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Expert Insights Blog2021-07-07T08:16:39-07:00

Expert Insights

Quick Insights on Industry Trends

Cumming knows how important it is to stay on top of important industry trends and developments. Through the Expert Insights Blog we can help you do just that. In short, accessible, and regularly updated posts, our own expert team members share their insights and knowledge on a variety of topics — all with the goal of keeping you on the cutting edge and providing actionable insights that will help you take your projects to the next level.

Update on Lumber

March 18th, 2022|

Softwood lumber prices are rising again in North America starting this March, with a peak within the next two months. Supply is still disrupted, causing prices to reach levels last seen in spring 2021. Production in North America increased in 2021 and an incremental increase is expected later this year. However, short-term supply disruptions, coupled with higher-than-average demand, have been driving prices up. 

Aluminum Update

March 9th, 2022|

Aluminum moved from surplus to deficit in 2021 and is currently fundamentally tight in 2022. Market prices reflect this shift, with the London Metal Exchange (LME) price breaching $3,175/metric ton last October, its highest level since 2008. Regional premiums have also shown strength. We believe that the current market view of aluminum supply and demand in 2022 is still tense, but there is a possibility that demand growth could become flat later.

Space Inventory in the Life Science Sector

November 29th, 2021|

The life science sector continues an unprecedented boom, limiting the available space solutions for companies in the market and resulting in intense real estate competition. This boom can be measured not only by the increasing number of new companies, but also by the increasing size and changing type of the spaces they require.

Green Shoots of Recovery in the Themed Entertainment Sector

November 5th, 2021|

The financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic were acutely felt within the themed entertainment sector. While the industry has experienced economic recessions plenty of times before, guests haven’t been restricted from visiting theme parks and attractions to this extent.

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