Denise Dersin is editorial director of Professional Builder magazine. Prior to joining Professional Builder in 2013, she served for 10 years as editor-in-chief of Hanley Wood's Builder magazine, leading many key editorial initiatives for the home building industry
If you’ve been in the housing industry for even a short while, you’ve probably heard of John Burns.
Apologies to Paul Simon, but when I looked at the long list of design ideas I compiled while at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, I thought I’d try to mention 50 of them—a nice round num
The year 2016 was an eventful one for home building.
In 1966, Professional Builder named its first Builder of the Year, William J. Levitt.
When asked about the major challenges their companies are facing, builders have plenty of problems to choose from: acute labor shortages, regulatory roadblocks and costs, and a dearth of buyers, am
One of my favorite observations about home building is from Houston custom builder Scott Frankel, who spoke at our Under 40 conference in San Francisco in June.
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.
Consensus (and the Census) has it that the upward trajectory of housing that began in 2012 is clear and continuing. There have been ups and downs but the overall trend has been steadily rising.
Since the launch of Professional Builder’s Daily Feed newsletter on June 4, 2014, I have scanned thousands upon thousands of news stories about or related to home building in some way.
During the recession, a fairly popular diversification tactic for single-family builders was to build a few multifamily rental projects and hang onto them.