Capital

The Future Is Now: Lead, Don't Wallow

Leadership 05.21.21

The Future Is Now: Lead, Don't Wallow

The capability challenge, our Dream Team posits, can only be solved through the embrace of data, technology, process and a pivot to collaboration in a dog-eat-dog culture.

Super Subs Are Back! They're Backed By Big Dollars, Top Talent

Capital 10.28.21

Super Subs Are Back! They're Backed By Big Dollars, Top Talent

What does the re-emergence of super-subcontractors as capital-resourced, technologically evolved, and professionally managed gatekeepers of building capability mean in today's homebuilding landscape?

Twin Risks — Local & Federal — Loom On Built-For-Rent Horizon

Land 10.18.21

Twin Risks — Local & Federal — Loom On Built-For-Rent Horizon

With monster-sized wagers, investors are thronging into the newly built single-family-rental market, confident in a market tilting in their favor is high. Still, what about all that entitlement risk?

Notes On A Fall Weekend For Homebuilders In 21's Home Stretch

Marketing & Sales 10.08.21

Notes On A Fall Weekend For Homebuilders In 21's Home Stretch

What do the 'dynamics' of housing, the economy, policy, the pandemic, and social upheaval challenge building's leaders to do as 2021 leads to next year?

As Stresses Pile Up, People Mean More Than Ever As Ways Forward

Leadership 10.04.21

As Stresses Pile Up, People Mean More Than Ever As Ways Forward

None of today's array of risks, threats, and challenges is insurmountable if leaders sustain the trust, resolve, and focus of team members.

Fits And Starts: Housing Business Leaders' Biggest Risk

Leadership 09.21.21

Fits And Starts: Housing Business Leaders' Biggest Risk

Looming underneath housing's present-day struggles with its construction supply chain, the issue of supply itself. Fixing the supply chain won't fix that. Here's what might.

Public Builders' Dilemma: How Big A Miss To Guide To For 2021

Leadership 09.15.21

Public Builders' Dilemma: How Big A Miss To Guide To For 2021

As 2021 Q4 approaches, public homebuilder face a harrowing prospect: How to level-set to reality on delivery misses without jeopardizing 2022 forecasts or penalizing operators in the field.

Owner-Occupiers: An Endangered Species For New Homes?

Policy 11.04.21

Owner-Occupiers: An Endangered Species For New Homes?

Just beneath Zillow Offers' demise roils an issue that ties Wall Street, Main Street, and Capitol Hill into a Gordian Knot. At stake, homeownership as an earned ladder-wrung to the American Dream.

A Tale Of Two: Reframe The Supply Chain As A People Chain

Leadership 10.13.21

A Tale Of Two: Reframe The Supply Chain As A People Chain

Memes of stacked shipping containers, and log-jammed container ships, etc. notwithstanding, construction and real estate's workflows, construction cycle, and value chain mean people are the essential resource.

What Is Affordable? Do Market Rate Builders Need To Know?

Leadership 10.07.21

What Is Affordable? Do Market Rate Builders Need To Know?

Monthly payment power equates to how builders measure their ability to build and deliver affordably. Interest rates are the biggest stressor to this benchmark in the near future.