Welcome to Spaces Built by Bush Construction, a podcast that brings genuine conversations to all things construction, design and development. We’ll share in-depth stories as an experienced commercial contractor, developer and design firm and our candid interviews with business leaders as it relates to the construction industry.
The Risks & Rewards of Historical Developments
This episode talks about all things risk and reward when it comes to commercial development projects. Do you stick $8 million into an abandoned downtown building and expect a positive gross annual income in year one? Learn about the steps you can take to mitigate risk and understand the characteristics of a viable development project.
Six Phases of Historical Developments
Historical development projects are complex, but why? Jon Davidshofer, Bush Construction’s Director of Development, uncovers the intricacies by explaining the six phases nearly every development project goes through.
5 Ways to Fund Your Next Historical Real Estate Development Project
If you work in community and economic development, are responsible for downtown revitalization projects or invest in commercial real estate, this episode is for you! Jon Davidshofer, Bush Construction's Director of Development, walks us through five common funding sources and when each should be considered for historical development projects.
Jon Davidshofer: Historic restorations, downtown revitalizations and volunteerism
Meet Jon Davidshofer, our new Director of Development. Listen to our conversation on all things development, including why he made the shift from the financial sector to economic development and his goals for growing Bush Development. Jon also talks about why a project’s location plays a critical role in its success and the value it brings to community members.
An Exciting New Downtown Development + What It’s Like to Live & Work in DeWitt, Iowa
Nestled a short distance north of the Quad Cities sits DeWitt, Iowa. It’s the second-largest community in Clinton County and best known for its thriving industrial sector and outstanding recreational, cultural, and educational facilities. Listen to our conversation with Angela Rheingans, Executive Director of DeWitt Chamber & Development Company, and Greg Gannon, President of DeWitt Bank & Trust, and learn about an exciting new downtown development and what it’s like to live and work in the community.
Technology & Construction: Have You Overlooked the Power of a CRM?
If you ask a commercial contractor what type of technology they use, you’re sure to hear “BIM” or Building Information Modeling software, Virtual Reality, Raken, SmartBid, and more. But did you know sales and marketing automation tools play an equally important role in helping construction companies improve workflows and increase operational efficiency? This episode focuses on the benefits of an integrated CRM or customer relationship management tool and how, if you’re in the sales or marketing departments, to pitch bringing new technology into your organization.