Software to tackle the US housing crisis

A platform is helping developers pinpoint areas with the best opportunities to build infill housing developments

Like many other countries, there is a serious shortage of housing in the US due to the growing numbers of people setting up their own households. According to CNN, once multi-family homes are taken into account, the US is short of around 2.3 million homes. At the same time, there is a supply and demand mismatch in many urban centres as builders find it easier to build homes away from city centres, where demand is highest.

Working to fix this is SaaS company Cedar. The company’s platform uses generative algorithms, along with public and privately available data, to generate a broad array of building designs and predict the development yield on parcels of land. The outcome is that builders can know very quickly exactly what to build where in order to maximise income and minimise time to delivery.

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