Master Plans and Land Development Intelligence

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 …

Successful Brand Partnerships

How would you like to have a branding partnership that has sold over 800 homes in two years and has generated an interest list of 300,000+ home buyers? In this podcast, host Dean Wehrli and Minto’s President of Latitude Margaritaville …

Inspiration for ‘When the World Goes Upside Down’

When you spend 11 years worried about a bomb landing on your head and then start your own company only to see your country’s currency become worthless, you develop a level of grit and perspective that helps you see clearly …

Building the Best Masterplans in the Business

If you want to know what makes a great master-planned community, you need to listen to Bob McLeod of Newland, one of the biggest and best master developers in the nation. Bringing 50 years of experience and having sold tens …

5 Themes for Masterplan Success

The top 50 master-planned communities (MPCs) sold more than 31,000 new homes last year, a phenomenal 10% increase over 2018. Based on consulting and/or visiting almost all of the top 50, we identified 5 themes for success this year: Lower …

2019 Top 50 Masterplans Reveal Southern Attraction

Congratulations to the skillful management teams behind the top 50 master-planned communities, which sold at least 360 new homes per community during 2019. Together, the top 50 masterplans sold more than 31,000 new homes in 2019, reflecting a 13% increase …