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Thankfulness in Action: Addressing Food Insecurity

According to a recent article by the Association of American Medical Colleges there may be as many as 54 million people in America now facing food insecurity during the pandemic. This number has increased significantly in recent months, and news stories regarding long lines at food pantries have become more prevalent. Amidst this group, many […]

Expressing Gratitude at Capstone

It is no revelation that 2020 has had its ups and downs–with a disproportionate share of downs. Despite the constant feeling of uncertainty through the social distancing and understanding what “new normal” means, we would be remiss if we did not sit back, reflect and share our gratitude for what we have in 2020. Members […]

Avoiding Schedule Nightmares

Few things bring as much energy and excitement as making physical building improvements; either by renovating old, dated residence halls or building a new, modern, state-of-the-art campus housing project.  The sense of accomplishment from creating a meaningful addition to your university can create a euphoria of joy and excitement as you anxiously await the final […]

Planning for a Successful Move-In

For many of us in student housing, move-in day is the most exciting day of the year. The anticipation of the new academic year, a new place to live, making new friends, and welcoming everyone back to an otherwise quiet building reminds us of why we do this work and how much fun it can be! […]

Coffee Chat with Matt Brown, CMP President

As part of our Coffee Chat series, a Capstone employee will be interviewed each month and featured in our monthly newsletter, The Erudite. For the October issue, the editors of The Erudite sat down with Matt Brown. Matt joined Capstone in 2018 from the higher-ed world to head up Capstone Management Partners, CDP’s campus housing operations and maintenance entity. […]

How to Avoid Furniture Installation Headaches

As Capstone Interiors designs and procures the furniture for each project, it becomes important for the designer to be involved with the architect and development team throughout the design process.  Details are critical when designing each space and require clear communication and coordination with the drawings and design intent. It is important for the designer […]

Liquidity Pressures and Opportunities in a COVID Market

In addition to its significant public health impacts, the coronavirus pandemic has had sweeping impacts on the global economy and financial markets.  Since the start of the virus’s spread, and during the widespread shutdowns that followed, businesses of all shapes and sizes have experienced rapidly diminished demand for their products and services, significant disruptions to […]

Coffee Chat with Scott Sage, Sr Construction Manager

As part of our Coffee Chat series, a Capstone employee will be interviewed each month and featured in our monthly newsletter, The Erudite. For the September issue, the editors of The Erudite sat down with Scott Sage. Scott joined Capstone in 2018 to manage the construction of the Student Housing West Project that is being developed in partnership […]

Reopening Your Residence Halls During a Pandemic

We are facing unprecedented challenges in 2020 as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  While every owner and facility manager should already take pride in the cleanliness and condition of the buildings they own and operate, the need to modify our policies and standard operating procedures in the pandemic environment is challenging us to rethink […]

A Look at the Impacts of COVID on the Current and Future of the Construction Market

Similar to the financial markets, the construction market is unfortunately not immune to the impacts of COVID.  Companies are having to quickly adapt their site safety protocols, estimating practices and contingency planning. Our development and construction managers are in the midst of navigating the challenges presented by COVID on developments across the country, from Chicago […]