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Look out, developers. The construction labor shortage may be getting worse. Recent natural disasters, including the severe hurricanes in Houston and Florida and the rampant wildfires in Northern California, are going to increase demand and competition for qualified construction labor. Developers have been challenged by the construction labor and rising costs for years, and experts at RealShare Apartments are bracing for the problem to intensify. Experts—moderator Mike Rovner, president of Mike Rovner Construction; Patrick Crandall, managing director of Construction Real Estate at CapitalSource; Matt Levy, VP of Investments at the Laramar Group; Jamie Fleming, CEO & Co-Founder of Studio 216; and Kitty Wallace, EVP of Los Angeles at Colliers International—discussed the issue on the Rising Above the Competition with Redevelopment, Repositioning and Renovations panel at RealShare Apartments last week.