The Advisory

In addition to helping clients make the best decisions about real estate investment, repositioning, planning, and development, RCLCO strategists strive to answer their own questions about market trends via ever-evolving, analytically-based research. Below are published issues of The Advisory - always internally crafted, each report is researched and written by a group of RCLCO Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, and Associates. Sign up to receive new reports by email here

  • November 22, 2019

    Consumer Interest in Master Planned Communities Exceeds Supply

    Consumer Insights Master-Planned Communities

    RCLCO recently completed a major consumer research study across top active markets throughout the United States and found strong interest in purchasing in master-planned commu...

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  • November 14, 2019
    The Two Types of Succession Plans and Why Your Company Needs...
    Succession Planning Strategic Planning

    By now, everyone is familiar with the statistic that 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day for ...

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  • September 12, 2019
    The Impact of the Next Recession on the Multifamily Market
    Real Estate Cycle Real Estate Market Trends

    Given the many differences between the economic conditions and housing market of 2008 and today, few...

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  • September 5, 2019
    Unlocking Potential: An Innovation Framework for the Real Es...
    Industry Innovation Strategic Planning

    The greatest commonality among real estate companies that are successfully innovating across is a sh...

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  • October 17, 2019
    Financing Mechanisms: Top-Selling MPCs Mid-Year 2019
    For-Sale Housing Master-Planned Communities

    Every year since 1994, RCLCO has conducted a national survey identifying the top-selling MPCs throug...

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  • July 9, 2019
    Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities Mid-Year 2019
    Master-Planned Communities

    Every year since 1994, RCLCO has conducted a national survey identifying the top-selling MPCs throug...

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  • July 9, 2019
    Interactive Map of the Top-Selling Master-Planned Communitie...
    For-Sale Housing Master-Planned Communities

    Following the release of the Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities: Mid-Year 2019, RCLCO has prepar...

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  • July 2, 2019
    Records Are Falling, but Don’t Drop Your Guard Just Yet…
    Real Estate Cycle Strategic Planning

    As indicated in the most recent RCLCO Sentiment Survey, real estate market participants have pulled ...

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  • June 20, 2019
    RCLCO’s Mid-Year 2019 Sentiment Survey Results: Don’t St...
    Real Estate Cycle Strategic Planning

    Over the past few years, RCLCO Sentiment Surveys have indicated continued confidence in real estate ...

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  • May 30, 2019
    Marketing to Baby Boomers One More Time
    Baby Boomer Housing Residential Housing

    RCLCO recently surveyed 55+ households that were seeking to move in the next two years to understand...

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  • May 2, 2019
    Impact of the Next Recession on Residential Real Estate Mark...
    Real Estate Cycle Real Estate Market Trends

    In this issue of the Advisory we address the vulnerability of for-sale housing markets to the next r...

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  • April 25, 2019
    Attainable Housing: Challenges, Perceptions, and Solutions
    Attainable Housing For-Sale Housing

    RCLCO recently worked with the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing to prepare Attainable Housing: Cha...

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  • March 28, 2019
    2018 Top-Selling MPCs: Infrastructure Financing Mechanisms
    For-Sale Housing Master-Planned Communities

    How are master-planned communities financing and constructing public infrastructure? RCLCO recently ...

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  • March 21, 2019
    3 Rules of Data-Driven Decision-Making for Real Estate Compa...
    Consumer Insights Strategic Planning

    Fundamental to developing a strategy that leverages data effectively is recognizing the gradients of...

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  • March 14, 2019
    Disruptive Demographics: Housing Production & Demograph...
    Consumer Insights Attainable Housing Demographic Trends

    In this new report we examine how housing production and demographic reality are sometimes moving in...

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  • February 28, 2019
    New Opportunities for Medium-Density Residential
    Consumer Insights Attainable Housing For-Sale Housing

    We dug deeper into the results of our recent Housing and Community Preference Survey and interviewed...

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  • January 31, 2019
    2019 STEM Job Growth Index
    Demographic Trends Institutional Investment

    RCLCO's 3rd Annual STEM Job Growth Index includes a number of familiar metro areas, but also a coupl...

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  • January 29, 2019
    Building Opportunity: Mapping Gentrification and Investment ...
    Real Estate Investing Strategic Planning

    While regulations for opportunity zone investments have yet to be wholly finalized, real estate inve...

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  • January 22, 2019
    Sentiment Survey 2018 Year-End: Downturn on the Horizon
    Real Estate Cycle Strategic Planning

    Our Real Estate Market Sentiment Index decreased since MY 2018 from 68.0 to 37.5, a much more dramat...

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  • January 22, 2019
    The Opportunity is Now! Plan for a Market Evolution from a P...
    Real Estate Cycle Real Estate Investing

    Economic cycles are a reality and your cycle planning should reflect a hypothesis as to when it will...

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  • January 3, 2019
    Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2018
    For-Sale Housing Master-Planned Communities

    Every year since 1994, RCLCO has conducted a national survey identifying the top-selling MPCs throug...

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  • December 18, 2018
    2018 Housing and Community Preference Survey
    Consumer Insights For-Sale Housing Community and Resort

    The results of RCLCO’s 2018 Housing and Community Preference Survey are in and include insights on...

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  • October 18, 2018
    Who Should Control Rent Control? Impacts of Prop 10 and Inte...
    Urban Housing Trends Attainable Housing Policy Impacts

    This November, Californians will vote on Proposition 10, a ballot initiative that seeks to repeal th...

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  • September 21, 2018
    Evaluating the Top-25 Most Active Markets: A Look at Single-...
    Community and Resort Real Estate Market Trends

    Find out which markets made the top of RCLCO’s Single-Family Housing Momentum Index.

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  • August 30, 2018
    Ready for Changing Tides? How Real Estate Companies Can Prep...
    Strategic Planning

    The end of a declining cap rate era fundamentally changes the nature of the real estate industry and...

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  • July 6, 2018
    Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities: Mid-Year 2018
    Community and Resort Master-Planned Communities

    Every year since 1994, RCLCO has conducted a national survey identifying the top-selling MPCs throug...

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  • June 28, 2018
    RCLCO’s Mid-Year 2018 Sentiment Survey Results –...
    Real Estate Cycle Real Estate Market Trends

    RCLCO's outlook for positive, though moderating, operating and investment performance through the re...

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  • June 19, 2018
    RCLCO Neighborhood Atlas: Urban & Suburban Neighborhood...
    Urban Housing Trends Suburban Housing

    Welcome to RCLCO's neighborhood atlas, a new, interactive visualization of U.S. suburban & urban...

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  • June 19, 2018
    The New Geography of Urban America: An Interactive Mapping T...
    Urban Housing Trends Real Estate Market Trends

    Based on recent work with the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, RCLCO has expanded its original me...

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  • May 7, 2018
    The RCLCO Foundation 50th Anniversary Paper Prize Winner: Ma...
    Affordable Housing Real Estate Market Trends

    The RCLCO Foundation 50th Anniversary Paper Prize Winner: Maximizing Public Sector Air Rights as an ...

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  • April 26, 2018
    The Impact of Mobility on Apartment Rents
    Urban Housing Trends Real Estate Market Trends

    An important shift in how the real estate industry understands location and evaluates sites is the c...

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  • April 4, 2018
    E-Sports Arenas: Are Video Games the Next Great Urban Entert...
    urban real estate Stadium Development

    As the e-sports market continues to expand, additional demand for e-sports arenas is likely, present...

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  • March 15, 2018
    The Monte Carlo Simulation: Contemplating Risk in Real Estat...
    Real Estate Investing Institutional

    The real estate industry has historically lacked quantifiable assessments of risk as a tool to impro...

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  • March 2, 2018
    Where Is the Homeownership Rate Headed? Examining the Implic...
    For-Sale Housing Community and Resort Real Estate Market Trends

    In this issue of The Advisory, we examine the prospect for growth in the U.S. homeownership rate and...

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  • February 15, 2018
    A Whole New Ball Game: Reframing the Impact of Sports Venue...
    urban real estate Stadium Development

    Sporting events attract millions each year; venues that host these events are cultural and economic ...

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  • January 25, 2018
    Have We Reached the Tipping Point?Sentiment Survey 2017 Part...
    Real Estate Cycle Real Estate Trends Strategic Planning

    RCLCO's outlook for generally positive, though moderating, operating and investment performance thro...

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  • January 18, 2018
    Results Forecast an Extended Run for Real Estate Amidst Tax ...
    Real Estate Cycle Real Estate Trends Strategic Planning

    As of year-end 2017, the RCLCO Real Estate Market Sentiment Index increased and now stands above bot...

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  • December 30, 2017
    The Villages is Back on Top: The Top-Selling Master-Planned ...
    Community and Resort Master-Planned Communities

    See which communities made the list for the 50 top-selling MPCs of 2017.

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  • December 22, 2017
    Impact of the Tax Bill on Real Estate
    Policy Impacts Real Estate Trends

    The Tax Cut and Jobs Act has passed, marketed as a Christmas present for the middle class, but heavi...

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  • November 30, 2017
    RCLCO futuRE Series: A Driverless Vehicle Roadmap for the Re...
    Industry Innovation Disruptive Technology

    Autonomous/driverless vehicles are going to become a reality within the next two decades and have th...

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  • October 23, 2017
    2017 STEM Job Growth Index
    Real Estate Investing STEM Top 10

    RCLCO partnered with CapRidge Partners to create the STEM Job Growth Index (STEMdex) to identify whi...

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  • September 14, 2017
    Webinars: Contrarian Real Estate Investing Parts I & II
    Real Estate Investing Institutional Real Estate Market Trends

    RCLCO presents our framework for identifying this investment perspective, guidance on underwriting, ...

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  • July 20, 2017
    How Long Will the Expansion Continue? Sentiment Survey Mid-Y...

    Two-thirds of respondents believe the next downturn will not begin until at least 2019, and current ...

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  • July 13, 2017
    Cautious Optimism Continues Even as “Trump Bump”...
    Real Estate Cycle Real Estate Trends

    The Trump Bump stumbles, with a large drop of respondents predicting the administration will have a ...

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  • July 6, 2017
    Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities: Mid-Year Update 2017
    Community and Resort Master-Planned Communities

    Home sales at the nation’s 50 top-selling MPCs were strong in the first half of 2017, with the top...

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  • April 20, 2017
    Looking Beyond the Luxury Market – Are Homebuilders Bu...
    Community and Resort Real Estate Market Trends

    Building for the Top Is the entry-level home a thing of the past? It has largely appeared that way t...

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  • December 24, 2016
    RCLCO Special Report: Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities...
    Community and Resort Master-Planned Communities

    Since 1994, RCLCO has conducted a national survey identifying the top-selling Master Planned Communi...

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  • February 21, 2017
    Market Monitor California on Top and Bottom: Sacramento Lead...
    urban real estate Real Estate Market Trends

    At 12.7%, Sacramento Leads the Nation’s Largest Markets in Class A Apartment Rent Growth Sacrament...

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  • February 1, 2017
    Bigger Units, Bigger Payday: Exploring and Mapping the Growt...
    urban real estate Real Estate Trends

    The “micro unit” trend—shrinking unit sizes to maintain more affordable rents, while achieving...

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  • January 26, 2017
    Master-Planned Communities Drive Higher Sales with Better Pr...
    Community and Resort Master-Planned Communities

    Many of the communities in RCLCO’s 50 Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities (MPCs) of 2016 cited ...

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  • January 24, 2017
    A More Durable Expansion? Sentiment by Product Type and RCLC...

    Sentiment Survey YE 2016 Results: 40% of respondents believe the next U.S. real estate market downtu...

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  • December 28, 2016
    Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities: Preview
    Community and Resort Master-Planned Communities

    RCLCO’s Master-Planned Community Survey is the longest running in the industry, and as such benefi...

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  • January 19, 2017
    The Trump Bump? Sentiment Up Compared with Six Months Ago S...
    Real Estate Cycle Strategic Planning

    The results are in: sentiment is up from six months ago, but still down compared with year-end 2015....

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  • January 4, 2017
    The Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2016
    Community and Resort Master-Planned Communities

    Home sales at the nation’s 20 top-selling master-planned communities (MPCs) surpassed 2015 totals ...

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  • December 13, 2016
    Headwinds for Hotels as Construction Ramps Up
    Institutional Real Estate Trends

    The Hotel Sector’s Strong Run The hospitality sector has enjoyed robust performance post-reces...

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  • December 5, 2016
    Re-Painting the Picket Fence: A New Definition and Interacti...
    Real Estate Trends Suburban Housing

    Do you live in a suburb? For many Americans, the answer to this question is a resounding “yes&...

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  • November 17, 2016
    New Single-Family Housing Market Overview – Florida Q3...
    Community and Resort Single-Family Housing

    New single-family home sales for the first three quarters of 2016 across six of Florida’s metr...

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  • November 4, 2016
    The Big Shrink: The Shift Toward Smaller Industrial Spaces i...
    Industrial Supply & Demand Institutional

    E-Commerce’s Effect On Industrial E-commerce continues to fundamentally redefine the real estate s...

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  • October 27, 2016
    Shining Light on a Shadow Market: Understanding the Single-F...
    urban real estate Demographic Trends

    Evolution from Shadow Market to Institutional-Grade Product Single-family renter households have bee...

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  • October 13, 2016
    Is Smaller Getting Bigger? Visualizing Micro Units Across th...
    urban real estate Real Estate Trends

    Since collaborating with the Urban Land Institute on The Macro View on Micro Units report in 2014, R...

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  • September 26, 2016
    Evaluating the Top 25 Most Active Markets: A Look at Single...
    Community and Resort Real Estate Trends

    While the overall U.S. housing market expanded since the Great Recession, it's clear from the data t...

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  • September 6, 2016
    CALL FOR PAPERS: THE RCLCAO FOUNDATION 50TH ANNIVERSARY PAPE...

    CALL FOR PAPERS:THE RCLCO FOUNDATION 50TH ANNIVERSARY PAPER PRIZE The RCLCO Foundation, a 501(c)(3) ...

  • August 31, 2016
    Exploring Improved Diversification Strategies to Reduce Port...
    Real Estate Investing Strategic Planning

    For several decades, diversification by geographic region has been a critical component of real esta...

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  • August 11, 2016
    The Rise of Co-Living: Moving Beyond the College Dorm

    Co-Living Is More than Just a Micro Unit Co-living has become an increasingly popular housing option...

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  • July 21, 2016
    Hail the Peerless City: Seattle Leads Top 20 Markets in Mid-...
    urban real estate

    Market Monitor Seattle Leads the Nation in Class A Apartment Rent Growth at 9.9% Seattle saw impress...

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  • July 14, 2016
    The Coming Retirement Wave: A Changing Economic Context for ...
    Baby Boomer Housing Real Estate Trends

    The growing age 65+ demographic segment, driven by the aging Baby Boomer population, will be increa...

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  • July 7, 2016
    Sentiment Survey Mid-Year 2016: Part 2
    Strategic Planning

    Brexit, Schmexit? But, Dust Off Your Cycle Strategy Just in Case… Stock markets around the globe ...

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  • July 7, 2016
    2016 MPC Survey – Mid-Year Update
    Community and Resort

    Homes at the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities (MPCs) sold at a similar pace in the ...

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  • June 28, 2016
    Sentiment Survey Mid-Year 2016 Results: Part I
    Real Estate Cycle Strategic Planning

    According to the recent Sentiment Survey (completed before the Brexit vote), the nation’s market c...

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  • June 23, 2016
    Introducing FIVA: RCLCO’s Newest Tool for Fiscal &...
    Public Strategies

    Public or private, large or small, fiscal and economic impact analysis can be a useful tool for any ...

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  • June 16, 2016
    Co-Investments in Real Estate: A Quick Primer
    Strategic Planning

    Two Key Types of Co-Investment As institutions consider their options for real estate investing goin...

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  • June 9, 2016
    A Big Boom in Affluent, Older Renters-by-Choice in the U.S.?

    The number of Americans age 50 and over is projected to increase rapidly over the next 10 years, gro...

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  • June 2, 2016
    2016 STEM Job Growth Index
    Institutional

    What Is STEM and What Are STEM Jobs? STEM is an acronym that refers to science, technology, engineer...

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  • May 26, 2016
    Walkable Retail: When Old Becomes New Again – Part 2
    Public Strategies

    Americans are returning to walkable neighborhoods. Property values are appreciating much faster in t...

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  • May 19, 2016
    Why the Boom in Single-Family Rentals? Renters with Kids, bu...
    Institutional

    One of the most dramatic shifts in the U.S. market over the past decade has been the unprecedented i...

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  • May 5, 2016
    Saving Tax Dollars with Compact Development
    Public Strategies

    How and where growth occurs plays an important part in local economies, the environment, and a commu...

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  • April 28, 2016
    Healthy Prognosis for Medical Office
    Institutional

    The medical office sector has drawn increasing attention from institutional investors, with nearly $...

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  • April 26, 2016
    Multifamily Metrics and Market Selection
    urban real estate Multifamily

    Jobs, income, GDP—you read the market rankings every quarter, but still wonder how closely they co...

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  • April 19, 2016
    Surprises from RCLCO’s Economic Hot Spot Map
    Institutional

    RCLCO first published an Economic Hot Spot map in 2013. At the time, the economy was recovering from...

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  • April 12, 2016
    Rutabaga, Radicchio, and Rent Growth: Measuring the “W...
    urban real estate

    Introduction The arrival of a Whole Foods in a gentrifying area is commonly seen as an indicator tha...

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  • April 8, 2016
    The Impact of the Student Debt “Crisis” on Housi...
    Institutional

    Between 2000 and 2014, the total volume of outstanding federal student debt in the U.S. nearly quadr...

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  • March 25, 2016
    Millennial Urban Preferences: Will They Last?
    Housing Preferences

    Generation Y, or the Millennials, and their consumer preferences are a dominant presence in the news...

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  • February 25, 2016
    Meet Me in the Middle: Supply Trends, Factors, and Product C...
    Community and Resort

    Summary of Findings Instead of targeting the meat of the market with a volume-driven strategy, high ...

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  • February 11, 2016
    Walkable Retail: When Old Becomes New Again – Part 1

    You have probably read the following headline thousands of times, perhaps this year alone: All but o...

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  • February 4, 2016
    Real Estate Crowdfunding: A Look Back, A Look Ahead
    Real Estate Investing Institutional

    Crowdfunding as a source of capital for real estate investments is now entering its fourth year of e...

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  • February 2, 2016
    Cycles Are Alive and Well—How About Your Strategy?

    Recent volatility in the financial markets and nervousness on the part of the Fed about the health o...

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  • January 26, 2016
    Respondents Expect Many Product Types to Move from Early Sta...
    Strategic Planning

    As we discussed last week, RCLCO’s 1Q 2016 Sentiment Survey found that most respondents reported p...

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  • January 20, 2016
    Sentiment at Lowest Point Since 2012
    Strategic Planning

    RCLCO National Market Sentiment Survey 1Q 2016 Results Part 1 The results of RCLCO’s latest Market...

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  • January 5, 2016
    The Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2015
    Community & Resort Master-Planned Communities

    Homes at the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities (MPCs) sold at a slightly quicker pac...

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  • December 22, 2015
    RCLCO futuRE Series: A Driverless Vehicle Roadmap for the Re...
    Real Estate Trends

    As highlighted in part one of this series, fully autonomous, or “driverless,” vehicles (...

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  • December 17, 2015
    Foreign Investors Push Central Florida Vacation Rental Sales...
    Community & Resort

    Over 62 million persons visited the Orlando area in 2014, mainly attributable to the sustained and g...

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  • December 10, 2015
    Hot Spots in the National Second Home Market
    Community & Resort

    Our previous article on vacation/second homes focused on the national increase in vacation home purc...

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  • November 12, 2015
    Vacation Home Trends Update
    Community & Resort

    Vacation homes have lagged behind all other real estate product types in terms of recovery from the ...

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  • October 29, 2015
    Mixed Signals in the New For-Sale Housing Market

    New home sales in the U.S. were down in September, but the longer-term trend has been positive so fa...

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  • July 24, 2015
    Cycle Update: Stable Conditions Continue
    Strategic Planning

    RCLCO’s National Market Sentiment Survey 3Q 2015 Results – Part 2 Echoing participants&r...

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  • July 16, 2015
    Developing a Model for Medical Center Housing with Adam Duck...
    urban real estate

    In the ever-changing real estate markets, it is imperative to “look around the corner,” ...

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  • July 9, 2015
    No News Is Good News: Stable Outlook Ahead
    Strategic Planning

    RCLCO National Market Sentiment Survey 3Q 2015 Results Part 1 RCLCO’s latest Market Sentiment ...

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  • July 7, 2015
    The Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities Mid-Year 2015 Upd...
    Community & Resort

    The nation’s top-selling master-planned communities sold homes at a quicker pace in the first half...

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  • May 11, 2015
    RCLCO futuRE Series: A Driverless Vehicle Roadmap for the Re...
    Real Estate Trends

    Fully autonomous, or “driverless,” vehicles (AVs), in one form or another, are going to ...

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  • April 7, 2015
    RCLCO and Smart Growth America Unveil New Model for Analyzin...
    Public Strategies

    Every town, city, and county makes decisions about how and where to grow and what kind of developmen...

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  • April 2, 2015
    The Future of Active Adult Communities with Gregg Logan
    Community & Resort

    Deciding to buy a new home or move to a new community is often precipitated by a change in lifestage...

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  • March 31, 2015
    Finally, Some Good News Out of Washington—But Where ar...
    Strategic Planning

    Seems like the media are only interested in reporting on bad news about Washington, D.C., these days...

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  • February 12, 2015
    Cycle Update—Moving Right Along
    Strategic Planning

    RCLCO’s National Market Sentiment Survey 1Q 2015 Results – Part 2 Moving into the new ye...

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  • February 3, 2015
    Outlook for 2015: All Things in Moderation
    Strategic Planning

    RCLCO National Market Sentiment Survey 1Q 2015 Results Part 1 Just a year and one-half ago, responde...

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  • January 6, 2015
    The Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2014
    Community and Resort

    After several years of increasing home sales at the nation’s top-selling master-planned communitie...

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  • November 19, 2014
    RCLCO Partners with ULI Foundation to Publish New Research o...
    Strategic Planning

    The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has just published a new research report entitled The Macro View on M...

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  • November 6, 2014
    Millennials’ Influence on New Home Demand
    Community and Resort

    Will the demand for new for-sale housing from the Millennial generation continue to increase as the ...

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  • July 11, 2014
    The Road to Recovery—Are We There Yet?
    Strategic Planning

    RCLCO National Market Sentiment Survey Results Part 2 Throughout the downturn and into the recovery,...

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  • July 7, 2014
    The Best-Selling Master-Planned Communities Mid-Year 2014 Up...
    Community and Resort

    Homes at the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities (MPCs) sold at a slightly slower pace...

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  • June 27, 2014
    Going Steady: Expectations Optimistic, But Moderate
    Strategic Planning

    RCLCO National Market Sentiment Survey Results Part 1  Over the past three years, RCLCO’s...

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  • May 29, 2014
    “Deeper and Deeper and Deeper”: Sizing America&#...
    urban real estate

     In this space over the past six months we have discussed how to prepare for the increasing con...

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  • May 1, 2014
    Trends Among Florida’s Top-Selling Active Adult Commun...
    Community and Resort

    Florida’s active adult communities (AACs) are attracting a significant share of 55 and older h...

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  • April 17, 2014
    Top MPC Developers Share Insights During RCLCO Webinar
    Community and Resort

    On March 27, 2014, about 200 of RCLCO’s clients, friends, and colleagues came together online ...

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  • March 5, 2014
    Washington, D.C., Master-Planned Communities on the Rise
    Community and Resort

    The big story for master-planned communities (MPCs) in the Washington, D.C., area in 2013 is that th...

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  • February 26, 2014
    Hospitality’s New Vocabulary: Flashpackers, Yotels, an...
    urban real estate

    As the broader real estate industry looks for strategies or inspiration regarding how to evolve and ...

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  • February 7, 2014
    Finding the Market for the Long-Term Vision
    Public Strategies

    Long-range projects, especially those in challenging locations, whether sponsored by the public or p...

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  • January 29, 2014
    Top Dogs and Underdogs: Where Are We in the Cycle?
    Strategic Planning

    RCLCO National Sentiment Survey Part 2 In 3Q 2012, RCLCO’s National Sentiment Survey reported ...

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  • January 23, 2014
    Have We Reached the Light at the End of the Tunnel?
    Strategic Planning

    RCLCO National Sentiment Survey Part 1 In the last three years of the RCLCO National Sentiment Surve...

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  • January 16, 2014
    Condos: What’s Working Now
    urban real estate

    Market Segmentation Strategies that Connect with Customers Introduction As RCLCO hypothesized in thi...

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  • January 10, 2014
    RCLCO 2014 Real Estate Outlook
    Institutional

    It has been a year since our last real estate outlook, and an eventful year it was. As we expected, ...

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  • January 8, 2014
    The Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2013
    Community and Resort

    Home sales at the nation’s top master-planned communities (MPCs) continued increasing in 2013 to t...

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  • December 17, 2013
    Strategy for Real Estate Companies: How to Manage for the Cy...

    Part 2: Real Estate Market Cycle Stages and Strategies In the previous installment (see: Part 1: Rea...

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  • December 12, 2013
    Strategy for Real Estate Companies: How to Manage for the Cy...

    Part 1 of 2: Real Estate Market Cycles – Making the Call Now that the economy and real estate ...

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  • December 4, 2013
    Top 10 Megapolitan Regions Gaining Market Share
    Community and Resort

    In this Advisory we examine the regions in the U.S. that are likely to achieve the greatest growth m...

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  • November 4, 2013
    Stay Up to Date with The Best Minds in Real Estate

    2013 ULI Fall Meeting RCLCO’s Leadership Team will be at the 2013 ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago ...

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  • November 1, 2013
    Vacation Housing Recovery Tied to Primary Housing Starts
    Community and Resort

    Recovery Soon Is Likely in Areas that Have Been Lagging By: Taylor Mammen, Principal/Director of Con...

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  • October 18, 2013
    Is Housing Affordability in the Texas Triangle at Risk?
    Community and Resort

    Economic Performance The largest metropolitan areas of the Texas Triangle—Dallas-Fort Worth, H...

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  • September 25, 2013
    A Warehouse Demand Primer
    Institutional

    Logistics Operations Aim for Efficiencies in Time and Cost Maersk, the world’s largest shipper...

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  • September 19, 2013
    Sequestration: Myth or Monster?
    Strategic Planning

    With the first round of cuts from the dreaded Sequester going into effect, industry professionals ar...

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  • September 12, 2013
    Condo Recovery Underway and Likely to Accelerate
    urban real estate

    How to Ride the Wave This Time Around Without Losing Your Shirt If there’s a single lesson fro...

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  • August 27, 2013
    RCLCO National Real Estate Sentiment Survey: For-Sale Housin...
    Strategic Planning

    In the last year, great strides have been made across all sectors of real estate. In RCLCO’s Q3 20...

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  • August 21, 2013
    The Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities Mid-Year 2013 Upd...
    Community and Resort

    Homes at the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities (MPCs) sold at a much faster pace in ...

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  • August 8, 2013
    Demographic Trends Support Robust Multifamily Demand
    urban real estate Multifamily

    The strong recovery in the multifamily housing industry, especially relative to the weaker recovery ...

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  • July 31, 2013
    Interest Rates and Real Estate Pricing Risk
    Institutional

    A SIGNIFICANT RISE IN TREASURY YIELDS The 100 bp rise in 10-yr treasury yields in May and June cause...

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  • July 29, 2013
    RCLCO’s Strategic Approach to Impact Analysis Adds Val...
    urban real estate

    RCLCO’s impact studies are considered to be beyond reproach by our clients and other public se...

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  • July 24, 2013
    RCLCO National Real Estate Sentiment Survey MY 2013

    Building upon strong gains beginning in the second half of 2012, the Current Real Estate Market Inde...

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  • July 18, 2013
    The New Model for Commercial Real Estate Demand
    Institutional

    While U.S. commercial real estate markets are continuing to recover, they have improved more slowly ...

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  • May 30, 2013
    Competing in a Global Market: 11 U.S. Megaregions and Implic...
    Institutional

    As investors compete in an increasingly crowded global market place, attention is returning homeward...

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  • May 23, 2013
    In-Depth Look at Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities
    Community and Resort

    RCLCO recently checked in with the top-selling master-planned communities (MPCs) in 2012, to better ...

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  • May 7, 2013
    Apartments Continue to Lead Commercial Property Market Recov...
    Institutional

    All property types in the U.S. continue to improve, with occupancy and rents up in the first quarter...

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  • April 26, 2013
    Infrastructure Financing in Master-Planned Communities
    Community and Resort

    One of the biggest challenges of developing a large-scale master-planned community (MPC) is figuring...

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  • April 19, 2013
    Strategic Market Analysis: A Critical Component of Successfu...
    Public Strategies

    As trends in development focus on walkable, mixed-use communities, one of the challenges faced by co...

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  • March 5, 2013
    Best Practices Report: Seniors Housing Innovative Intergener...
    urban real estate

    By 2017, 10% of the U.S. population will be 70 years old or over, and the population in this age ran...

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  • February 26, 2013
    Market Pitfalls of Form-Based or Smart Codes
    Public Strategies

    The intent of many form-based or smart codes is to promote smart growth within a community. Smart gr...

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  • February 21, 2013
    Sequestration—What Me, Worry?
    Strategic Planning

    Two months before the presidential election, and a full quarter before Congress kicked the latest fi...

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  • February 19, 2013
    Real Estate Turns the Corner
    Strategic Planning

    Multifamily rental apartments have been out of the woods since early 2011 in many parts of the count...

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  • February 12, 2013
    RCLCO National Real Estate Sentiment Survey
    Strategic Planning

    Broad-Based, but Guarded, Optimism Guarded Optimism… After another slight hesitation in the third ...

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  • February 5, 2013
    Regional Hotspots for Economic Growth
    Institutional

    While the 4th quarter 2012 GDP growth estimate of -0.1% is disappointing, some local economies are b...

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  • January 24, 2013
    RCLCO Launches a New Methodology: MetroLogic™
    Public Strategies

    How can a property or jurisdiction enhance its competitiveness for growth? What impact will evolving...

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  • January 18, 2013
    Pop-Up America: Embracing Change in the U.S. Retailing Envir...

    The retail market has been experiencing a significant shift during the past several years with a gro...

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  • January 10, 2013
    Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2012
    Advisory MPC Reports 2012

    Home sales at the nation’s top master-planned communities (MPCs) were the strongest since 2007...

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  • January 10, 2013
    Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2012
    Community and Resort Master-Planned Communities

    Home sales at the nation’s top master-planned communities (MPCs) were the strongest since 2007. Ev...

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  • January 1, 2013
    RCLCO U.S. Real Estate Market Outlook for 2013 and Beyond: S...
    Institutional

    The U.S. real estate market improved in 2012, and there is good reason for optimism going forward as...

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  • December 3, 2012
    New Study Shows Young Americans’ Declining Preference ...
    urban real estate

     Urban Housing Design and Economics Likely to Change Americans’ love affair with the auto...

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  • July 26, 2012
    RCLCO National Real Estate Sentiment Survey and RCLCO’...
    Strategic Planning

    For-Sale Housing Continuing to Gain Momentum 2Q 2012 After a slight hesitation in the first quarter,...

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  • July 18, 2012
    Post Recession: Homebuyers Willing to Pay More for Green Fea...
    Community and Resort

    The market for green homes is on the rise. According to McGraw-Hill Construction, the share of singl...

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  • June 26, 2012
    Major U.S. Court of Appeals Decision in a Case for Which RCL...
    Strategic Planning

    Over the past five years, RCLCO has become increasingly active in providing consulting and litigatio...

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  • June 12, 2012
    Empty Nester for Rent?
    urban real estate

    Quantifying the Depth of an Important Segmentation Opportunity for Rental Apartments The radical rec...

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  • May 25, 2012
    In-Depth Look at Top-Selling MPC’s
    Community and Resort

    RCLCO recently reported that year-to-date 2012 home sales at top master-planned communities are the ...

  • May 8, 2012
    Apartment Pricing Power Remains Strong
    urban real estate

    Renters Still Willing to Pay More for Larger, Better, and Well Located Units with a New Focus on Ame...

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  • April 30, 2012
    RCLCO Forecast: Does the Housing Market Still Want the Subur...
    Community and Resort

    This is the third installment in a series examining New US Housing Demand, relative to underlying de...

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  • April 16, 2012
    RCLCO National Real Estate Sentiment Survey and RCLCO’...

    Gaining Momentum 1Q 2012 Real estate industry professionals continue to express confidence that the ...

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  • April 11, 2012
    Will the North American Second Home Buyer Look Offshore Agai...
    Community and Resort

    RCLCO Research Shows Surprisingly High Levels of Interest in International Vacation Home Locations&n...

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  • March 29, 2012
    Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2011: How Master-P...
    2012

    Year-to-date 2012 home sales at top master-planned communities (MPCs) are the strongest in three yea...

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  • March 20, 2012
    Beyond the Census: Rapid Growth Among Second Generation Lati...
    urban real estate

    RCLCO is always asked where growth is occurring; when perhaps an equally important question might be...

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  • March 16, 2012
    Public Projects, Private Dollars – How the Real Estate...
    Public Strategies

    While many economists are becoming cautiously optimistic about the prospects for economic growth&nbs...

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  • February 28, 2012
    Part 2 of RCLCO Forecast: Understanding the Demand for New H...
    Community and Resort

     This is the second installment in a series examining New US Housing Demand, relative to underl...

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  • February 21, 2012
    Part 1 of RCLCO Forecast: Understanding the Demand for New H...
    Community and Resort

    This is the first installment in a series examining New US Housing Demand, relative to underlying de...

    read more
  • February 9, 2012
    RCLCO National Real Estate Sentiment Survey and RCLCO’...

    Rational Exuberance: 4Q 2011 Real estate industry professionals have become dramatically more positi...

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  • February 1, 2012
    As The Multifamily Recovery Accelerates The Smart Get Cycle ...
    Multifamily

    The mood at last month’s National Multi Housing Council Annual Meeting in Boca Raton was expec...

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  • October 14, 2011
    RCLCO National Real Estate Sentiment Survey: 3Q 2011

    3Q 2011 Political uncertainly both at home and abroad, a less than stellar job market in the US, gyr...

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  • June 1, 2011
    RCLCO on the Economy and the Real Estate Market: Recovery Co...
    Strategic Planning

    Economic Overview It is our view that the recent negative sentiments about the U.S. economy are driv...

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  • December 31, 2010
    RCLCO Announces Top-Selling U.S Master-Planned Communities f...
    2010 Advisory MPC Reports mpc-top-selling-us-master-planned-communities-for-2010

    PRESS RELEASE BETHESDA, MD – The Villages, an active adult community in Central Florida with 2,107...

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  • December 31, 2009
    RCLCO Announces Top-Selling U.S Master-Planned Communities f...
    Community and Resort Master-Planned Communities

    PRESS RELEASE BETHESDA, MD – Newland Communities’ Cinco Ranch, with 887 net sales, was 2009’s ...

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  • December 31, 2008
    RCLCO Announces Top-Selling U.S Master-Planned Communities f...
    Community and Resort Master-Planned Communities

    PRESS RELEASE BETHESDA, MD – Mountain’s Edge, with 879 net sales, was 2008’s top-selling maste...

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  • February 22, 2007
    RCLCO Announces Top-Selling U.S Master-Planned Communities f...
    Community and Resort Master-Planned Communities

    Mountain’s Edge, with 1,740 net sales, was 2007’s top-selling master-planned community (MPC) in ...

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  • December 31, 2006
    RCLCO Announces Top-Selling U.S Master-Planned Communities f...
    Community and Resort Master-Planned Communities

    PRESS RELEASE BETHESDA, MD – Poinciana, with 2,563 net sales, was 2006’s top-selling master-plan...

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  • December 31, 2005
    Robert Charles Lesser & Co., LLC Announces Top-Selling U...
    Community and Resort Master-Planned Communities

    BETHESDA, MD – The Villages, with 4,262 sales, is the top-selling master-planned community (MPC) i...

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  • December 31, 2004
    Robert Charles Lesser & Co., LLC Announces Top-Selling U...
    Master-Planned Communities

    BETHESDA, MD – The Villages is the top-selling master-planned community (MPC) in the U.S. for the ...

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  • December 31, 2003
    Robert Charles Lesser & Co., LLC Announces Top-Selling U...
    2003

    BETHESDA, MD – The Villages is the top-selling master-planned community (MPC) in the U.S., based o...

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