ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES facing rapidly expanding organizations today is attracting non-skilled and semi-skilled workers due to a lack of affordable housing in the immediate area. High growth companies often exhaust the local qualified blue collar worker pool quickly. To recruit additional workers from outside the area, there must be affordable housing within a reasonable commutable distance. Unfortunately, construction of new workforce housing in most growing regions is financially undesirable. Profit margins for developers are often very thing or nonexistent based on current market values. Developers who control the local land prefer higher end development which has much higher profit margins. This leaves expanding organizations with two options. Postpone growth until market conditions to make affordable housing feasible which could be many years away. Or, take charge and invest in building affordable housing even if there is little or no current economic benefit in such real estate investments.
Bridging the Gap is one of the only agencies to offer mass workforce housing solutions to our client companies. With its real estate development division Bridging the Gap provides full project oversight and construction management, site selection, land planning, architecture and engineer., permitting and construction of workforce housing. Bridging the Gap also arrange construction and permanent financing.
Taking advantage of the most modern technologies and methods in home construction including modular and panelized construction Bridging the Gap can help facilitate housing for thousands of employees per year. And, then provide the workers to fill those open jobs.