Your Exclusive Guide to the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show

Experience the best of the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show with Metrostudy!

Heading to the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas?  We’ll be hosting exclusive events, speaking on panels, and exhibiting on the show floor throughout the week and would love to see you there. Read below to learn more about the events you won’t want to miss – including our Housing Outlook Breakfast that is sure to sell out!

Stop by the exhibition hall and visit the Metrostudy and Meyers Research booths. Try out the latest technologies in the VR Lounge at the Metrostudy and Hanley Wood booth, located in Central Hall at booth C4115, and get live Zonda demos at the Meyers Research and BDX booth, located in South Hall at booth SU607.


Start off your week by visiting the KB Home ProjeKt for the “Where Tomorrow Lives: KB ProjeKt” event from 1-2pm. This educational experience will take session participants inside ProjeKt’s design, development, construction, and customer focus process, for a hands-on, intimate, and technically revealing look at how construction technology advances can be leveraged for greater personalization of both building enclosure and home systems, for room comfort, health and well-being, security, entertainment, connectivity, and overall live-ability. The 60-minute session will be moderated by Hanley Wood’s Director of Thought Leadership, Jennifer Castenson, and will feature Metrostudy’s Consumer Insights Expert, Paige Shipp.

If you’re unable to visit the  KB Home ProjeKt model home in person, stop by the Hanley Wood and Metrostudy booth on the show floor (C4115 is located in the Central Hall) and experience the innovation through a VR-powered tour through the model home!


Listen as our CEO Jeff Meyers, as he joins a panel that will discuss the latest technology, electronics and smart home trends they uncovered during their visit to the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas—held shortly before IBS. The panel will bring their unique perspectives and focus the discussion on how the trends they discovered at the show will impact the home building industry in the coming year.

The Latest Trends for Housing from the Consumer Electronics Show 
Featuring Jeff MeyersCEO
Feb. 19, 12:30-1:30 PM
Location: South 220 

Up next, you won’t want to miss, the Building Knowledge Session “Tomorrow’s Buyer Needs Function & Affordability” from 3:30pm-4:30pm, moderated by Paige Shipp in South Hall 227.  The session will define the new American household demographic, explore design techniques that make housing options more adaptable and functional for the new buyer demographic, and teach attendees how to make future housing designs not only affordable to appeal to a broader buyer base, but also a profitable business.

Tomorrow’s Buyer Needs Function & Affordability
Moderated by Paige Shipp, Metrostudy Consumer Insights Expert
Feb. 19, 3:30-4:30 PM
Location: South 227


Wednesday morning kicks off bright and early with our Housing Outlook Breakfast, at 7:30 am. Metrostudy’s Chief Economist, Mark Boud, will deliver his 2019 forecast, providing analysis of the economic trends impacting the housing industry in the year ahead. Our Consumer Insights Fireside Chat will follow and features Paige Shipp, as well as Meyers Research Principal Mollie Carmichael, and Zillow Group Insights Director, Mary Kaye O’Brien. The panel will focus on consumer trends across the nation, and will be moderated by Meyers Research Managing Principal, Tim Sullivan. Be sure to register today, this event is sure to sell out!

Housing Outlook Breakfast
Featuring the 2019 National Housing Forecast by Mark Boud, Metrostudy Chief Economist
Feb. 20, 7:30-9:30 AM
Location: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 

Continue your day at the 4th annual National Housing Market Outlook in support of building industry charity HomeAid America, hosted by Meyers Research. Three insightful sessions will bring together key industry stakeholders with visionary synthesis on the latest industry milestones. Lunch will be served. Seating is limited and is highly sought after. We recommend getting tickets early.

National Housing Market Outlook
Proceeds benefit HomeAid America
Feb. 20, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: South 223

If you can’t make the National Housing Market Outlook lunch, we recommend you attend:

Lessons in Leadership: Excellence is Built Through People 
Featuring Tim Sullivan, Meyers Research Managing Principal
Feb. 20, 12:00-1:00 PM
Location: South 223

Home Building Industry Trends & Analysis 
Featuring Ali Wolf, Meyers Research Director of Economic Research
Feb. 20, 12:00-1:00 PM
Location: North 252 

Finally, top off the day at the exclusive Metrostudy and Meyers Research Customer Reception. Customers, if you haven’t received your invitation, contact to learn more and register!


Wrap up your week at IBS 2019 with the Understanding the Shifting World of 55+ Buyer Preferences session featuring results from a recent nation-wide customer research survey that provide a clear explanation of what’s happening on both national and local levels in this shifting market. Explore and discuss the factors that can help you define, curate and take advantage of new opportunities for your company.

Understanding the Shifting World of 55+ Buyer Preferences
Featuring Tim Sullivan, Meyers Research Managing Principal & 
Mollie Carmichael, Principal
Feb. 21, 10:15-11:15AM
Location: North 256 

We look forward to seeing you soon in Las Vegas!