Cara Lavender

Research Manager, Surveys


Reach out to Cara if you have questions regarding recent trends in new and resale housing, residential land, or SFR/BTR communities, including differences across metros, regions, and buyer segments. Also reach out to her if you have any questions regarding the Southeast region!

Cara provides timely and accurate insights on housing market trends at the metro, regional, and national levels by analyzing emerging qualitative trends and local quantitative drivers to assess their impact on the industry.

Past Experience

  • Director of Market Intelligence at PulteGroup


  • BBA in Marketing from the University of Georgia

Fun fact

Cara’s name comes from the Italian saying “cara mia,” meaning my darling or my beloved. Visiting her distant relatives in Italy is on Cara’s bucket list.