The National Association of Home Builders announced Thursday during the International Builders’ Show that Chief Economist David Crowe, Ph.D., will retire on March 18 of this year. Robert D. Dietz, Ph.D., NAHB Vice President for Tax and Market Analysis, will succeed Crowe.
Per the NAHB press statement:
“Our members have relied on Dr. Crowe for his insightful analysis during a very rocky time in the home building industry,” said NAHB CEO Jerry Howard. “His skill and his clear eye were invaluable as our builders and remodelers did their own strategic planning to make it through the economic downturn."
What sets Crowe apart from many of the other economists in housing was the very human face he put on data that was sometimes painful, sometimes technically challenging for the lay person. We've been honored to have David's generous contributions to BUILDER, and we wish him all of the best in his next set of pursuits.
No pressure, Dietz.