Resources from the 2015 Alliance Annual Meeting

In October, leading builders, developers, manufacturers and industry experts spent two days in Austin, the live music capital of the world, getting down to the Business of Performance. We discussed how to engage, design for and market to consumers; how to look at your product in terms of quality and increasing profit per house; and how to think about the future of housing and what it could mean for your homes and businesses.

Thanks again to folks from the following organizations, who took to the main stage to share their expertise: the Appraisal Institute, EQA Landmark Communities, Goodall Homes, IBACOS, KGA Studio Architects, Nexus eWater, Orleans Homes, Pecan Street, PrimeLending, Shelton Group, StreetScape USA, Taylor Morrison, Wayne Homes and Willis.

High-level resources from the event are here, with more to come from our How We Live™ and Cost of Quality research efforts – stay tuned! In the meantime, take a look at photos from the event and download presentations, a consumer research report and other resources below.

2015 Alliance Annual Meeting


Presentations can be downloaded below, except where noted. 


The following presentations used graphics and referenced concepts that are highly proprietary and are, as a result, not posted on this site. If you would like more information on these talks, contact Betsy Scott.

  • Urbanizing the Suburbs, with John McLinden, Owner, STREETSCAPE DEVELOPMENT, on rethinking the suburbs—working within existing communities to create new urban neighborhoods.
  • Homes That Give BackSM, with Michael Dickens, Partner + Chief Marketing Officer, and Ari Rapport, Program Manager of Homes That Give Back, IBACOS 



Alliance sponsors also shared some of their latest information related to ensuring quality and performance in housing. Get it here.

These materials are up-to-date as of October 2015. Be sure to visit our sponsors’ landing pages for more information.