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Senior housing interior design trends for 2021

Several factors driving design in the coming year Wellness, meaningful experiences and convenience are high on the list of what seniors want to see in their senior living facilities, and these desires appear to be driving the future of senior housing interior design. As we look forward to 2021, we’re seeing lots of exciting innovation…

What’s ahead for commercial construction in the new year

Commercial construction outlook for 2021 As we head into the end of the year and the start of 2021, experts are eyeing the commercial construction sector, looking for indicators of what lies ahead. After almost a decade of robust commercial construction spending, analysts believe investors and developers could be hesitant to press forward at the…

Here’s what’s trending in industrial design colors for 2021

In the wake of an uncertain year, the right industrial design colors give us comfort As we plan for industrial design in 2021, colors will play a key role in creating spaces that answer our collective, pressing need for calm after the storm. Color forecasts for commercial spaces anticipate a movement toward trends that provide…

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…

Construction materials shortage amid COVID-19 pandemic

Builders are reporting shortages: here’s how to cope The pandemic has impacted the construction industry in a number of ways in 2020. Among them: a construction materials shortage. We’ve written in the past about glass shortages and the fallout for the industry. For some, that meant delaying commercial and residential construction projects because of material…

What COVID means for the future of office space

Understanding shifts in the office may bolster success post-pandemic When COVID-19 cases took hold around the world, the pandemic catalyzed seismic shifts in the office environment. And it turns out some of those changes will impact the future of office space longer-term. A recent study by JLL reveals some intriguing new trends emerging during the…

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…

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…

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…

Is intergenerational student-senior housing the next big thing?

Mount Mary University Project in Milwaukee shows promise.