About Home Builders Research

Home Builders Research, Inc. (HBR) was established in 1987 by its President and CEO, Dennis L. Smith.  The company is acknowledged as the premier housing research firm in the Las Vegas housing market.

HBR is unique because of our proprietary computer database of recorded sales activity that is widely recognized as the most authoritative source of new housing absorption data in the Clark County area.  We also maintain a database of land transactions in Clark County going back to the early 1990s.

HBR publishes a nationally recognized monthly newsletter and annual report, as well as weekly, monthly, and quarterly sales summaries and many other products.

Perhaps our most highly regarded services are our "Site Analysis/Feasibility" studies, personally written by Mr. Smith.  These studies have become an industry standard for clarity, incisiveness, and for their use of our singularly up-to-date and imposing housing data base and background of hands-on housing experience.

Virtually all of the leading Las Vegas area home builders and lending institutions are regular subscribers to one or more of the firm’s incisive copyrighted publications. In addition, these highly regarded reports are utilized by housing, development, investment, and lending interests throughout the United States and various global markets where interest in the Las Vegas housing industry exists. 

Mr. Smith and our reports are exclusively and regularly quoted in the regional general and business press, and forecasts and special reports prepared by the firm are utilized in planning by most of those whose business involves housing. Dennis Smith is widely sought as a speaker on housing and housing economics topics, regularly addressing industry trade groups, special interest groups, management groups, directors, investors, securities analysts, and others seeking insight into the Las Vegas and regional housing economics. Mr. Smith is one of the principal speakers at the Las Vegas Housing Outlook seminar, an bi-annual event that attracts builders, lenders, contractors, realtors, governmental agencies, and other housing industry professionals from all parts of the United States.

On regular occasions by request, we have made selected information in our databases available to the nation’s leading market research firms. In many instances Home Builders Research, Inc. has provided supplemental analytical input to these firms for their studies.

Mr. Smith has over 30 years experience selling, marketing, and managing new housing/builder related activities. He assumes the primary responsibility for the analysis activities of Home Builders Research Inc., as well as serving as Chief Executive Officer. He is a five-term director of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association.

Client and personal references are available upon request.

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