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.
NAHB / April 3, 2014
The Cost of Doing Business Study, 2014 Edition, a national study of builders’ business practices and financial performance was recently released by BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The Cost of Doing Business Study gives builders the opportunity to see which companies earned a profit and how they did it.
This new resource provides a snapshot of builders’ profitability and expenditures by category. Home builders are given a rare glimpse at other builders’ financial books, with access to data on profitability, cost of sales and expensesRead More
Peter Goldstone, CEO / Hanley Wood / July 10, 2013
Good news… the construction and design industries are trending up! But the marketing landscape is forever changed. Like you, Hanley Wood is aggressively changing and disrupting our business model. The residential, commercial design and construction industries are recovering from a massive recession, which has compelled us to rethink how we serve you, our customers. Our goal is to “lead the recovery.” This evolution means the next chapter of our company’s history will not resemble the last.
In 2012 we saw significant growth in our data, event and digital businesses. Our focusRead More
AIA / December 17, 2012
A combination of housing market conditions, changing lifestyle preferences and shifting demographics has led to a re-shaping of our communities in recent years. There has been a move away from automotive-centric locations, along with a strong desire for households to have employment and entertainment options in closer proximity to where they live. There has also been a preference for lower maintenance and more energy-efficient properties.
Residential architecture firms across the country are reporting improving business conditions, with remodeling activity leading the way followedRead More