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Enticing Buyers with Transitional Design

Many first-time buyers and young families are waiting longer to purchase homes than previous generations did. When they finally decide to buy, some projects naturally captivate their interest, especially when they offer distinctive design, functional lifestyle layouts and compelling price points. Piquing that initial interest starts at the street. Not all younger buyers want modern,…

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Charlotte Multifamily Market Review

Last month, we attended the Bisnow “Charlotte Multifamily Boom!” to network, gather new ideas and share some of our own opinions and expertise. Several hundred industry professionals turned out, and in just a few short hours, they heard tons of great information. Our own Mark Mitchell, Director of Commercial & Hospitality Design, was part of…

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Our Vegas Trifecta – Part 2

A couple weeks ago, we shared some design takeaways from the International Builder’s Show. Below, two more BSB Design industry veterans share some insight from their time in Las Vegas. Brad Sonnenburg, Partner – Phoenix This year’s show provided a nice recap of some concepts and trends that have been discussed at IBS for the…

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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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