Housing affordability

The Future Is Now: Lead, Don't Wallow

Building Tech & Products 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.

Suburban Renewal: America's Pandemic Embrace Of Backyards

Land 08.30.21

Suburban Renewal: America's Pandemic Embrace Of Backyards

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.

Frank Anton: By-The-Numbers, The Measures Of Racial Equity

Policy 08.03.21

Frank Anton: By-The-Numbers, The Measures Of Racial Equity

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.

Tri Pointe CEO Doug Bauer On The Inflation Spectre And His Plan For That

Policy 06.30.21

Tri Pointe CEO Doug Bauer On The Inflation Spectre And His Plan For That

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.'

In Market Talktrack, Uncertainty, Even Concessions Crop Up

Policy 07.08.21

In Market Talktrack, Uncertainty, Even Concessions Crop Up

Two terms have surfaced in the spotty, choppy limbo market dynamic that has checked up both construction flow and demand mojo: Pause and Concessions.

Drive 'Til You Qualify Gets A Work-From-Anywhere Makeover

Land 06.01.21

Drive 'Til You Qualify Gets A Work-From-Anywhere Makeover

How powerfully will the blended allure of desirably-priced housing and liberation from a daily commute move people to move, predictably?

Bumpier Times As Market Forces Stress-Test Solid Fundamentals

Capital 09.20.21

Bumpier Times As Market Forces Stress-Test Solid Fundamentals

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.

How To Reinvent Zoning To Rid Housing Of Racial Inequity

Policy 07.14.21

How To Reinvent Zoning To Rid Housing Of Racial Inequity

Brookings fellow Lance Freeman proposes a model for public-and-private sector retooling of land-use practices to make them racially-equitable.

Sneak Peak: As Sales Top Out, Signs Of Softening Multiply

Marketing & Sales 07.01.21

Sneak Peak: As Sales Top Out, Signs Of Softening Multiply

Keeping an eye on new-home "search" behavior offers a smart way to take stock on signals versus noise in the next several months.

Passive Aggressive: This Bronx, NY Project Breaks Rules, Resets Expectations

Architecture 05.25.21

Passive Aggressive: This Bronx, NY Project Breaks Rules, Resets Expectations

An Ivory Prize-winning portfolio of community development projects disprove conventional wisdom that housing can be either affordable or sustainable, but not both.