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The Launch Report™ – First Quarter 2020

In this issue of The Launch Report™ you’ll find an article by Tripp Davenport and Robert Rivera of FMSBonds; the premier Public Improvement District (“PID”) underwriters in the state of Texas, on the advantages of using PID’s to finance public improvements. Launch Development Finance Advisors and RCLCO Real Estate Advisors  (“RCLCO”) provide insight on how the top 15 selling  […]

The Launch Report™ – Fourth Quarter 2019

In this quarter’s publication of the Launch Report™ you will find articles and information related to: Markets at a Glance – Land Advisors Organization’s residential indexes for selected markets across the US. Guest Corner – An article by Hal Guggolz and Josh Cameron of the Land Advisors Austin, Texas office providing insight into what is […]

The Launch Report™ – Third Quarter 2019

Before we outline what is included in this quarter’s Launch Report™, we are happy  to announce that Launch Development Finance Advisors has merged with Land Advisors Organization (www.landadvisors.com). The combination with Land Advisors, expands Launch’s geographic reach and provides the critical component of infrastructure financing to a national organization that can truly provide an “end-to-end […]

The Launch Report™ – Second Quarter 2019

In this issue of The Launch Report™ you’ll find a compelling article by Gregg Logan of RCLCO Real Estate Advisors (“RCLCO”) on how demographic trends are up-ending the housing market but simultaneously creating opportunities for developers who are in tune with this aspect of market dynamics. Launch Development Finance Advisors provides our insights on how […]

The Launch Report – 1Q19

In this quarter’s Launch Report we address the issue of reducing ever increasing infrastructure costs. Greg Vogel, CEO of Land Advisors Organization, this issue’s guest writer, explores what he has dubbed as “the $250 (per front foot) problem”. We have also included examples of how to offset $250 (front foot) of costs, as well as […]

Marana Adopts a New CFD Policy

The Town of Marana (“Town”) adopted a new CFD policy (“Policy”) at its regular Council Meeting on June 4, 2019. 2019 Amended CFD Policy FINAL The highlights of the Policy include: A. Two Tiered CFD Structure Standard Infrastructure CFD – To be used for development projects that do not have large regional infrastructure items. In […]

Buckeye, AZ Adopts Revitalization District Policy

On May 21, 2019 the Buckeye City Council adopted a policy related to the use of Revitalization Districts (“RD”) to assist in the financing of ever increasing infrastructure costs. This is an important milestone for the City and proves that Buckeye is “open for business” and is willing to work collaboratively with the private sector. […]

Another Successful Closing – Estrella Mountain Ranch

Lucero Assessment District No. 1 Goodyear, AZ $6,913,000 Bond Type: Special Assessment Closing Date: April 26, 2019 Average Coupon: 4.46% Maximum Term: 25 years Overall Value-to-Lien Ratio: 4.86 to 1 Average Assessment Per Unit: $13,218 Purpose: To reimburse the developer for regional roadway, water and sewer improvement costs. For more information or how Launch Development […]

Inaugural Issue – The Launch Report

    We are happy to announce the inaugural issue of The Launch Report, Launch Development Finance Advisor’s Quarterly Newsletter.   In this issue you will find information on: fourth quarter 2018 market statistics; RCLCO’s and Launch’s analysis of how the Top 50  Selling Master Planned Communities are financing their infrastructure; the potential use of […]