March 17, 2011 16:21 ET

RCLCO Announces Top-Selling U.S. Master-Planned Communities for 2010

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) - The Villages, an active adult community in Central Florida with 2,107 net sales, was 2010's top-selling master-planned community (MPC) in the U.S. according to RCLCO.

RCLCO has been releasing its top-selling MPC rankings since 1994. The firm retains the most in-depth knowledge bank of MPC data and trends in the industry. Each year, RCLCO tracks the sales of over 400 communities across the nation for its annual MPC survey. The survey tracks other key success metrics in addition to sales. To view the full report, please contact Laura Cole at (240) 396-2340. 

2010 Rank 2009 Rank   MPC Name   MPC Developer   Market   2010 Sales   2009 Sales
1 -   The Villages*   The Villages   Central Florida, FL   2107   2115
2 -   Villages of Irvine* (The Irvine Ranch)   The Irvine Company   Orange County, CA   965   -
3 1   Cinco Ranch   Newland Communities   Houston, TX   816   887
4 2   The Woodlands   The Woodlands Development Company Houston, TX   786   633
5 3   Mountain's Edge   Focus Property Group   Las Vegas, NV   644   596
6 4   Telfair   Newland Communities   Houston, TX   406   450
7 5   Providence   Focus Property Group   Las Vegas, NV   378   388
8 -   Brambleton   Soave Enterprises   Washington, DC   352    
9 10   Sienna Plantation   The Johnson Development Corp Houston, TX   288   280
10 -   Stapleton   Forest City   Denver, CO   271    

* The Villages and Villages of Irvine did not participate in the 2009 survey

Master-planned communities are large-scale developments featuring a range of housing prices and styles, an array of amenities, and multiple non-residential land uses (such as commercial, hotels, and educational facilities) offering residents an attractive and convenient environment in which to live, work, and play. Some communities provide lifestyle options for multiple market segments, while others target a specific buyer type such as active adults age 55 and over.

As in past years, the Sunbelt region remained home to a majority of the top performing communities with Houston representing the largest concentration. Newland Communities, the nation's largest private developer of master-planned communities, claimed 40% of the communities on our top 20 list, and was the only developer with top-selling communities in multiple markets. Bob McLeod, Chairman and CEO of Newland Communities, attributes their success to "Newland's national platform and geographic diversity."

RCLCO is an independent real estate advisory firm, providing market and financial analysis and strategic advisory services to a broad spectrum of clients including developers, corporations, financial institutions, institutional and private investors, public agencies, and nonprofit organization around the globe. Founded in 1967, RCLCO has expertise in urban development, community and resort development, economic development, and management consulting. RCLCO is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has offices in Austin, Los Angeles, and Orlando. For more information, visit

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