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Smart Home Technology with Todd Tomalak

Todd runs our building products practice, helping building products companies and home builders work together to profitably meet consumer demand. In this podcast, Dean and Todd discuss: How technology will continue to invade the home, with homeowner permission, simplifying life …

Mega-Masterplans with Multiple Developers

Masterplan developers have learned that they can achieve even more sales and higher prices by joining forces with adjacent land owners to create larger master-planned communities with scale. By working together, they can create a larger community with more name …

Real Estate Pros Steering Clients Away from New Homes

. . I had some disagreements with the host of a local mortgage radio show recently. You can listen to the full 14 minutes here or read my summary below: Disagreements The interview was a stark reminder of what most home builders …

Build Like a Girl

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women comprise 9% of the 10.3 million US construction workers. Sheryl Palmer of Taylor Morrison is the only female CEO among the 19 publicly traded home builders. In this podcast, Dean Wehrli interviews …

The New Building Product Manufacturers

Smart home technology may be the hottest trend in home building these days, with new companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon battling for control of your home. Todd Tomalak from our team gave a great overview of the rapid adoption …

4 Successful Amenity Trends

For those who care about designing the best communities possible, this may be the most educational 30 minutes of the year. Dean Wehrli interviews Ken Perlman, our Consulting Principal who logs the most airline miles each year. Ken gives great …

Home Buyer Amenity Preference Shifts

In episode 6 of our podcast, Dean Wehrli interviews one of our Consumer Insights leaders, Steve Burch, about changing community amenities. Click here to subscribe to future episodes. Steve discusses the importance of doing consumer research and segmentation before planning …

The 4 Big Demographic Influencers

  In episode 5 of our podcast, consulting leader Dean Wehrli interviews John Burns regarding the 4-5-6 rule for demographic-based decision making, which is covered in chapter 3 of the book Big Shifts Ahead. Click here to subscribe to future …

Surban: The Next Big Change to the American Landscape

The residential construction industry is shifting away from the suburban template that exploded in popularity in the 1950s to a new template we call surban™. In the analysis below, we will show you some thriving new home development examples and …

Let’s Talk Surban™

  Consulting leader Dean Wehrli volunteered to host our new podcast. You never know what to expect from Dean. Click here to subscribe to future episodes. For episode 4 of our New Home Insights Podcast, Dean talks with our Chief …