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Mary Cook Associates (MCA) is a national, award-winning commercial interior design firm acclaimed for work that yields measurable returns for demanding and successful owners and developers of real estate.

MCA-The Dichotomy of Millennial Housing:  Do Lots More With Far Less-2

The Dichotomy of Millennial Housing: Do Lots More With Far Less

01.21.2020 \ Mary Cook

Millennials are full of contradictions. Though they’re the generation that dominates the home-buying market, they’re fond of renting—and they do, for longer than any previous generation. They’re unwilling to compromise, yet are always making tradeoffs. They want...

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MCA-What We Know About Gen Z—and What It Means for the Housing Industry-3

What We Know About Gen Z—and What It Means for the Housing Industry

01.21.2020 \ Mary Cook

Today’s youngest adults are the world’s first truly digital natives, and truly clear-eyed about how they want to live. Thanks to their virtually limitless access to digital devices (from toys to phones), Generation Z grew up with a new way of relating to each other,...

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MCA-Consumers Want Full Disclosure on Everything. Welcome to the Age of Transparency-4

Consumers Want Full Disclosure on Everything. Welcome to the Age of Transparency

12.24.2019 \ Mary Cook

The cocoa in the Oreo you ate recently may have come from a farm the size of a football field in rural Ghana, the Wall Street Journal reported this fall. Consumers can learn this because Oreo’s parent company, Mondelez, now publishes data about its cocoa supply chain...

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MCA-What do Millennial Homebuyers Really Want?-5

What do Millennial Homebuyers Really Want?

11.04.2019 \ Mary Cook

The housing market may be cool for now, but there’s a huge wave of potential buyers on the horizon that are about to heat things up:  aging millennials. In the next 10 years, 44.9 million millennials will turn 34, the median age for first-time homebuyers, Zillow...

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MCA-How to Recession-Proof Multifamily Housing? Use Design Thinking-6

How to Recession-Proof Multifamily Housing? Use Design Thinking

10.10.2019 \ Mary Cook

Builders and developers have spent much of the year looking over their shoulders, expecting a recession to strike at any time. Housing growth can’t keep its momentum going forever, but frankly, predicting whether it will reverse course is not very helpful. The better...

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MCA-VR or Model Homes?  Here’s Why Both are Key to Absorption-7

VR or Model Homes? Here’s Why Both are Key to Absorption

05.29.2019 \ Mary Cook

“To stage, or not to stage?” That’s the question builders and developers ponder today thanks to the advent of virtual reality (and I did too in my last Builder and Developer magazine column). VR has become a requisite due to the way buyers search for homes—a whopping...

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