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5 reasons senior housing is (still) a good investment

Senior housing remains an attractive option in 2020 and beyond For investors in our region and beyond, senior housing remains an attractive investment option. And while many things may feel up in the air these days, there’s one thing that’s for sure: there will be a continued need for senior housing in the Upper Midwest,…

Construction materials shortage amid COVID-19 pandemic

Builders are reporting shortages: here’s how to cope The pandemic has impacted the construction industry in a number of ways in 2020. Among them: a construction materials shortage. We’ve written in the past about glass shortages and the fallout for the industry. For some, that meant delaying commercial and residential construction projects because of material…

What COVID means for the future of office space

Understanding shifts in the office may bolster success post-pandemic When COVID-19 cases took hold around the world, the pandemic catalyzed seismic shifts in the office environment. And it turns out some of those changes will impact the future of office space longer-term. A recent study by JLL reveals some intriguing new trends emerging during the…

This vs. that: Rooftop units vs. furnace/condenser systems

Comparing HVAC options? Here’s what you need to know HVAC systems can account for more than a third of the energy used by commercial buildings, making the selection of your HVAC unit essential to the bottom line for your business. Selecting between two common types of HVAC systems, rooftop units or an internal furnace/condenser system,…

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DBS Group to expand and renovate administrative building in Hayward, WI

Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwa has contracted with DBS Group to expand and renovate its administrative building in Hayward, Wisconsin. The project consists of the design and construction of a 7,028-square-foot expansion to the existing facility, as well as approximately 4,533 square feet of major renovations at existing building areas. Construction is…

How the pandemic is transforming the hospitality industry

COVID-19 is speeding the evolution of hospitality From lockdowns to economic slowdowns, from closed borders to closed businesses, the global pandemic has ripple effects that are deeply felt throughout the hospitality industry. The result: the industry is evolving at an exponentially faster rate to meet changing consumer demand. Jones Lang LaSalle IP, Inc. (JLL.com) reports…

Senior housing construction in the plans?

Here’s how design-build boosts speed while keeping costs down When it’s time to select a team to build your senior housing project, did you know there is one simple choice that can change everything about your construction experience for the better? For many people, it’s an option that only recently appeared on their radar. But…

Celebrating 5 Years [INFOGRAPHIC]

When we formed DBS Group five years ago, we knew for certain that we had assembled a team that was talented, tenacious and totally committed to our customers and each other. With those three attributes, we knew we could succeed. Now, five years later, we’re astonished at what we’ve accomplished. And it’s all because of…

How design-build boosts speed while keeping costs down

No matter what commercial construction project you are planning, design-build has benefits Whatever type of commercial construction project you have in mind, there is a single choice that can change everything about your construction experience — for the better. For many people, it’s an option that only recently appeared on their radar. But it’s fast…