Land

The Future Is Now: Lead, Don't Wallow

Building Tech & Products 05.21.21

The Future Is Now: Lead, Don't Wallow

The capability challenge, our Dream Team posits, can only be solved through the embrace of data, technology, process and a pivot to collaboration in a dog-eat-dog culture.

In One Fell Swoop, Dream Finders Joins Building's Big Leagues

Land 09.14.21

In One Fell Swoop, Dream Finders Joins Building's Big Leagues

Patrick Zalupski's latest coup -- landing a $475 million deal for Texas powerhouse MHI Partners -- underscores a meteoric rise to multiregional relevance as a homebuilding power player.

PE Firms Bring Buy-Now-Pay-Later Gambit To Land Wargames

Land 08.31.21

PE Firms Bring Buy-Now-Pay-Later Gambit To Land Wargames

"Some of these deals today will be the big distressed deal plays of tomorrow." -- A strategic land pro describes private equity blitz into build-for-rent as "extraordinarily risky."

Suburban Renewal: America's Pandemic Embrace Of Backyards

Land 08.30.21

Suburban Renewal: America's Pandemic Embrace Of Backyards

Fresh Pew Research affirms a mindset shift toward bigger, less dense, houses, versus walkable access to neighborhood retail, food, health, and entertainment connections. Two big questions here.

Ground Rule Trouble: Built-To-Rent Land Rush Stresses Publics

Land 08.19.21

Ground Rule Trouble: Built-To-Rent Land Rush Stresses Publics

Clashing land valuation models -- IRR vs. gross and net yield REIT valuations -- have upped the antes, raised the risks, and elevated the stakes in the residential land acquisition landscape.

2020 Census: Fast-Changing Households Hold Keys To 2030

Land 08.17.21

2020 Census: Fast-Changing Households Hold Keys To 2030

An underlying, strategically critical question for market-rate housing leaders: How geared are their organizations, designs, land plans, and price offerings for 'explosive' diversity in household composition?

Drive 'Til You Qualify Gets A Work-From-Anywhere Makeover

Land 06.01.21

Drive 'Til You Qualify Gets A Work-From-Anywhere Makeover

How powerfully will the blended allure of desirably-priced housing and liberation from a daily commute move people to move, predictably?

Tertiary No Longer: How The Pandemic Reset Small Town USA

Land 07.20.21

Tertiary No Longer: How The Pandemic Reset Small Town USA

The Wall Street Journal/Realtor.com emerging housing markets index for the Summer of '21 heatmaps pandemic-era boomtowns.

Homebuilding's '20 Scorecard Shows Heat In These Hotspots

Land 07.12.21

Homebuilding's '20 Scorecard Shows Heat In These Hotspots

Broad sweep of Census divisions highlights macro migration magnets, spotlighting natural appeal, affordability, and tech augmented job center mobility.

Stanley Martin Adds Florida's Avex To Daiwa House Footprint

Land 09.13.21

Stanley Martin Adds Florida's Avex To Daiwa House Footprint

Here's why a Q4 surge in private-to-private, private-to-public, and private-to-financial buyer deals will take homebuilder consolidation to a next level.