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New Home Masterplans

Las Vegas New Homes
Posted: February 21, 2014 at 2:12 PM by John McClelland

A survey by our friends at John Burns Consulting indicates that Mountains Edge and Providence continue to be among the top selling masterplans in the U.S. Ultimately, Providence is expected to include nearly 7,500 homes. Mountains Edge will be nearly 12,500 homes. Both projects are Focus Property Group developments. Summerlin, which has been a national leader in sales for years, also continues to be a good seller. Last year Howard Hughes did several deals with homebuilders to develop on some of the w read more

Homebuilder Earnings Season

Some links to the transcripts
Posted: December 20, 2013 at 2:44 PM by John McClelland

It is earnings season for a bunch of the homebuilders. Often there is a lot of fluff in the earnings calls but we still like to read the transcripts since there are some occasional interesting points not covered in the 10-Q. Sometimes they talk about local market factors. Obviously California is in there but what happens there can also influence perceptions of Las Vegas. If you are also interested, you can find Lennar's transcript here: read more


Some recent activity
Posted: October 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM by John McClelland

Some analysts have noted weak M & A activity in REITs throughout the past year. One common reason is the lack of willing sellers. Pretty natural result in this interest rate environment.Scott Craig expands on some of these reasons here: Cole Real Estate and American Realty Capital Partners merged. Housewire has the details: read more

Class A Apartments

Posted: October 24, 2013 at 10:07 AM by John McClelland

Las Vegas – Senior leadership at Coldwell Banker Premier Realty announces the sale of Inspirado Apartments to private investors, Mystic Sands LLC.  Inspirado, a 252 unit apartment home community completed in 2011, which sold for $28,700,000, represents one of the larger transactions that took place in the Las Vegas Valley in 2013. “Inspirado was a great opportunity for an investor to acquire a low vacancy, newer project in a growing submarket, near several major employment centers”, said Brian read more

Notes on SFR REITs

Posted: October 06, 2013 at 1:30 PM by John McClelland

Just finished reading a transcript of a Silver Bay discussion at the JPM Securities Financial Services and Real Estate Conference.Here is one interesting quote  "But again, the institutional ownership that you read about in the papers is still very small, perhaps a 100,000, maybe 150,000 homes have been purchased over the past three, four years, and that's just tiny in comparison to the overall markets. So, we see a great deal of growth opportunity and consolidation going forward." &# read more