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MCA-How to Recession-Proof Multifamily Housing? Use Design Thinking-2

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 cannot keep its momentum going forever, but frankly, predicting whether it will reverse course is not very helpful. The better...

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MCA-Setting the Stage for the Discerning Renter-3

Setting the Stage for the Discerning Renter

05.23.2019 \ NAA

There are four critical questions developers should consider when selecting paint, floor and wall coverings in rental housing amenity spaces.

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MCA-The Power of Merchandising Model Homes-4

The Power of Merchandising Model Homes

04.08.2019 \ Builder & Developer

In the race to achieve high occupancy rates, effective model home merchandising increases the likelihood of success.

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MCA-5 Design Don’ts for Senior Living Communities-5

5 Design Don’ts for Senior Living Communities

04.02.2019 \ Multi-Housing News

Avoid these mistakes to ensure your facility is more livable for the exacting Baby Boom generation, says designer Mary Cook.

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MCA-What Do Millennials Want in Their Kitchens and Baths?-6

What Do Millennials Want in Their Kitchens and Baths?

03.28.2019 \ Builder

Technology, flexible layouts and contemporary style are key to attracting young buyers, says BUILDER blogger Mary Cook.

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MCA-It’s Time for A New Take on Commercial Interior Design Trends-7

It’s Time for A New Take on Commercial Interior Design Trends

03.20.2019 \ Mary Cook

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...

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