INSIGHTS

Welcome to AG Insights – where you will find a collection of reports, virtual tours, and videos that explore industry trends and topics, including the results of our Boomers in Transition Survey Series. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on our latest Insights or for more information contact Andrew Alden – aalden@agarch.com.

Revival of the Urban Neighborhood

From local newsworthy projects to national industry coverage, one thing is clear—successful multifamily and mixed-use developments are creating a distinct sense of place to enhance and revitalize communities. Apartment complexes, whether in the heart of the city or active suburban communities, are being designed to enhance connectivity with the surrounding neighborhood through unit plans and amenities that attract Millennials, boomers and everyone in between.

Designing Communities 
for Real Connections

In today’s tech-obsessed world, there is a sense that we are deeply connected with a global community 24/7. While we can watch the world like a spectator and feel in the know—depression, anxiety and loneliness seem to be at an all-time high. This is especially true for older adults. Your community can be a solution to this problem, but is it?  Learn how the physical environment supports an engaging, relationship-based culture.

The Casetta: 
A Cohousing Inspired Senior Living Cottage

As Boomers transition into retirement and contemplate how to maintain a vibrant active lifestyle, evaluating housing options becomes part of the discussion. There is a greater desire to age in place, which challenges developers and senior living providers to offer an enticing alternative that is attractive to this market.

Universal Apartment Design

Apartment design provides the building blocks for the design process of multifamily and mixed-use developments. The design of each living unit and the configuration of those units influence the form a structure will take and the marketability of the development. With a highly desirable amenity offering in place, well-designed units play a key role in the final buying decision for the modern renter.

Embrace Aging:
Providers and designers pave the way for a positive outlook on aging

Aging is inevitable and natural, yet people tend to fear it. There is a fear of losing mobility, cognition and independence. It is only more recently that American society has started to place an emphasis on accepting the aging process and embracing it. There are opportunities to supplement changing abilities in ways that help maintain typical routines and support living independently. Forward-thinking leadership combined with thoughtful design solutions can change perceptions and pave the way for a positive outlook on aging.

Boomers in Transition:
What’s Next in Unit Design?

When it comes to living in style, it is all about amenities. From a variety of dining venues to outdoor spaces and a diverse program offering, what is important to you? What amenities do you want available in your communal setting in order to maintain an active lifestyle?