Major apartment developer: ‘There is an acute crisis headed our way’
Scan the downtowns of the nation’s largest cities, and you are likely to see a staggering array of cranes.
Most of them are helping to build luxury apartment buildings. In fact, multifamily construction is now at a 40-year high; the trouble is, developers are putting up the wrong kinds of buildings. The luxury market is largely overbuilt, while there is a shortage of affordable rental housing, and developers are hamstrung by the now record-high cost of construction.