News & Opinions
The latest news and insights from Hanley Wood’s outspoken experts and key thought-leaders throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industry.
John McManus / BIG BUILDER / September 20, 2013
Even as another round of bids is expected within the next two weeks for the prized five-company home building operation–Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company–word from industry insiders is that a company has emerged with an inside track on a deal.
Brookfield Residential, whose parent company Brookfield Asset Management Inc. sold it Longview Timber holdings to Weyerhaeuser Co. for $2.65 billion, including assumption of debt, may turn around and use proceeds to acquire Weyerhaeuser’s home building operations, using a seldom-used deal structure that would spare the sellerRead More
Jim Cory / REMODELING / September 19, 2013
It’s hard to differentiate your company from others if you’re not aware of what they’re doing in the market
The owner of a Canadian pizza chain made a practice of climbing in his car on garbage day to survey stacks of discarded pizza boxes. He wanted to find out what was going on in the pizza market.
Toronto management guru Sam Geist uses that story to make the point that assessing competitors “should be like turning on the lights every day.” Most businesses, he says, were built around a niche or advantage that the founder perceived as missing from the marketplace. A mistake many make,Read More
Nina Patel / REMODELING / July 12, 2013
The Internet and social media have accelerated how rapidly reviews — whether positive or negative — are shared. They also serve to raise the online profile of your company.
Customer reviews provide potential clients with an insight into your company and make them feel confident to hire you. Though business owners can’t completely control their company’s online profile, they can use social media to influence their brand’s reputation and respond appropriately to customer comments. But creating a balance between promotion and protection can be tough.
First, start by claimingRead More
Steven Goldberg / David Millar
For Immediate Release
Hanley Wood Acquires Metrostudy
Metrostudy to Merge with and Complement Hanley Wood’s Market Intelligence Business Resulting in More Comprehensive Product Offerings and Services for Customers in the Housing Industry
WASHINGTON, Jan 03, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Hanley Wood LLC (“Hanley Wood”), the premier media, information and marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, announced todayRead More