Land Development



Features
August 01, 2003

Under terms of a rolling option agreement, William Thomas Homes was required to take down finished lots under a predetermined time line. Because it owned a 50% stake in the land development company, it received the lots for half the retail markup.

Features
August 01, 2003

The legal structures underpinning land-control deals can be confusing. We turned to a residential transaction expert, attorney Mathew A. Wyman, a partner with Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP in Los Angeles, to sort it out.

Features
August 01, 2003

One of the biggest impediments to doing a deal for brownfield land revolves around future liabilities and who retains that risk.

Features
August 01, 2003

Fast-growing, land-constrained regions dominate the ranks of states with the most million-dollar homes.

Features
August 01, 2003

Five builder-developers demonstrate a few of the many ways cash-free and cash-lean deals get done.

Features
July 01, 2003

A new crop of brokers aims to fill that niche with services that go beyond simply finding multifamily and mixed-use sites.

Features
July 01, 2003

The federal government will open bidding on 3,700 acres in Orange County, Calif., this fall, and the real estate community will pay close attention.

Features
July 01, 2003

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service recently declared the Endangered Species Act broken and in need of repair.

Features
June 01, 2003

The tendency to litigate against builders, developers and trade contractors for even minor repairs has risen to such a level that state legislatures have been taking action.

Features
June 01, 2003

The difference between a profitable land deal and one that ends up as an expensive mistake is often found in the details of the contract you draft.

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