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As cities grow ever more crowded, multifamily housing construction is more necessary than ever. Finding ways to compress housing into smaller spaces while still creating true homes calls for a complex blend of innovative design and engineering.

 

Multifamily Housing | Apr 9, 2024

March reports record gains in multifamily rent growth in 20 months

Asking rents for multifamily units increased $8 during the month to $1,721; year-over-year growth grew 30 basis points to 0.9 percent—a normal seasonal growth pattern according to Yardi Matrix.

Industry Research | Apr 4, 2024

Expenses per multifamily unit reach $8,950 nationally

Overall expenses per multifamily unit rose to $8,950, a 7.1% increase year-over-year (YOY) as of January 2024, according to an examination of more than 20,000 properties analyzed by Yardi Matrix.

Affordable Housing | Apr 1, 2024

Biden Administration considers ways to influence local housing regulations

The Biden Administration is considering how to spur more affordable housing construction with strategies to influence reform of local housing regulations.

Affordable Housing | Apr 1, 2024

Chicago voters nix ‘mansion tax’ to fund efforts to reduce homelessness

Chicago voters in March rejected a proposed “mansion tax” that would have funded efforts to reduce homelessness in the city.

Standards | Apr 1, 2024

New technical bulletin covers window opening control devices

A new technical bulletin clarifies the definition of a window opening control device (WOCD) to promote greater understanding of the role of WOCDs and provide an understanding of a WOCD’s function.

Adaptive Reuse | Mar 26, 2024

Adaptive Reuse Scorecard released to help developers assess project viability

Lamar Johnson Collaborative announced the debut of the firm’s Adaptive Reuse Scorecard, a proprietary methodology to quickly analyze the viability of converting buildings to other uses.

Green | Mar 25, 2024

Zero-carbon multifamily development designed for transactive energy

Living EmPower House, which is set to be the first zero-carbon, replicable, and equitable multifamily development designed for transactive energy, recently was awarded a $9 million Next EPIC Grant Construction Loan from the State of California. 

Structural Materials | Mar 22, 2024

Westlake Royal Building Products launches Royal WoodTone Styles

Westlake Royal Building Products ("Westlake Royal"), a Westlake company (NYSE:WLK), has launched…
Adaptive Reuse | Mar 21, 2024

Massachusetts launches program to spur office-to-residential conversions statewide

Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey recently launched a program to help cities across the state identify underused office buildings that are best suited for residential conversions.

Multifamily Housing | Mar 19, 2024

Jim Chapman Construction Group completes its second college town BTR community

JCCG's 200-unit Cottages at Lexington, in Athens, Ga., is fully leased.

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