With December here, it’s time for our annual post reviewing some of the positives – as well as a few of the challenges – that shaped the commercial construction business in the past year. Here’s a look at our top 2016 commercial construction “highs” and “lows”: Low: Mall Retail Tenants Choose Local over National As a […]
Big Box Retail
In the depths of a historically cold Midwestern winter, one market has remained particularly hot for Chicago commercial general contractors—grocery store construction. The Chicago grocery construction market has long been dominated by two titans of the industry-Jewel-Osco and Dominick’s. Yet in the last several months, this status quo has changed dramatically, as Dominick’s stores closed […]
Now that spring is officially here, I wanted to reflect on the Chicago retail construction trends and news we’ve seen so far in 2011. From the new commercial construction projects we know are in the pipeline, to what I heard at the recent Bisnow Chicago Retail Summit, I am cautiously optimistic. Good News/Bad News. The […]
It’s that time of year again, when I dust off the crystal ball to predict commercial construction trends for the following year. If you didn’t read last year’s post on “Commercial Construction Trends 2010,” you should know these predictions are based on the new commercial construction projects Englewood Construction has heard are in the pipeline for 2011 across the country, as well as my 30+ years of combined experience as an architect and national general commercial contractor.
It’s time to revisit another prediction I made last year in my blog post Commercial Constructions Trends to Watch in 2010 — Outside the Big Box. According to my blog, I said in 2010 we should “Expect to see new innovation in store concepts, especially when it comes to capitalizing on vacated commercial space in […]