Dennis is the president of the Housing Innovation Alliance, a future oriented community for production homebuilding. He leads business strategy, market engagement, and program development with reach across 200+ companies impacting 35%+ of U.S. annual housing starts. Prior to the Alliance, Dennis helped change the face of the housing industry in Saudi Arabia. Dennis helped to create a nationwide program to develop a modular housing industry – modeling 26 strategic initiatives that would jumpstart the creation of a robust construction ecosystem, evaluating 200+ global technology providers, and securing initial approval for $4B in government investment. He was also a key player in SABIC’s Home of Innovation program, a $30M+ multi-year market engagement program focused on encouraging collaboration among the housing value chain and ensuring that better construction practices are adopted throughout the GCC region. The program resulted in the Middle East’s first LEED platinum home, a pilot community of 1,200 LEED Silvers homes and a 20,000 sq.ft. LEED gold interactive exhibition center, which has become the epicenter for collaboration in the region leading to $2.5B in new economic opportunities. Dennis is a full ULI member, a Professional Builder 40 under 40 winner, recognized by ModConnect as a top influencer in offsite construction, and an active member of Geek Estate. Dennis and his wife are active participants in fundraising and event planning efforts for the Children’s Free Care Fund. In his spare time, he enjoys big adventures with his wife and sons on the water and in the mountains. He supports the efforts of other entrepreneurs – advising and investing in start-up companies ranging from CPG to Proptech to Robotics.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
10:30am – 12:00pm
Are the choices we make today going to make us stronger tomorrow? The housing industry is still leaning on the same construction methods and design solutions used decades ago; simultaneously, trends, demographics and technology have transformed dramatically. The forces of change are unapologetic. It isn’t enough to survive, we must position ourselves to thrive. By […]