DesignLens | John Burns Real Estate Consulting


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Check out the DesignLens website.

Where Great Design, Research and Profitability Converge

We are committed to helping DesignLens  members create great designs that:
  • delight your customers,
  • inspire your team members, and
  • reward your shareholders

Online Image Tours and Analysis of Great Communities

DesignLens is the building industry’s resource for innovative design solutions loved by both builders and homeowners:
  • Model homes
  • Master-planned communities
  • Historical neighborhoods
  • Town/commercial centers

The numerous communities and developments depicted on DesignLens have been chosen for their innovations in architecture, design, land planning, and/or historical significance.

Monthly Publication of 8 Innovative Communities

New communities and topics featured each month include:

  • 6 new home projects
  • 1 masterplan
  • 1 historical neighborhood

Each community includes:

  • Photo tour with narration and analysis
  • Site plan
  • Floor plans
  • Project stats
  • Included features
  • Consultant information

A Photo Library of Inspiring Designs

You can search the over 25,000 images stored in the DesignLens archives by:

  • Architectural styles
  • Density per acre
  • Exterior features
  • House widths
  • Housing types
  • Interior details
  • Lot size
  • Regions
  • Square footages

DesignLens also provides communication tools that let you share this valuable information with clients and colleagues:

  • Create slideshows for design boards and presentations
  • Share images and ideas with clients from remote locations
  • Make folders of your favorite product solutions

For customized design insight for your community, contact any of our consulting leaders:

Sector Expertise
Market Expertise
Service Expertise

Annie Radecki 

Senior Vice President, Consulting 

Barry Cox 

Vice President, Consulting 

Bryan Lawrence 

Vice President, Consulting 

Chad Hensley 

Senior Consultant 

Chris Beard 

Director, Building Products Consulting 

Chris Montgomery 

Associate, Consulting 

Chris Porter 

Senior Vice President, Chief Demographer 

Christopher Dorociak 

Senior Vice President, Consulting 

David Jarvis 

Senior Vice President, Consulting 

Deana Vidal 

Manager, Trend Consulting 

Don Walker 

Managing Principal 

Dustin Moudy 

Vice President, Consulting 

Elizabeth LaJeunesse 

Manager, Building Products 

James Penner 


Jeff Brazel 

Senior Vice President, Consulting 

Jeff Kottmeier 

Vice President, Consulting 

Jenni Lantz 

Director, DesignLens 

JT Graham 

Associate, Consulting 

Kaylin Czajkowski 


Kelly Smit 

Senior Associate, Consulting 

Ken Perlman 

Managing Principal 

Kristin Matthews 

Vice President, Consulting 

Lesley Deutch 

Managing Principal 

Mary Katherine Miller 

Associate, Consulting 

Matt Billingsley 

Associate, Consulting 

Matt Saunders 

Vice President, Building Products 

Mikaela Sharp 

Director, New Home Trends Institute 

Mike Gerran 

Director of Quality Control 

Oliver Radvin 

Vice President, Consulting 

Reid Randall 


Scott Wild 

Senior Vice President, Consulting 

Stephannie Zarate 


Steve Basham 

Senior Consultant 

Steve Basten 

Vice President, Building Products 

Tim Seims 

Director of Building Product Intelligence 

Todd Tomalak 

Principal, Building Products 

Will Frank 

Senior Vice President, Consulting 

Zak Nyberg 

Manager, Consulting