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Category: Insight

Great Design Starts With Parking

Parking is not the most glamorous part of a design – but it’s one of the most important pieces for success. It’s one of the first steps to maximizing the density of the building and requires hours of planning and research before you even begin the design of the building or community itself. Not only…

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Our Vegas Trifecta

Over 100,000 people attended the 2019 International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas last month, and so did we. But why should you care? Well, if you didn’t go, you can still learn about some winning trends and ideas – without the stress (and sore feet) of convention travel. And if you were there, odds are…

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2019 National Multifamily Housing Council: Our Experts Recap Their Experts

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) commenced last month in San Diego, CA, and included the Apartment Strategies Outlook and the first ever Women’s Event. Combined, the NMHC achieved record-breaking attendance and delivered top-tier expertise and analysis to help builders, developers and others in the AEC industry refine their multifamily…

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Built for Rent Single Family Homes

Townhomes have become the go-to option for many first-time buyers, but some builders are upping the ante with new detached rental products that redefine the path to homeownership. As Millennials experience major life changes, like marriage, children and advancing careers, they are embracing another change that combats the high cost and permanent decision of buying…

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Benefits of a Preliminary Zoning Analysis

Our clients continue to tell us that permitting and approvals processes are getting slower, regardless of region or municipality. Many of the new developments breaking ground this year were first submitted for review up to two years ago. Since time is money, developers should use preliminary zoning analyses to help speed things up. One of…

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Make the Most of Mergers & Acquisitions

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, here’s a news flash. Home building companies are consolidating. In fact, M&A activity in the home building industry has occurred at a frenetic pace in recent years and shows no signs of letting up. The growth prospects and investment strategies that lead to…

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Strong Sales Start at The Street

A buyer could absolutely love a home and its floor plan, but if the streetscape isn’t appealing, they simply won’t purchase it. Allocating time and money to developing an amazing streetscape will add value to the community and increase sales. Color At first glance, color is the most noticeable element of a home. It greatly…

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Overcoming Lot Size Roadblocks

Smaller lot sizes have become the norm in many growing communities. But these lot sizes can become a potential roadblock during architectural design. When designing plans that are sometimes as narrow as 20 feet wide, architects are challenged to make sure the homes don’t feel cramped. Throughout the entire process, remaining conscious of common narrow-lot…

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