Chicago Makes Top New Construction List

April 10, 2012

No you’re not imaging it, new buildings really are popping up all the time. Chicago was recently ranked number five on a study of the cities with the most new construction in 2011.

Forbes and McGraw-Hill Construction paired up to compile a list of the top 20 cities where money was spent on new construction in 2011 using total building data from the nation’s Metropolitan Statistical Areas. The total building classification includes office and retail space, warehouses, manufacturing plants, single-family and multi-family homes, research facilities, healthcare facilities, and educational buildings.

Even though this list compiled the top 20 cities, new construction projects are still down 40 percent from where they were in 2006, totaling just $421.4 billion.

Chicago residents should be encouraged by the city’s high ranking on this list. Hopefully, this trend will continue into 2012. If you’re interested in buying one of these new Chicago homes, be sure to visit our website.

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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