About DesignLens

 

What is DesignLens?

Established in 2001, DesignLens is the building industry's largest online library of production homes and masterplan tours. Since taking over, John Burns Real Estate Consulting has expanded membership beyond the website itself. Membership benefits now also include:

  • A monthly newsletter and summary PDF
     
  • Exclusive invitation to our annual Housing Design Summit
     
  • Exceptional client service (including access to our national JBREC team for design questions and introductions to potential new clients)
     
  • Special additional content, such as member-exclusive webinars and white papers

25K+

Images

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Production Home Tours,
Masterplan Features, and
Historical Neighborhoods

2K+

Floor Plans and Site Plans

300

Design Consultants

Membership Benefits

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Keep Current

Find out what new, innovative, or historic projects are out there and why they are DesignLens-worthy.
Curated Search

Curated Search

Our team searches through all the images on the site to handpick the best examples.
Product Inspiration

Product Inspiration

Each month we feature a diversity of product types, elevation styles, and geographic locations.
Golden Oldies

Golden Oldies

Around since 2001, the site still includes some of the best project tours from the archives.
JBREC Insight

JBREC Insight

As part of the John Burns Real Estate Consulting team, DesignLens has access to data and insight that takes our features and library beyond just architectural insight.
Image Bank

Image Bank

We add 200+ images each month for an in-depth tour of industry highlights.
Floor Plans

Floor Plans

Each feature includes all of the floor plans and/or a site plan.
Exclusive Invitation

Exclusive Invitation

Members receive invitations to the Housing Design Summit and other DesignLens-exclusive events and webinars.

How It Works

Curated by our team and design ambassadors from around the country, DesignLens features exceptional neighborhoods and masterplans. These projects keep members current on design trends and inspire them for their own projects. Featured projects are often great examples of that specific product type you’re researching or something truly innovative. DesignLens includes features on production home models, master-planned communities, historic neighborhoods, and more.

DesignLens is for

Builders

Builders

Helps them find inspiration for new projects or features
Developers

Developers

Keeps them current on what is going on nationally with amenities and product
Architects

Architects

Inspires them with examples from around the country when designing new projects
Building Products Manufacturers

Building Products Manufacturers

Gives them access to design consultants from around the country
 

About John Burns Real Estate Consulting

John Burns Real Estate Consulting is an independent research provider and consulting firm focused on the housing industry. The company’s research subscribers receive the most accurate analysis possible to inform their macro investment decisions. Consulting clients receive specific property and portfolio investment advice designed to maximize profits.

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Our Team

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Jenni Lantz

DesignLens Manager
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John Burns

CEO
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Don Walker

Managing Principal and CFO
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Ken Perlman

Principal
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Lesley Deutch

Principal
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Pete Reeb

Principal
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Dean Wehrli

Senior Vice President
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David Jarvis

Senior Vice President
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Todd Tomalak

Senior Vice President
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Chris Porter

SVP and Chief Demographer
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Will Frank

Senior Vice President
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Adam Artunian

Vice President
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Annie Radecki

Vice President
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Jeff Kottmeier

Senior Manager
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Sidney Pell

Consumer and Product Insights Manager
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Mikaela Sharp

Senior Consultant
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Kathryn Gard

Senior Market Research Analyst

DesignLens Support

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John Bare

Photographer and DesignLens Founding Member | John Bare Photography
Orange County, California
john@johnbarephotography.com (714) 746-6242
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Nicole Washington

DesignLens Coordinator
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Richard Mones

Marketing Manager
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Sara Newton-Mahony

Client Relations Manager

Contact DesignLens

Questions? Reach out to us.