top blogs of 2023

Top 5 Blogs of 2023 Reflect the Times

As we bid farewell to 2023, it’s time to reflect on the topics and trends that captivated the minds of our readers. At DBS Group, we’ve always strived to bring you content that’s not only informative but also resonates with your interests and concerns. This year was no exception. Let’s stroll down memory lane and revisit our top five blogs of the year, each reflecting the pulse of the industry and the broader world.

#5 How Developers Are Coping with Inflation and Interest Rates

Kicking off our countdown at number five is a blog that addressed the elephant in the room: inflation and rising interest rates. In a year when economic fluctuations were more pronounced than ever, this blog offered a deep dive into how developers adapted to these challenges. From innovative financing strategies to cost-saving construction techniques, we explored the myriad ways the industry stayed resilient. It’s a testament to the ingenuity and perseverance of developers.

#4 Senior Housing Preferences

We touched on an increasingly topical issue with number four: senior housing preferences. This blog highlighted the senior population’s evolving living space needs and desires. We discussed how developers are creating communities that are not just safe and convenient but also rich in amenities and social opportunities. This piece resonated with many readers, reflecting a growing trend towards more thoughtful, lifestyle-oriented senior living options.

3 Value Engineering and Lifecycle Cost Analysis

Our third most popular blog delved into value engineering and lifecycle cost analysis, shedding light on how developers maximize value and efficiency, not just in the construction phase but throughout the lifecycle of their projects. The blog emphasized the importance of smart design and strategic planning, underscoring a shift toward more sustainable and cost-effective development practices.

#2 Continuous Insulation: Gaining Traction

Coming in at number two is a blog focused on a key sustainable building practice: continuous insulation. This topic garnered immense interest, reflecting increasing regulatory requirements around energy efficiency in construction. We discussed the benefits of continuous insulation, from reducing energy costs to minimizing environmental impact, and how this method is becoming a standard in building design.

#1 Emerging BIPOC Developer Funds Open New Opportunities

And finally, our most popular blog of the year centered on emerging BIPOC developer funds. This blog captured the industry shift toward greater inclusivity and diversity. We highlighted how these funds are opening doors for BIPOC developers, creating more equitable opportunities, and enriching the industry with diverse perspectives and projects. It’s a powerful reflection of our readers’ interest in social justice and equality in the development sector.

As we look forward to another year of engaging content, we’re grateful for your continued support and enthusiasm. Your interests, feedback and needs shape our journey, and we’re excited to bring you more insightful, relevant, and inspiring blogs in the coming year. Here’s to a fantastic 2024 ahead!