While this year heralded the return of many in-person educational and networking events, that did not mean saying goodbye to digital content. Timely, informative, and actionable resources are the goal of WithersRavenel’s news, social media channels, newsletters, and webinars. Below are the top 5 most read stories from 2022, reflecting your interest in learning more about the AEC industry, celebrating the growth of our communities, and looking for ways to adapt to changing economic and social needs.
1. Industrial 101: what is the industrial asset class and how is it changing?
Of the major asset classes office, retail, multifamily, hospitality, and industrial flex and industrial buildings operate most behind the scenes. That said, for most of us, industrial assets might have a greater impact on our daily lives than any other. With the help of three local real estate developers, Business Development Representative Jed Byrne covers what industrial space is, why it is important, key development and investment factors, the state of the market, and more.
2. Glenaire expansion rises to meet continuing care needs
For the past 70 years, The Presbyterian Homes, Inc. has been on a mission to serve seniors in meaningful ways,and for the past 27 years, Tim Webster has helped lead the team that carries out that mission every day. Jed Byrne sat down with Tim, President of The Presbyterian Homes, Inc., to learn more about how the expansion of Glenaire in Cary, North Carolina, helps them carry out that mission.
3. Capeton offers pristine views of waterfront, future of Harnett County
Greenfield Communities Capeton is bringing single- and multi-family homes, retail, and special event space to the Cape Fear River waterfront in the Town of Lillington, NC. The 800-acre property is slated to offer traditional one- and two-story homes, townhouses, apartments, and cottages. WithersRavenel Director of Planning, Brendie Vega, is assisting with the zoning and entitlement process for the development with the Town of Lillington.
4. Duffyfield neighborhood turns a community liability into a park
Flooding has long been a problem for portions of the Duffyfield community in New Bern. When the City decided to team with WithersRavenel to address its flooding issues with a constructed wetland, an opportunity to transform the approximately 5-acre area into something even greater emerged: a community park.
5. Hayes Barton Place and designing for aging populations
As life expectancy rises, the need to design for aging populations becomes increasingly apparent. This need is made even more acute as more households come to depend on two adult income-earners, leaving fewer people able to care for elderly family members. Hayes Barton Place, a new Life Plan Community, offers a glimpse into how planners and engineers are designing more options for seniors.
We anticipate that 2023 will demand even more proactive asset management, thought leadership in planning and design, and sensitivity to the human and environmental contexts of development projects. You can expect that we will continue to deliver insightful articles into these important topics.