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Is senior living development ready for the small time?

When it comes to senior living development opportunities, thinking small may pay off big With the impending gray wave, developers are well aware of the big opportunities available to those willing to build the future of senior living. But what many investors and developers may not realize is there are also big opportunities in smaller…

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7 Factors driving 2023 design-build trends

Design-build and commercial development opportunities reflect pandemic effects Looking ahead to 2023, we continue to see pandemic reverberations in commercial construction. Clearly, pandemic-era decisions take much of the blame for today’s economic uncertainty, inflationary pressures and supply chain issues. But they also take credit for movements toward well-being and restoration — themes that carry through…

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Fed rate hikes and commercial construction

Here’s what the Federal Reserve’s move means for commercial builds and renovations In December 2022, the Federal Reserve approved another rate hike of one-half of a percentage point. And while the Fed is signaling that the hikes may soon slow though as it’s premature to suspend increases, a key question remains for commercial building owners…

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2023 trend report reveals most promising building opportunities

2023 trend report shows where and how to stay ahead of competitors While economic forecasters predict little overall growth in commercial construction in the year ahead, opportunities are still there for the investors, developers and property owners who want to continue building the future and position themselves to maximize ROI as remaining COVID clouds dissipate.…

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The future of work points to the hybrid office

Survey of business decision-makers indicates permanent changes to the office world. Hallway conferences in passing. Water cooler chat. Busy work, hour after hour, at the desk. Office mates who bring in goodies to share in the breakroom. These are snapshots of office life circa 2019. When the global pandemic ground office life to a halt…

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DBS Group’s top 5 construction blog posts of 2022

Popularity of these construction blog posts shows what’s on people’s minds It’s an exciting time for commercial construction. With new technologies and innovative solutions emerging every day, there’s an endless array of topics to explore. That’s why we’ve put together a countdown of our top five blog posts from 2022, so you can see what…

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Building affordable housing complexes that are affordable for developers

Building affordable housing that pencils out is possible; here’s how. The need for affordable housing in the 7 Rivers Region — and around the country — seems ever-present. In the United States, research shows there are only 29 affordable, suitable rental units for every 100 low-income households. But to build affordable housing that is also…

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Senior housing design for the generations

You can, and probably should, design for changing generations in senior living. Demographic chatter regarding the senior housing construction landscape these days typically focuses on the so-called “Silver Tsunami” of baby boomers due to seek senior living options in the coming years. But wise owners and developers of senior living communities and other senior housing…

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Why you shouldn’t delay commercial construction projects

Delays in commercial construction can be multifactorial, but the price to pause is too high Every developer understands — all too well perhaps — the reasons commercial construction projects get delayed. First, there are financial challenges, which can bring a project to a standstill in the face of interest rate increases and material and equipment…

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Construction inflation

Where it’s been, where it’s headed and how it will affect your build Inflation is affecting every one of us, and that includes those of us in the construction industry. From baby formula to buttresses, pizzas to electrical panels, refrigerators to rebar and everything in between, prices are undeniably up. For developers, this poses a…

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