Business Management

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

The 12 processes that must be addressed by every builder

Photo: cocoparisienne, Creative Commons

July 21, 2015

Establishing sound business systems that ensure a healthy bottom line

June 25, 2015

Stylecraft’s Doug French on first-time buyers, college towns, and the energy of youth.

Local Builders at the Top of Their Markets
June 22, 2015

In an era of consolidation, here's how four regional builders are staying independent while maintaining a lead spot.

Illustration of house with some different added options.
May 13, 2015

Offering special features and upgrades gives you an edge with buyers, but competitive pricing, optimal margins, and streamlined packaging are essential

Trash can full of money to indicate lost revenue from process inefficiencies in the home building process.
May 10, 2015

There are at least two dollars of process waste for each dollar you find in product, and the larger the builder, the greater the waste

Illustration of a man scaling a tall building
May 04, 2015

The tale of a small builder’s quest to maintain his market share against the big guys

Photo of a boat sailing on stormy waters
March 11, 2015

If you think you’ll get significantly higher retail prices in 2015 for your homes, you’re kidding yourself—but there are some factors you can control

Jeffrey T. Mezger was named Chair of the Policy Advisory Board at Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies

February 18, 2015

Jeffrey T. Mezger named Chair of the Policy Advisory Board at Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies

Framing and materials on site
February 09, 2015

There's much that builders can do to build better homes while eliminating waste. But suppliers and trades have a part to play, too.

Lennar's headquarters in Fountainbleu, Florida

Photo: Coolcaesar/Wikimedia Commons

January 16, 2015

The fiscal fourth quarter results of Lennar Corp. contains good news for homebuyers, not so good for investors.


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