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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 Light: 200 Companies Revolutionizing Housing

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We’ve identified 200 players driving a new hyper data-driven, technology-fueled, and institutionally backed housing investor ecosystem. Almost none of these companies existed during the mid-2000s housing boom and they’re without a doubt accelerating today’s housing recovery. The 200 companies we …

Investor Mania 2.0

We’ve identified 200 players driving the new hyper-data-driven, technology-fueled, and institutionally backed housing investor ecosystem. Almost none of these companies existed during the mid-2000s housing boom. Housing Investor Mania 2.0 Categories The following list is not 100% comprehensive given the …

The Light: Master-Planned Communities Lean into Health and Wellness

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The once-prolific “resort lifestyle” is now a top focus for only 18% of developers we surveyed for our March Master-Planned Communities Trend Report. The newcomer appearing to take its place? Health and wellness, which is now second only to long-time frontrunner, Family Friendliness. …

The Light: Happy First Anniversary!

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One year ago this week, we were in the early stages of the pandemic. We decided to focus our efforts on learning about the potential for change the situation might create, and we decided to write about it in a newsletter …

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 …

The Light: The Bracketology of the Next Emerging Markets

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Over the course of the last year, the Great American Move has benefited markets such as Salt Lake City and Charlotte as they become destinations for homebuyers looking for more space and better values. As demand heats up, home prices …

The Light: What Women Want (in a Home)

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We honor Women’s History Month this week by highlighting some of the important demographic shifts that impact the housing industry. While the pandemic may have temporarily slowed some of these shifts, we believe many are long term and, if properly …

The Light: A Lumber Playbook

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Lumber prices are at an all-time high, driven up by surging demand amid a supply chain coordination squeeze, production limitations, and a pesky beetle. How did we get here? Here are the top events and conditions affecting the lumber market: …