Here they are, the presentations from the 2015 Housing Leadership Summit, all in PDF format for easy downloading.

Monday, May 11

Opening Keynote - What Kind of Recovery Are We In, Anyway?
One of the most influential voices in home building pulls no punches on the good, the bad, and the ugly in today's housing market, and who's in a position to gain an opportunistic edge.

Presenter: Ivy Zelman, Chief Executive Officer, Principal, Zelman Associates

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Tuesday, May 12

What should home builders build that will begin to activate homeownership among 77 million young adults? 
Speakers: Jeremy Burbank, Vice President, Demand Institute; Scott Davis, Metrostudy Regional Director; Linda Mamet, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, TRI Pointe Group; Laura Petee-Chriscinske, Senior Manager Marketing, Contract Channel, Whirlpool Corporation

How does building a center of excellence around compelling home design work as a unifying focus, discipline, and process throughout the enterprise?
Moderator: Manny Gonzalez, Principal, KTGY
Builder Team: Ashton Woods

Where do disciplines around velocity and construction cycle systems offer executional and financial opportunity, especially as pace picks up.
Moderator: Fletcher Groves, Vice President, SAI Consulting

Can home builders attain lasting competitive edge around homes that are more durable, comfortable, energy efficient, affordable, and connected?
Moderator: Sam Rashkin, Author, Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry

Builder Team: KB Home

Can an obsessive focus on value proposition support an enterprise culture committed to superior design and great execution?
Moderator: Jason Forrest, Principal, Forrest Performance Group
Builder Team: Standard Pacific Homes

Technology-enabled, building information modeling is a critical piece of how this company achieves evenflow. Now, is it scalable for new markets and acquisitions?
Moderator: Clark Ellis, Principal, Continuum Advisory Group
Builder Team: Oakwood Homes

Practical and technical ideas and practices to address building failures and to leverage high performance as a competitive tool. 
Leader: Sam Rashkin, Author of Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry

Learn the difference between measures of your operations in financial and economic terms vs. logistical and executional processes. That way, make smarter decisions. 
Leader: Fletcher Groves III, Vice President, SAI Consulting

Shark Tank
The return of an HLS favorite, three brave business leaders will pitch his residential development financial investment proposition to a panel of financial decision-makers who either tear it apart or ask for a chance to move forward with the deal.
Moderator: Brad Foster, Managing Director, Corporate Finance, FTI Consulting
Sharks: Bird Anderson, Executive Vice President, Commercial Real Estate-Home Builder Banking, Wells Fargo; Tony Avila, Managing Principal, Encore Funds; Theodore Karatz, Principal, GTIS Partners, Anthony J. McGill, Managing Director, Zelman & Associates; Rodney Montag, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner, RAM Real Estate Capital

Shark Tank Presentation 2:  Aventura Isles, by Tony Avila

Wednesday, May 13

Take an in-depth look at the local housing market in Florida. Learn about important economic trends from the previous quarter, and discuss current economic drivers, housing/lot supply issues, and consumer pricing trends shaping demand.
Moderator: Mark Boud, Real Estate Economics/Metrostudy Senior Vice President
Panelists: David Cobb, Metrostudy, Southern Florida Regional Director
Tony Polito, Metrostudy, Tampa/Sarasota Regional Director
Anthony Crocco, Metrostudy, Central Florida Regional Director

The important strategic differences in the role of MPC "hardware" vs. "software" in placemaking, value creation, and community identity over the multi-cycle lifetime of a planned community.
Moderator: Jeff Handlin, Principal, Oread Capital & Development Speakers: John Covert, Regional Director, MetroStudy, Denise Hogenes, Vice President, CCMC; Aaron Smith, Vice President, Brand Strategy, Roni Hicks

What is the difference between strategy and culture? Why does it matter to your success? How do you build culture? How do you sustain it?
Moderator: John McManus 
Builder Team: The New Home Company