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10 Metro Areas Where Hammers are Swinging in 2014

November 28, 2014 | By

Building is booming in 10 metro markets across the country, according to Forbes.com. These cities have become hotbeds of new construction in 2014 for single-family homes as well as multifamily, office space, retail space, warehouses, and other commercial space.

The list includes:

1. Houston

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Metro area: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, Texas
2014 construction starts (January-September): $25.1 billion

 

2. New York

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Metro area: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa.
2014 construction starts: $23.3 billion

 

3. Dallas

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Metro area: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
2014 construction starts: $10.8 billion

 

4. Washington, D.C.

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Metro area: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.
2014 construction starts: $9.5 billion

 

5. Los Angeles

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Metro area: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, Calif.
2014 construction starts: $7.7 billion

 

6. Chicago

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Metro area: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, Ill.-Ind.-Wis.
2014 construction starts: $7.5 billion

 

7. Atlanta

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Metro area: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Ga.
2014 construction starts: $6.6 billion

 

8. Miami

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Metro area: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, Fla.
2014 construction starts: $6 billion

 

9. Boston

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Metro area: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass.-N.H.
2014 construction starts: $5.5 billion

 

10. Seattle

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Metro area: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash.
2014 construction: $5.4 billion

View the full list of the top 20 at Forbes.com.

Source: “Building Boom Towns: Metro Areas with the Most New Construction in 2014,” Forbes.com (Nov. 11, 2014)

 

 

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