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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February 04, 2014 | International Living Future Institute

The Bechtel Environmental Classroom utilizes solar power, composting toilets, and an energy recovery system, among other sustainable strategies, to...

February 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architect Christian Salvati's new structure is just the first step in bringing shipping container construction to New Haven, Conn.

February 03, 2014 | Hines

The architect's "rotating cubes" scheme for the 300-unit residential tower beat out design submissions by eight other prominent firms, including Ad...

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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February 03, 2014 | Inside Video Series
This episode of "Inside" Valspar focuses on the teamwork required - from the chemistry lab all the way down to...
February 03, 2014 | Inside Video Series
The conclusion of "Inside" Valspar illustrates how the company leverages three key values - speed, consistency...
January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The free tool, called Build, allows Chrome users to create virtual 3D structures using any shape and color in the LEGO catalog. 

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Photo: Courtesy of Sorg Architects

January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Sorg Architects unveiled a design scheme for 40 condos in a six-story building, which will wrap around an existing historic church, and will itself...

January 31, 2014 | NAIOP

new report released today by the NAIOP Research Foundation suggests that commercial rea...

January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

LEED v4 projects will be the first to experience the new LEED Online platform with streamlined documentation and processes.

January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

This McDonald's, which is combined with a fuel station and recreation areas, was awarded the Best Commercial Building of the Year by ...

January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Energy Department has finalized new energy efficiency standards for metal halide lamp fixtures, which are used in lighting for big box stores a...

January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it would extend the comment period for a proposal that would require employers to submit ele...

January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Using LEED certification as a marketing tool is perceived by developers to be a successful tool, and this has pushed them to go above the minimum r...

Photo: conergy.us

Photo: conergy.us

January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing’s PV Taskforce is releasing the first public draft of PV Racking and Attachment Criteria for Eff...

January 31, 2014 | Trump Hotel Collection

The 13-story, 171...

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January 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff 

In an ideal world, every office employee would have a beautiful view from his or her desk. While no one can make that happen in real life, computat...

Kansas City is among the metros participating in the new City Energy Project, an

Kansas City is among the metros participating in the new City Energy Project, an effort to reduce building-related climate-chang

January 30, 2014 | City Energy Project / NRDC

Organizers say combined initiative could cut as much climate-change pollution as generated by 1 million cars every year, and lower energy bills by...

January 30, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

When the Cincinnati Art Museum embarked on an $11 million renovation, the architects wanted the entrance and main stair to be as inviting as possib...

Image: Oosoom via Wikimedia Commons

Image: Oosoom via Wikimedia Commons

January 30, 2014 | Lee Asher and Chris Bodnar, CBRE Healthcare

Despite the shake up stemming from the Affordable Care Act, 2014 will be an active year in healthcare capital markets, according to real estate exp...

January 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A grand atrium, reaching some 30 stories, highlights the contemporary, bright-white design scheme unveiled this week by Richard Meier & Partner...

Photo: Greg Goebel via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Greg Goebel via Wikimedia Commons

January 29, 2014 | AIA

AIA's Consensus Construction Forecast, a survey of the nation’s leading construction forecasters, is projecting that spending will see a 5.8% incre...

Central components to the plan include the addition of meeting, research, and te

Central components to the plan include the addition of meeting, research, and teaching venues, as well as facilities that do not

January 29, 2014 | University of Notre Dame

The $400 million Campus Crossroads Project will add more than 750,000 sf of academic, student life, and athletic space in three new buildings attac...

Joshua Flowers, AIA, is among the 18 winners of the 2014 AIA Young Architects Aw

Joshua Flowers, AIA, is among the 18 winners of the 2014 AIA Young Architects Award.

January 29, 2014 | AIA

Three recent BD+C "40 Under 40" winners are among the outstanding young architects recognized by the AIA.

January 28, 2014 | Star Building Systems

A new white paper from Star Building Systems outlines the benefits of metal buildings for public and private school building projects.

The Honeycomb building will overlook the marina on one side and a plaza on the o

The Honeycomb building will overlook the marina on one side and a plaza on the other. All images: BIG

January 28, 2014 | BIG

BIG + HKS + MDA have unveiled the design for the new Honeycomb building and adjacent plaza in The Bahamas – a 175,000-sf residential facil...

Kingdom Tower, set to become the worlds next-tallest building at 1,000 meters,

Kingdom Tower, set to become the worlds next-tallest building at 1,000 meters, broke ground in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in 2013.

January 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff and CTBUH

Experts from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat release their 2014 construction forecast for the worldwide high-rise industry. 

The Spring Learning Centre in Hong Kong was one of two Best of Category winners

The Spring Learning Centre in Hong Kong was one of two Best of Category winners in the Cultural/Institutional/Educational catego

January 28, 2014 | International Interior Design Association

The International Interior Design Association released the winners of its 4th Annual Global Excellence Awards. Here's a recap of the winning projec...

January 28, 2014 | Leopardo Companies

The new mixed-use headquarters includes a museum, broadcast studios, conference facilities, office spaces, and, oh yeah, a Brazilian steakhouse....

Renderings and plans courtesy New Wave Architecture

Renderings and plans courtesy New Wave Architecture

January 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Forget the rock climbing wall. A developer in Iran is building a rock climbing hall. That's right, an entire building dedicated to the spo...

January 27, 2014 | Advanced Arch Grilles
Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian is dedicated to performance, and the team is pleased to announce new partnership with a like-minded orga...

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