04 July

Land Analysis

What Does “Land Residual” Mean?
During the land acquisition process or in the financial analysis, “land residual” is a commonly heard term.  In essence, the land residual is tantamount to meaning the as-is value of the land in its

16 May

Urban Projects

Why Do Podium Projects Cost So Much?
In the residential arena, it would seem that most of the house construction consists of 2-story wood framing on some type of standard foundation, with a 2-car attached garage.  Generally considered to

14 May

Product Density

Does Density Increase Land Value?
Many times throughout my career, I have come across the thinking that increasing the density – homes per acre – on a parcel equates to increasing the land value.  Surely building 100 homes instead

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