How Small and Medium Builders are Finding Dirt

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By Brian Croce

For 25 years, Bob Schroeder worked for a family-owned builder in Michigan that developed its own lots. He’s no stranger to the process of finding, entitling, and developing land, but it’s a part of the industry he thought he’d left behind when he started Mayberry Homes in 2002. That wasn’t the case. With lots growing more difficult to find coming out of the downturn, Schroeder soon realized that local land developers were not keeping pace with builder demand. Those developers, he says, struggled during the recession and were mainly looking to unload their standing inventory rather than develop new parcels once the market rebounded.

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Over the course of his 30-year career, Michael Anderson has worked in the residential development industry in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California and Southern California. He has acquired residential land in excess of $300M for both land development and homebuilding entities and has overseen the construction of approximately 2500 homes. Currently, in semi-retirement, and based out of Newport Beach, CA, Michael continues to invest in and stay abreast of the land markets.

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