News + Tips

Does your contractor do that?

At DBS Group, we start working long before the other guys Maybe you can’t judge a book by its cover, or a person by their looks (although anyone rocking a mullet these days may get a double-take). But it turns out you CAN judge a contractor by their preconstruction services. Simply put, DBS Group takes…

The multifamily housing market is poised for growth

Here’s what’s emerging in 2021 The multifamily market is expected to experience a faster rebound in 2021, particularly for assets in the Midwest and Southeastern United States. In fact, analysts anticipate a surge in demand for multifamily housing, particularly as the U.S. economy begins to recover in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Why multifamily…

Housing supply gap looming for middle-market seniors

Affordable senior housing demand forecast presents an investor opportunity Meeting housing demand for middle-market seniors is emerging as one of the significant challenges of our time. With boomers setting their sights on retirement and the substantial middle-market indicating future demand for affordable housing, supply gaps in many markets have become apparent. This signals an opportunity…

What’s the secret to design-build success?

Understanding the benefits of having a Single Source of Truth (SSOT) Reliance on the design-build model of construction has quickly grown in recent years, as this novel approach’s benefits have become more apparent. In fact, experts estimate this year, nearly half of construction projects will be delivered by the design-build construction model. The reasons are…

Tech paves the pathway to the future of senior housing

Pandemic accelerates industry’s technology adoption As the global pandemic took aim at senior population centers, senior housing responded by adopting technological solutions to the fight against COVID-19. And as leaders in senior housing brace for boomers to retire en masse to the tune of 73 million by 2030, these tech solutions are likely to carry…

The future of vacant office space

Here’s what to expect with the shift toward remote work The impact of COVID-19 on the American workforce has created seismic shifts toward working from home for people in many industries. For investors, owners and developers, the future of office space, some of which sits vacant as the pandemic lingers, remains in question. Will workers…

Using lighting to improve productivity

Early in the design phase, it’s essential to think about office lighting With so many decisions to make when undertaking a new facility or renovation of an existing business space, it’s easy to put lighting on the back burner. After all, it’s just a lightbulb and switch, right? Not so fast. It turns out lighting…

What today’s renters want most

Here’s what renters want as the pandemic and mitigation efforts continue Apartment owners and developers have faced some serious challenges over the past year, highlighting the importance of knowing and understanding what renters want and need. As the global pandemic continues to impact our lives, those wish lists are changing to reflect new priorities. What…

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…

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…