Master Plans and Land Development Intelligence

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 …

Master Plans Boom Due to Work-from-Home Surge

The boom in work-from-home demand drove record master-planned community sales in 2021. And all of the 500+ communities we surveyed certainly would have sold more if not for supply constraints. Florida dominated the list with 6 of the top 15 …

Steve Benson and (Land) Banking on the Future

As the old adage goes, you can’t make more land. For home builders, anything that helps facilitate land deals is huge. That’s where Steve Benson and his team come in—they provide land banking services for builders. Steve is the CEO …

Where Has All the Land Gone?

Today’s housing market is piping hot, and people are asking two big questions: “Where can I buy more land?” and “How can we make more developable land?” Before you resort to creating islands off the coast of California, give this …

The Minds behind the Best-Selling Master Plans of 2020 (Part 2)

Last week we spoke to three industry leaders representing several of the top 50 best-selling master plans in 2020. The second part of this two-part podcast provides some great lessons learned from three more major players. In part two we …

The Minds behind the Best-Selling Master Plans of 2020 (Part 1)

The John Burns Real Estate Consulting list of top 50 best-selling master plans makes waves in the industry every year. This list shows what master plans have been successful and where they are, but what about the why? To dig …

Master Plan Success Stories: What Really Worked in 2020

All 50 of the top-selling master-planned communities achieving a place in our annual ranking are winners, as they sold at least 437 new homes in 2020. Beyond that commonality, these master plans, or MPCs for short, also embody several trends …

Top 50 Master Plans Achieve a Record 37K New Home Sales in 2020

The John Burns Real Estate Consulting team congratulates the management teams behind the top 50 master-planned communities, which sold at least 437 new homes per community during 2020. This threshold is the highest in our 10-year survey history! Over 37,000 …