About

In 1976, Michael J. Hanley and Michael M. Wood had a vision to create the foremost information source for the residential and commercial design and construction industries. That vision and passion continues to drive our company every day.

Here is our story.

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HW

2015

• Launch of Consumer Segmentation Platform
• Launch of Data as a Service
• Acquistion of Houseplans.com

HW

2014

• Hanley Wood sells its Hanley Wood Exhibitions business to Informa PLC, a UK-based publishing and events company that operates in more than 40 countries and is one of the world’s leading knowledge providers.
• Acquisition of REE.

HW

2013

• Hanley Wood acquires Metrostudy the nation’s leading provider of primary and secondary market information to the housing and related industries.
• Acquistion of New Home Trends.

Housing Industry

2013

Housing market continues to improve fueling confidence in a sustained recovery.

HW

2012

Hanley Wood acquired by a new management group comprised of Oaktree Capital Management, LP, Strategic Value Partners, LLC, and Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC.

Housing Industry

2012

Residential and commercial construction markets show consistent signs of a steady, sustainable recovery.

Housing Industry

2008

Real estate market collapses, fundamentally reshaping the industry.

HW

2005

Hanley Wood acquires Feasinomics, Inc., Florida's leading provider of housing data and consulting services. Hanley Wood is acquired by JP Morgan Partners.

HW

2004

Hanley Wood enters the housing data business with the acquisition of The Meyers Group, renamed Hanley Wood Market Intelligence.

Housing Industry

2004

Home ownership reaches an all-time high of 69%.

HW

2003

Hanley Wood launches BIG BUILDER conference for high-level executives and decision makers from the nation's top home-building firms.

HW

2001

Hanley Wood acquires the Remodelers' Show trade show, International Pool & Spa Expo, and POOL & SPA NEWS and AQUATICS INTERNATIONAL magazines.

HW

2000

Exhibitions Division launches with the goal of making Hanley Wood a major player in the trade show business.

Housing Industry

2000

Median U.S. home value: $119,600 (unadjusted).

HW

1999

Hanley Wood sold to private equity firm Veronis, Suhler, Stevenson, providing resources for further growth.

Housing Industry

1999

OSHA given $2 million for residential construction guidelines.

HW

1998

Hanley Wood acquires The Aberdeen Group, major trade show producer and publisher. This acquisition makes Hanley Wood a $100 million company.

HW

1996

Hanley Wood launches its first Web site, BUILDER Online.

HW

1995

Hanley Wood acquires The Wells Group, a custom publisher that would grow into the company's integrated marketing division.

HW

1994

Hanley Wood enters the world of electronic publishing with its first CD-ROM, The Guide to Building Products.

HW

1991

The quarterly BUILDER'S BEST HOME PLANS launches, becoming Hanley Wood's first consumer house-plan magazine.

HW

1990

PROSALES and BUILDING PRODUCTS magazines launch, bringing reach to new markets within the industry.

Housing Industry

1990

Median U.S. home value: $79,100 (unadjusted).

Housing Industry

1987

Nation's 100 millionth home completed.

HW

1985

REMODELING magazine acquired.

HW

1981

BUILDER magazine acquired.

Housing Industry

1980

Median U.S. home value: $47,200 (unadjusted).

Housing Industry

1976

Average cost of a new house: $43,400 (unadjusted).

HW

1976

Michael J. Hanley and Michael M. Wood founded Hanley Wood as a custom publisher.