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Sixth Annual Metro Phoenix Land and Housing Forecast to be held December 10, 2014

Sixth Annual Metro Phoenix Land and Housing Forecast “Opportunity Refined” Phoenix, Ariz. (November 4, 2014) – While the industry has experienced sub-par housing activity over the past 11 months, the anticipated pace of growth going forward depends on a few factors, not the least of which is credit and qualification conditions, household formation, employment growth,… read more » »

Scottsdale firm buys Rio Rancho’s Mariposa East

Nov 3, 2014 Damon Scott Albuquerque Business First Rio Rancho’s master planned community — Mariposa East — has a new owner. Harvard Investments has purchased the 800-acre property for an undisclosed amount, which now has 130 homes built and 125 lots sold. Harvard Investments is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, and its parent firm is Canada’s… read more » »

High-end housing planned on 230 acres next to Porter Ranch

Los Angeles Times By Andrew Khouri October 24, 2014 High-end housing planned on 230 acres next to Porter Ranch A Newport Beach real estate investment firm has acquired 230 acres of undeveloped land next to Porter Ranch, with plans to revive a long-stalled housing development that fell victim to the recession. Slated to start construction… read more » »

Tucson Land Trend Report: October 2014

TREND Report Will White • published in the October 2014 issue trendreportaz.com We can all agree that land is the foundation of housing; we can’t build a house without it. It is becoming more and more apparent where the future supply of lots will be coming from. The real question is how homebuilders can secure… read more » »

Clark County to auction 190 acres of vacant land

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL By BEN BOTKIN September 14, 2014 Clark County plans to auction off about 190 acres of vacant land, most of it west and southwest of McCarran International Airport, in November. The land is in 31 parcels and is the first multiparcel auction in the county’s plan to sell about 1,500 acres of… read more » »

Wall Street Journal: Lehman’s Land Legacy

Lehman’s Land Legacy Wall Street Journal September 9, 2014 Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. continues to sell prime California land left over from its ill-fated partnership with SunCal during the boom years. The failed investment bank is listing for sale the Pacifica San Juan project in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., a 318-lot subdivision that is one… read more » »

Wall Street Journal – Ranch Dressing: Brokers Prep Giant Waggoner Farm for Sale

Ranch Dressing: Brokers Prep Giant Waggoner Farm for Sale Giant Texas Property with Lots of Cattle, Oil Heads to Market After Decades in Limbo By Kris Hudson Wall Street Journal Updated Aug. 12, 2014 The heirs of Texas cattle baron W.T. Waggoner have put his half-million-acre property, one of the largest fenced ranches in the… read more » »

BLM auction will test Vegas land market

BLM auction will test Vegas land market By JENNIFER ROBISON LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL August 12, 2014 A big real estate auction could soon test the local development industry’s recovery. The Bureau of Land Management has scheduled its biggest land sale in nearly a decade for Dec. 2 at North Las Vegas City Hall, where it… read more » »

PCBC Conference Commentary

Pacific Coast Builders Conference San Francisco, California June 25-26, 2014 “Take-away” commentary provided by Bob Sharpe of Sharpe and Associates. Pacific Coast Builders Conference My son Jeremy and I recently attended the Leader to Leader Forum at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) and there was a pervading feeling of optimism at the meeting. In… read more » »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Land Advisors Organization – Orlando Closes Over $23M in 2014 as Demand for Land Continues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jill Granger | 480.483.8100 | jgranger@landadvisors.com Land Advisors Organization – Orlando Closes Over $23M in 2014 as Demand for Land Continues June 24, 2014 (Orlando, Florida) - Land Advisors Organization (LAO), a premier nationwide land brokerage firm, announces the successful execution of their most recent land disposition assignments in the Orlando metropolitan… read more » »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Premier In-Fill Development Opportunity Trades Hands in a Red-Hot Bay Area Land Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A Premier In-Fill Development Opportunity Featuring 167 Acres in Oakland Trades Hands in a Red-Hot Bay Area Land Market  May 9, 2014 (Irvine, California) – The California Division of the Land Advisors Organization is pleased to announce the closing of Oak Knoll, a premier hillside development opportunity featuring 167 acres in Oakland, California…. read more » »

LAO Recognized as CoStar Power Broker for 6th Consecutive Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Land Advisors Organization Recognized as 2013 CoStar Power Broker for Sixth Consecutive Year March 24, 2014 (Scottsdale, Arizona) – For the sixth year in a row, Land Advisors Organization, the nation’s largest land brokerage firm, is pleased to announce that they have been recognized as a Top Sales Firm by the CoStar… read more » »

The Build Up: Tucson’s Homebuilding Market

The Build Up First it went “boom!” And then it went bust. Where is Tucson’s home building market now? We talked with some local experts to see where we are now, and where we have yet to go. Tucson Lifestyle magazine March 2014 By Kimberly Schmitz Venture to the quietest outdoor space you know. Close your… read more » »

We’re HIRING! LAO-Orlando Research Manager

February 2014 Hiring For: Research Manager, Winter Park, Florida 280 West Canton Avenue, Suite 210, Winter Park, FL 32789 Land Advisors Organization is the largest nationwide land brokerage firm, with over 100 Advisors and professional staff members. We are currently accepting resumes for a full-time position as a Research Manager in our Winter Park, Florida… read more » »

Vegas Builder Hits the Jackpot

Vegas Builder Hits the Jackpot ‘New American Home’ Will Be Listed for $5 Million Wall Street Journal By DAWN WOTAPKA and KRIS HUDSON February 4, 2014 HENDERSON, Nev.—It has been nearly three years since builder Josh Anderson purchased 36 distressed lots just outside of Las Vegas for an average of about $90,000 each, hoping that… read more » »