Meet Our Speakers Series: Margaret Whelan | Whelan Advisory

Margaret Whelan

Margaret Whelan is the Founder and CEO of Whelan Advisory, LLC—a company that provides strategic and financial advice to public and private companies globally, with an emphasis on identifying and achieving the lowest cost of capital available.

Margaret is moderating one of this year’s IBS Live discussions, “Offsite Insight: Products & Processes That Will Revolutionize New Construction” on Wednesday, February 20 from 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

We caught up with Margaret to get a...

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Meet Our Speakers Series: Pierrette Tierney

Pierrette Tierney
Pierrette with her family in Park City, and one of her and her husband enjoying the fall colors at The Colony in Park City

Pierrette began her career in homebuilding at Pulte Homes in Las Vegas as a sales associate. She quickly climbed the management ranks at Pulte and Taylor Morrison, most recently serving as division president for Taylor Morrison’s Bay Area operations. In her career, she has overseen the development and implementation of hundreds of master-plan, active adult, high-density and luxury home communities. In 2016, she and her husband, Matthew Magleby, decided to take their vast industry...

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Meet Our Speakers Series: Dustin Kaehr

Dustin Kaehrv

Dustin Kaehr, M.B.A. is a business coach with over 20 years of experience working with organizations of all sizes to help them with leadership challenges, operations and employee/customer engagement. At the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in February, Dustin will present, “Communicating Effectively In Tough Situations.” We caught up with him to get a sneak peek into his session.

NAHB: Without giving too much away, what will people learn at your session,...

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Meet Our Speakers Series: Sam Rashkin, R.A.

Sam Rashkin

Sam Rashkin is the author of the book, Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry: How It Got Here, Why It’s Broken, and How to Fix It. In the book, Sam presents a comprehensive strategy for transforming the new homebuyer consumer experience. He brings the lessons from this book to housing executives across the country with workshops and collaborative meetings that help them accelerate innovation.

Apart from this work, Sam has also served as national director of voluntary labeling...

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Meet Our Speakers Series: Jen Barkan

Jen Barkan

With over 12 years in sales and marketing for new home builders, Jen Barkan brings additional frontline experience as an online sales coach for Do You Convert. Jen developed and managed the online sales program for Rose & Womble Realty's New Homes division in Hampton Roads, Virginia which grew to represent 20 builders and over 45 communities. Jen has earned multiple national awards, including being the recipient of Professional Builder magazine’s 40 Under 40 Award in...

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Meet Our Speakers Series: Norb Slowikowski

Norb Slowikowski

Norb Slowikowski is a Productivity Consultant who has been working in the construction industry for over 30 years. Prior to starting his consulting business, Norb served as Director of Manpower Development for McDonald's Corporation. He has assisted over 450 contractors in improving productivity and maximizing profitability. He is also the author of the book, Hard-Hat Productivity: The 9 Critical Factors for Maximizing Profits.

At the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show®...

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Meet Our Speakers Series: Todd Gamboa

Tom Gamboa

Todd* Gamboa is a radio show host, public speaker and president of Building Trust LLC. He has been in the building industry for more than 30 years managing private and public home building companies. As a building science expert sales trainer and public speaker, he has educated thousands of builders, architects, contractors, code officials, appraisers and REALTORS® across the country. His “High Performance Homes” trainings are offered by state and federal energy programs, large utility...

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Countdown to IBS: Registration Opens September 4

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Mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 4—the day when registration opens for the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS). Attracting more than 60,000 visitors from over 100 countries across the globe, this show is the largest annual light construction show in the world!

The best deals—and biggest discounts—on IBS registration only happen in September.

Some of the can’t-miss registration deals include:

  • FREE IBS expo pass for NAHB...
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Top 10 Picks from 2018 IBS Education On Demand

IBS Education Session

IBS attendees from across the country are tapping into IBS Education On Demand* to gain knowledge and build stronger businesses. Here are the Top 10 picks from the 2018 IBS Education On Demand. Of the 140+ available, which one will be your favorite?

1. Double Play: Designs that Appeal to Boomers and Millennials
Because Boomers and Millennials make up the largest demographics in the nation, industries are taking notice and asking, “Can the same product appeal to two different...

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Spotlight on Pre-Show Education: Project Management

As a project manager, it is your responsibility to make sure the project stays on time and on budget—and has a happy customer.

This course helps participants increase their professional knowledge of project operations thus bring value to the company and the customer. It  teaches you the basics of successful project management and explains the role of project managers during each phase of a project: pre-construction, construction and post-construction. Graduates will be able to:

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