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The 3 most common obstacles in senior living and multifamily development

(And how to overcome them.) Every experienced developer knows and anticipates obstacles on the way toward building senior living facilities and multifamily developments. The wisest also develop a plan of attack for overcoming those challenges. Whether you are new to commercial construction or a seasoned expert, we all encounter trials on our way to building…

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Multifamily housing demand continues to smash records

Here’s why multifamily housing has unprecedented demand Demand for multifamily housing continues to break records, and industry analysts say there is no end in sight. Yardi Matrix recently reported that 2021 transactions totaled $215.3 billion, up from $13.3 billion in 2009. For investors, there’s still opportunity to build multifamily housing units and take advantage of…

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LCO selects DBS Group to design-build apartment building

We get to partner again with the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians has selected DBS Group to design and build a new, ground-up, 40-unit apartment building in Hayward, Wisconsin. The project also includes associated site improvements and utility extensions work to provide the required water and sanitary sewer service to support…

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Hotel-to-apartment conversions gaining popularity

Adaptive reuse of hotels is gaining steam: here’s why Hotels that were once the perfect getaway are now places to stay and stay. That’s because the trend of converting what were once hotels into apartments is gaining popularity. As demand for affordable housing remains strong and outpaces supply, developers and real estate groups are turning…

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Colors trending in multifamily construction and interior design

Hint: comfort and safety are paramount in uncertain times When it comes to multifamily construction and interior design in 2022, health, harmony and well-being are taking center stage. That stands to reason. After all, the past several years have been challenging from many perspectives, and home has played an important role in our rest and…

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What’s trending: garden style apartments

La Crosse general contractors predict uptick in this design-build movement Increased interest in garden-style apartments is keeping builders in La Crosse, WI, Rochester, MN and the Upper Midwest beyond busy these days. And what’s old is new again as far as this trend is concerned. Garden apartments gained popularity in the U.S. in the wake…

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DBS Group to design-build Med Cities Business Condos

DBS Group has been selected to design and build Med City Business Condos. The new 12,000-square-foot, eight-tenant business condo facility will be located at 2973 43rd Street NW in Rochester, MN. Each 1,500-square-foot tenant space will be set up for a small business to occupy. And each unit includes a 14-by-14 overhead door, single unisex…

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DBS Group to build new multi-tenant structure in Onalaska, WI

After selecting DBS Group to prepare the infrastructure for a new project in Onalaska, Venture Pass Partners LLC has chosen DBS Group to design and build a new multi-tenant structure on the same site. The 6,600-square-foot, three-tenant facility will be located at the intersection of Highway 16 and South Kinney Coulee Road. Construction is scheduled…

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Design and construction trends for multifamily units in 2022

Multifamily housing a strong investment in 2022 and beyond The multifamily sector continues to represent substantial opportunity heading into 2022. The primary reasons are the affordability of single-family homes for middle-income families and the lack of inventory, particularly as more people move from urban to suburban areas. Housing experts expect affordability and availability challenges will…

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Greenfield Addition taps DBS Group for another multifamily housing project

P4K Properties has contracted with DBS Group to design-build two more multifamily housing structures at the Greenfield Addition in West Salem, WI. Under the contract, DBS Group will design and construct two 8-plex townhomes for a total of 16 units. Each unit comprises 1,320 square feet and includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car…

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