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Orange County Remains a Hotbed of Masterplan Activity

This study from Metrostudy confirms what we already knew – Orange County is the land of the masterplan. Three out of the Top 20 masterplans in the country (as measured

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Lot Production on Upward Trend

In the depths of the housing cycle, lot production nationwide was virtually nonexistent. As the housing recovery progresses, the finished lot creation machine seeks to keep up with builder housing

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SunCal Secures Entitlements for New Lots in Fillmore

SunCal receives approval for an amended tract map for 146 detached homes in the City of Fillmore in supply-constrained Ventura County. Unit count, location and product type would seem to

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How Big Builders Leverage School Quality into Profits

In the following article in Big Builder, a useful summary of analysis undertaken by Raymond James is set forth. Public builder land positions are graded by tiers (based on quality

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The Maximizing Impact of Small Lot Typology

One of the most talked about trends this housing cycle has been Los Angeles’ small lot ordinance single-family housing typology. For those in the land business, anybody with exposure to

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The Risks of Owning Land

The most alternative of asset classes, land provides opportunities to earn multiples on investment but can also become a completely illiquid anchor – sinking companies who hold too much of

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Tricon Capital Group Invests 142.5M in Arantine Hills

While the Inland Empire has taken a relative breather in terms of land activity in 2014, experienced, sophisticated players seemingly remain bullish on the long-term (if not the immediate-term) prospects

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Mid-Year Update

As we enter the second half of 2014, a sense of uncertainty seems to have set into the Southern California land markets. Through 2012 and most of 2013, during the

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California’s Marblehead Project Down to Four Finalists

The California Marblehead Project in San Clemente is managed by Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and formerly controlled by Suncal. The San Clemente site is one of OC’s last remaining stretches

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18 Acre Infill Site Acquired by Shopoff Land Fund II

INGLEWOOD, CA-Shopoff Land Fund II has secured $22.5 million in equity and debt financing to acquire and entitle an 18.6-acre infill land site in Inglewood, CA, The financing covered 82%