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Thanks to the pandemic, homes have become far more than mere living spaces. It doesn’t matter whether those homes are multi-family apartments or single-families, small or expansive, humble or luxurious, urban or suburban. People have found new ways to work, study,...Read More
Even before the pandemic, the work-from-home trend was growing in popularity. Improved technology and connectivity are allowing people to be more productive at home as employers have offered greater flexibility. But now that COVID-19 has made working from home even...Read More
Identifying business trends is important in every field; it allows companies to stay up-to-date, competitive and relevant. We’ve found it spurs innovation, too, as we consider how to offer products and services that are original, inventive and more effective...Read More
Rent competition, underused amenities, iffy conversion rates these are just a few of the issues builders and developers face in today’s high-stakes housing, hospitality and office markets. It’s tough to turn a profit in this era where every cent counts....Read More
Have you ever walked into a restaurant or store and walked right out again? Nothing engaged you, or, as commercial interior designers say, converted you to a customer. The same holds true in multifamily buildings, where potential residents walk into lobbies or model...Read More
She gave us the wow factor. Model home interiors are only a part of what we do at Mary Cook Associates, so we were thrilled when we read our client’s assessment of the restaurant interior design project we did for her in the Chicago Tribune a new Original...Read More