Housing Giants Leadership Conference

ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE PROFITABILITY

In the current environment of increasing labor, materials, and entitlement costs, cost inefficiencies, cycle times, and competition, home builders are seeking a path to sustainable profit. The program for the 2019 Housing Giants Leadership Conference will focus on successful best practices to manage or overcome those forces and increase or maintain margins through better, more efficient processes and customer-driven product development.

The agenda follows the linear path of the home building process: land development; architecture; purchasing; trade and supplier relations; construction; the buying experience; and post-occupancy services, as well as the value of a collaborative and supportive corporate culture and the increasing role of data.

Each presentation will focus on creating a more efficient process to deliver the best possible product that delights buyers. The goal is to challenge the status quo and inspire change that enables sustainable profitability.

Day 1
Wednesday, October 16


9am - 2pm

Housing Tour

3:30pm

Welcome & Opening Remarks

3:45pm

Housing Forecast

WAYNE YAMANO, PRINCIPAL, JOHN BURNS REAL ESTATE CONSULTING
4:30pm
National Housing Quality Award Winners: Lessons Learned

Panel discussion featuring 2020 winners

Moderator: Rich Binsacca, Editor-in-Chief, Professional Builder

Panel:
2020 Silver Winner: Gene Myers, Thrive Home Builders
2020 Bronze Winner: Eileen Whiting, Director of Sales & Marketing, Garbett Homes
Judge: April Dichraff, Veridian Homes

5:30pm

Break

6:30pm

Reception & Awards Dinner

Day 2
THursday, October 17


7am

Breakfast

8am

Welcome and Introduction to the Conference

8:15am
KEYNOTE

Creating a Profitable Culture

Chad Sanschagrin, CEO, Cannonball Moments
9:15am

Land Planning

Bill Ramsey, AIA, Principal, KTGY
9:45am

Break

10am

Architecture/Product Development Panel

Deryl Patterson, AIA, president and founder, Housing Design Matters
10:45am

Purchasing

Tony Callahan, VP of National Purchasing, Shea Homes
11:15am

Partners in Profitability

PARTNERS PANEL DISCUSSION
12pm

Lunch

1:00pm

Trade & Supplier Relations Panel

Moderator: Scott Sedam, President, TrueNorth Development

1:45pm

Construction/Production

2:15pm

The Buying Experience Panel

Jimmy Diffee, Co-founder, The Bokka Group
3pm

Break

3:15pm

Post-Occupancy/Customer Care

Jeff Eschliman, VP of Operations, Maracay Homes
3:45pm

The Role of Data in Profitability Panel

Jay Mason, Ph.D, VP of Market Intelligence, PulteGroup
Stephen Myers, COO and data strategist, Thrive Home Builders
4:30pm

Roundtable Discussions

An opportunity to meet with select panelists and gain additional insight.

5:30pm

Reception & Dinner