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Adaptive reuse of big-box stores soars

Here are some ways developers are repurposing this retail space We’ve all seen them: abandoned big-box stores emptied due to expansion elsewhere, new needs or changes in the business landscape. Increasingly, developers and owners are seeing the potential in these behemoths, particularly with emerging needs for warehousing and distribution centers as the pandemic drives demand…

Camping World selects DBS Group for Colorado project

Camping World, the nation’s largest network of RV-centric retail locations, has selected DBS Group to build a new, ground-up 18,500-square-foot service center in Golden, Colorado. The facility will include 16 bays for service along with support areas for customer service and parts storage. Construction is scheduled to begin in early-April with substantial completion by early…

Is modular construction right for your next senior living project?

Reasons to consider modular senior housing construction Modular, or prefab, construction is expanding the definition of senior living. If you’re wondering whether prefab is a good option for your next senior housing project, you’re not alone. As anyone working in senior housing knows, the industry is experiencing seismic shifts as the evolution of the aging…

DBS Group to design-build new car dealership in Viroqua

Sleepy Hollow Ford has selected DBS Group to design and build a new, ground-up 26,826-square-foot Ford dealership in Viroqua, WI. The new dealership will include a showroom, celebration bay, sales and support offices, a 15-bay service shop, parts storage, detail shop, 1,896-square-foot parts mezzanine and 3,440-square-foot, second-floor office mezzanine. The project also includes an onsite…

This vs. that: underground parking versus at-grade parking

Here’s how to determine whether surface parking vs. underground parking is right for your project When it’s planning time for your next commercial construction project, considering parking solutions is a vital step in finalizing your vision. And it’s nothing to be taken lightly; the need for ample parking for function, marketability and code-compliance is important…

Multifamily real estate looks promising for 2021

Here are the multifamily real estate signs analysts are seeing Commercial real estate took a hit in 2020 due to the pandemic and efforts to control the spread of COVID-19. But analysts forecast a more promising outlook for 2021, particularly for the multifamily real estate sector, which performed better than most other sectors and retained…

DBS Group to Expand to Rochester, Minnesota

Design-build construction company DBS Group announced today it is expanding to Rochester, Minnesota. Headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the commercial construction manager and general contractor signed a lease to open an office in Suite 110 at 3425 40th Avenue NW. “We’ve been operating in Rochester for close to a year,” said DBS Group President and…

Instacart releases first “New Year, New Cart” 2021 grocery trends report

Look at 2020 grocery trends helps store owners meet consumers where they are Grocery delivery services like Instacart were on the front lines of shifts in consumer behavior in 2020, rendering the data from the year’s activity valuable for forecasting consumer needs and wants in 2021. For those in the grocery industry, this information can…

What’s ahead for senior living in the new year

Here’s the senior housing outlook for 2021 As we come to the end of an extraordinary year and look toward the future, we’re eyeing some notable shifts as we share this senior housing outlook. For investors and developers in the senior housing market, 2020 has been a particular challenge as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold,…

Financing sources: commercial construction grants to support your next project

When it’s time to grow, it’s all about what you know When it’s time to build, securing financing is at the top of the to-do list, and taking advantage of commercial construction grants can help you lock in the resources you need for your next project. Even in these uncertain times, a number of grants…