Micro-apartments and the thoughtful design of smaller living spaces has influenced the multifamily housing market in bigger cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Portland. Bloomberg’s Patrick Clark decided to take a look at how this trend is playing out in secondary markets like Des Moines. The perceptions of those on the coasts is that midwestern cities are spread out and have no lack of space that would encourage an emphasis on efficient apartment design. This article combats that perception by featuring projects by local Des Moines developers Nelson Construction & Development and Hubbell Realty. This is a nice followup to Mike Nelson’s TEDxDesMoines talk on the subject.
Nelson in the News
The Fall 2014 edition of Iowa Architect Magazine features a host of interesting projects, stories, and insights. We are proud to have had Mike Nelson profiled in the issue’s “person of interest” section, penned by Hannah Gilman. Nelson goes in-depth about his career in the construction industry, his development paradigm, and his inspirations throughout his career. The article can be read on page 10 of Iowa Architect Magazine’s “virtual edition” here.
Our new development project manager is quickly making an impact on our projects and the community is taking note. Kent Darr profiled Danny Heggen in the most recent issue of the Business Record and explored how his creative past influences his added value in the construction and development industry. We’re excited to have Danny be a valued member of our team and we hope you will reach out and get to know this bright young talent.
Our unique approach at Nelson Construction & Development is detailed in the latest issue of Des Moines’ Business Record. Kent Darr reported on some of our upcoming projects and highlighted our outlook and mindset when approaching real estate deals. Each real estate project has a slew of decisions and actions involved, our firm has a team equipped to handle those disparate parts and reach the successful vision you have for your project. Read more here.