Market Research Firm Engages Housing and Economic Leaders in Educational Forum; Proceeds Support Industry-Based Solutions for Homelessness in America

 

LOS ANGELES (January 6, 2014) Meyers Research, a Kennedy Wilson Company providing  the housing industry with a national perspective and local expertise, will host its inaugural 2014 Housing Forecast event at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif. on January 16, 2014, with all proceeds benefitting HomeAid America.  The half-day fundraising and educational forum will engage the industry’s leading economists and experts, including an elite executive panel which were involved in the largest private and public sector deals from 2013, to discuss the current and future state of the homebuilding industry, while investing in and elevating HomeAid America’s mission to help the industry provide housing for America’s homeless.

“Meyers Research is honored to provide a platform that brings together the industry’s leading executives to celebrate the incredible efforts of this important industry-based cause,” said Jeff Meyers, president of Meyers Research.  “Homebuilding is the crux of our profession and we’re humbled by the industry’s support of HomeAid America, whose sole mission is to help homeless families and individuals rebuild their lives.”

Moderated by Tim Sullivan, practice leader at Meyers Research, the 2014 Housing Forecast will lead industry executives and economists in three interactive sessions, providing various perspectives on the challenges and opportunities impacting the homebuilding industry in 2014, including economic recovery, the public and private homebuilding sector, and the role of capital markets in today’s housing landscape.  Meyers Research 2014 Housing Forecast highlights include:

· Employment improvements in high barrier to entry markets, such as California, the Northeast, and Washington, D.C.

·  Improving overall economy and solid housing re-sale market

·  New home sales in early phases of cycle due to limited supply levels

·  Rising mortgage rates cause new home price appreciation to level off

·  Some tertiary markets still bogged down by defaults and foreclosures

Featured industry panelists will include Doug Bauer, chief executive office at TRI Pointe Homes, who spearheaded its major expansion with the recent acquisition of Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Co.; Richard Green, director at USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estate, and former principal economist for Freddie Mac; Jason Keller, directing manager at Oaktree Capital Management; Robert Goodman, chairman and chief executive office at The Resmark Companies; Peter Fioretti, chief executive office at Mountain Real Estate Group; as well as HomeAid America Board members: Scott Stowell, chief executive officer at Standard Pacific Homes; Bert Selva, president and chief executive officer at Shea Homes; and Larry Webb, chief executive officer at The New Home Company.

“As HomeAid celebrates our 25th Anniversary in 2014, we’re overwhelmed by the continued support of Meyers Research and the homebuilding community as a whole. Without their generosity, we wouldn’t be able to provide housing solutions for the millions of homeless individuals and families in need,” said Peter Simons, CEO for HomeAid America.  “The Meyers Research 2014 Housing Forecast will afford us the opportunity to build on our renewed strength and continue giving back to the community on behalf of builders and their trade partners for years to come.”

For more information on Meyers Research or to register for the Meyers Research 2014 Housing Forecast event, visit http://meyersllc.com/.  To receive up-to-the moment event updates or to participate in the live panelist discussion, follow Meyers Research on Twitter via @meyersllc or hash tag #meyersevents.

About Meyers Research 

Meyers Research, LLC, a Kennedy Wilson Company, is a premier consulting practice and the industry’s leading provider of rich data for residential real estate development and new home construction.  Headquartered in Beverly Hills, Calif., the company offers national perspective as well as local expertise to homebuilders, multifamily developers, lenders and financial institutions.  For more information on Meyers Research, visit www.meyersresearchllc.com.

About Kennedy Wilson

Founded in 1977, Kennedy Wilson is an international real estate investment and services company headquartered in Beverly Hills, Calif. with 24 offices in the U.S., U.K. Ireland, Spain, and Japan.  The company offers a comprehensive array of real services including auction, conventional sales, property services, research, and investment management.  Through its fund management and separate account business, Kennedy Wilson is a strategic investor of real estate investments in the U.S., U.K, Ireland and Japan.  For more information on Kennedy Wilson, visit www.kennedywilson.com.

About HomeAid America

HomeAid America is a leading national non-profit provider of housing for today’s homeless. The organization builds and renovates multi-unit shelters for America’s temporarily homeless families and individuals, more than one million of whom are children, while they rebuild their lives. Through the generosity of America’s builders, their trade partners, financial institutions, and the public, HomeAid has built more than 350 multi-unit shelters with an additional 20 in development. These shelters provide more than 6,600 beds per night nationwide and have housed over 170,000 people over HomeAid’s history. For more information on HomeAid America, visit http://www.homeaid.org/.

 

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