Senior Research Associate & Associate Project Director, Remodeling Futures

Abbe Will is a Senior Research Associate and Associate Project Director of the Remodeling Futures Program. She manages and contributes research to the Improving America’s Housing report and research brief series and administers the quarterly Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA). Abbe’s areas of research within the residential remodeling industry focus on market size and composition, industry structure (such as contractor performance, survivorship, specialization, and concentration trends), changing household demographics, aging in place, market cycles, housing turnover, public and nonprofit rehabilitation programs, and drivers of immigrant remodeling activity. Prior to joining the Center in 2006, Abbe worked for Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, and as an AmeriCorps*VISTA with Massachusetts Campus Compact. Abbe holds a B.A. in economics from Kalamazoo College and an M.A. in applied economic policy analysis from Northeastern University.

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Remodeling Upturn to Carry into 2022

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