Business Management

A compilation of business news, trends, and surveys on customer satisfaction, financials, human resources, marketing, and sales.



McIlwain, Urban Land Institute, Atlantic, 3 steps, housing recovery

McIlwain, Urban Land Institute, Atlantic, 3 steps, housing recovery

News
February 21, 2012

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, Orlando, president, Southeast Region, Szubinski, Vandercook

News
February 21, 2012

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

Morgan Stanley, REO rental, job creation, construction, real estate

News
February 17, 2012

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

Avatar Holdings, AV Homes, rebranding, active adult

News
February 17, 2012

Home builder and developer Avatar Holdings unveiled a new identity this week, rebranding itself as AV Homes Inc.

News
February 01, 2012

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan will conduct a briefing today on plan to help homeowners

Taylor Morrison, CFO, chief financial officer

Taylor Morrison, CFO, chief financial officer

News
January 30, 2012

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

Obama, State of the Union, task force, Eric T. Schneiderman, financial fraud

News
January 30, 2012

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.

lean building, home building

Having the right culture is the key to making Lean work in an organization. To demonstrate what a culture of commitment looks li

Features
December 31, 2011

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.

Features
December 31, 2011

Lately, the talk from builders that I’ve connected with has been about the suddenly dwindling supply of available prime real estate in their markets, especially entitled land and finished lots in good locations. I’m also hearing stories of bidding wars leading to a run-up in lot and land prices in certain submarkets and communities. The fascinating thing is that these land battles and lot shortages are even occurring in some of the nation’s most overbuilt markets.

75 years of people, ideas and trends in home building

75 years of people, ideas and trends in home building

Features
December 28, 2011

In honor of Professional Builder's 75th anniversary, we profile pioneering figures, breakthrough ideas, and transformative market trends that have shaped home building since 1936.

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