News & Opinions
The latest news and insights from Hanley Wood’s outspoken experts and key thought-leaders throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industry.
NAHB Eye on Housing Blog / March 5, 2014
After rising during the boom years and falling during the Great Recession, the average size of newly built, multifamily units remains close to levels seen a decade ago. As multifamily developers build more for-sale housing units in the years ahead, the average size of multifamily units is likely to rise.
According to fourth quarter data from the Census Bureau, the average square footage of multifamily housing construction starts was 1,225. The median was 1,131.
Because the quarterly data are volatile, it is worth examining the numbers on a one-year moving average basis. For the thirdRead More
MULTIFAMIILY EXECUTIVE / October 2, 2013
The MFE Concept Community website is the ultimate media hub for student housing projects including free access to webinars, proprietary research, project renderings, articles, and other expert student housing insight. In conjunction, the MFE CONCEPT COMMUNITY LIMITED EDITION REPORT, a detailed analysis on the latest on student housing project planning, financing, development, and design has been developed.
Tuning in to the wants and needs of Gen Y is a whole new ballgame and reaching out and reeling in student renters requires an ever-evolving skill set. Marketing efforts are shiftingRead More
Katie Weeks / ECOBUILDING pulse / September 27, 2013
While New York City buildings are responsible for 74 percent of citywide greenhouse gas emissions, 94 percent of total electricity use, and 85 percent of potable water consumption in the city, these buildings are making progress on reducing their energy use, according to new data released by the office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week in the New York City Local Law 84 Benchmarking Report. Local Law 84 (LL84) requires all privately owned properties over 50,000 square feet and multiple buildings with a combined gross floor areas of more than 100,000 square feet to annual measure and reportRead More
John Caulfield / MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE / September 23, 2013
A property’s social media presence drives residents to the development’s online locations the quickest.
You may think your properties’ websites effectively attract traffic. But a leading expert in marketing via search-engine optimization says many multifamily developers and apartment managers aren’t fully tapping into social media, which determine how Google ranks the relevance of a property or company link for users in its SEO pecking order.Read More
Linsey Isaacs, Charlotte O'Malley, Jennifer Popovec / MFE / September 23, 2013
Every deal has a story to tell, but some speak a little more eloquently, and push the envelope a little more forcefully, than others
This year, Multifamily Executive received a record number of award nominations—nearly 300 in all—in 19 categories, which illustrates not only the health, but also the vision and creativity of an industry firing on all cylinders.
Yet, while we pored over a record amount of entrants, the following pages are not filled with a record number of award winners. In fact, a few categories came up completely empty, though there were plenty of very good entrants from whichRead More