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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…

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,…

This vs. that: Rooftop HVAC systems 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,…

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…

Emerging trend toward alternative lenders

Pandemic ripple effects drive investors toward options other than banks For real estate investors, meeting financing needs has become a bit more complicated during a global pandemic. Shifting concerns related to lease contracts have actually driven real estate investors to look toward alternative lending options. Why? Across all real estate sectors, tenants are seeking flexibility…

Lumber Prices are Skyrocketing

Factors converge to drive up the price of wood for construction This summer, we told you about the increased popularity of wood construction, and why it’s more popular than ever. Turns out, wood is once again having a moment, but this time, the news may not be so welcome to those hoping to build with…

This vs. that: Comparing biofilters, porous pavement and underground retention

With all you have to think about during site evaluation for your commercial construction project, there’s one item that can be overlooked: stormwater management.

Mixed-use senior housing in a post-COVID-19 world

Market forces pushed mixed-use to the forefront; now it’s different Just six months ago, we saw a continued meteoric rise — going on a decade — in interest in mixed-use development among those in the senior housing development industry. But today, with COVID-19 at the forefront of our minds, that interest has changed dramatically. Mixed-use…