“Teacher housing is an additional tool to recruit people,” said Dominic Dutra, a Bay Area real estate developer who helps school districts plan and build teacher housing. “School districts have all of this underutilized land, and here’s a policy that helps them be competitive.”
May 3, 2016 / Published in Education
Being engaged with school districts across California, we have the honor and privilege of working alongside many educators and teachers – and during Teacher Appreciation Week, want to extend our warmest and most genuine THANK YOU for all you do. For your commitment to our children, their learning and growth For your creativity and inspiration when resources and interest are low
SF Gate reports on a recent survey released by the Bay Area Council, having polled 1,000 residents across the 9-counties surrounding San Francisco Bay. The focus? Housing. Or more specifically what to do about the lack thereof.
October 14, 2015 / Published in Education, Faith-Based
The In Trust Center for Theological Schools recently interviewed Steffani Kizziar, president of faith-based services at DCG Real Estate, for its in-depth article on addressing deferred maintenance at theological schools. Due to tight budgets and a number of competing priorities, building maintenance at theological schools across the country has been put on the back burner,
September 10, 2015 / Published in Education
When it comes to choosing the right location for your new school development project, it’s not all about location. While it’s true that location is the biggest influencing factor on the success of school district real estate, there’s more to the process than simply picking the best plot of land. Real estate development for schools
June 1, 2015 / Published in Education
Students at community colleges can now learn from anywhere at anytime, providing real estate opportunities for the institutions. Image from Wikimedia Commons. The phrase community college is one of those dyads we take for granted, not really thinking much about what it means. It is a signifier for a smaller, usually non-residential school with unconventional hours made up of non-traditional students. But its real importance comes when you take the two words apart and focus on the community side. A community college is a place that is both part of and an aid to the community. It draws regionally, from neighbors and coworkers, and its life comes from the strength of the community.
May 27, 2015 / Published in Education
Schools have a lot of options when they need space. One of them is buying and converting an old building. Credit: Flickr CC user US Department of Education Occasionally schools have to close, leaving large, empty buildings in their wake. People have frequently found interesting ways to repurpose them, turning the old buildings into community
May 1, 2015 / Published in Education
Certain school projects really get people’s attention, and we are not talking about building new classrooms or labs. Auditoriums, ball fields, and high school stadiums tend to get people off their couches and out to the school board meeting. This is especially true with another kind of a project: a pool. There’s no doubt that
April 15, 2015 / Published in Education
An old school can become a blight or an opportunity. Districts must first make the hard decision to dispose of them. Credit: Flickr CC user alamosbasement The decision to close a school is never an easy one. People tend to be passionate about their old school buildings; they have fond memories of gathering around their
April 13, 2015 / Published in Education
The California Community College system is considered one of the best in the world, but even they can use help in finding ways to improve vocational training. Image source: Wikimedia Commons In California, we have a unique relationship with our community college system. Considered perhaps the premiere system in the country, California Community Colleges (CCC)
March 23, 2015 / Published in Education
The one-room schoolhouse was solid and wonderful, but it was the opposite of the flexible grid style schools needed for the future. Image source: Wikimedia Commons user Bilertl Demographics often mimic a slow tide, coming in gradually and making incremental and predictable changes. Eventually, everything is different and where you were once sitting is now
March 13, 2015 / Published in Education, Faith-Based
Schools are becoming a popular option for churches looking for a temporary or semi-permanent location. However, sometimes these moves can be controversial. Across the country, public schools are letting churches move into their buildings, unpack trailers filled with portable sanctuaries, and convert gyms and auditoriums into worship centers for the day. A new church that