2007 Local Leaders




* Percentage of Market Share Captured By The Top 10 Builders In Each Market In 2006
** The top 10 builders in the market have more than 100 percent market share, but how is that possible? Hanley Wood Market Intelligence, which collects Local Leaders data for BUILDER, measures each market by building permits pulled over the previous 12 months, and the builders within each market by how many closings they have from the previous year. So builders in this market are selling and closing more units of inventory than they are pulling building permits for new units they plan to build. The slowdown in permits pulled across the country is another symptom of the downturn, as builders slow their production schedules.

The Top 75 markets in the U.S.

Market Ranking
Market
Top 10 Market Share 2006*
1 Houston/Baytown/Sugar Land, Texas 33.3%
2 Atlanta/Sandy Springs/Marietta, Ga. 17.6%
3 Phoenix/Mesa/Scottsdale, Ariz. 60.4%
4 Chicago Market Area 29.5%
5 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 6.8%
6 Riverside/San Bernardino/Ontario, Calif. 49.7%
7 Dallas, TX 37.0%
8 Las Vegas/Paradise, Nev. 64.2%
9 Orlando, Fla. 54.4%
10 Washington/Arlington/Alexandria, Va./Md./W.Va. 45.9%
11 Austin/Round Rock, Texas 40.7%
12 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 20.1%
13 Charlotte/Gastonia/Concord, N.C./S.C. 35.5%
14 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA 19.0%
15 Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla. 42.0%
16 San Antonio 58.9%
17 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL 41.2%
18 Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 45.6%
19 Cape Coral/Fort Myers, Fla. 43.4%
20 Salt Lake City Market Area 26.8%
21 Denver/Aurora, Colo. 51.4%
22 Raleigh/Carey, N.C. 27.6%
23 Jacksonville, Fla. 49.9%
24 Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington, Minn./Wis. 37.3%
25 Portland/Beaverton, Ore./Vancouver, Wash. 22.7%
26 Nashville/Davidson/Murfreesboro, Tenn. 26.9%
27 Kansas City, Mo./Kan. 9.5%
28 Sacramento/Arden/Arcade/Roseville, Calif. 59.8%
29 St. Louis, Mo./Ill. 31.5%
30 Indianapolis 68.1%
31 Myrtle Beach/Conway/North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 42.0%
32 Memphis, Tenn./Miss./Ark. 23.0%
33 Oakland/Fremont/Hayward, Calif. 40.5%
34 Cincinnati/Middletown, Ohio/Ky./Ind. 51.3%
35 Lakeland, Fla. 48.1%
36 Philadelphia 35.6%
37 San Diego/Carlsbad/San Marcos, Calif. 55.2%
38 Charleston/North Charleston, S.C. 45.6%
39 Detroit/Warren/Livonia, Mich. 38.0%
40 Boise City/Nampa, Idaho 34.3%
41 Newark-Union, NJ-PA 12.9%
42 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL 63.7%
43 Edison, NJ 43.5%
44 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA 42.7%
45 Tucson, Ariz. 85.6%
46 Baltimore/Towson, Md. 52.2%
47 Sarasota/Bradenton/Venice, Fla. 44.8%
48 McAllen/Edinburg/Pharr, Texas 29.9%
49 Richmond, Va. 26.8%
50 Baton Rouge, La. 14.4%
51 Columbus, Ohio 61.2%
52 Birmingham/Hoover, Ala. 35.1%
53 Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Newport News, Va./N.C. 24.0%
54 Columbia, S.C. 37.7%
55 Oklahoma City 22.4%
56 Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C., Market Area 38.2%
57 Ocala, Fla. 47.9%
58 Boston/Quincy, Mass. 15.5%
59 Wilmington, N.C. 22.2%
60 Albuquerque, N.M. 77.4%
61 Greensboro/High Point, N.C. 43.3%
62 Fort Lauderdale, FL 48.2%
63 Bakersfield, Calif. 49.2%
64 San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara, Calif. 30.7%
65 Port St. Lucie/Fort Pierce, Fla. 62.1%
66 Louisville, Ky./Ind. 20.0%
67 Pittsburgh 37.7%
68 Fayetteville/Springdale/Rogers, Ark./Mo. 7.4%
69 New Orleans/Metairie/Kenner, La. 16.3%
70 Omaha, Neb./Council Bluffs, Iowa 42.1%
71 Knoxville, Tenn. 17.5%
72 Cleveland/Elyria/Mentor, Ohio 43.4%
73 Tulsa, Okla. 25.7%
74 Palm Bay/Melbourne/Titusville, Fla. 74.1%
75 Des Moines, Iowa 35.1%
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