55+ Housing Industry Council Expands Presence at IBS

Filed in 55+ Housing, IBS by on November 24, 2016 2 Comments

In addition to the 55+ Housing Industry Council’s strong slate of educational sessions in the 55+ Housing Central, the 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS) includes at least three additional ways to learn the ins and outs of building homes and communities that 55+ buyers find attractive.

First: there’s the Professional Builder’s Show Village. The Village, located on a large parking lot behind the Orange County Convention Center, contains a number of homes, including one with features that appeal to 55+ buyers. The modular builders at Nationwide Modular Homes, Martinsburg, Va., worked with 55+ Council Chairman Jim Chapman, of Jim Chapman Communities, Atlanta, to turn one of Chapman’s most popular stick-built models into a modular home that could be easily assembled and disassembled at IBS. There will be tours of the 55+ home throughout the week, and Professional Builder magazine has scheduled special events at the 55+ home and others in the Show Home Village.


On the second day of IBS, the council is also offering a bus tour of at least two local 55+ properties. The tour will take place Jan. 11 in the morning, and will highlight the work of award-winning 55+ Housing Industry Council members.

Later that day, check out the best of the nation’s 55+ housing sector at the 25th anniversary of the Best of 55+ Housing Awards at a gala reception. Applaud the winners of the 2017 Best of 55+ Housing Awards with council members from 5-7 p.m.

And there are new product-based events at the 55+ Housing Central. From 1:00-1:45 p.m. on Jan. 10, a panel of four experts in Universal Design will discuss new products that can help builders create homes that 55+ buyers can live in for decades. These must-see products will be on exhibit on the show floor, where manufacture representatives will explain and demonstrate how they appeal to buyers and help builders sell homes.


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  1. Looking for 50+ knowledge and pragmatic expertise?
    Take a moment to add these aforementioned education al events to your IBS itinerary!
    The programs will afford you tried and true methods along with new techniques to enhance and improve your marketing, sales, operations and construction management efforts!
    ONwards and UPwards!

  2. Betsy Sheppard says:

    Very excited about touring this home during the IBS show in Orlando! Nice work on the design of the home Jim Chapman!

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