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 serves as the project manager, lead researcher, and co-author of the program’s signature biennial Improving America’s Housing reports and administers the quarterly Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA). Abbe’s areas of research within residential improvements and repairs focus on market size and composition; remodeling industry structure such as contractor performance, survivorship, specialization, and concentration trends; remodeling market cycles; changing household demographics; housing turnover; project financing; and emerging market trends including accessibility modifications, energy-efficiency retrofits, and healthy housing. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Home Improvement Research Institute. Prior to joining the Center in 2006, Abbe served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA with Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, and Massachusetts Campus Compact. She 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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Gains in Remodeling to Remain Robust

Strong growth in home improvement and maintenance expenditures is expected to continue over the...

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Remodeling Upturn to Carry into 2022

Growth in improvement and repair expenditures to owner-occupied homes is expected to remain solid...

By ABBE WILL