Large technology firms are launching pilot programs with select seniors housing developers and care managers to increase the use of remote, non-intrusive health monitoring in both single-family homes and large facilities.
Foreign buyers increased their investment in the U.S. commercial real estate markets in the first half of 2014, pouring in $85.4 billion in property purchases here compared to $76.7 billion in the first half of 2013.
The amount of sustainability data collection at many large global property firms has quadrupled. According to the recently released 2014 GRESB survey, almost 80 percent of the participant firms measure energy use. The survey participants also reported that both carbon emissions and water consumption are down at the firms.
Though the completion of the Panama Canal expansion has been delayed again until mid-2016, East Coast seaports, expected to benefit the most from the $5.2 project, have begun to win over more shipping traffic from the West Coast.
Retailers are trying to keep up with each other by “omnichanneling”—setting up various points of purchase, both online and in stores—for their consumers. Manufacturers are working to shorten supply chains. Feeding this distribution beast requires new buildings in large population areas—smart centers that serve as the straight-to-consumer location rather than as a hub of multiple stopping points.
Developers are trying two distinct approaches to attracting new office tenants in a market that is rapidly seeing cheap, big-block space dry up: the tried-and-true new class-A headquarters building and repositioning a dated property.
Despite getting a "black eye" in the press this summer for its perceived lack of supervision, the U.S. Immigrant Investor Program, more commonly known as EB-5, has become an increasingly popular way to boost investment in seniors housing development.
A new Freddie Mac loan program for affordable multifamily redevelopment this month received its first test trial with a seniors housing property. The Direct Purchase of Tax-Exempt Loans initiative is designed as a speedier way to finance affordable family properties.
There’s more than $2 billion in new health care projects set for completion in the Southeast in the next two years, according to data provided by Revista, an Annapolis, Md.-based health care consulting firm. Atlanta and Miami will receive the bulk of the new construction.
Online investing has grown so successful that it’s starting to hit the seniors housing market, with the first seniors housing project breaking ground this year in Bloomington, Ind., thanks to crowdfunding assistance.