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BUILDER 100'S TOP 25 2014

An excerpt from BUILDER 100′s Top 25 Over Five Years…

Tri Pointe Group made the most dramatic leap from No. 156 in 2013 to No. 17 this year, reporting a 575.38% change in closings: 459 closings in 2013, and 3,100 in 2014 (the biggest increase y-o-y in BUILDER 100 history). Century Communities was also one of the fastest-growing builders year-over-year with a 278.49% increase in closings, jumping from No. 96 to No. 24 on our list. The only other two newcomers to the top tier for this year’s list were Brookfield Residential Properties (No. 21), and LGI Homes, Inc. (No. 23), jumping 32 and 11 slots, respectively.

Nineteen builders have retained their position in the top tier of the BUILDER 100 for the past five years, although there was some notable shuffling in the ranks—Taylor Morrison jumped from No. 14 to No. 7 this year, and Habitat for Humanity slid five slots from No. 10 to No. 15. Two old-timers got bumped in 2014 after six consecutive years in the top tier—Perry Homes and The Drees Co.

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Our homebuilding partners join and climb the BUILDER 100 list faster than their peers. Ten of the top 25, and 40% of the top homebuilders on the Builder 200 list trust Constellation as their software partner.  Allow us to show you why.

BUILDER 100'S TOP 25 OVER FIVE YEARS

Image: Hanley Wood for BUILDER Magazine. Click for the full article and interactive bump chart.

See also: BUILDER 100′s Fastest-Growing Builders. These 10 building firms had the most year-over-year growth than any in the country.

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The 2016 Housing Leadership Summit takes place May 16-18 in Dana Point, CA. Registration is OPEN. Visit www.housingleadershipsummit.com to learn more and to register.

Big Builder Panel - 2015 Housing Leadership Summit

Big Builder Panel CEOs (L to R): Scott Stowell, Standard Pacific Homes; Eric Lipar, LGI Homes; Doug Bauer, TRI Pointe Group; Frank Anton, Hanley Wood.

The 2015 Housing Leadership Summit came to a close yesterday in a flurry of statistics, roundtables, events, speakers, discussions, panels, and even a shark tank. Turnberry Isle, Miami served a gorgeous backdrop to three days of engaging sessions with the top builders in the country. Optimism for the industry is appropriately high for the coming year, and that energy could be felt in every session.

That optimism stems from the industry statistics shared by Metrostudy: a 50% increase in starts, and a 30% increase in prices since last year. The ingredients for a successful housing market are present: Americans are employed, getting married, and having babies. Entry-level homes from builders such as LGI Homes and D.R. Horton are filling a real need in today’s marketplace.

The feel-good moment of the week was the presentation of the 2015 Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award for the 16th consecutive year. The award honors builders who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to making their communities a better place to work and live. This year’s award was presented to Dan Ryan, CEO and President of Dan Ryan Builders. Among the numerous and various ways Ryan gives back, he recently travelled with friends to the Dominican Republic to build bleachers for the soccer field at an orphanage – working with the children to teach them building skills. When asked about his need to give back, he recalled his father:

Dan Ryan - 2015 Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award Winner

“My giving philosophy is an extension of my dad’s philosophy, which is: ‘Give back to those who are in need.’ It’s extremely important for me to give back.”

 

The Constellation Team is in awe of Dan Ryan and his philosophy. Congratulations to a worthy recipient.

The 2015 Housing Leadership Summit was a huge success, and we were thrilled to once again be the event’s digital sponsor, providing much-needed wifi and other technology goodies to the attendees.

As a sneak peek, below are some statistics on the much-discussed millennials market segment. The research below, from Metrostudy and The Demand Institute, should shed some light on how to approach this segment in your market.

Thank you to all attendees; we look forward to seeing you next year!

 

2015 Millennial Statistics (now the largest buyer segment!)

  • 37% live in multigenerational households (parents move in with them)
  • Believe housing is an excellent investment – only 16% believe they will not own a home
  • 69% would consider a lease to own approach – financial limitation is the main reason they aren’t buying
  • 71% want a home they can personalize
  • 35% are likely to rent at least a portion of their home
  • Parks, grocery stores, family friends, employment, schools need to be in close proximity (but a short drive is OK)
  • Quality construction, low maintenance, and storage are important features
  • Motivated by outdoor space, building equity, and living spaces
  • Four basic needs: money, health, time, and technology
  • The American Dream is still alive – owning a home is still a goal and an accomplishment

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2014 Housing Leadership Summit by Hanley Wood and BUILDER Magazine

The Constellation Team is thrilled to announce our sponsorship of the 2014 Housing Leadership Summit presented by Hanley Wood and Builder/Big Builder Magazines. Located at the gorgeous Ritz-Carlton Laguna Nigel in southern California, the nation’s top home builders will gather to discuss strategy and finances for the year ahead. Constellation HomeBuilder Systems is the event’s Digital Sponsor, bringing you wifi, charging stations, and more.

 

2014 Housing Leadership Summit
May 12-14, 2014
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Nigel
1 Ritz Carlton Drive
Dana Point, California 92629

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Please join us at the Summit and introduce yourself to Chris Graham, Vice President and Dan Miles, Director of Sales. Chris and Dan would be happy to share how homebuilders that partner with Constellation use information to drive business decisions with confidence.

Also, Chris Graham sits down with BUILDER Magazine to discuss Constellation’s commitment to homebuilding software and technology. Read more.

Constellation is your Homebuilding Software Partner

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Taylor Morrison is Builder of the Year

BUILDER Magazine has released the 2012 BUILDER Top 100 and has selected Taylor Morrison as Builder of the Year!

Based in Scottsdale, Taylor Morrison is a land developer and builder of single-family detached and attached homes in the entry-level, move-up, luxury, and active-adult categories. The company builds in the U.S. as Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes, and in Canada as Monarch. The company is No. 14 on the 2012 BUILDER 100 list that was released this week.

In the past two years, Taylor Morrison was spun off of UK builder Taylor Wimpey, purchased Texas-based Darling Homes, and raised $723 million through an IPO, giving the company the purchasing power that its competitors lack.

In presenting the award, Jean Dimeo, BUILDER’s editor-in-chief, credited much of Taylor Morrison’s success to its president and CEO, Sheryl Palmer, and her team. “Palmer and her expert team organized [Taylor Woodrow and Morrison Homes] into one unified staff working together efficiently and effectively,” said Dimeo. “Plus, they navigated a declining market, sale from a British company, a private equity purchase, and now a public offering.”

Taylor Morrison uses our NEWSTAR ERP to manage sales, operations and accounting – an integrated toolset that was no doubt useful in preparing a large home building operation for an initial public offering.

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