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Construction in Philadelphia in the summer of 2016. Photo: Alexis Lewis/Creative Commons.

July 20, 2016 | AIA

The June ABI score was down from May, but the figure was positive for the fifth consecutive month...

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Room available through Airbnb. Photo: Geremy F/Creative Commons

July 07, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Allegedly removing thousands of housing units from market, driving up rents.

Construction spending falls 0.8% from April to May

Construction in Miami. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons.

July 06, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The private and public sectors have a combined estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.14...

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Cranes are springing up all over downtown Seattle, where 65 buildings are currently under construction. Image: Downtown Seattle Association 

July 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Development investment is twice what it was five years ago. 

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July 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Latest survey by RENTCafé tracks size changes in 95 metros. 

The $46 million Charlotte Park Apartments project, part of the 295-acre Hitachi master-planned community in San Jose, Calif., features 200 affordable apartments built by ROEM Buillders, Inc. In its latest “State of the Nation's Housing Market” report, the Joint Center for Housing Studies laments that projects like this one, for moderate- and low-income renters, are fewer and farther between. Image: ROEM Builders 

June 22, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Joint Center for Housing Studies’ latest disection of America’s housing market finds moderate...

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The chart above shows year-over-year (Q1 2016 v. Q1 2015) changes in regional construction backlogs. Most contractors are satisfied with the amount of work they have currently. But bigger firms with more robust workforces can expand their backlogs. Image: Associated Builders and Contractors

June 21, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Large companies that can attract talent are better able to commit to more work, according to a na...

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Transwestern: Market fundamentals and global stimulus driving economic growth

Robots producing a Tesla electric vehicle. Transwestern's latest report found that robot usage is becoming more prevalent and that auto sales are continuing at a record pace. Photo: Steve Jurvetson/Creative Commons

June 14, 2016 | Transwestern

A new report from commercial real estate firm Transwestern indicates steady progress for the U.S....

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June 07, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The good news: the length and value of disputes in the U.S. fell last year, according to latest A...

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JLL Report: Retail renovation drives construction growth in 2016

Construction of the Sky 19 Plaza in Bismarck, N.D. in 2016. Photo: Consolidated Construction/Creative Commons

June 03, 2016 | JLL

Retail construction projects were up nearly 25% year-over-year, and the industrial and office con...

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ABC: Nonresidential construction spending down in April

Construction in Cleveland's Public Sqaure in April 2016. Photo: Erik Drost/Creative Commons.

June 02, 2016 | ABC

Lower building material prices, a sluggish U.S. economy, and hesitation among private developers...

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Report: Urban area population growth slows

Austin, Texas. The population growth of the city has slowed, but a few of its suburbs, including Pflugerville and Georgetown, have experience booms. Photo: Stuart Seeger/Creative Commons

May 20, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Older Millennials are looking to buy homes and move away to more affordable suburbs and exurbs....

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May 17, 2016 | AIA

The American Institute of Architects reported the April ABI score was 50.6, down from the mark of...

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ABC: Quarterly GDP growth slowest in two years

Construction in San Francisco in April 2016. Photo: Lynn Friedman/Creative Commons.

April 29, 2016 | ABC

Bureau of Economic Analysis data indicates that the U.S. output is barely growing and that nonres...

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AIA: Architecture Billings Index ends first quarter on upswing

Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons.

April 20, 2016 | AIA

The multi-family residential sector fared the best. The Midwest was the only U.S. region that did...

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A new report from Navigant foresees a steady climb in commercial demand for wireless sensors, as developers and their AEC partners seek better ways to make their buildings smarter and interconnected. Image: Navigant Research

April 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Europe and Asia will propel that growth, according to a new report from Navigant.

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April 07, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Survey respondents are targeting smaller acquisitions, at a time when market cap rates are narrow...

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ABC: Nonresidential spending slip in February no cause for alarm

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April 04, 2016 | ABC

Spending in the nonresidential sector totaled $690.3 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized...

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JLL's white paper identifies 10 trends across a wide range of influences that are likely to impact commercial real estate firms over the next few years. Image: JLL

March 30, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The report looks at global threats and opportunities, and how CRE firms are managing their expect...

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AIA: Modest expansion for Architecture Billings Index

Construction in New Russia, Ohio. Photo: Edsel Little/Creative Commons.

March 23, 2016 | AIA

Business conditions softening most in Midwest in recent months.

 

The Mall of the Future will be a combination community center and gathering place. It will be technology rich, be attached or near living and working spaces, and will provide variety to lure customers for frequent visits. Image: CallisonRTKL's “Mall of the Future” report

March 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

CallisonRTKL foresees future retail centers as hubs with live/work/play components. 

Corporate real estate executives are compelled to create workplace environments where a more diverse, younger workforce can excel. Image: CRBE's Glendale, Calif., office

March 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new CBRE survey finds more companies leaning toward “smarter” workspaces. 

ABC: Nonresidential spending regains momentum in January

Construction of the SLS Hotel & Residences Brickell in Miami in February, 2016. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons

March 01, 2016 | ABC

Nonresidential construction spending expanded 2.5% on a monthly basis and 12.3% on a yearly basis...

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Leopardo releases 2016 Construction Economics Report

Photo: Sterling Davis/Creative Commons

March 01, 2016 | Leopardo

This year’s report shows that spending in 2015 reached the highest level since the Great Recessio...

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For the first time since the recession, office deliveries outpaced office starts in 2015, according to JLL's latest construction report. Image: Pixabay

February 26, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its latest report cautions about ongoing cost increases related to finding skilled laborers.

February 17, 2016 | AIA

Multifamily residential sector improving after sluggish 2015.

AIA: Continued growth expected in nonresidential construction

Construction of Urban Union in Seattle in 2015. Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons

February 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The American Institute of Architects’ semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast indicates a gro...

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Spending on lodging construction, like the expansive renovation of the Intercontinental New York Barclay pictured above, should increase by 10.8% to $23.4 billion in 2016. Total spending on nonresidential building is projected to grow this year by 13.7% to $439.2 billion, according to Gilbane. Image: Shawmut Design and Construction

February 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But finding skilled workers continues to be a problem and could inflate a project's costs.

Cushman & Wakefield is bullish on U.S. economy and its property markets

Despite a projected slowing in manufacturing activity, warehouse distribution should continue to be a shining light in the nonresidential sector, for builders and investors alike. Image: Pixabay

February 09, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Sees positive signs for construction and investment growth in warehouses, offices, and retail

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February 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Increased government spending on infrastructure projects should help.

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