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Sustainability

Living Walls are Breathing Life into Urban Real Estate: Here’s How

October 16, 2017 |

The most exciting trend in real estate is a growing, living thing – literally. Living walls are at the forefront of today’s most compelling design trends, and there are many reasons for this. You’ll see them at any number of … Read More

Green Financing in Multifamily Housing Grows in 2017

October 3, 2017 |

Lower interest rates and larger loans are fueling energy conservation inside multifamily housing operations across the country, bolstering the bottom line of owners and the wallets of residents.

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD and the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) offer … Read More

Green buildings next big thing in office design

September 26, 2017 |

It’s set to be the next trillion-dollar industry, and now developers of office space are looking to capitalize on one of the world’s biggest growth trends: health and wellness.

In Australia, companies like Mirvac and Frasers Property are among those … Read More

With autonomy, commercial real estate could go mobile

July 20, 2017 |

The coming years could see the next great land rush across the U.S. and many other countries worldwide, but it might not even involve land. Instead, the next trend for savvy investors could be fleets of autonomous vehicles.

A previous article posited … Read More

Haul For One: U-Haul Adapts & Reuses Abandoned Buildings

June 13, 2017 |

U-Haul company’s commitment to renovate and reuse abandoned buildings is not only economical, it also serves to revitalize post-industrial neighborhoods.

One of U-Haul’s most noteworthy adaptive reuse projects is the former Magic Chef head office building in south St. … Read More

Job Growth, Oil Stability to Spur Houston Multifamily Rebound, Predicts Data Researcher

April 4, 2017 |

Tumbling rents, landlord concessions and weakening levels of absorption have defined Houston’s multifamily market for much of the duration of the oil bust that spanned from late 2014 to mid-2016, but the multifamily market is now on the mend, says … Read More

The Alternative Facts About the Greening of Existing Buildings

March 7, 2017 |

I know what you’re thinking—existing buildings are giant energy hogs and a major cause of climate change.

Wrong.

The greening of existing buildings is all about the other kind of green: money.

Real estate is a hot topic at … Read More

How Michigan is meeting the increasing demand for locally grown food

February 20, 2017 |

A little over three years ago, Isaiah Wunsch and his family had nearly maxed out the market for the cherries they grow on the Old Mission Peninsula 12 miles north of Traverse City. They thought they had exhausted all their … Read More