Norhart CEO Mike Kaeding speaks about his ambitious goal of driving down construction costs and the impact he hopes Norhart can have on the affordable housing market. With a large up-front investment to build, deploy, and maintain, it is no wonder that companies have been shy to pour dollars into affordable housing projects. However, Norhart is determined to change this narrative.
Kaeding believes that the key to reducing construction costs lies in innovation and technology. By leveraging advancements in construction techniques, materials, and automation, Norhart aims to streamline the building process, cut down on labor expenses, and ultimately offer affordable homes to individuals and families in need.
One of Norhart's flagship projects is the proposed 355-unit apartment complex, Lexington Lofts, located in Lexington. The development has sparked concerns among residents who fear the potential loss of the city's charm and character. However, Kaeding assures that Norhart's focus is not only on affordability but also on maintaining the integrity and aesthetics of the communities they build in.