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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 RovnerConstruction; 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.
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Kelsi Maree Borland
Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.
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