Everything has changed. The economy is in a slow but uneven recovery. Housing demand fundamentals are improving but supply is still restricted. The home-shopping consumer is attracted by low interest rates yet looking for specific features to prompt them to buy. And the competitive landscape is still volatile. This panel will discuss how successful private builders are responding to these changes, and how they are defining new ways to operate profitably.
Understand key steps "new" builders have taken to launch or re-launch their organizations.
Learn how organizations are translating market trends into actionable strategic plans.
Discover key metrics that these builders monitor and processes that they have embraced to gain a competitive edge.
How to Attend:
Attendees must have a full registration or a one- or two-day education registration for the day of the session. Seating for Keynote sessions will be on a first come, first served basis.
Charter Homes & Neighborhoods
Rob is President of Charter Homes & Neighborhoods, the leading homebuilder in Central Pennsylvania. Since 1990, Charter has delivered over 2,500 homes and built some of the most recognizable neighborhoods in the region; including Millcreek, Veranda, and Florin Hill in Lancaster County, and Walden and The Preserve in the Harrisburg region.
With a strong belief in making a difference in our world, the company has established "The House That Baxter Built," an effort that has donated over $1,000,000 to the United Way. In addition, the team at Charter has given hundreds of hours to community service projects throughout the region.
Rob has served in a variety of community service roles including being a member of the Board of Directors of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, the Lancaster Country Day School, the James Street Improvement District, the Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership and the United Way.
Rob graduated from Arizona State University after attending the Colorado School of Mines, and continues his education at various programs including the Executive Education Program at the Harvard Business School.
Rob lives with his wife, Deb and two children, Alex and Kristen in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Eric Lipar is CEO of LGI Homes based in The Woodlands, Texas. LGI Homes is a leader in building affordable entry-level homes in Texas and Arizona offering twelve communities focused on high value, high-quality homes at affordable prices. LGI Homes opened its first home building community in 2003. Since then, the company has become one of the fastest growing home builders in Texas and has grown into a nationally recognized corporation. In 2011, LGI Homes closed 627 homes and is looking to expanding into the Central Florida market in 2012. Due to restriction of capital availability in 2010, Mr. Lipar facilitated a $50 million joint venture to purchase home lots in major Texas markets. This new relationship with capital partner Golden Tree InSite Partners of New York enabled LGI Homes to double its business in 18 months. In addition the recent formation of a $10 million Private Equity Fund spearheaded by Mr. Lipar continues LGI Homes on its fast track for growth, allowing continued expansion into Texas and Arizona markets and the entry into Florida.
Meyers LLC, a Kennedy Wilson Company
Tim has more than 30 years experience in analyzing and valuing real estate development opportunities. He has developed the ability to interpret diverse statistics and trends and translate them into actionable plans. Tim's personal commitment to his clients is to constantly assess the economy, real estate market and consumer trends to identify the newest and best ways to profitably invest and develop.
During his career, Tim was senior manager with KPMG Peat Marwick's National Real Estate Consulting Group before serving as principal of Hanley Wood Market Intelligence's (formerly The Meyers Group) Real Estate Consulting Practice and his own firm. He earned an MBA with a concentration in marketing and finance from San Diego State University, and a bachelor's degree in economics from University of California, San Diego. He also holds the MIRM (Member of the Institute of Residential Marketing) designation from the National Association of Home Builders. Tim is based in Meyers LLC's San Diego, California office.