Market recovery brings residential, commercial builders higher margins, expanded payrolls

Source: L.E.K. Consulting, Chicago

In its fifth annual Contractor Behavior Study, global management consultant L.E.K. confirms residential and commercial construction market momentum, vendor/supplier loyalty based on criteria other than price, and increasing adoption of mobile technology sales and management tools.

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Energy-processing spurs industrial project work, Texas tops overall nonresidential log

Sources: NAIOP Research Foundation, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Three years into measurable market recovery, a report for the Commercial Real Estate Development Association tracks strength in four major segments of nonresidential building, while listing the top 10 states for project activity based on dollar volume.

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