Podcast | John Burns Real Estate Consulting

The Premiere Podcast for Insights on the US Housing Market

Issues, interviews, and insights into the U.S. housing market.  Twice monthly takes on what’s happening in the housing market today, and what might be happening tomorrow.  From the John Burns Real Estate Consulting team.

Meet the Host

Dean Wehrli, Senior Vice President, John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Dean manages residential and commercial real estate consulting assignments across the country and has deep knowledge of California’s Bay Area, Sacramento, and Central Valley markets as well as Northern Nevada.  Dean specializes in aggregating housing market trends and conducting primary research, including consumer research, to recommend the product segmentation that will maximize price and absorption for specific target buyer profiles.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2010, Dean managed market research consulting assignments for 11 years at several national housing market research firms.

Dean has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. in Political Science from Cal State Fullerton, and works in our Sacramento office.

Dean plays basketball when not injured, writes novels and screenplays, and almost always wins at Trivial Pursuit. Almost.

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Episode 13: The Rapid Disruption of Home Building

The home building industry is rapidly changing in some very exciting ways. In part two of our CR Herro interview, we discuss the new technologies that are allowing homes to be built better than ever and the adoption of smart home technology.


Episode 12: Lower Mortgage Rates for Energy-Efficient Homes?

CR Herro the VP of Innovation at Meritage Homes, articulates changes coming to the new home industry. In part one of a two part series, Dean and CR discuss the impact of building energy-efficient homes.


Episode 11: Disruptive Forces in Construction

Margaret Whelan, an industry investment banker who has successfully raised money for several innovative housing companies, explains why this time is going to be different with respect to off-site construction.


Episode 10: Making Sense of the Single-Family Rental Industry

Dallas Tanner, the Chief Investment Officer who co-founded Invitation Homes in 2012, shares with us the future of rental homes.


Episode 9: Smart Home Technology

Dean discusses the state of smart home technology with Todd Tomalak, SVP at John Burns Real Estate Consulting.


Episode 8: Build Like a Girl

Dean Wehrli interviews Alaina Money, the CEO and Founder of Garman Homes, about her journey into her leadership role within the housing industry.


Episode 7: 4 Successful Amenity Trends

Dean Wehrli interviews Consulting Principal, Ken Perlman, about the most successful amenity trends he is seeing around the country.


Episode 6: Home Buyer Amenity Preference Shifts

Dean Wehrli interviews one of our Consumer Insights leaders, Steve Burch, about changing community amenities.


Episode 5: The 4 Big Demographic Influencers

Dean 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.


Episode 4: Let’s Talk Surban™

Dean talks with our Chief Demographer Chris Porter on the concept of surban™.


Episode 3: The Millennial Perception of Homeownership

Dean talks with three millennials from John Burns Real Estate Consulting on their generation’s perception of the housing market.


Episode 2: The Rise and Evolution of the Single-Family Rental Industry

Dean talks with Rick Palacios Jr., our Director of Research, on the quickly evolving single-family rental (SFR) industry.


Episode 1: John Burns Tells It All

To start us off we have John Burns in to tell us where housing is heading over the next couple of years. We talk about some key factors that will impact the cycle near term and some strategies to ride the wave instead of being pulled under.


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