Development: Page 2


  • Rendering of the Denver International Airport expansion showing a long glassy white building.
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    7 airport expansions to watch

    From St. Louis to Denver, Houston and Des Moines, Iowa, aviation projects are taking off, boosted by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

    By Julie Strupp , Matthew Thibault • Nov. 30, 2023
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    IRS and Treasury propose clean energy investment tax credit updates

    The proposed regulations would further define what qualifies as an ITC-eligible energy property and address Inflation Reduction Act-related wage and apprenticeship requirements.

    By Nov. 28, 2023
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    Renew Energy Partners, EnergyRM will finance up to $200M in CRE energy retrofits

    Building owners can receive project capital through EnergyRM’s fintech transaction platform and make repayments through post-retrofit energy savings, Renew says.

    By Nov. 22, 2023
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    Office-to-residential conversion costs can be 30% lower than new construction: Gensler

    Only 25% of the office buildings it assessed for adaptive reuse were deemed suitable for conversion, however, according to the firm’s analysis. 

    By Nov. 20, 2023
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    GSA places 23 properties on the chopping block to “right-size” federal real estate

    The U.S. General Services Administration says it plans to reduce its portfolio by 3.5 million square feet and avoid more than $1 billion in costs over the next decade.

    By Updated Nov. 10, 2023
  • The logo for Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL) on a skyscraper in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. JLL is a commercial real estate services and property investment firm based in Chicago.
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    JLL turns Virginia office park buildings into education hub

    The real estate services firm partnered with Fairfax County Public Schools to navigate challenges of space expansion and budget constraints. 

    By Nov. 7, 2023
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    Higher prices for hard services contracts expected to linger: CBRE

    Competition for labor will keep electric, plumbing and HVAC service contract costs elevated compared with those for soft services, the report states.    

    By Oct. 31, 2023
  • A shift to remote work has softened the demand for office space, accelerating the need for commercial-to-residential conversions.
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    White House advances office-to-residential conversions with new resources

    Multiple federal agencies launched new guidance, financing and technical assistance to address a 30-year high in office vacancies.

    By Ysabelle Kempe • Oct. 30, 2023
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    JLL, Schneider, Lumen Technologies partner on modular data center rollouts

    With modular designs and the partners' expertise, the group aims to meet the burgeoning demand for data centers quicker and at a lower cost.

    By Oct. 26, 2023
  • A shift to remote work has softened the demand for office space, accelerating the need for commercial-to-residential conversions.
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    Fed warns of stability risk from $24T commercial real estate market

    Prices for commercial properties slumped 3.9% from the second quarter of last year to Q2 2023, well below the 3.3% average annual growth beginning in 1997.

    By Jim Tyson • Oct. 25, 2023
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    Rhizome launches climate resilience planning technology

    The startup says its platform draws on national lab research, building information and machine learning tools to place “a value of resilience” on proposed grid investments.

    By Oct. 24, 2023
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    Microsoft leans on PPAs, energy efficiency, water recycling in environmental efforts

    “Ensuring our buildings are energy efficient is a key first step in reducing emissions,” the tech giant said in its 2022 Environmental Report.

    By Oct. 23, 2023
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    Q&A

    How facilities managers can transition away from fossil fuels

    Building decarbonization is a marathon, not a sprint, and requires forward planning starting now, says Dan Arant, manager of North America sales at the energy and ESG division of Brightly.

    By Oct. 19, 2023
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    DOE announces ‘largest-ever investment in America’s grid,’ giving $3.5B across 44 states

    The funding is expected to increase grid resiliency, increase the supply of clean energy and lower energy costs.

    By Robert Walton • Oct. 19, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    Utility, charging company battle over EV fast chargers slows deployment amid massive needs

    State and federal policies are driving utilities and EV charger providers to transform U.S. transportation. They have found common ground in some areas but cannot agree on the utility role in fast-charging deployment.

    By Herman K. Trabish • Oct. 18, 2023
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    NineDot Energy signs Starbucks as anchor customer for NYC community battery storage

    The batteries are part of New York's Value of Distributed Energy Resources program, which gives participants credits for discharging energy during times of high grid demand.

    By Robert Walton • Oct. 18, 2023
  • A modern apartment building situated next to a Colonial-style structure.
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    Washington, DC, aims to attract sustainable office-to-multifamily conversions

    While the pace of adaptive reuse projects has slowed, the city is offering incentives to bring more housing to the urban core.

    By Mary Salmonsen • Oct. 17, 2023
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    GSA issues RFI for Green Proving Ground program

    A $30 million funding bump will help the agency evaluate new technologies meant to improve the sustainability and efficiency of its buildings.

    By Oct. 17, 2023
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    Bedrock Energy raises $8.5M for autonomous geothermal HVAC technology

    The company says it uses autonomous drilling and advanced subsurface modeling to help property owners recoup their decarbonization investments in under five years.

    By Oct. 16, 2023
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    High office vacancies contrast with data center growth: CBRE market reports

    Artificial intelligence has driven strong data center leasing growth in Dallas/Fort Worth, while San Francisco continues to struggle with converting unused office space. 

    By Oct. 11, 2023
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the start of operations at a new construction support facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport
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    $19B JFK project opens construction support facility

    The hub will produce concrete on site and employ barges to reduce emissions and congestion on the airport rehab project.

    By Sebastian Obando • Oct. 11, 2023
  • A person looks at commercial real estate visualizations in Matterport.
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    Matterport adds AI-enabled automated room measurements to its digital twin platform

    The technology reduces the time required to capture property data and helps operators optimize the functionality of spaces, the company says.

    By Oct. 10, 2023
  • The U.S. General Services Administrations' building.
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    ‘Empty’ federal buildings under scrutiny

    Unused office space poses financial and environmental issues federal agencies must address, lawmakers from both parties said at a Senate committee hearing.

    By Oct. 9, 2023
  • Lendlease and Ivanhoe Cambridge top out on a $545 million life sciences development project
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    Megaproject boom squeezes supplies for life sciences construction

    Labor and material shortages are causing cost increases and continued delays as lead times for generators, electrical switchgears and elevators stretch to two years, said Cushman & Wakefield exec Jason D’Orlando.

    By Sebastian Obando • Oct. 6, 2023
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    Office utilization rates on climb to pre-pandemic levels

    Culture, collaboration and communication are bringing employees back into the office on their own terms, said participants in a recent webinar by FM:Systems.

    By Oct. 4, 2023