News & Opinions
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Brad Hunter / Builder / September 18, 2014
Today’s government data release on housing starts showed a 14.4% decline in the month of August, mostly driven by multifamily. Single-family detached home construction was only down 2.4% on the month. Total starts are still 8.0% higher than August of last year, and single-family starts are still 4.2% above the year-ago pace.
The apparent stagnation in national housing starts is not universal. Looking deeper, and using Metrostudy’s more granular detail, we see that certain markets have seen considerable strength. In our local-market tracking, we are still seeing significantRead More
New Design, New Features Upgrade User Experience and Create Opportunities for Customers
Washington, D.C., September 16, 2014 – Hanley Wood announces the launch of its newly redesigned BUILDER magazine website, at www.builderonline.com. The redesign provides more streamlined navigation, improved search capability, and is structured as a visual destination for high quality video and images. Additionally, the site is now optimized for viewing on computers and tablets, and renders as a mobile site on smartphones.
“Hanley Wood is committed to serving our audiences with robust digitalRead More
Enhances Geographic Coverage and Service Offerings in Pacific Northwest
Washington, D.C. – September 15, 2014 – Metrostudy, Inc., a Hanley Wood company and the leading provider of primary research and analysis to the U.S. housing industry, announced today that it has acquired New Home Trends, Inc., a real estate research and consulting business serving the Pacific Northwest United States.
“The acquisition of New Home Trends represents an important step in Metrostudy’s growth strategy by enhancing our geographic scope and coverage,” said Peter Goldstone, CEO of HanleyRead More
Building Materials Manufacturer Takes Top Prize in 2014 Brand Builder Awards
Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, has announced that USG Corporation has been selected as the 2014 Brand Builder Awards Marketer of the Year. The award was presented at the 2014 Brand Builder Awards Dinner, held last night in Chicago as part of Hanley Wood’s 2014 Foundations Conference.
“We are thrilled to recognize USG for their efforts over the past year in rebranding theirRead More
Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 Brand Builder Awards.
The Brand Builder Awards recognize the most innovative and effective marketing campaigns throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industries. Companies selected for recognition have executed campaigns that generate sales, motivate buying behavior and inspire customer loyalty. More than 50 companies submitted entriesRead More