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July 26, 2018

Interactive Map of the Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities: 2013-2018

By Todd LaRue, Managing Director, and Karl Pischke, Senior Associate

Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities Interactive Map: 2013 - Mid-Year 2018


Following the release of RCLCO's report, The Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities: Mid-Year 2018, RCLCO has prepared an interactive map tool which visualizes the sales at Top-Selling MPCs across the country from 2013 to mid-year 2018. Through this visualization, it is clear to see that Florida, Texas, and California represent the largest share of home sales amongst the top-selling communities, with the share of sales in other states steadily growing over the past 5 years.


Advisory Top-Selling MPCs Interactive Map Animation

Animated Example of the Interactive Map Tool





The ranking of RCLCO’s top-selling communities is based on total net new home sales as reported by each individual community. To be included in our ranking, MPCs must have a number of features. True MPCs are developed from a comprehensive plan by a master developer, and incorporate a variety of housing types, sizes, and prices, with shared common space, amenities, and a vital public realm. The best examples of MPCs are developed with a strong vision and comprehensive plan that guide development and unify the community through distinctive signage, wayfinding, entry features, landscaping, and architectural/design standards. Beyond the built environment, MPCs differentiate themselves from typical suburban subdivisions in that they provide a means for interaction among neighbors in the sense of the word “community.” They foster an environment within which generations can live better in terms of housing and the community environment, and many offer educational opportunities, neighborhood shopping and services, and even employment centers to complement the residential neighborhoods. Although rooted in a vision, the most resilient MPCs have flexible master plans that are environmentally sensitive, market responsive, and nurture the lifestyles of their residents.

Given the above criteria, we do not include the collective sales of multiple, separate communities that are unified only through marketing efforts rather than a preconceived community vision, nor do we include communities that are a collection of subdivisions that have few unifying elements other than consistent signage and name.



Interactive Map prepared by Swagata Ghosh, BI Operations Manager, and Daniel Warwick, Senior/Technology Associate. 2018 Top-Selling MPC Report article and research prepared by Todd LaRue, Managing Director, and Karl Pischke, Senior Associate.

Additional research support was provided by Ryan Guerdan, Matt Harrop, Megan Hildreth, Diane Mangels, Cameron Pawelek, Charlie Pei, Kara Perusse, Melina Rodgers, Eric Whinnen, and Morgan Zollinger.

RCLCO’s mission is to help clients make strategic, effective, and enduring decisions about real estate. We proudly celebrate more than 50 years of providing the best minds in real estate with cutting-edge analytics, actionable advice, and the highest level of customer service. Our work includes market, economic, financial, and impact analyses; investment portfolio strategy and implementation; entity-level strategic planning; and management consulting.

Reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the data contained in this Advisory reflect accurate and timely information, and the data is believed to be reliable and comprehensive. The Advisory is based on estimates, assumptions, and other information developed by RCLCO from its independent research effort and general knowledge of the industry. This Advisory contains opinions that represent our view of reasonable expectations at this particular time, but our opinions are not offered as predictions or assurances that particular events will occur.

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