In 2016, builders around the country enjoyed growth as the housing recovery matured. In all, 82 companies on this year’s Builder 100 list closed more homes than they had the year before. A closer look at five companies—AV Homes, Fulton Homes, Dream Finders Homes, Desert View Homes, and Mattamy Homes—that enjoyed a 40% or more increase in closings reveals some common keys to success in 2016. Geography was one indicator. These builders held large stakes in fast-growing states.
Since the recession, builders have migrated to building, and selling, a greater number of high-end homes. In 2009, 19 companies of the 200 companies on the BUILDER 100 reported that 50% or more of their closings came in the affordable sector. By last year, that number had fallen to just two. Similarly, in 2010, 70 builders of the 200 builders on the Builder 100 reported that 50% or more of their closings were squarely in the entry-level market.
Go back to 2007 and check out the Multifamily Executive Top 50 lists. Scan all the owners, managers, and developers and try to pick a firm that makes the cut in all three. Lincoln Property Co. is one of the first names you’ll see. Now, skip ahead nearly 10 years to the National Multifamily Housing Council’s 2016 Top 50 lists and repeat the same exercise. Lincoln’s presence remains ubiquitous.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".