Annual Events

The HBA regularly hosts a variety of events that offer the opportunity to learn, network and even compete. The number of attendees generally ranges from 100 to nearly 700, affording the ability to connect with many other HBA Members, as well as to promote your business through event sponsorships.

For questions about attending or sponsoring any of the events below, please call our office at 512.454.5588 or email


Annual Housing Forecast


The Annual Housing Forecast is the single largest comprehensive economic and market forecasting event in the region for residential construction and development. More than 650 industry professionals including, builders, real estate agents and brokers, vendors, architects, developers, engineers, lenders, and bankers attend this event each year.

Marketing & Advertising Excellence (MAX) Awards


The Annual Marketing & Advertising Excellence (MAX) Awards is the only local awards program which recognizes the best in residential construction, development, sales achievement and marketing. Members may enter dozens of categories including individual achievement in Sales, Marketing and Construction, as well as community categories. The event is professionally produced with a third-party production company for the ultimate experience, drawing over 600 attendees. More Details

Career Fair & Expo


Similar to a trade show event, the Career Fair and Expo brings in students from across the Austin area to discuss careers in the trades with potential employers. Each company participating sets up a booth with a representative and take away information.

Speed Networking

Winter and Summer

Speed Networking is one of the most productive and popular business-to-business events of the entire year. Associate members are guaranteed 5-7 minutes of face time with builder representatives. Custom Builder and Volume Builders sessions are available with lunch included.

Parade of Homes


The Parade of Homes™ is the area’s longest standing home tour event for the homebuilding industry and the general public, offering unmatched exposure and name recognition for both industry vendors, builders and the host community. The parade allows attendees a first look at cutting-edge home designs, state-of-the-art home features, and the newest and most innovative industry products and services. The Parade of Homes™ draws between 6,000 and 10,000 attendees over the three weekend event. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for the The Parade of Homes™ and Preview Party. More Details

Mid-year Housing Forecast


The Mid-Year Housing Forecast is the only mid-year check-in on economic and market forecasts for residential construction and development. Sold-out for five years running, the event offers the opportunity to network with 350+ industry professionals, including builders, real estate agents and brokers, vendors, architects, developers, engineers, lenders and bankers.

Sporting Clay Shootout


HBA’s annual Sporting Clay Shootout brings many of our builder members out for a fun-filled day of shooting, food and prizes. This event sells out teams well in advance every year, with an average of 200 attendees. The casual atmosphere presents ample opportunity for relationship-building, offering added value to these sponsorships.

Holiday Homes Tour

In the spirit of the holiday season, the HBA hosts a  homes tour featuring new-construction homes built by HBA Member Builders and Developers throughout the Austin metro area. Homes showcase the best in residential design and festive holiday décor. More Details

President’s Reception & Installation


The Annual HBA Installation and President’s Reception celebrates the year’s accomplishments and is a welcome to the incoming Board of Directors. This is a a great time to make new business connections, recognize those members who have gone above and beyond with a President’s Award,  honor that year’s Board and install the incoming President and Board of Directors.

Industry Investors

Annual Sponsors