Management



Taylor Morrison, Sheryl Palmer, acquisition, home building, new homes, builder,

Taylor Morrison President and CEO Sheryl Palmer discusses the firm's acquisition, growth opportunities, road to profitability,

Features
August 20, 2011

Professional Builder recently sat down with Taylor Morrison President and CEO Sheryl Palmer to discuss the firm's acquisition, growth opportunities, road to profitability, and land strategy. Here's a recap of the conversation.

toll brothers, builders, home builders

toll brothers, builders, home builders

News
August 18, 2011

Luxury builder Toll Bros. is one of several developers looking into the redevelopment of a historic tennis stadium just outside of Manhattan.

foreclosures, housing market, delinquent homes, foreclosure filings

foreclosures, housing market, delinquent homes, foreclosure filings

News
August 11, 2011

The housing industry gave mixed reviews to the Obama administration's proposal to sell tens of thousands of foreclosed properties owned by government-backed entities and then convert them to rentals, reported the Wall Street Journal.

real estate, housing market, white house, real estate business management

real estate, housing market, white house, real estate business management

News
August 08, 2011

The head of a major U.S. real-estate company is calling on the White House to hold a “housing summit” to address some of the major hurdles holding back the housing market.

Scott Sedam, purchasing, home building, builder purchasing, lean design, lean bu

Measuring the lowest total cost of operations and counting every dollar, no matter who it goes to initially, are among the key t

Features
July 19, 2011

Measuring the lowest total cost of operations and counting every dollar, no matter who it goes to initially, are among the key tenets of purchasing, according to operations expert Scott Sedam. He presents nine basic tenets of purchasing that a builder must practice and internalize that enable lowest total cost.

homebuilding, home building, purchasing, labor purchasing, material purchasing

Home builders that adopt the total cost model to purchasing and operations are guaranteed to save in the long run. Here’s a road

Features
June 11, 2011

Home builders that adopt the total cost model to purchasing and operations are guaranteed to save in the long run. Here’s a roadmap for getting started.

Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies, state of the housing market

Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies, state of the housing market

News
June 06, 2011

After three consecutive years of record-low construction levels, the vigor of the recovery in housing now hinges on a return of demand, according to the State of the Nation’s Housing report released this morning by the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies. The key obstacles to a return in demand, say Harvard researchers, are the lingering consequences of the recession and financial crisis.

PulteGroup, Richard Dugas, housing giants, professional builder's housing giants

PulteGroup CEO Richard Dugas outlines his strategy for staying on top and positioning the perennial top builder for the future

Features
May 31, 2011

Professional Builder editors recently sat down with PulteGroup CEO Richard Dugas to discuss his strategy for bringing Pulte back to profitability in 2011, his thoughts on GSE reform and the changing view on housing policy in Washington, D.C., and his long-term outlook for America’s largest home builder.

pultegroup, pulte homes, home builder, homebuilder, home building, homebuilding

pultegroup, pulte homes, home builder, homebuilder, home building, homebuilding

News
May 13, 2011

As part of its multi-year effort to consolidate its management structure, PulteGroup will eliminate as many as 10 executives at the divisional president level or higher, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The cuts come several months after Pulte downsized its operations from six regions to four and eliminated the COO position.

How to tackle the 'I’d love to buy, but I can’t sell my house’ syndrome

How to tackle the 'I’d love to buy, but I can’t sell my house’ syndrome

Features
May 06, 2011

Plenty of consumers are shopping around for new homes, but they believe they can’t buy until they sell. New-home sales and marketing guru Bob Schultz offers tactics for converting these hot prospects into sales.

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