NAHB Global Home Building Symposium
Wednesday, February 28 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
What It's About
Join us at the NAHB Global Home Building Symposium for a detailed introduction to the US housing market, current economic forecasts, and the latest in homeowner trends. Additionally, attendees will get an introduction to the research and building science capabilities that are provided by the Home Innovation Research Labs, an independent subsidiary of the NAHB.
9:00 – 9:40 AM | Home Trends, Buyer Preferences, and Must-Have Features in 2024
Learn about NAHB’s most up-to-date research on home trends and buyer preferences highlighting the features buyers want and builders are most likely to include in their homes in 2024.
- Learn about the top 10 most wanted features in a home and community (and the 10 most unwanted)
- Learn about buyer preferences for home size, framing material, stove energy source and top 3 upgrades they are willing to pay for
- Examine today’s trends through current market examples and illustrations
Speakers: Rose Quint, NAHB AVP, Survey Research | Donald J. Ruthroff, AIA, Principal DAHLIN ARCHITECTURE | PLANNING l INTERIORS
9:50 – 10:20 AM | Housing Economics Outlook
Hear about the outlook for the U.S. economy as a whole, housing demand, affordability and supply-side headwinds. Gain perspective on future trends to develop your critical business strategies for 2024.
Speaker: Danushka Nanayakkara, NAHB AVP, Forecasting & Analysis
10:30 – 11:00 AM | Get to Know Home Innovation Research Labs
Find out how Home Innovation Research Labs is uniquely postured to provide a comprehensive approach that helps overcome the often-daunting impediments to moving new products and technologies into the U.S. building market. Home Innovation Research Labs is an accredited product testing lab (ISO 17020), the certification body (ISO 17025), and inspection agency (ISO 17026) with nearly 60 years of experience helping product manufacturers.
Moderator: David Bernardino, Past Chairman, NAHB Global Opportunities Board and Chief Growth Officer, Ammunition Agency
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Meet and Greet
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet NAHB Global Opportunity Board Members and NAHB International Department Staff. Members and staff will be available to answer questions about the industry and the benefits of being a member of NAHB Global.
For additional information, please contact Giuliana Nava-Cord.
How to Participate
Tickets are free, but you must reserve your ticket when registering for IBS 2024. Admission is first come, first served.