Homebuilders

In One Fell Swoop, Dream Finders Joins Building's Big Leagues

Land 09.14.21

In One Fell Swoop, Dream Finders Joins Building's Big Leagues

Patrick Zalupski's latest coup -- landing a $475 million deal for Texas powerhouse MHI Partners -- underscores a meteoric rise to multiregional relevance as a homebuilding power player.

New Open-Source X Lab Market Looks To Cut 6% Commissions

Marketing & Sales 08.18.21

New Open-Source X Lab Market Looks To Cut 6% Commissions

An open-sourced power-of-information platform would give consumer sellers and buyers more sway, more savings, and less friction in one of life's anxiety-filled experiences: Property transactions.

A 'People Business' Has This No. 1 Challenge: People

Capability and Culture 09.16.21

A 'People Business' Has This No. 1 Challenge: People

The Homebuilding Workforce Engagement Survey -- a collaboration of the Leading Builders of America and the Building Talent Foundation -- needs your help. Here's how.

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

Capital 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.

PE Firms Bring Buy-Now-Pay-Later Gambit To Land Wargames

Land 08.31.21

PE Firms Bring Buy-Now-Pay-Later Gambit To Land Wargames

"Some of these deals today will be the big distressed deal plays of tomorrow." -- A strategic land pro describes private equity blitz into build-for-rent as "extraordinarily risky."

Stop Saying 'Labor Shortage;' Focus On Talent Magnetism

Capital 09.03.21

Stop Saying 'Labor Shortage;' Focus On Talent Magnetism

Solving American homebuilding's biggest challenges -- attainability, sustainability, and next generation talent -- may seem impossible. Left with no choice, we'll rally.

C Sweetened: Here's What Public Homebuilding Chiefs Got Paid in 2020 ... And Why

Capital 07.06.21

C Sweetened: Here's What Public Homebuilding Chiefs Got Paid in 2020 ... And Why

Homebuilding's top executives earned an average of $11.7 million in 2020 compensation. Here's the backstory on how public company directors awarded these 29 execs $285 million in the year that was.

Sonic Boom: MultiGen's Trajectory Got A Covid Lift

Marketing & Sales 07.12.21

Sonic Boom: MultiGen's Trajectory Got A Covid Lift

The same people that brought the world the very first 'Me Generation,' are now spurring a We Generation surge to multiple generations living under a single roof.

Daiwa House Dials In Texas:  $400M For 80% Of Castlerock

Capital 08.10.21

Daiwa House Dials In Texas: $400M For 80% Of Castlerock

Here's the 411 on 2021's largest homebuilding mergers and acquisition deal to date, giving Japan-based Daiwa House the fast-growing strategic puzzle piece its $3.6 billion goal calls for now.

Housing's Importance As US Stares Covid-Delta In The Face

Policy 08.03.21

Housing's Importance As US Stares Covid-Delta In The Face

Battles with local, regional, state, and federal regulators currently pass too much cost burden to people sitting at kitchen tables. What can and should housing's leaders do about that now?