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TRI Pointe Takes Hold of Weyerhaeuser's Five-Jeweled Crown

TRI Pointe settles on its mammoth $2.8 billion deal to acquire Weyerhaeuser's five home building operations, a talent-rich operator group, 27,000 building lots, and five regional power brand names via a complex Reverse Morris Trust financial transaction. Here, from BUILDER's John McManus, is what the deal means to TRI Pointe, and what it means to home building's leading organizations.

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The Antidote to Size

If good is the enemy of great, what is scale the enemy of? SAI Consulting, Inc.'s Fletcher Groves, III, gives the question of "what skills are necessary to offset an unwieldy, unmanageable heft" a rigorous, disciplined articulation. What's here is a thought problem for organizations of all sizes in home building, which is how many works in process are enough, too many, not enough? And why?

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