HomeAid America, one of the nation’s largest providers of housing and resources for the 3.5 million Americans who experience homelessness every year, was a beneficiary of the generosity of Meyers Research | Metrostudy, one of its top national partners and leading market research firms, at the Meyers Research | Metrostudy National Housing Outlook that was held in Newport Beach on June 20th. The event raised approximately $55,000 for the charity.
The building industry event with over 200 in attendance featured a Builder Panel moderated by Tim Sullivan, Managing Principal at Meyers Research that included Sheryl Palmer, Chairman & CEO at Taylor Morrison (and HomeAid America Chair for 2019-20), Adrian Foley, President & COO at Brookfield Residential and Bert Selva, President & CEO of Shea Homes. Attendees also received a comprehensive economic overview from Ali Wolf, Director of Economic Research for Meyers Research and heard keynote speaker Tim Costello, CEO of BDX present on the impact of technology on the building industry.
Meyers Research has been holding housing forecast events to benefit HomeAid America across the country for the past five years, and after this, their fourteenth such event, has now raised nearly $700,000 for HomeAid.
Support from Meyers Research continues at a pivotal time as HomeAid celebrates its 30th anniversary and the success of completing over 550 projects that have housed 330,000 people who would have otherwise been homeless. “Our partnership with HomeAid is a win-win. The shared outlook event allows our audience to hear about the current state of the market while making a positive step towards combatting homelessness,” said Ali Wolf, the director of economic research at Meyers Research and Metrostudy.
HomeAid America CEO Peter Simons said, “It is hard to believe that Meyers Research has now done 14 of these events to benefit HomeAid over the years, always providing the attendees valuable and engaging information on the latest issues in the industry. I have to say that this one may have been the best! We give our undying gratitude to Jeff Meyers and his team, who have been incredibly reliable and compassionate partners of HomeAid.”
HomeAid’s program identifies charities working to help the homeless that are in need of additional facilities in which to house people. HomeAid’s builder captains and their partners and suppliers take on these projects, completing them at a deep discount through the in-kind donation of their time and materials. Through the HomeAid model, more than $245 million of housing has been developed with a cost savings of over $120 million. These cost-savings are reinvesting into life-changing programs such as job and life skills training, financial counseling, and physical and emotional support needed to get back on their feet.
Proceeds were generated by ticket sales and sponsorships by Brookfield Residential, EY, The Resmark Companies, Umpqua Bank, Housing Capital Company, a subsidiary of U.S. Bank, Bassenian Lagoni and BrightView.
About HomeAid America
HomeAid, founded in Southern California in 1989, is a nonprofit provider of housing and resources for the homeless that operates through a network of 19 chapters in 13 states. Celebrating “30 Years of Building the Way Home,” HomeAid has completed over 560 housing projects with a value of more than $245 million, of which nearly 50 percent was donated by the building industry. HomeAid has added over 10,500 beds that have housed over 345,000 previously homeless individuals. For more information about HomeAid, call 1-888-3HOMEAID or visit www.homeaid.org
About Meyers Research
Meyers Research is the housing industry’s leading provider of rich data for residential real estate development and new home construction and a leading Advisor to the real estate development industry. Headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA, the company has developed an innovative Zonda iPad application geared for homebuilders, multifamily developers, lenders, and financial institutions to analyze the latest housing market trends and inform the strategic thinking behind its premier consulting practice.
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