Building Market Intelligence

Inspiring a New Way to Rent: Branden Lombardi of BB Living

How many car manufacturers are in there in the world? You probably can’t name them all, but you definitely know names like Lamborghini and Tesla. In the second episode of our three-part series on build-for-rent (BFR), Branden Lombardi, President of …

The Light: It Is a Great Time to Be a Flipper

We are proud to introduce the Burns Fix and Flip Market Index (FFMI), in collaboration with our partners at Flatiron Realty Capital and Sundae. The FFMI is a diffusion-based index driven by our proprietary Fix and Flip survey of 400+ …

The Light: Building Cost Strategies and Affordability Solutions

Both home prices and home construction costs have skyrocketed the last few years. Here are 5 solutions to address building cost and affordability. 

The Light: Consumer Trends to Watch in 2022

Our team compiled 22 opportunities for 2022, which we will share over the next few weeks. They cover a wide range of topics, from affordability solutions to migration patterns. Here are 6 opportunities to win over consumers this year.

The Light: Real Estate Agents Forecast 7% Higher Prices and 6% Sales Growth in 2022

In the COVID era, uncertainty often feels like the dominant theme. Industry leaders, government officials, and especially our clients want to know what 2022 holds for housing.

In It for the Long Run: Mark Wolf on Build-for-Rent Communities

Successful restaurants have great service, the right menu, and a long-term outlook. A good location also doesn’t hurt. Mark Wolf, CEO and founder of AHV Communities, has a similar mindset when executing successful build-for-rent (BFR) communities. BFR communities are purpose-built …

22 Opportunities for 2022

Our team members from across the world share 22 Opportunities for 2022. They are divided into the following groups: Societal, Migration, Technology, Building Cost, Affordability Solutions, and Land Development.

Top 50 Master Plans Benefit from America’s “Great Reshuffling”

All 50 of the top-selling master-planned communities that achieved a place in our annual ranking are winners, as they sold at least 460 new homes in 2021. We identified three related trends while finalizing the ranking, including regional shifts, long-term …