Building Tech & Products 05.21.21
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.
Fresh Pew Research affirms a mindset shift toward bigger, less dense, houses, versus walkable access to neighborhood retail, food, health, and entertainment connections. Two big questions here.
We introduce Dream Team member Frank Anton, an iconic voice in housing, with an analysis series, each of whose topics spring from a single, meaningful statistical measure.
A candid TBD one-on-one conversation with the top-20 ranked homebuilder's chief strategist, who believes 'politicized economics led to a bad recipe to stimulate the economy when they did.'
Two terms have surfaced in the spotty, choppy limbo market dynamic that has checked up both construction flow and demand mojo: Pause and Concessions.
How powerfully will the blended allure of desirably-priced housing and liberation from a daily commute move people to move, predictably?
P4 -- a fourth revision to 2021 budget and operational forecasts -- needs to reflect shifts from tailwinds to headwinds before 'actuals' start comping to booming 2020 measures.
Brookings fellow Lance Freeman proposes a model for public-and-private sector retooling of land-use practices to make them racially-equitable.
Marketing & Sales 07.01.21
Keeping an eye on new-home "search" behavior offers a smart way to take stock on signals versus noise in the next several months.
An Ivory Prize-winning portfolio of community development projects disprove conventional wisdom that housing can be either affordable or sustainable, but not both.