Susan Bady

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Ensure a Smooth Transition

Here's how to find division presidents and senior managers who are a good fit, and help them adjust to your organization. Read more

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Culture Club

It's not unusual for big builders to hunt for talent on their own turf, particularly when looking for a new division president; there's no substitute for the skill and experience seasoned building professionals can offer. Management consultant Martin Freedland, president of Organizational Development Associates, in Atlanta, says putting someone in charge of a home building division without training is a high-risk proposition because systems and processes differ from one company to the next. Read more

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Under the Radar

While the opportunity to grab market share in big metros abounds, the competition has become fierce -- too fierce for some. Read more

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Coast Guard

Following is a brief description of significant state and federal agencies and legislation.Shoreline development in Florida has been regulated since 1971 under the Coastal Construction Control Line Program, the National Flood Insurance Program, and the Coastal Protection Act. They establish setbacks and building requirements and indicate what areas have the greatest potential for flooding.The federal Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) of 1972 created the Coastal Zone Management Program and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, which protect and manage the nation's ocean and coastal resources. Read more

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Beachfront Blockade

Environmental concerns, natural hazards, and growth management are just a few reasons why housing development is so heavily regulated in coastal areas. Rick Laughead, of BDC Development in Pismo Beach, just south of San Luis Obispo, says getting a coastal project approved "would require a tremendous amount of assets and patience and a battery of lawyers and environmental consultants. Read more

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