Business Management

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



Warren Buffett, housing, supply and demand, households

Warren Buffett, housing, supply and demand, households

News
February 27, 2012

Despite his initial predictions for a housing recovery not panning out, Warren Buffett still believes the market will get back on track soon, according to Business Insider.

Forestar Land Partners, Corona, California, Calif., Sierra Bella, purchase

Forestar Land Partners, Corona, California, Calif., Sierra Bella, purchase

News
February 24, 2012

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

new home sales, January 2012, NAHB, HUD, Commerce Department

News
February 24, 2012

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

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.

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