Land Development



News
November 13, 2012

Archstone, one of the largest investors, developers, and operators of apartment communities in the U.S., has acquired The Frank, a 70-unit mixed-use multifamily project in Venice, Calif., for $56 million.

The New Home Company forms subsidiary specializing in complex land transactions

The New Home Company forms subsidiary specializing in complex land transactions

News
August 06, 2012

The New Home Company of Aliso Viejo, Calif. has formed a new subsidiary, TNHC Land, to source and purchase land in key Southern California and Northern California markets. Andrew “A.J.” Jarvis has been named president of TNHC Land.

Features
May 08, 2012

Spokane Valley, Wash., may dramatically increase the amount of time developers and builders have to complete projects.

Crescent Resources, Andrew Carmody, new president, residential division

Crescent Resources, Andrew Carmody, new president, residential division

News
April 30, 2012

A national search culminated in the appointment of Andrew Carmody as president of the residential division of Crescent Resources LLC. Carmody has held senior leadership positions with Kitson & Partners, Centex Homes and McKinsey & Co.

Lafferty Communities, The Hoffman Company, purchase, Faria Preserve, California

Lafferty Communities, The Hoffman Company, purchase, Faria Preserve, California

News
March 15, 2012

The Hoffman Company—one of California’s most established land brokerage firms—announced today that it has closed the sale of the Faria Preserve property to Lafferty Communities, a private, family-owned developer, in one of the largest land transactions in the East Bay area in several years.

 

Forestar Land Partners, Corona, California, Calif., Sierra Bella, purchase

Forestar Land Partners, Corona, California, Calif., Sierra Bella, purchase

News
February 24, 2012

Forestar Land Partners, a venture between the owners of Foremost Communities and an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group Global, LP, announced it has acquired a 300-acre parcel of entitled land at the western edge of Corona at a public auction.

Features
December 31, 2011

Lately, the talk from builders that I’ve connected with has been about the suddenly dwindling supply of available prime real estate in their markets, especially entitled land and finished lots in good locations. I’m also hearing stories of bidding wars leading to a run-up in lot and land prices in certain submarkets and communities. The fascinating thing is that these land battles and lot shortages are even occurring in some of the nation’s most overbuilt markets.

residential construction, housing market, new homes sales

residential construction, housing market, new homes sales

News
September 27, 2011

Irvine, Calif., officials last week granted final approval for the development of up to 5,000 homes on the old El Toro Marine Corps base. The development has a 10-year timeline and includes more than 500 affordable-housing units.

 

Taylor Morrison, Sheryl Palmer, acquisition, home building, new homes, builder,

Taylor Morrison President and CEO Sheryl Palmer discusses the firm's acquisition, growth opportunities, road to profitability,

Features
August 20, 2011

Professional Builder recently sat down with Taylor Morrison President and CEO Sheryl Palmer to discuss the firm's acquisition, growth opportunities, road to profitability, and land strategy. Here's a recap of the conversation.

Pella, Iowa and Southlake, Texas among top U.S. cities to ‘live and learn’

Pella, Iowa and Southlake, Texas among top U.S. cities to ‘live and learn’

News
April 29, 2011

GreatSchools and Forbes have released their annual Top Cities to Live and Learn report, which ranks U.S. cities with the top-performing public schools in every housing price range. Among the 67 cities to make the 2011 list are: Pella, Iowa; Southlake, Texas; St. Johns, Fla.; Mercer Island, Wash.; and Manhattan Beach, Calif.

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