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PB June 2003


PB June 2003

Planning + Development

Use Entitlement Contingencies in Contracts

The difference between a profitable land deal and one that ends up as an expensive mistake is often found in the details of the contract you draft

Leadership Brings About Green Building

Bringing your team along as you innovate is another part of the challenge. People hate change. Builder John Wesley Miller calls it the Jonah Complex: Don't tell me it's better. I like it here inside the whale.

An Alternative Financing Solution

With impact fees as high as $60,000 in some parts of the country, moderately priced homes with fees passed on by builders are increasingly out of reach for targeted buyers.

Taking the First Steps

For small builders interested in experimenting with new technologies, educate yourself with whatever resources you can find and start with what you're comfortable.

The Retirement Housing Boom

While there are huge demographic, lifestyle and value differences among the 61 million people who belong to the Pre-Boomer and Early Boomer generations, they have shared some common experiences that have helped differentiate them from prior retirees.

Housing's Underdogs Live On: Part 3

Most local builders still are trying to build too many products for too many segments, give the market share they want.

Hovnanian Enterprises' Successor Candidate Profile

Hovnanian Enterprises' Successor Candidate Profile

Invest In The Other Side of the Desk

Few people join the ranks of management prepared for the totality of the task because few companies in our industry invest the time and resources necessary to grow their next generation of managers and leaders.

Business Management

Diversify Your Investments

Builders who put many of their investment eggs into the housing basket might suffer significant (and disproportionately large) losses when, and if, the housing markets turn down

How to Hire

Wrong hires cost you at least two times the salary. You'd never skip due diligence on a piece of land or an acquisition, so why trust only your instinct on an investment as costly as people?


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