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Number of office-to-apartment conversion projects has jumped since start of pandemic

As remote work rose and demand for office space declined since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, developers have found converting some offices to residential use to be an attractive option. Apartment conversions rose 25% in the two years since the start of the pandemic, with 28,000 new units converted from other property types, according to a report from RentCafe. 




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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 | Jul 19, 2022

Engineering Solutions for a More Inclusive Community

Affordable housing complex uses engineered wood to keep construction costs low, tackle a public predicament and give rise to a stronger, more inclusive community.

Multifamily Housing | Jul 14, 2022

Multifamily rents rise again in June, Yardi Matrix reports

Average U.S. multifamily rents rose another $19 in June to edge over $1,700 for the first time ever, according to the latest Yardi® Matrix Multifamily Report.

Building Team | Jul 7, 2022

Amenity-rich rental property in Chicago includes seven-story atrium with vertical landscaping

The recently opened 198-unit Optima Lakeview luxury rental apartment building in Chicago is bursting with amenities such as the region’s first year-round rooftop pool, contact-free in-home package delivery, housekeeping services, on-site room service, fitness programming, and a virtual personal assistant.

Multifamily Housing | LPA | Jul 6, 2022

The power of contextual housing development

Creating urban villages and vibrant communities starts with a better understanding of place, writes LPA's Matthew Porreca. 

Green | Jun 22, 2022

The business case for passive house multifamily

A trio of Passive House experts talk about the true costs and benefits of passive house design and construction for multifamily projects. 

Multifamily Housing | Jun 22, 2022

Changing the Game with SimpleSoffit® Framing

From four different jobs, hear contractors talk about how this pre-engineered, bend-n-click framing…
Multifamily Housing | MG2 | Jun 21, 2022

Two birds, one solution: Can we solve urban last-mile distribution and housing challenges at the same time?

When it comes to the development of both multifamily housing and last-mile distribution centers, particularly in metropolitan environments, each presents its own series of challenges and hurdles. One solution: single-use structures.

HVAC | Jun 14, 2022

Healing the urban fabric: The surprising impact of MagicPak HVAC

The Legends at Berry active adult housing complex in St. Paul, Minnesota helped transform a former industrial site into a thriving residential campus. 

MagicPak All-in-One® HVAC Systems provided the energy-efficient heating needed to handle extreme Minnesota winters while enabling architects to create an inviting home environment—and even qualify for additional funding incentives.

Multifamily Housing | Jun 9, 2022

Cityview's Adam Perry on multifamily housing innovation in the Western U.S.

Adam Perry, SVP of Development and Construction Management with developer Cityview, chats with Multifamily Design+Construction Editor Rob Cassidy about the latest design and construction innovations for multifamily housing in the West. 

Multifamily Housing | Jun 7, 2022

Committed to Building for Performance

We are OX Engineered Products. Building smarter and driving innovation across the construction…
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