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Architectural Billings Index Continues To Indicate Increased Construction Activity

Posted in Economy, Jennifer Horn
By: Jennifer M. Horn The Architectural Billings Index (ABI), an important construction indicator, continues to show increased construction activity and economic momentum in a recent 2012 report.  For the fifth straight month, architectural billings increased.  In addition, business conditions improved in all regions of the United States except for the western part of the country. … Continue Reading

Targeting Growth Markets in the Mid-Atlantic Region: Three Economists Opine

Posted in Economy, Experts
What do leading economists have to say about an economic recovery for the construction industry? The reviews are mixed, but hopeful. The following three economists recently spoke at an American Institute of Architects (AIA) sponsored webinar in which they outlined and analyzed relevant economic trends. Kermit Baker Kermit Baker, Chief Economist for AIA, and the… Continue Reading

Real Estate Q&A with Grubb & Ellis' Anne Klein, Senior Vice President of the Southern New Jersey Office

Posted in Economy, Experts, New Jersey
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Ms. Anne Klein, Senior Vice President of the Office Services Group of Grubb & Ellis’ Southern New Jersey Office, where she serves as a senior broker. With 26 years of experience in the industry, Ms. Klein’s successes include leasing over 6,500,000 square feet of build-to-suit space, and… Continue Reading

Q&A with Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.'s Chief Economist, Anirban Basu

Posted in Economy, Experts
Economic Forecast for the 2011 Construction Industry: Outlook Good? I recently had the pleasure to chat with Mr. Anirban Basu, Chief Economist for the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) and Chairman & CEO of the economic and policy consulting firm, Sage Policy Group, Inc. Voted one of the region’s 20 most powerful business leaders… Continue Reading