Talk Your Book: Why We Don't Build Enough Houses

We are joined by Coby Lefkowitz, Partner at Backyard to discuss the Real Estate Development Market and dive into why housing has become a crisis.

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On today’s show, we discuss:

  • Why homebuilders have built less homes coming out of the GFC

  • Why building houses has become harder and harder

  • How Minneapolis and Austin got housing development right

  • Using Paris as an urban planning example

  • Thoughts on start-up cities

  • Private Equity is not purchasing all of the single-family homes available

  • Concentration within multi-family unit homebuilders

  • Solutions to the housing crisis

  • 2022 housing permits by market

  • Annual New Privately Owned Housing Units Authorized by State

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