Jay McCanless

Senior Vice President, Equity Research


Building Products



  • Series 7, 63, 86, & 87 Certifications


Jay McCanless is a Senior Vice President of Equity Research, covering the Homebuilders and Building Products sectors. In his more than 14 years in financial services, he covered REITs, building products, and home furnishings for a number of sell-side firms. Jay received a B.S.M. in Finance from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and his MBA from Belmont University’s Massey School of Business. Jay also has his Series 7, 63, 86, and 87 certifications.


Jay’s Edge: Combines his long-term experience in financial modeling and report authoring, to deliver industry leading equity research for homebuilders and building product companies. The rising U.S. population feeds Jay’s interest in the business, and motivates his off-hours efforts with Habitat for Humanity. Maintaining an outlook and continued curiosity in the industry, allows Jay to have his secondary focus that includes regulatory research to create a broad industry picture.


Building Products

  • Builders FirstSource Inc. (BLDR)
  • Masonite Inc. (DOOR)
  • Universal Forest Products Inc (UFPI)
  • Virco Manufacturing Corp. (VIRC)
  • Homebuilders

  • Beazer Homes USA Inc. (BZH)
  • Cavco Industries, Inc. (CVCO)
  • Century Communities Inc. (CCS)
  • D.R. Horton Inc. (DHI)
  • Dream Finders Homes, Inc. (DFH)
  • Green Brick Partners, Inc. (GRBK)
  • KB Home (KBH)
  • Lennar Corp (LEN)
  • LGI Homes Inc. (LGIH)
  • MDC Holdings, Inc. (MDC)
  • Meritage Holdings, Inc. (MDC)
  • M/I Homes Inc. (MHO)
  • Pultegroup Inc. (PHM)
  • Skyline Champion Corp. (SKY)
  • Taylor Morrison Home Corp. (TMHC)
  • The AZEK Company Inc. (AZEK)
  • Toll Brothers Inc. (TOL)
  • TRI Pointe Group Inc. (TPH)
  • UMH Properties, Inc. (UMH)