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.
A compilation of business news, trends, and surveys on customer satisfaction, financials, human resources, marketing, and sales.
Forestar Land Partners, Corona, California, Calif., Sierra Bella, purchase
Forestar Land Partners, a venture between the owners of Foremost Communities and an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group Global, LP, announced it has acquired a 300-acre parcel of entitled land at the western edge of Corona at a public auction.
new home sales, January 2012, NAHB, HUD, Commerce Department
NAHB reports that sales of newly-built, single-family homes declined by less than one percent in January from an upwardly revised number in the previous month; this brought them to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 321,000 units, according to data jointly released by HUD and the U.S. Commerce Department Feb. 24.
McIlwain, Urban Land Institute, Atlantic, 3 steps, housing recovery
With the housing market in a lethargic recovery, John K. McIlwain of the Urban Land Institute offers three ways to help revive the market.
Meritage Homes, Orlando, president, Southeast Region, Szubinski, Vandercook
Meritage Homes appointed Clint Szubinski to run its Orlando division, replacing Fred Vandercook, who was promoted to Southeast Region president earlier this month.
Morgan Stanley, REO rental, job creation, construction, real estate
New research from Morgan Stanley suggests the federal government’s program to turn foreclosed properties into rental opportunities could have a significant positive impact on job creation.
Avatar Holdings, AV Homes, rebranding, active adult
Home builder and developer Avatar Holdings unveiled a new identity this week, rebranding itself as AV Homes Inc.
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan will conduct a briefing today on plan to help homeowners
Taylor Morrison, CFO, chief financial officer
Taylor Morrison, the nation’s largest private home builder, has hired former JetBlue Airways Chief Financial Officer Ed Barnes to serve in the same capacity.
Obama, State of the Union, task force, Eric T. Schneiderman, financial fraud
During his State of the Union address last week, President Obama announced the creation of a new unit that will investigate financial institutions suspected of improperly bundling home loans into securities for investors, according to a New York Times story.
Having the right culture is the key to making Lean work in an organization. To demonstrate what a culture of commitment looks li
Having the right culture is the key to making Lean work in an organization. To demonstrate what a culture of commitment looks like, Scott Sedam profiles builders that truly “get it” when it comes to Lean operations.