In her most recent episode of Inspirational Leadership with the Best in Home Building podcast, Zonda principal Mollie Carmichael interviews Howard Englander, owner and principal of The Englander Co.

Englander started out as a teacher, and, after relocating, he fell into real estate consulting. He later formed his own research company, with an emphasis on product research, product development, and marketing/merchandising concepts. Today, Englander works exclusively with Shea Homes, leading their product.

“He’s without a doubt the very definition of what I believe is a great inspirational leader,” says Carmichael during the episode. “When I think about Howard’s leadership, there’s so many qualities to talk about that I really admire, but what I admire most about Howard is not only his talent and his brilliance, but he’s almost graceful in his approach in how he works with people.”

Tune in to Inspirational Leadership with the Best in Home Building to hear more about Englander, his passion for creativity, and how his poetry skills led to his first job in real estate.

Also, click back to hear from the leaders in the first six podcast episodes, which feature Bert Selva, president and CEO of Shea Homes; Steve Alloy, president and CEO of Stanley Martin Homes; Ronda Conger, vice president of CBH Homes; Randall Lewis, executive vice president and principal of Lewis Management Corp.; Larry Webb, former executive chairman of The New Home Co.; and Adrian Foley, president and CEO of Brookfield Properties and Development Group, North America.