2008 Local Leaders




* Percentage of Market Share Captured By The Top 10 Builders In Each Market In 2007
** 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 50 markets in the U.S.

Market Ranking
Market
Top 10 Market Share 2007*
1 Houston/Baytown/Sugar Land, Texas 31.0%
2 Atlanta/Sandy Springs/Marietta, Ga. 17.7%
3 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 4.8%
4 Phoenix/Mesa/Scottsdale, Ariz. 58.7%
5 Chicago Market Area 24.7%
6 Dallas, TX 33.9%
7 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 15.7%
8 Las Vegas/Paradise, Nev. 46.4%
9 Washington, D.C./Arlington/Alexandria, Va./Md./W.Va. 44.1%
10 Charlotte/Gastonia/Concord, N.C./S.C. 43.0%
11 Austin/Round Rock, Texas 42.3%
12 Riverside/San Bernardino/Ontario, Calif. 52.4%
13 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA 17.6%
14 Orlando, Fla. 41.3%
15 Raleigh/Carey, N.C. 28.7%
16 Denver/Aurora, Colo. 34.4%
17 Nashville/Davidson/Murfreesboro, Tenn. 25.7%
18 Salt Lake City Market Area 30.6%
19 Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 51.3%
20 San Antonio 67.9%
21 Portland/Beaverton, Ore./Vancouver, Wash. 20.7%
22 Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla. 43.0%
23 Jacksonville, Fla. 49.7%
24 St. Louis, Mo./Ill. 33.1%
25 Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington, Minn./Wis. 44.3%
26 Indianapolis 66.3%
27 Philadelphia 41.4%
28 Kansas City, Mo./Kan. 13.4%
29 Memphis, Tenn./Miss./Ark. 15.2%
30 Sacramento/Arden/Arcade/Roseville, Calif. 56.4%
31 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL 72.1%
32 San Diego/Carlsbad/San Marcos, Calif. 37.4%
33 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA 32.5%
34 New Orleans/Metairie/Kenner, La. 12.0%
35 Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C., Market Area 39.4%
36 Richmond, Va. 30.3%
37 Columbia, S.C. 34.3%
38 Cincinnati/Middletown, Ohio/Ky./Ind. 52.6%
39 Edison, NJ 34.7%
40 Charleston/North Charleston, S.C. 46.4%
41 Oakland/Fremont/Hayward, Calif. 44.2%
42 Columbus, Ohio 52.5%
43 McAllen/Edinburg/Pharr, Texas 32.2%
44 Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Newport News, Va./N.C. 23.7%
45 Oklahoma City 23.8%
46 Baltimore/Towson, Md. 45.7%
47 Louisville, Ky./Ind. 17.6%
48 Baton Rouge, La. 19.5%
49 Cape Coral/Fort Myers, Fla. 63.2%
50 Tucson, Ariz.** 100.2%
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