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editorial director

Denise Dersin is editorial director of Professional Builder magazine. Prior to joining Professional Builder in 2013, she served for 10 years as editor-in-chief of Hanley Wood's Builder magazine, leading many key editorial initiatives for the home building industry

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In 1966, Professional Builder named its first Builder of the Year, William J. Levitt.

November 08, 2016

When asked about the major challenges their companies are facing, builders have plenty of problems to choose from: acute labor shortages, regulatory roadblocks and costs, and a dearth of buyers, am

October 05, 2016

One of my favorite observations about home building is from Houston custom builder Scott Frankel, who spoke at our Under 40 conference in San Francisco in June.

September 08, 2016

Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.

August 10, 2016

Consensus (and the Census) has it that the upward trajectory of housing that began in 2012 is clear and continuing. There have been ups and downs but the overall trend has been steadily rising.

July 18, 2016

Since the launch of Professional Builder’s Daily Feed newsletter on June 4, 2014, I have scanned thousands upon thousands of news stories about or related to home building in some way.

During the recession, a fairly popular diversification tactic for single-family builders was to build a few multifamily rental projects and hang onto them.

Among the questions we ask of builders in our annual Professional Builder Housing Giants survey is this one: “In the coming year, what do you anticipate to be your biggest challenges?” Each year’s

Readers of news articles about the housing industry have been inundated for a while with stories about Millennials and their desire to live in the city.

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