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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 …

The Light: Low Risk Land Acquisition

Home builders have been ramping up their land holdings, and doing so in a way that protects them in the event of a downturn.

Surprising Reason for Continued Supply Shortages

Some very unique circumstances will likely cause building product companies to significantly underestimate demand this year, leading to even more shortages. The building products companies that prepare for this will take significant market share in 2022.

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 …

The Light: Single-Family Rental Industry Ending 2021 on a High Note For Landlords

As we close out 2021, we are looking forward to what 2022 brings to the rental and housing industry.

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 …

The Light: Six Factors to Consider for Offsite Construction

Three catalysts—code adoption, credibility, and competitive pressure—are driving offsite construction forward. Here are six factors that will help you decide if offsite is right for you.