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Category: Studio Expertise

Strategic Retooling to Focus on Buyers

Step 1: Elevations For the past 8 to 10 years, many single family builders in the Chicago area have been hesitant to invest in new plans or portfolio updates. Buyers seem to be content staying put or shopping existing homes instead of considering new product. But even though consumer data doesn’t seem to support a…

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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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