Senior Housing Development Trends

Senior communities have begun to respond to consumers’ higher expectations with more services, greater amenities, healthier lifestyle programs, and “resident-centered” care. One area that has lagged in this process is the modernization of facility environments to support the emerging hospitality model and the application of new concepts that can actually enhance the residents’ experience, support health and healing, and increase a community’s appeal and competitiveness.

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Creating Community-Based Senior Living Facilities

Municipalities and private developers in many locations are considering creation of community-based senior living facilities, comprised of independent living, assisted living, memory care, and/or skilled nursing care. With more than 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, the demographics are smiling on the senior housing market segment.

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You CAN Keep Building in Minnesota’s Winter Conditions

Minnesota’s harsh winters cause slow-downs in its construction industry – for everything from roads to commercial buildings. Many owners choose to delay a construction start until spring to save costs of dealing with temporary heat and other challenges related to winter construction.

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Growing Your Business? Build, Remodel, or Expand?

If your business is successful, it will grow. Growth leads to corporate expansion, and expansion could mean future construction of your business property. The question is what action you should take in each phase of your growth. Should you build new and relocate, should you remodel the current property you have, or should you expand your current property? Below we explore the benefits of each option and when the appropriate time is to consider each.

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ABC / MNOSHA Cooperative Compliance Partnership Agreement: How it Helps You

Created in 1998, OSHA’s Strategic Partnership Program is an extensive, voluntary cooperative business partnership between OSHA and contractors. The partnership is designed to help companies recognize hazards on the construction site and implement strategies to reduce the dangers of these risks. Together, both MNOSHA and the contractors can help business owners create safety and health management systems for their employees, customers/clients, and the public at large. The goal of these programs is to maintain OSHA compliance for all participants. Shingobee Builders proudly participate in the program for your benefit as a building owner.

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How to Use Cost Comparisons for Construction Projects

Before undergoing a construction project, it is important to estimate how much the materials and labor are going to cost during construction. During this process, we can utilize different models to come up with possible scenarios depending on how you approach the job. The estimation will include the total cost of the project based on various activities within each phase. While some expenses are fixed, others are contingent on different factors. We use four types of tools to estimate costs when budgeting a project:

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Shingobee to Construct Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Woodbury

Shingobee Builders, Inc. is pleased to announce we will be working with developer Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust for construction of the first Minnesota location of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, at the Woodbury Lakes retail center in Woodbury, MN.

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Onigum Community Center Wall Top-Out

Shingobee is constructing the new community center for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.  The walls are being constructed with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF), a progressive, energy-efficient method. Concrete Inc. of St. Cloud, MN (Shingobee’s subcontractor) constructed the walls utilizing more than 50% local tribal labor. Shingobee and Concrete Inc. conducted training on ICF wall construction, OSHA regulations, and plan reading at the Leech Lake Tribal College earlier this year, to prepare and train local laborers for the construction of this facility.

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Shingobee Real Estate Adds Marvin Wensman as Development Manager

Shingobee Real Estate Company, LLC, has added Marvin Wensman as Development Manager to assist the regionally acclaimed construction and development firm grow its business segments in the Midwest region of the United States.

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Shingobee Selected to Develop City of Carver Property

The Carver MN City Council unanimously selected Shingobee Real Estate Company to redevelop a former bus garage property at its May meeting. Shingobee’s proposal is for construction of a 40-60 unit senior housing facility. See our post on shingobeerealestate.com for more information.

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