Policy

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?

Next-Normal Mobility Rewards Relocation, Repurpose, Reuse

Land 12.24.21

Next-Normal Mobility Rewards Relocation, Repurpose, Reuse

No. 10 among trends that will transform homebuilding by 2030: Adaptation -- in an era defined by a pandemic virus that shows no sign it will stop making all the rules -- will reignite migration and redefine 'location, location, location.'

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.

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.

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.

Will Real Estate Remap Value To Waterfront, Fire Zone Threats?

Land 09.24.21

Will Real Estate Remap Value To Waterfront, Fire Zone Threats?

A longer tail of implied promise in property's value may begin to trigger land price adjustments, contract modifications, etc. Here's why.

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.

In Digital ID Era, Property And Privacy Enter Brave New World

Policy 09.02.21

In Digital ID Era, Property And Privacy Enter Brave New World

The inevitability of an industry standard property identification record -- and its vast array of benefits and uses -- doesn't diminish the need for eyes-open recognition of the big risks.

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.'