John McManus

John McManus

President and Founder

John McManus, founder and president of The Builder’s Daily, is an award-winning editorial, programming, and digital content strategist. TBD's purpose is a community capable of constant improvement.

A New Venture Erases Boundary Between Model Home And VR

Marketing & Sales

A New Venture Erases Boundary Between Model Home And VR

Builders Design teams with Focus 360 to fuse physical world design's emotive power with the everywhere-ability of virtual reality -- giving builders a more direct digital thread to the minds, hearts, and purses of homebuyers.

A Personal Note Of Thanks To Builders For What You Do, ... And What You Still Have To Do

Leadership

A Personal Note Of Thanks To Builders For What You Do, ... And What You Still Have To Do

The Builder's Daily celebrates and extends thanks to the homebuilding business community for 2021 achievement, and years-ahead of livelihoods that make lives and communities whole. Here's 10 blessings.

Root Causes: Future-Fit Building Firms Reset Who's A Customer

Leadership

Root Causes: Future-Fit Building Firms Reset Who's A Customer

In this first-of-a-series of beyond-the-budget housing analyses, we'd challenge business leaders to now consider reframing customer-centricity as a strategic foundation to secure and sustain capability.

Priority #1 Amid Economic, Policy, Supply Upheaval: Customers

Leadership

Priority #1 Amid Economic, Policy, Supply Upheaval: Customers

Your homebuying consumers may pay higher prices for all durables -- including new homes -- in the months ahead. But it's the wrong time to deemphasize focus on what they value. That's where imagination plays a role.

Lennar's LenX Taps Veev In NoCal Modular Pre-Fab Project

Technology

Lennar's LenX Taps Veev In NoCal Modular Pre-Fab Project

Lennar's second foray in as many months into industrialized, precision-based, vertically-integrated home construction signifies its acceleration as a consumer-obsessed home and community developer.

Synergos — A Unit Of Japan's Asahi-Kasei — Buys AZ's Brewer Companies

Technology

Synergos — A Unit Of Japan's Asahi-Kasei — Buys AZ's Brewer Companies

A multi-scoped supersub array of contractor services under one roof, running on advanced digital-twin building technology, rises in Phoenix. Here's what it means.

The Common Sense Competitive Edge Of Social As Business Tool

Leadership

The Common Sense Competitive Edge Of Social As Business Tool

Homebuilding's got a running start in realizing the business and competitive advantages of the 'S' in ESG. It's a natural extension of builder-of-choice, preferred-partner, and best-place-to-work.

The People Squeeze: The Risk Of Talent Drain As Pressures Build

Leadership

The People Squeeze: The Risk Of Talent Drain As Pressures Build

Here's a look at why a misstep in priorities -- the hidden-in-plain-sight focus on your talent -- could carry a heavy cost at precisely the wrong time.

Don't Get Fooled By A Myth Of A Helpless Buyer; Listen To Yours

Leadership

Don't Get Fooled By A Myth Of A Helpless Buyer; Listen To Yours

With apologies to Mark Twain, rumors of the demise of consumer households' market power in residential real estate are premature. Stay alert for a waking giant. Here's how and why.

In His Own Words: Larry Webb's 5 Teachable Moments As Leader

Leadership

In His Own Words: Larry Webb's 5 Teachable Moments As Leader

As one of the homebuilding business community's revered leaders looks back and looks ahead, here's a first MasterClass in building company cultures you can apply today.

A New Venture Erases Boundary Between Model Home And VR

Marketing & Sales

A New Venture Erases Boundary Between Model Home And VR

Builders Design teams with Focus 360 to fuse physical world design's emotive power with the everywhere-ability of virtual reality -- giving builders a more direct digital thread to the minds, hearts, and purses of homebuyers.

A Personal Note Of Thanks To Builders For What You Do, ... And What You Still Have To Do

Leadership

A Personal Note Of Thanks To Builders For What You Do, ... And What You Still Have To Do

The Builder's Daily celebrates and extends thanks to the homebuilding business community for 2021 achievement, and years-ahead of livelihoods that make lives and communities whole. Here's 10 blessings.

Root Causes: Future-Fit Building Firms Reset Who's A Customer

Leadership

Root Causes: Future-Fit Building Firms Reset Who's A Customer

In this first-of-a-series of beyond-the-budget housing analyses, we'd challenge business leaders to now consider reframing customer-centricity as a strategic foundation to secure and sustain capability.

Priority #1 Amid Economic, Policy, Supply Upheaval: Customers

Leadership

Priority #1 Amid Economic, Policy, Supply Upheaval: Customers

Your homebuying consumers may pay higher prices for all durables -- including new homes -- in the months ahead. But it's the wrong time to deemphasize focus on what they value. That's where imagination plays a role.

Lennar's LenX Taps Veev In NoCal Modular Pre-Fab Project

Technology

Lennar's LenX Taps Veev In NoCal Modular Pre-Fab Project

Lennar's second foray in as many months into industrialized, precision-based, vertically-integrated home construction signifies its acceleration as a consumer-obsessed home and community developer.

Synergos — A Unit Of Japan's Asahi-Kasei — Buys AZ's Brewer Companies

Technology

Synergos — A Unit Of Japan's Asahi-Kasei — Buys AZ's Brewer Companies

A multi-scoped supersub array of contractor services under one roof, running on advanced digital-twin building technology, rises in Phoenix. Here's what it means.

The Common Sense Competitive Edge Of Social As Business Tool

Leadership

The Common Sense Competitive Edge Of Social As Business Tool

Homebuilding's got a running start in realizing the business and competitive advantages of the 'S' in ESG. It's a natural extension of builder-of-choice, preferred-partner, and best-place-to-work.

The People Squeeze: The Risk Of Talent Drain As Pressures Build

Leadership

The People Squeeze: The Risk Of Talent Drain As Pressures Build

Here's a look at why a misstep in priorities -- the hidden-in-plain-sight focus on your talent -- could carry a heavy cost at precisely the wrong time.

Don't Get Fooled By A Myth Of A Helpless Buyer; Listen To Yours

Leadership

Don't Get Fooled By A Myth Of A Helpless Buyer; Listen To Yours

With apologies to Mark Twain, rumors of the demise of consumer households' market power in residential real estate are premature. Stay alert for a waking giant. Here's how and why.

In His Own Words: Larry Webb's 5 Teachable Moments As Leader

Leadership

In His Own Words: Larry Webb's 5 Teachable Moments As Leader

As one of the homebuilding business community's revered leaders looks back and looks ahead, here's a first MasterClass in building company cultures you can apply today.