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
Scott Sedam refutes the most common misconceptions about implementing Lean process in home building.
From the lack of meaningful savings to the overwhelming time commitment, Lean operations guru Scott Sedam refutes the most common misconceptions about implementing Lean process in home building.
Taylor Morrison President and CEO Sheryl Palmer discusses the firm's acquisition, growth opportunities, road to profitability,
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
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
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
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.
Measuring the lowest total cost of operations and counting every dollar, no matter who it goes to initially, are among the key t
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.
Home builders that adopt the total cost model to purchasing and operations are guaranteed to save in the long run. Here’s a road
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
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 CEO Richard Dugas outlines his strategy for staying on top and positioning the perennial top builder for the future
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
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.