Adam Deermount Deermount: “The fires aren’t even out yet, and I’m already hearing rumblings that demand for for-sale housing that is still standing in that region is off the charts.”

NEWPORT BEACH, CA—The National Association of Home Builders has begun to lobby Washington, DC, for something desperately needed: a guest-worker program to help fill in some of the demand for construction workers during a labor shortage that has been exacerbated by the recent wildfires in Northern California. The question is: Can it be done? We spoke with Landmark Capital Advisors managing director Adam Deermount on the subject.