Executive Director’s Blog

October 5, 2016

Designations — A Great Way to Stand Out

Hi. I’m Doug Fenichel, APR. C’mon, admit it: You’re at least mildly curious about what APR is. And if this was a sales presentation, I’d work it in somehow: It stands for “accredited in public relations” and it’s my commitment to a high standard of ethics, staying current with technology, […]
September 21, 2016

Like it or not, politics is a key element of home building

Think about these things for a minute: About a quarter of the final cost of a single-family home is regulatory costs. Regulatory costs to build that single-family home were about 30 percent higher in 2016 than they were in 2011. The governor recently signed a fifth permit-extension act for nine […]
September 20, 2016

U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance Accepts Award from Builders for Making Housing More Accessible

The Defender of Housing Award is given to Lance by the National Association of Homebuilders and the Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association of New Jersey   BERNARDSVILLE, N.J. – Standing in front of an under-construction condominium project, U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7, Monday accepted a Defender of Housing Award from […]
September 14, 2016

Where is it?

As we start into the active fall season, there’s a lot of stuff going on at Metro. Of course, the problem with having lots of stuff is finding it. Here’s the list we have so far. It’ll grow as we determine more resources should be listed: Membership: metrobca.org/why-join/;  www.nahb.org/en/industry-professionals/how-to-join.aspx Metro […]