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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December 17, 2013 | Kahn

Cobb is the tenth president in the firm’s 118-year history. As President, Cobb is responsible for ensuring that all of the firm’s client issues are...

December 17, 2013 | CBRE Group

CBRE Group, Inc. announced today that two of its senior executives, Chris Bodnar and Lee Asher, have been named Healthcare Real Estate Executives o...

December 17, 2013 | AISC

Twenty years ago the Northridge Earthquake shook California and the results surprised designers throughout the U.S. AISC and the steel industry is...

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: Ventrilock; FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: Ventrilock; FreeDigitalPhotos.net

December 16, 2013 | Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

Overall, construction materials prices fell 0.5 percent in November and are up only 1.1 percent year over year, according to the Department of Labo...

December 16, 2013 | AIA

Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, executive director of the Virginia Center for Architecture, was inaugurated as the 90th president of the American Inst...

December 13, 2013 | GRW

GRW is expanding its capabilities through the recent acquisition of Chapman Technical Group, a 36-person West Virginia-based firm.

December 13, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a dual fire-CO detector to an aspiration-sensing fire alarm, BD+C editors present a roundup of new fire and life safety products and technolog...

December 13, 2013 | AIA

The research looks at the health of eight U.S. cities and lays out a path for translating the research into meaningful findings for policy makers a...

December 13, 2013 | Holcim

Thirty specialists from around the world challenge the question of (higher) costs related to sustainability of the built environment

December 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Starting January 1, 2014, architects who apply for an occupational license in Texas will have to share their fingerprints with the state.

December 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Buildings in tornado-prone areas should be constructed to withstand strong winds just as hurricanes are factored into building codes in coastal are...

The new prototype's open, social lobby space was designed to create a comfortabl

The new prototype's open, social lobby space was designed to create a comfortable setting for extended-stay guests to work, soci

December 11, 2013 | Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

The extended-stay hotel prototype reduces development costs by 46% for franchisees and enhances the overall guest experience.

December 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traffic in public restrooms, these ideas are noteworthy...

Pedia-Pod was clad in architectural wall panels in varying shades of blue, creat

Pedia-Pod was clad in architectural wall panels in varying shades of blue, creating a functional rainscreen system within the co

December 10, 2013 | Laurie Robert, Vice President, NRB

Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia was the site of a unique display—Pedia-Pod, a modular pediatric treatment room designed and built by NRB, in collab...

Tower Pinkster Titus Architects specified a silicone-glazed curtain wall for ene

Tower Pinkster Titus Architects specified a silicone-glazed curtain wall for energy efficiency in this $8 million Wyoming, Mich.

December 10, 2013 | BY C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

When it comes to selecting fenestration systems—particularly glass facades and door systems—a number of factors come into play, requiring a thoroug...

Cumberland Universitys Learning Commons was created with a limited budget throu

Cumberland Universitys Learning Commons was created with a limited budget through renovation of a former residence hall. The Co

December 10, 2013 | Wendell D. Brown, AIA, LEED AP, Earl Swensson Associates

In this era of scaled-down budgets, maximized efficiencies, new learning methods and social media’s domination of face time, college and university...

The panels of La Mtaphone were selected for their acoustical as well as structu

The panels of La Mtaphone were selected for their acoustical as well as structural and aesthetic features. All images: Herault

December 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

La Métaphone, a concert hall in Ognies, France, is a 1,980-sm facility with the unique characteristic of being a structural musical instrument. The...

Sowwah Square, Abu Dhabi

Sowwah Square, Abu Dhabi

December 06, 2013 | Goettsch Partners

Architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP) has been named the 2013 Firm of the Year, as conferred by the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of...

December 06, 2013 | Accell

Accell’s Powramid boast easy access to multiple adapter-friendly power outlets, a patented desktop design and innovative safety features.

December 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Houston, Salt Lake City, Miami, New York, and Los Angeles are five cities that are leading the way on preparing for climate change and extreme weat...

December 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The 500,000 sf, 14-story One Angel Square in Manchester, England, is being promoted as "the most environmentally-friendly building in the world."...

December 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The low-lying city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands is a world leader in storm resiliency with policies that impact businesses, private homes, and p...

December 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

In 2009, more legislation authorizing design-build project delivery passed than in any year in Design Build Institute of America’s history.

December 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)—the code that serves as the model for states’ codes—has undergone final changes.

December 04, 2013 | HOK

Dubai has been chosen as the site of the 2020 World Expo. HOK led the design team that developed the master plan for the Expo, which is expected to...

December 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Philadelphia City Council has held a series of hearings on a bill aimed at boosting the city's safety regulations in the wake of a deadly build...

The new office follows a number of significant projects SmithGroupJJR has design

The new office follows a number of significant projects SmithGroupJJR has designed in China in recent years, including the new 5

December 04, 2013 | SmithGroupJJR

SmithGroupJJR, the oldest architecture and engineering firm in the U.S., has opened an office in Shanghai, China. The firm will focus on several of...

JE Dunn uses pop-up WiFi stations and weatherproof computer kiosks (pictured) to

JE Dunn uses pop-up WiFi stations and weatherproof computer kiosks (pictured) to bring the Dunn Dashboard to the job site. All p

December 04, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Construction giant JE Dunn is saving millions in cost avoidances by implementing a custom, cloud-based BIM/VDC collaboration platform.

December 03, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Daytona International Speedway is zooming ahead on the largest renovation in the Florida venue’s 54-year history. Improvements include five red...

December 03, 2013 | Patrick Duke, Managing Director, CBRE Healthcare

When setting up a capital project plan, it's one thing to have the data, but quite another to have the knowledge of the process. 

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