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Hanley Wood Announces Members Of The Hive Action Partnership

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, design, and commercial construction industries, announced today the formation of the HIVE Action Partnership. Together, this elite group of influential leaders and innovators will focus on the nationwide issue of the shortage of affordable and accessible housing, work together to set initiatives in motion around opportunity areas and investments, and to challenge the entire business community with a specific action plan targeted in 2018 to "Reignite the Dream: Affordability for Profit and Purpose."

The HIVE Action Partnership is charged with synthesizing and communicating the action items that will be the framework for the discussions and panels at the third annual HIVE Conference, which will be held in Austin on November 28 and 29. These leaders will help determine priorities and present final direction to policy makers in an active pursuit of change.

"The HIVE conferences have been at the forefront of identifying the greatest challenges and opportunities in housing and bringing innovative solutions and dialogue to the community," said Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood. "The next step is action. HIVE will not only be a catalyst for collaboration and innovation, but it will propagate change. This year's conference is focusing on the issue of affordability in the United States, and is becoming the exclusive gathering for leaders, technologies and innovations that will change ongoing policy conversations and initiatives."

The members of the HIVE Action Partnership have been selected from across the business community, finance and academia. Members for the 2018 HIVE Action Partnership include: 

  • Chris Baldwin, President, Kohler
  • Vicki Been, Boxer Family Professor of Law, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, New York University
  • Natalie Bruss, Partner, FifthWall
  • Kent Colton, President, K. Colton LLC
  • Laura Dwyer, Global Innovation Leader, DuPont Performance Building Solutions
  • Arthur Esswein, Business Development Manager, Tesla
  • Carol Galante, Faculty Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, UC Berkeley
  • Chris Herbert, Managing Director, Harvard JCHS
  • Steve Hilton, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Meritage Homes
  • Mike McGaugh, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, BMC Stock Holdings
  • John McManus, Editorial Director, Residential Group, Hanley Wood
  • Keith Rozolis, President and CEO, ABC Supply
  • James Schloemer, CEO, Continental Properties
  • Katie Swenson, Vice President, National Initiatives, Enterprise Community Partners
  • Caroline Vary, Managing Director of Asset Management, Jonathan Rose Companies
  • Fritz Wolff, Co-Founder, Katerra

The HIVE Action Partnership will be led by co-chairpersons Gary E. Robinette, chairman and CEO, Ply Gem Building Products and Peter Goldstone, CEO, Hanley Wood; and facilitated by Frank Anton, chairman emeritus, Hanley Wood.

"These influential leaders have identified that we are at a critical moment in housing and they are also willing to position passion and social impact before profit to insight change," said John McManus, vice president and editorial director for the Residential Group at Hanley Wood. "These leaders are committing their time and their resources to finding solutions that have the potential to impact housing today and tomorrow."

The 2018 HIVE Conference will be held on November 28 and 29 at the JW Marriott Austin. The conference has a two day line up with keynote addresses and educational content presented by innovative thought leaders, including CEOs, architects, authors, economists, and educators. Content and discussions will be driven by five transformative forces: Building Technology, Capital, Design, Strategy and Intel.

HIVE attendees include academics, architects, builders, community planners, dealers and distributors, developers, manufacturers, policy makers, as well as leaders in technology, finance and government affairs. Bringing together the brightest minds and talents to address the challenges in housing, HIVE is the incubator for innovation and disruption in the ever changing housing landscape. HIVE provides an unmatched opportunity for attendees to connect and network with an exclusive lineup of C-suite, thought-leaders, policy makers and game-changers from an array of industries.

HIVE is supported by title and underwriting sponsor, Ply Gem Building Products, and founding sponsors DuPont, Electrolux and Samsung. To register or for more information about the conference, please visit

Unparalleled, Ongoing Innovation 
Before, during, and after the conference, the HIVE community offers in-depth, insightful, and important research to anyone in the housing realm to build the foundation for new initiatives and strategies on their path to success. The community is available at and through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn discussion pages.

Hanley Wood is the premier company serving the information, media, and marketing needs of the residential, commercial design and construction industry. Utilizing the largest analytics and editorially driven Construction Industry Database, the company provides business intelligence and data-driven services. The company produces award-winning media, high-profile executive events, and strategic marketing solutions. To learn more, visit

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