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Old Chandler eyesore site finally seeing rebirth

Posted by   /  October 19, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Colleen Sparks | East Valley Tribune Construction of a high-rise office building near Chandler Fashion Center is finally underway on the site of Elevation Chandler – an unfinished development that became a controversial eyesore even before the Valley’s real estate market crashed in 2008. International real estate firm Hines broke ground recently for the […]

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Where downtown isn’t the most expensive place to rent

Posted by   /  October 19, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Dave Sorter | Forbes Downtown Los Angeles is a sparkling example of urban Renaissance. A quarter-century ago, downtown had been relegated to a haven for low-income housing and parking lots after the freeway system helped develop alternative office, shopping and entertainment hubs. Since then, a focused redevelopment effort brought downtown back to the forefront with […]

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Construction job openings reach new cycle high

Posted by   /  October 13, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Robert Dietz | Eye on Housing The count of unfilled jobs in the construction sector continued to rise in August, reaching the highest level since February 2007. Given the significant need for repair and restoration work in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we can expect additional increases in the months ahead.According to the BLS Job Openings […]

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Off-site construction: 50% time savings with challenges

Posted by   /  October 12, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Carol Galante shares insight on the steps to moving housing into a feasible, productive future. By Jennifer Castenson | Builder This year, you are on track to build 500 homes. Congratulations. What if next year, you were able to increase production by 40%, so you could then build 700 homes in the same time and at a […]

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Construction to begin on $125M health campus in Scottsdale

Posted by   /  October 9, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Construction is expected to begin this fall on a 43-acre, mixed-use campus at Loop 101 and 90th Street in Scottsdale. Phase I of the project will include luxury assisted living, skilled nursing, medical office, retail, hotel and parking — and cost about $125 million to develop. READ ON:

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SUNVEK makes strides to position women at the forefront of business

Posted by   /  October 5, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

AZBigMedia The construction industry has historically been male-dominated but SUNVEK, a Phoenix-based roofing company specializing in commercial and residential roofing, maintenance and repairs, is raising the glass ceiling for women in the industry by positioning them at the forefront of its business to promote workplace equality. “SUNVEK values each and every employee and we strive for […]

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See how the construction industry is still feeling the last crash, recession

Posted by   /  October 5, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal Ross Vroman says the construction and other technical industries need not only more workers up and down the organizational chain but they also need to rebuild their employment and talent pipelines so employees can move up within the industry and become supervisors, project managers, foremen and experts in their […]

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Ripe for disruption? You bet!

Posted by   /  September 26, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Builder Increasingly, U.S.-based housing and construction sector leaders hop on the plane these days to see how their business is conducted in The Netherlands, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, etc.. And they’re coming back to North America with some different ideas about how they’re going to make money in home building in the United States. […]

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Flagstaff faces construction worker shortage

Posted by   /  September 25, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Corina Vanek | Arizona Daily Sun Economic recovery after the recession has brought an increased volume of work to construction companies and general contractors, but has also highlighted a growing problem: a shortage of qualified workers in the building trades. According to a survey administered by the Associated General Contractors of America, 75 percent […]

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The 25 worst-paying cities for construction workers

Posted by   /  September 19, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Construction workers in the worst-paying location make almost half as much as the average. Where construction workers make the least STLToday Everything from the houses we live in to the roads we travel on were all built by construction workers. It’s an important job, yet few workers earn a substantial income in the field. As of […]

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