Posts from September, 2017

Are Buffett, Japanese Companies the Catalysts to Unlock Innovation in Construction?

September 22, 2017 by Zelman & Associates

Earlier this month, we discussed how labor constraints have resulted in construction cycle times becoming extended to the second longest level among expansion periods dating back to 1990, trailing only 2005 when industry ...

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Filed Under | homebuildingmacro housing

Highlights from Zelman & Associates’ 10th Annual Housing Summit

September 22, 2017 by Zelman & Associates

Last week, our firm celebrated its 10th Annual Housing Summit – an event that welcomes hundreds of our institutional investor clients and leading industry executives operating across all sectors tied to the housing market. Over the two-day ...

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Filed Under | macro housing

If Young Families Want Urban Living, is the Right Product Being Built?

September 22, 2017 by Zelman & Associates

We are of the opinion that while young adults are waiting longer to get married and form families relative to prior generations, there still exists a strong pull to the suburbs and single-family homes once they reach this point of their life, ...

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Filed Under | apartmentsdemographics

LIRA a Home Improvement Resource with Limitations Worth Recognizing

September 08, 2017 by Zelman & Associates

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) is a widely-respected research center that contributes various thoughtful analyses around the housing market and demographics. In 2007, the organization introduced The Leading ...

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Filed Under | home improvementsurvey

Given Tight Labor Market, Homebuilder Construction Cycles Extend Beyond Norms

September 08, 2017 by Zelman & Associates

As previously detailed, labor availability ranks among the biggest challenges for production builders in the current market, remarkably even with land availability, which is traditionally the most-cited hurdle ...

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Filed Under | homebuildinghousing starts