the state of government debt and deficits, and rising material prices, accordi...

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Image: khunaspix via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

March 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Construction contractors and developers in New York state face $3 billion more in costs and 667 more accidents per year because of a state law that...

March 03, 2014 | AIA Show Report
Tom Wingard of Nichiha discusses the Illumination Series and other products showcased at the 2014 AIA National Conventio...
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Lisa Barnard from BASF emphasizes sustainable construction solutions and innovation.
March 03, 2014 | AIA Show Report
John Cross of the American Institute of Steel Construction talks about the industry's progress and where it's...
March 03, 2014 | AIA Show Report
Andrew Hulse from SAGE Electrochromics highlights new capabilities for architects in the field that allow them to ‘test’...
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Stanley Yee, LEED AP, from Dow Corning highlights the company’s building envelope solutions at the 2014 AIA National Con...
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Image courtesy of SOM; Photographer, Robert Polidori / Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd.

March 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The terminal merges new technology and traditional regional architecture, notably in the fractal roof canopy that runs throughout the terminal. ...

Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building. Photo: V. Smoothe via Wikimedia Commons

Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building. Photo: V. Smoothe via Wikimedia Commons

February 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Green Building Initiative has released “The Guiding Principles Compliance for New Construction,” for federal buildings to help federal agencies...

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Image: Serge Bertasius Photography via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

February 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Metcalf spent more than $76 million on a military construction project and sued to recoup costs.

February 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 2015 draft of the Steel Joist Institute’s “Single Joist Standard Specification for K-, LH-, and DLH-Series and Joist Girders” will be available...

February 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

David Adjaye and Daniel Libeskind are among the finalists for the National Holocaust Monument, planned near the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

February 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 82-page report covers dozens of emerging trends in healthcare, commercial office, hospitality, tall buildings, and more.

February 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Target's new San Rafael, Calif., location was built on the site of the former San Quentin prison dump. 

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