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Inflation MythBusters

Inflation MythBusters

It seems like everywhere you turn sources are buzzing about the current state of the construction market and what the future holds. Projections of commodity cost increases provide an unstable perspective. The reality is that the construction industry has made a...

How to Reach a Flawless Warehouse Layout

How to Reach a Flawless Warehouse Layout

Every warehouse has its intricacies. As a landlord designing a shell for unknown tenants, how do you best accommodate specific uses while a fit-out scope isn’t yet defined? With several of the design/build projects currently being executed by Old Forge, these thoughts...

Your Roadmap to CRE Investment Decisions

Your Roadmap to CRE Investment Decisions

Yesterday I attended a NAIOP virtual session, “Researching and Evaluating Market Opportunities: A Two-Dimensional Approach Webinar” that discussed a recent report from their research foundation offering an alternative approach to evaluating commercial real estate...

2022’s Construction Crystal Ball

2022’s Construction Crystal Ball

Before forming predictions for the new year ahead and how commercial construction will look, let’s reflect on 2021 and the major themes, dumpster fires aside. Pressure on general contractor’s bottom lines demanded teams to act smarter and harder at the same time....

The COVID Effect on Industrial

The COVID Effect on Industrial

In the suburban Philadelphia market, there is a trend never before known occurring: industrial asset rents are coming exceptionally close to office rates. During a BisNow event yesterday, some of the Mid-Atlantic market’s top industrial real estate players walked...

Taking the Mystery out of Construction Time Management

Taking the Mystery out of Construction Time Management

Time is money. Chances are the average person is no stranger to this statement. In contracts where construction project teams are billed hourly or projected for a contracted duration, this is especially the case. The push towards time management is a worthwhile...

Brownfield Development in NJ: Worth it?

Brownfield Development in NJ: Worth it?

Recently, some development-focused individuals in the New Jersey market came together on behalf of the ULI (Urban Land Institute) to discuss the concept of brownfields in real estate development, and how there is a considerable opportunity to restore and enhance the...

Acoustically-Sound Environments: How to Get There

Acoustically-Sound Environments: How to Get There

I tuned into an episode of the Modern Built Environment Podcast with Tom Dioro discussing the importance of project acoustics and found the discussion pretty thought-provoking. Charles Salter, an acoustical consultant, was interviewed and shared his thoughts on...

Data-Driven Approaches to Enhancing Life Science Facilities

Data-Driven Approaches to Enhancing Life Science Facilities

Imagine you are a biotech start-up with top scientists in the region developing cutting-edge pharmaceuticals. The scientific portion of your business is without flaw, however the merger opportunities stemming from your new technologies is an exciting yet looming...

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