DesignLens | John Burns Real Estate Consulting


We are proud to announce that we have officially launched the new DesignLens™ website. We’ve completely rebuilt and redesigned the website from the ground up. It makes navigating and searching through projects, images, and floor plans quicker and easier than ever.

Check out the brand new 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

Exclusive Invitation to the
Housing Design Summit

Where Great Design, Research, and Profitability Converge

On February 20-21, 2020, we gathered for the third time to discuss the latest trends and tackle the industry’s biggest challenges. We learned how great design, great research, and profitability converge—through four keynote presentations, six panels, 4 trend moments with industry leading building product companies, three lively roundtables, and hours of networking discussions.

In case you missed our 2020 Housing Design Summit, where 40+ speakers shared design ideas that lead to higher profitability for developers, builders, and product manufacturers, we have most of the presentation slides available for download.

The 2020 conference summary and content is exclusive to attendees and DesignLens members. If you want a copy of the 2020 conference summary and access to all the downloadable slides please reach out to Jenni Lantz at


Interested in attending next year’s Housing Design Summit?

If you have any questions about our 2020 Housing Design Summit and how you can attend, please contact Kathy Ayuyao, Director at (949) 870-1219 or by email.



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


Sector Expertise
Market Expertise
Service Expertise

Annie Radecki 

Vice President, Consulting 

Barry Cox 

Manager, Consulting 

Chad Hensley 

Senior Consultant 

Chris Porter 

Senior Vice President, Chief Demographer 

Christopher Dorociak 

Senior Manager 

David Jarvis 

Senior Vice President, Consulting 

Deana Vidal 

Manager, Design Trends 

Don Walker 

Managing Principal 

Dustin Moudy 

Senior Manager, Consulting 

Elizabeth LaJeunesse 

Manager, Building Products 

James Penner 


Jeff Brazel 

Vice President 

Jeff Kottmeier 

Vice President 

Jenni Lantz 

Senior Manager, DesignLens 

Kaylin Czajkowski 


Ken Perlman 

Managing Principal 

Kristin Matthews 

Senior Manager, Consulting 

Lesley Deutch 

Managing Principal 

Matt Billingsley 

Associate, Consulting 

Matt Saunders 

Director of Building Product Analysis 

Mikaela Sharp 

Manager, Trends and Innovation 

Oliver Radvin 

Manager, Consulting 

Scott Wild 

Vice President, Consulting 

Stephannie Zarate 

Associate, Consulting 

Steve Basten 

Senior Manager, Building Products 

Tim Seims 

Director of Building Product Intelligence 

Todd Tomalak 

Principal, Building Products 

Will Frank 

Senior Vice President, Consulting 

Zak Nyberg 

Senior Consultant