Inspirational Leadership with the Best in Home Building

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Inspirational Leadership with the Best in Home Building is an influential podcast led by housing industry expert Mollie Carmichael, Principal, Advisory, of Zonda. Each episode features an insightful personal conversation with a key thought leader in the housing industry. Join Mollie as we get to know these top leaders—what inspires them, what drives them, and how they build communities. Tune in below and follow @ZondaHome on social media for the latest updates. Learn more about Zonda at https://zondahome.com read less
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Ep. 26 - Margaret Whelan, Whelan Advisory Capital Markets
Feb 20 2024
Ep. 26 - Margaret Whelan, Whelan Advisory Capital Markets
In the latest episode of the Inspirational Leadership with the Best in Home Building podcast Mollie Carmichael sits down with Margaret Whelan, Founder and CEO of Whelan Advisory Capital Markets – a boutique investment bank and broker-dealer focused on M&A and capital-raising advisory exclusively for the residential housing and construction industry. Hear how Margaret's experience as a young immigrant leaving war-torn Ireland motivated her to seek the good in her circumstances and helped her become a trailblazing woman in her field. About the Podcast Inspirational Leadership with the Best in Home Building is an influential podcast led by housing industry expert Mollie Carmichael, Principal, Advisory, of Zonda. Each episode features an insightful personal conversation with a key thought leader in the housing industry. Join Mollie as we get to know these top leaders—what inspires them, what drives them, and how they build communities. Subscribe to our channel: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeYTGet housing industry news & updates: https://bit.ly/ZondaNews   About Zonda Building the future of housing. We exist to inform, advise and connect the next generation of housing industry experts, leveraging the information, insights, and people that move the industry forward. Let’s Connect Learn more: https://www.zondahome.comFollow us on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeLIFollow us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeFBFollow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeTWFollow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeIG
Episode 15 - Mike Forsum, Landsea Homes
Jan 17 2023
Episode 15 - Mike Forsum, Landsea Homes
Mike Forsum is a third-generation Swedish carpenter and home builder. Although home building wasn’t his original dream, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Today, Mike is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Landsea Holdings Corporation. He has been in the home building industry for over 30 years. He co-founded Land Ventures in 2008 and joined Landsea in 2016. Together with the leadership of CEO John Ho, he has helped the company grow rapidly from just 30 employees to over 750—not to mention going public in 2021, exceeding $1 billion in revenue and winning the 2022 Builder of the Year award.   Learn more about Mike Forsum’s career, who inspires him, and more in this episode of the Inspirational Leadership with the Best in Home Building podcast, hosted by Mollie Carmichael.   »Get housing industry news & updates: https://bit.ly/ZondaNews »Learn more: https://www.zondahome.com »Follow us on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeLI »Follow us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeFB »Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeTW »Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeIG   About Zonda Zonda provides data-driven housing market solutions to the homebuilding and multifamily industries. From builders to building product manufacturers, mortgage clients, and multifamily executives, we work hand-in-hand with our customers to streamline access to housing data to empower smarter decisions. As a leading brand in residential construction, our mission is to advance the home building industry, because we believe better homes mean better lives and stronger communities. Together, we are building the future of housing.
Episode 14 - Eric Lipar, LGI Homes
Dec 6 2022
Episode 14 - Eric Lipar, LGI Homes
Eric Lipar is the CEO and chairman of LGI Homes, who boasts a unique business model: they build move-in ready homes targeted specifically to first-time home buyers who are currently renting. Like many in the industry, homebuilding was not Eric’s original career trajectory. He grew up in rural Michigan in a town with a population of just 500 people. He was raised with a strong work ethic—sweeping and mopping his uncle’s tavern every morning, 364 days a year. Pursuing his passion for mathematics, he went to a local college and studied to become an actuary. But the country boy in him realized a desk job pent-up inside all day, every day, was not the path for him. With some guidance from his father, Eric landed a job selling acreage home sites. Later his father started LGI Development, and together they sold their own acreage lots. In 2003 he started LGI Homes, which is now the tenth-largest homebuilder in the U.S. Get to know more about Eric, his leadership style, and what inspires him, in this episode of the Inspirational Leadershippodcast series, hosted by Mollie Carmichael. Thank you to our partners at Builder Advisor Group for underwriting this podcast episode.   »Get housing industry news & updates: https://bit.ly/ZondaNews »Learn more: https://www.zondahome.com »Follow us on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeLI »Follow us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeFB »Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeTW »Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeIG   About Zonda Zonda provides data-driven housing market solutions to the homebuilding and multifamily industries. From builders to building product manufacturers, mortgage clients, and multifamily executives, we work hand-in-hand with our customers to streamline access to housing data to empower smarter decisions. As a leading brand in residential construction, our mission is to advance the home building industry, because we believe better homes mean better lives and stronger communities. Together, we are building the future of housing.
Episode 13 - Ross Perot, Jr., Hillwood
Nov 15 2022
Episode 13 - Ross Perot, Jr., Hillwood
Ross Perot Jr. is the chairman of The Perot Group and Hillwood and is well known for a great number of achievements—such as developing Alliance, Texas, and making the first circumnavigation around the world in a helicopter at the age of 23—just to name a few. Despite his father's success and growing up in the company of giants such as Steve Jobs, Frank Borman, Margaret Thatcher, and Ronald Regan, Ross never took for granted the values his father instilled in him—family over business, and helping others over success. Learn more about Ross Perot Jr., his upbringing, who inspires him, and what he thinks are the most important leadership qualities, in this episode of the Inspirational Leadership with the Best in Home Building podcast. Thank you to our partners at American Ventures for underwriting this podcast episode.   »Get housing industry news & updates: https://bit.ly/ZondaNews »Learn more: https://www.zondahome.com »Follow us on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeLI »Follow us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeFB »Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeTW »Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeIG   About Zonda Zonda provides data-driven housing market solutions to the homebuilding and multifamily industries. From builders to building product manufacturers, mortgage clients, and multifamily executives, we work hand-in-hand with our customers to streamline access to housing data to empower smarter decisions. As a leading brand in residential construction, our mission is to advance the home building industry, because we believe better homes mean better lives and stronger communities. Together, we are building the future of housing.
Episode 12 - Ryan Marshall, Pulte Homes
Nov 1 2022
Episode 12 - Ryan Marshall, Pulte Homes
Ryan Marshall is the president and chief executive officer of Pulte Homes, one of the largest national home builders. While he lives in the city now, his roots run deep in small town rural Utah. Growing up, Ryan wanted to be a cowboy—inspired by his dad who ran a cattle ranch and later became a veterinarian. Ryan’s upbringing impressed upon him the value of hard work, community, and self-sufficiency. He loves strategizing and solving difficult problems, a passion that helped him grow in his leadership at Pulte. Get to know Ryan and discover what advice he would give his younger self, in this episode of the Inspirational Leadership with the Best in Home Building podcast.   »Get housing industry news & updates: https://bit.ly/ZondaNews »Learn more: https://www.zondahome.com »Follow us on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeLI »Follow us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeFB »Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeTW »Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/ZondaHomeIG   About Zonda Zonda provides data-driven housing market solutions to the homebuilding and multifamily industries. From builders to building product manufacturers, mortgage clients, and multifamily executives, we work hand-in-hand with our customers to streamline access to housing data to empower smarter decisions. As a leading brand in residential construction, our mission is to advance the home building industry, because we believe better homes mean better lives and stronger communities. Together, we are building the future of housing.