New Home Insights Podcast

New Home Insights Podcast

Issues, interviews, and insights into the U.S. housing market. 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. The podcast is hosted by Dean Wehrli, Principal at 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. John Burns Real Estate Consulting is an independent research provider and consulting firm focused on the housing industry. The company’s research subscribers receive the most accurate analysis possible to inform their macro investment decisions, and the company’s consulting clients receive specific property and portfolio investment advice designed to maximize profits. The team takes great pride in enabling the profitable development of the best places to live in the world.... Show More

Episodes

August 12, 2020 27 min
Steve Hilton, CEO of Meritage Homes, shares his thoughts on the cultural transition he went through, the ups and downs of 2020, and the strategic importance of Meritage’s pioneering investments in energy efficiency.
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Dean Wehrli and Greg West, CEO of ZOM Living, discuss short-term and long-term trends in the apartment market.
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Jason Keller, Oaktree Capital's Managing Director in charge of residential investments, shares his thoughts on high yield investing in 2020.
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Bill Ramsey, a Denver-based architect at KTGY, shares how COVID-19 is changing what we want from our homes and which of these changes might outlast the pandemic.
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In this podcast, Jim Van Kirk discusses how several technology investments enabled Smith Douglas Homes to achieve their best sales week ever in the one ending May 3, 2020. The company sells 1500+ affordably priced homes per year throughout the Southeast.
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In this podcast, Emile Haddad, CEO of publicly traded land developer FivePoint Holdings, describes how these experiences as well as bankruptcies at two prior employers, helped him prepare for the next black swan event—and helps him guide his team through these difficult times.
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Dean Wehrli interviews Zach Williams from the digital marketing agency Venveo to learn what strategies are working best today during the COVID-19 crisis.
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John Burns and Dean Wehrli recorded this podcast episode on March 19, 2020, right after our second weekly client webinar amidst the Covid-19 crisis. They discussed some of our market conclusions to date and our best estimate of some of the changes we believe will occur.
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If you want to know what makes a great master-planned community, you need to listen to Bob McLeod of Newland, one of the biggest and best master developers in the nation. Bringing 50 years of experience and having sold tens of thousands of homes, Bob shares some of his priceless lessons learned.
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In this podcast, Nino Sitchinava shares an update on design trends, all backed by the qualitative and quantitative research done by her team at Houzz.
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December 4, 2019 30 min
Susan Yashinsky, VP Innovation Trends at Sphere Trending, helps us separate the trends that will go nowhere from the trends that will dominate the future.
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Sheryl Palmer, the CEO of the sixth-largest home builder in the country, joined our podcast to share her unique view of the housing cycle and her company's thoughtful approach to consumer research.
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In this podcast, our host Dean Wehrli talks “gamer estates” with architect Eric Zuziak, partner and president of JZMK Partners, to learn more about how his firm is using VR and AR.
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In this podcast, Adrian Foley, Brookfield Residential’s president and COO (or “Brookfield’s hero” as podcast host Dean Wehrli calls him) shares Brookfield’s very thoughtful view on how America will live in the future.
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August 1, 2019 34 min
Despite the fact that the mortgage pays for about 90% of all housing revenue for every participant in the housing industry, we rarely see industry executives at mortgage conferences. So we are bringing the intelligence to you in this podcast. We don’t know anyone more knowledgeable on the mortgage market than Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae’s leader of the 35-person Economic and Strategic Research Group.
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Lisa Parrish, who has led the industry’s design awards judging for the last 30 years (along with her husband and her father), provides a wealth of information in this podcast. At this year’s Gold Nuggets Awards show alone, she reviewed more than 600 applications in 49 categories.
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John Burns explains why he believes new home sales and construction have “run out of steam,” at levels many deem to be too low. Dean and John also discuss successful pivots some companies have made this cycle.
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May 29, 2019 30 min
Dan Parolek from Opticos Design shares his insight on a term he coined, "missing middle housing," which he defines to be the range of housing types between or in the middle of detached single-family homes and mid-rise buildings.
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Dean Wehrli interviews Offerpad co-founder Jerry Coleman to understand why the new, highly disruptive home-selling option known as iBuyers (instant buyers) has emerged so quickly.
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Lesley Deutch and Ken Perlman join host Dean Wehrli to discuss the huge shifts occurring in the rental market.
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