Building Market Intelligence

Sign up for our free industry newsletters, known as Building Market Intelligience™, by filling out the form to the right.

The Light: Remember the Healthy Amenities

So much of today’s dialogue about housing relates to making the home a place of comfort and safety. The same is true for the community. As we continue to assess master plans across the country, we’ve noted the amenities that …

The Light: Retail—Reimagine, Reuse, and Recycle

The devastation wrought by retail closures will bring opportunities for redevelopment. Our consulting group was already considering new, residential options for dated retail spaces, which often feature desirable locations, close to employment, transportation, and services. Historically low mortgage rates will …

How Apartments Can Adapt and Thrive as the Market Shifts

It may not exactly be “adapt or die” for apartments in the changing world, but it is adapt or wither. Luckily, says Greg West, CEO of ZOM Living, apartments have already started many of the adaptations they will need to …

The Light: Giving Back

Each week we strive to find new opportunities in the housing industry. In this edition of the Light, we choose to highlight instances of “inspirational wins,” when, against the backdrop of challenging circumstances, people demonstrate what is most important. Our friends …

The Light: The New American Home Buyer

New home construction is perhaps the brightest spot in the economy right now. Thanks to The Great American Move, low mortgage rates, and a hyperawareness about living environment, new home sales in June exceeded those in the same month last year …

The Light: Celebrating the American Home

As we celebrate our country this weekend, we consider and appreciate our role in helping our clients create and finance highly desirable and inspirational places to live. Now, perhaps more than ever, the home is playing an important part in …

Investing All over the Place and All the Time

Jason Keller, Oaktree Capital’s Managing Director in charge of residential investments, shares his thoughts on high-yield investing in 2020. Host Dean Wehrli asked some of the best questions I have ever heard him ask. Jason has the advantage of working …

The Light: The Fourth Tee

It has been 15 weeks since stay-at-home orders were issued in most parts of the country. The housing market remains on solid footing, helped in part by some of the most substantial government intervention in history. So where are we …

The Light: Virtual Empathy

New home marketing will never be the same. The home is more of a place of refuge and safety than ever before. For many more, the home is also now their office. Here are some marketing tactics we see working. …

The Light: The Housing Rally

Stay-at-home orders first generated a jump in DIY projects and are now resulting in a surge in new home purchases and remodeling projects involving contractors. . The Opportunity for New Home Design We surveyed 5,000 recent home buyers last week, …