Danielle Leach Presents Housing Overview at NIHBA Event

DLeach at NIHBA on 5-22-2019

Danielle Leach, Regional Director and Senior Consultant in the Midwest for Meyers/Metrostudy, presented a housing market overview at the Mega Seminar: A Building Industry Update. This event was held on May 22, 2019, and hosted by the Northern Illinois Home Builders Association (NIHBA). While Danielle highlighted the local housing market, other speakers and topics included:


  • Mike Benshoof, Partner at SMA Consulting, discussed how small and mid-sized builders can successfully compete with the giants.
  • Matt Horn, Partner at SmithAmundsen, highlighted recognizing, understanding, and negotiating important provisions in construction contracts.
  • Jon Green, President of Engineering Resource Associates (ERA), presented solutions for engineering and entitlement permitting issues for tear down and small, infill projects.
  • Mitch Levenson, President at Marketing Relevance, shared low-cost, high-gain marketing tactics for builders on a budget.


The event was moderated by Rich Guerard, attorney at Guerard, Kalina & Butkus. Attendees to this invite-only event left with a solid understanding of local economic and housing market conditions as well as actionable steps for competing in today’s environment.