February 4, 2015

If you build it, they will buy — eventually.

October 20, 2014

Why aren’t things in the industry getting better faster?

October 22, 2013

Lisa Marquis Jackson, SVP at John Burns Real Estate Consulting, provided a comprehensive perspective on the state of the housing recovery at the 2013 Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) Fall Conference in Rosemont, Ill. on Oct. 16.

In her presentation, titled "Clarity on the Housing Recovery," Jackson highlighted strong national housing fundamentals and pointed out that though housing starts are less than half of the way toward a full recovery, existing-home sales have already rebounded and then some, thanks in part to activity in the distressed housing market.

September 30, 2013

The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) has announced its upcoming 2013 HIRI Fall Conference, with this year's theme set to focus on "Changing Home Improvement Attitudes & Behaviors."

Speakers will include Lisa Marquis Jackson, senior VP of John Burns Real Estate Consulting, who will deliver a session on “Clarity on the Housing Recovery.”

She will share insight on the fundamental drivers affecting both new construction and remodeling segments of the housing industry.

August 15, 2013

John Burns, CEO of John Burns Real Estate Consulting, will be one of five speakers at this year's ProDealer Industry Summit taking place on Oct. 23-25 in Nashville, Tenn.

Burns, based in Irvine, Calif., has more than 20 years of national real estate consulting experience after beginning his career as a CPA. 

He has an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. in economics from Stanford University.

October 4, 2012

The title of the conference was “The Recovery Has Started,” and the title will tell you a lot about the tone of the 2012 Building and Infrastructure Conference presented by merger-and-acquisition specialists Lincoln International and L.E.K. Consulting.

August 27, 2012

 A real estate consulting firm claims published data on home-ownership is greatly exaggerated. 

John Burns Real Estate Consulting claims the “real” homeownership rate has fallen to 62.1%, the lowest level in about 50 years, according to a bulletin it released Monday.

August 1, 2012

Housing economists, reading the tea leaves of recent building permits and home sales, are not yet ready to say, “It’s over.” But certain states are definitely showing a pick-up in business at both the builder and LBM supplier level. They say one of these states, surprisingly, is Florida.

June 7, 2011

Rents are rising, occupancy rates are high, and the apartment business is about to explode -- all of which spells good news for the multi-family construction business, according to an analyst for John Burns Real Estate Consulting. In her Housing Dimensions blog, VP Lesley Deutch cited pent-up demand from young adults, modest job recovery and government policy as the three top factors pushing this trend.

March 7, 2011

While the National Association Home Builders recently reported home size is on the decline, a survey from John Burns Real Estate Consulting found more consumers expect to buy bigger houses (44%) than smaller houses (22%). Who's right? Here's what we heard. 

March 4, 2011

Consumers still want bigger houses. Plus, design is more important than price.

Those were two of the somewhat surprising results of a consumer survey shared by the keynote speaker during the 2011 Building and Infrastructure Conference last week.

John Burns, the keynote speaker and president and CEO of John Burns Real Estate Consulting, said 44% of consumers said they would want to buy a bigger house in the future, compared with only 22% who said they want a smaller house.

March 3, 2011

New York City -- The theme of the 2011 Building and Infrastructure Conference was posed as a question: "Is the recovery upon us?" 

The answer was a variation of, "well, sort of."