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January 30, 2018 Two Challenges, Three Outcomes, One Solution: Where Do You Fit In? The two biggest challenges facing the construction industry in the United States today are: The shrinking population as the Baby Boomer generation continues to ...Keep Reading
By Chuck Rotondo
August 24, 2017 Millennials and Other Factors Driving Multifamily Construction [Video Blog] I’ve spent my career building partnerships with owners and developers - particularly those in the multifamily market. I have seen the ebb and flow of the ...Keep Reading
By John Jones
April 20, 2017 Interview with Chief Economist Alex Carrick: Outlook of U.S. Construction As I mentioned in my blog last week, I’ve recently had the pleasure of interviewing Alex Carrick, chief economist covering North America for ConstructConnect ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
September 6, 2016 11 Key Tips for Hiring Millennials in Construction Having a great team translates directly to your company’s bottom line. And with the urgent need to bring younger talent into the construction industry, fine ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
December 21, 2015 How Millennials Are Driving the Market for Apartments The millennial generation, or Gen Y, is considered to be anyone born between 1978 and the late 90s. The bulk of this generation has graduated college. They ...Keep Reading
By John Jones
October 20, 2015 Guest Blog: Beware the Wildly Optimistic Construction Forecast In the construction industry (and most businesses in general), one of the most dangerous pitfalls you can make is falling into a trap of over-forecasting. This ...Keep Reading
By Toby Morrison
September 25, 2015 Millennials Help Drive Multifamily Construction? Some social analysts say that millennials -- people born between 1982 and 2004 -- prefer apartments to home ownership and appear to be driving what is called ...Keep Reading
By John Jones
September 24, 2015 Rent vs Buy: One Millennial's Experience on Buying a Home Millennials aren’t necessarily in the full swing of buying homes yet (see graph), but the overall single-family market is slowly picking up and at least one ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
April 6, 2015 Cities or Suburbs? Where's the Growth Really Happening? In the last few years, there has been a lot of talk about population shifts and the possible resurgence of cities. So much so that the Joint Center of Housing ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante

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