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Builders and Developers


Through monitoring their markets and making wise strategic decisions, the publicly-traded home builder clients who rely on our research have outperformed the competition over the past six years.  We would like to think that we are a small part of their reason for success.

We help our home builders make smart decisions regarding land acquisitions and community design. More than 85% of our consulting assignments come from repeat customers.

We also have research reports that help our builder/developer clients monitor and assess risk/reward in their local markets for themselves and their equity partners. We frequently introduce our builder and developer clients to our private equity clients.

Recommended Research Subscriptions for Builders and Developers

Every month, we analyze and forecast the housing market at the metro, regional, and national levels to provide you with the information you need for a competitive edge. All of our reports are delivered via email with a short summary, and posted on our website for access 24/7. Based on their needs, builders and developers receive a unique combination of the reports below to get the answers they need and gain insight based on their business.


Burns Metro Analysis and Forecast

We designed this report for executives with investments in specific markets. This monthly report provides an overview of housing and economic conditions, as well as our forecasts, at an MSA level. This overview includes local insight, proprietary surveys, and extensive data analysis to give a complete picture of the important housing dynamics and shifts at the market level.

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Burns Land Value Index and Broker Survey

We designed this report for executives interested in land price trends around the country. Our quarterly land survey (of 70+ brokers) and Burns Finished Lot Value Index (based on a land residual approach) provides a balanced qualitative and quantitative approach to understanding the land market, using a proprietary model built through published data, local expertise, and our own market knowledge.

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Burns US Housing Analysis and Forecast

We designed this report for the executive who wants to make sense of all of the headline news. This monthly report examines more than 150 metrics related to housing. The Executive Summary gives an overview of the important metrics affecting the housing market and our view of their impact on the future.

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Specialized Reports for Builders and Developers

We offer custom consulting services for those looking to plan their business better and to support upcoming decisions with facts.

Customized Consulting

Our leadership can help executives make more informed decisions on issues including market feasibility, land and company valuation, demographic drivers, home and community design, and effective marketing.

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If you have any questions about our services or if you would like to speak to one of our team experts about how John Burns Real Estate Consulting can help your business, please contact Client Relations at