About Randall Lewis
Randall Lewis is well known for his innovative approaches to planning, designing, and marketing residential communities as Executive Vice President of the Upland-based Lewis Group of Companies.
He is regarded as an industry leader in promoting the arts, education, healthy living and sustainable development initiatives.
He has been President of the Inland Empire Arts Foundation, Secretary of the Los Angeles County Citizens Planning Council, director of the HomeBuilder's Council, and national director of the National Association of HomeBuilders.
Mr. Lewis was named in the Los Angeles Times 2006 “West 100” list as one of the top 100 influential people in southern California. He has also received the California Business Properties Association Champion of the Industry Award and has been inducted into the California Building Industry Association Hall of Fame.
Mr. Lewis is a long time ULI member as well as a Governor of the ULI Foundation. He serves on several executive boards, including the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development, the UCLA School of Public Policy, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Institute Advisory Council, Cal Poly Pomona’s National Development Council, and co-chairs the San Bernardino County Alliance for Education.
He is recognized as an expert in the real estate industry and is frequently quoted in various newspapers, magazines and trade journals. He has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry.
He received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College.
A Different Kind of Housing Recovery?
February 27, 2013
California’s economy is slowly improving, and so are the state’s housing markets. But what kind of housing recovery lies ahead for Inland Southern California?
Demographics, economic pressures, changing consumer attitudes and other factors driving housing could make this recovery unlike any other the region has known, said Steve Johnson, Director of the Southern California Region for Metrostudy
Job growth, consumer confidence and an improving economy are slowly boosting demand for housing and median home prices, Johnson said. But a number of other factors, including an aging boomer generation, a desire by some younger buyers to live in urban areas, and demand for energy-efficient, healthy communities could reshape not only the types of future housing, but where that housing will be built, he said.
Transportation issues, such as the expansion of MetroLink to the Perris area, the upgrade and expansion of area freeways and the dramatic rise in gasoline prices could all impact not only where new housing is built, but what type of housing is preferred, he said.
As Director of Southern California operations, Johnson is responsible for all Metrostudy operations -- including surveying, consulting and managing local client relationships -- in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
He has served for more than 25 years as an advisor to homebuilders, developers, financial institutions, public agencies and private investors throughout the Western United States. His expertise includes development strategies for unimproved land, multi-family, adult communities, and commercial properties.
He is regarded as an expert on the rapid urbanization of Southern California, and is recognized by his peers for his understanding of today's changing demographics as they relate to the future housing needs of the region.