News and Events

The Launch Report™ – Second Quarter 2022

In this issue of the Launch Report, we have in interview with Brook Cole of GWC Capital on how they stay on time and on budget with the build out of their 6,000+ acre Spring Valley master plan community located in Boise, Idaho. Additionally,…

View Panel Discussion on Impact of Rising Interest Rates

Rising interest rates are impacting how land developers and builders are looking at the market. Click on the link below to learn more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTMXIanXma0  

The Launch Report™ – First Quarter 2022

In this issue of the Launch Report we layout 45 development strategies that may be helpful as we move forward in an environment of increasing horizontal construction costs, supply chain challenges, and rising interest rates. I hope you…

How the top selling master planned communities are financing infrastructure

RCLCO Real Estate Advisors (“RCLCO”), along with Launch Development Finance Advisors, have updated their listing for year-end 2021 outlining how the 50 Top-Selling Master Planned Communities in the United States are financing their infrastructure.…

The Launch Report™ – Fourth Quarter 2021

This issue of The Launch Report™ is dedicated to the memory of Larry Johnson, founder of Johnson Development Corporation, and one of the nation’s most successful developers who unexpectedly passed away in January 2022. Michael Cox, President…

The Launch Report™ – Third Quarter 2021

In this issue of The Launch Report™ you will find an in-depth interview with Heath Melton, the President of Howard Hughes Phoenix Division in relation to their recent acquisition of the 37,000 acre Douglas Ranch master planned community…

The Launch Report™- Second Quarter 2021

In this issue of The Launch Report™ you will find a multimedia presentation by Carter Froelich (Launch Development Finance Advisors) and Misty Ventura (Shupe Ventura, PLLC) related to Infrastructure Financing Solutions for Texas Developers…

The Launch Report™ – First Quarter 2021

In the 1Q21 issue of the Launch Report you will find Land Advisors Organization’s residential land market overview for 18 markets; a check list of 25 potential land mines to avoid during a frothy real estate market; the tangled mess of…

How the Top Selling Master Planned Communities are Financing Infrastructure

RCLCO Real Estate Advisors (“RCLCO”), along with Launch Development Finance Advisors, have updated their listing for year ended 2020 related to how the 50 Top-Selling Master Planned Communities in the United States are financing their…

The Launch Report 4Q2020 – Interview with Mark Morse of The Villages

In this quarter’s Launch Report we are excited to provide an interview with Mark Morse and IV Chandler of the Villages Land Company related to the success factors that have made The Villages the top selling master planned community for…

The Launch Report™ – Third Quarter 2020

In this quarter’s issue of The Launch Report we have dedicated the entire issue to an interview with Fred Balda and Elaine Ford of Hillwood Communities on the topic of creating community within master planned communities.  I think that…

Another Successful Closing – Sunstone

Sunstone (Phases I & II) City of Las Vegas, Nevada $18,600,000 October 20, 2020 Yield: 4.16% Maximum Term: 29.5 years Value-to-Lien Ratio: 4.29 to 1 Average Assessment Per Unit: $11,171 Average Assessment Lien Per Assessable…

The Launch Report™ – Second Quarter 2020

We are happy to present the Launch Report for the second quarter of 2020. In this issue, Randall Lewis of the Lewis Group of Companies, provides observations on the linchpins of successful master planned community development. In addition…

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…

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…

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…

RCLCO / Launch Financing Diagnostic of Top-Selling Master Planned Communities

Launch advisors have just completed a financial diagnostic into the RCLCO Real Estate Advisor’s Midyear 2019 Top Selling Master Plan Communities Report in order to estimate the amount of net bond proceeds being generated by special district…

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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:…

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 / Launch Top 50 MPC Financing Report

RCLCO Real Estate Advisors (“RCLCO”) and Launch Development Finance Advisors ("Launch") have updated the financing mechanisms used by the RCLCO’s Top Selling Master Planned Communities for the year end 2018.  See how MPC are financing…

Another Successful Closing – Skye Canyon

Skye Canyon – Phase III  Las Vegas, Nevada  $12,500,000  Average Yield: 4.92 %  Maximum Term: 30 years  Value-to-Lien Ratio: 4.1 to 1  Average Assessment Per Unit: $9,750  Launch Development…

Another Successful Closing – Rainbow Canyon

Rainbow Canyon – Phase I Henderson, Nevada $17,805,000 Average Yield: 5.18% Maximum Term: 30 years Value-to-Lien Ratio: 7.49 to 1 Average Assessment Per Unit: $12,745 Underwriter: Stifel Nicolaus Purpose: To reimburse…

How are MPCs Financing Infrastructure?

RCLCO Real Estate Advisors (“RCLCO”) and Launch Development Finance Advisors (“Launch”) have updated RCLCO’s list of the Top  Selling Master Planned Communities to include information related to those projects incorporating special purpose taxing districts to finance public infrastructure.

Buckeye, AZ Considering Capacity Fee

The City of Buckeye, Arizona held a meeting with the development community on October 4, 2018 to discuss the possibility of establishing a water and sewer capacity fee.