Suburbia: It has been a panacea and an expletive. Touted for affordability and maligned for automobile dependence, suburbia is a fact of life in the U.S.
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
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.
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
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.