WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 15, 2012) — John McManus has been promoted to the top editorial position at Hanley Wood's Residential Construction Group, consisting of seven Builder and Multifamily brands. In his new role, McManus will oversee the content for all group publications, Web sites, and conferences. Previously, McManus was Editorial Director of Hanley Wood's Multifamily Group. McManus takes on the expanded role of the Builder Group as a result of the departure last month of Boyce Thompson.

"John's vision for high-level content integration for these important brands blends perfectly with Hanley Wood's strategy for the future for all of our media properties," said Bob Benz, Hanley Wood's President of Content. "BUILDER, Hanley Wood's flagship, and its associated market verticals, are in great hands under John's leadership and guidance."

McManus, an eight-year Hanley Wood veteran, forged the development of various integrated content strategies, including BuilderPulse, the highly-successful aggregated content daily E-newsletter for the US homebuilding market. He led the content platform for Big Builder and Developer, as well as Multifamily Executive, Apartment Finance Today and Affordable Housing Finance. "We're thrilled to have John's experience and vision charting our course in the fast-paced content and media arenas of a recovering housing market," added Warren Nesbitt, President of Hanley Wood's Residential Construction Group.

"The Residential Construction Group at Hanley Wood is unequaled for how trusted and valued the titles are in their communities, and the team is real estate and housing journalism's best," said McManus. "I'm honored to be part of this team, and energized by the challenge we have to transform our rich knowledge base into platforms and applications that give our audiences insight they need the instant they need it."

McManus will assume his new duties at Hanley Wood's headquarters in Washington, DC.

About Hanley Wood's Residential Construction Group
The Builder Group (BUILDER, Custom Home, Residential Architect and EcoHome) serve the design and construction segments of the US homebuilding industry. BUILDER is the official magazine of the National Association of Homebuilders. The Multifamily Group (Multifamily Executive, Apartment Finance Today and Affordable Housing Finance) serve the apartment, condominium and tax credit markets, focusing on successful development, design, construction, property management, finance and affordability issues.

About Hanley Wood 
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media and information company serving the housing and commercial design and construction industries. Through its operating platforms, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, market intelligence data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans.