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Grocery store construction: Grocers still seeing green

Report shows grocery store construction show green-light for growth Even as consumers seem to be holding their breath as they wait for economic stability and certainty, many industries, including grocers, are forging ahead with confidence. The JLL Grocery Report 2024 shows grocers are exhibiting confidence and positive growth, even as economic pressures remain. That includes…

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Design-Build 2024 Grocery & Retail Trends

Style meets substance Amid inflation and economic uncertainties, the retail sector stands resilient, ready to sustain as well as reinvent its spaces. Experts foresee a future where retail investment transcends mere upkeep, focusing instead on fostering innovation. The vision for 2024 is a retail industry that continually redefines itself, merging technology with eco-friendly practices to…

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2024 Industrial Construction Outlook

A tale of two trends The industrial sector outlook for 2024 suggests a story of contrasting trends —where the warehouse and manufacturing landscapes diverge, each charting its own course in response to evolving economic and technological demands. On one hand, the warehouse sector, having ridden the wave of unprecedented demand, is now settling into a…

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Best bets for senior housing finance

Borrowing for senior living commercial construction? Consider your options. When building a senior housing facility, whether in the Coulee Region of La Crosse/Onalaska or Rochester or beyond, financing is among the first and most critical considerations. And under our current lending environment, it’s more important than ever. Interest rates, risk-averse regional financial institutions, debt service…

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The rise of entertainment districts

Designing and building the ultimate intersection of life, work, and play. In communities throughout the 7 Rivers Region, including Rochester, MN, La Crosse, WI, and beyond, developers are innovating approaches to design and build the ultimate intersection of live, work, and play. The rise of entertainment districts represents a powerful shift in the design and…

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Here’s how design-build minimizes risk and workload

Here’s how design-build minimizes workload and risk Savvy developers and investors have a secret weapon in their commercial construction toolbox, one which excels in two major ways. The secret: the design-build project delivery model. No longer the closely guarded secret it once was, design-build is now the approach of choice for commercial developers who want…

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Senior living investments in 2024

This is the year to invest in senior housing. Here’s why. Timing is an essential consideration for any developer, regardless of the type of commercial construction in the works. But when it comes to senior housing investments, whether you’re considering entering the senior housing market for the first time or expanding your current senior living…

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Extended-stay and select-service hotel trends in 2024 drive investor interest

Research shows investors are rising to meet demand in these sectors. The enduring influence of consumer preferences since the global pandemic is pushing trends for select-service and extended-stay hotels, leading to investor optimism. That’s according to a report from JLL, a professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Their research, reported…

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Future-proofing senior housing developments

Innovative senior housing design can make all the difference. Here’s how. As senior housing industry professionals, we know and can make an educated guess about the trajectory of many aspects of the senior living sector. This intel, based on projections and expert analysis, enables owner/developers and investors to make data-driven decisions about what to build,…

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Senior Living: Designing for Dignity

Thoughtful senior housing design elements can be good for body, soul, and quality of life   In the not-so-distant past, senior living conjured up images of dark hallways with peculiar smells and institutional design. Those images were anything but dignified, and people who went to skilled nursing or senior facilities in the past may not…

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