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for April, 2015

Big Builder: Money Ball for Homebuilders

Posted on 04/13/2015 in Homebuilding - 0

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Take an ‘everything matters’ approach to operations, and ‘small ball’ will get you the wins.
“Pitchers and catchers reporting.” There may be no sweeter four words in the English language when they are assembled in the preceding phrase. Along with the indomitable Punxsutawney Phil, the start of spring training is a harbinger of Spring, bringing with it the promise of longer, warmer days, the possibility of renewal (technically the Phils have not been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs yet) and knowledge that it won’t be too long before you’ll be able to knock off work on a Tuesday, head to the ballpark with your buddies or your family or just by yourself…to enjoy grown men playing a kids game and escape the daily grind for a few hours.



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Operational Challenges of Serving The First Time Homebuyer As presented at UBS Homebuilder University

Posted on 04/09/2015 in Homebuilding - 0

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The operational challenges of serving the first time homebuyer segment in 2015 are different and more problematic for most builders than they were between 2000 and 2007. With significant margin risk, working capital management requires a sharper focus from management. This is true for the overall enterprise but is even more important for the entry level segment.

Industry expert, Clark Ellis, discussed this in depth at the 2015 UBS Homebuilder University in April. Click the link at the left for a full copy of his presentation.



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