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Three Major Trends in Student Housing

Three Major Trends in Student Housing

In many ways, student housing has been on the leading edge of construction trends, paving the way for trends to be adopted in multifamily construction. The trends that were popular several years ago in student housing are becoming popular today in traditional multifamily housing. In January of this year, Bill...

November 15, 2013


What is Green Construction?

What is Green Construction?

Green construction or green building refers to building construction and design that is environmentally responsible — using good stewardship of our natural resources — and sustainable. Construction companies using green technology and green building strive to lessen the impact of construction on the environment, leaving a smaller carbon footprint. Green...

May 13, 2013


Building Sustainability: LEED Certification & KWA’s Commitment to the Environment

Building Sustainability: LEED Certification & KWA’s Commitment to the Environment

Sustainable building practices aren’t just a trend; they are an indicator of leadership and commitment to the environment, and they are quickly becoming the standard in the construction industry. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building program. Through the LEED program, builders and building...

May 13, 2013


NAHB 2013 Takeaways with KWA President Keller Webster

NAHB 2013 Takeaways with KWA President Keller Webster

I started off 2013 by attending the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders Show in Las Vegas, where I was humbled and grateful to sit amongst a notable group of multifamily industry pioneers that have helped build, and continue to shape, our space within the construction market. Below...

March 5, 2013


Remembering Three Great Multifamily Pioneers

Remembering Three Great Multifamily Pioneers

KWA is saddened by the three recent deaths of some great multifamily pioneers – Larry Barnett, Ted Schlossman and John Turner. Larry, Ted and John were lifelong friends of KWA and loyal business partners throughout the years. Our hearts go out to their families during this time. KWA will always...

February 3, 2013


Lone Star Cities Secure Tops in Real Estate Market

Lone Star Cities Secure Tops in Real Estate Market

KWA is pleased to see that a strong regional economy has secured top spots for Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston on a list of real estate markets to watch. The Urban Land Institute (ULI) recently released its Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2013 report, ranking 51 U.S. markets for real estate investment,...

December 6, 2012


"Wow, Why Didn’t I Think of That?"

"Wow, Why Didn’t I Think of That?"

While KWA stays deep in the trenches of building state-of-the-art multifamily housing projects, our employees still find time to stop and smell a rose … or maybe some sawdust … and appreciate some pretty genius craftsmanship. It’s time for the second installment of KWA’s “Wow, Why Didn’t I Think of...

December 6, 2012


Multifamily Construction Continues to Rise

Multifamily Construction Continues to Rise

Industry forecasts continue to reveal good news for multifamily housing. In fact, Multifamily Executive recently reported a 20 percent increase in building permits, boosting the total number of permits to a record high since July 2008. “Our market is still considered to be down, but these numbers continue to show...

December 6, 2012



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