Construction & Real Estate

Jun 2, 2020

City Center unveiling two new buildings in Allentown

On the heels of announcing plans for the Linden Street Commons project, City Center Investment Corp. will have two more buildings before the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Authority board Wednesday night.

May 29, 2020

With plenty of work, and a stable workforce, the construction industry is ready to bounce

Regionally the Lehigh Valley appears to be bucking a nationwide trend by not seeing droves of construction jobs or workers vanish, despite the roughly 43-day shutdown due to Gov. Tom Wolf’s order.

May 28, 2020

E-commerce, storage expected to drive Lehigh Valley’s post-pandemic commercial real estate

The greater Lehigh Valley region is well positioned for the future of commercial real estate according to a report by CBRE looking at the Northeast U.S. market.

May 27, 2020

A Conversation With: Rick Koze, owner of Kay Builders in Lower Macungie Township

Kay Builders has served the Lehigh Valley for nearly 60 years. Rick Koze has owned and operated the business since 2004. Prior to that he worked on Wall Street for 10 years and as head of finance and mergers & acquisitions for Atlanta based Choicepoint for 10 years.

May 26, 2020

Fleet management company Fleetrock moves, expands

A fleet management company that was founded in Coopersburg in 2017 has moved into a new office at 1900 Am Drive in Quakertown to accommodate the growth it is experiencing.

May 21, 2020

Hotel Hamilton project at King George Inn receives approval

South Whitehall Township Commissioners approved the Hotel Hamilton project, which will bring a 100-room extended-stay hotel, bank and pharmacy to a 5.36 acre tract of land on the corner of Hamilton Boulevard and Cedar Crest.

May 20, 2020

Light industrial buildings near LVIA sell for $26.7M

A three-building 380,000-square-foot portfolio of light industrial buildings on Cascade Drive in Hanover Township, Lehigh County has been sold to an investor for $26.7 million.

May 19, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf says real estate industry can return to work

Real estate businesses and workers are allowed to resume operations across the state under industry-specific social distancing guidelines, the Wolf administration announced Tuesday afternoon.

May 19, 2020

Despite coronavirus, low supply and high demand buoyed first-quarter home prices

Data released May 12 from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that house prices increased in the first quarter of 2020 despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

May 15, 2020

Wolf to veto bill to restore Real Estate

Governor Wolf’s office tells Lehigh Valley Business that he intends to veto House Bill 2412, which would declare the real estate industry as a life sustaining business.

May 15, 2020

Bill to open up Pa.’s real estate industry heads to Gov. Wolf

A bill to declare real estate as a life-sustaining business in Pennsylvania is heading to Gov. Wolf’s desk for signature after being passed by the state house and senate.

May 14, 2020

City Center unveils plans for Linden Street Commons

City Center Investment Corp., which has been behind much of the redevelopment efforts downtown, has unveiled plans for a new project that will include 250 apartments, retail space and live/work lofts.