2009 Local Leaders




* Percentage of Market Share Captured By The Top 10 Builders In Each Market In 2008
** 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 49 markets in the U.S.

Market Ranking
Market
Top 10 Market Share 2008*
1 Houston/Baytown/Sugar Land, Texas 32.9%
2 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 7.9%
3 Dallas, TX 25.2%
4 Atlanta/Sandy Springs/Marietta, Ga. 31.0%
5 Phoenix/Mesa/Scottsdale, Ariz. 74.5%
6 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 18.9%
7 Chicago Market Area 28.1%
8 Austin/Round Rock, Texas 45.7%
9 Washington, D.C./Arlington/Alexandria, Va./Md./W.Va. 46.3%
10 Las Vegas/Paradise, Nev. 49.6%
11 Charlotte/Gastonia/Concord, N.C./S.C. 39.9%
12 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA 16.5%
13 Raleigh/Cary, N.C. 30.6%
14 Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 42.3%
15 Orlando, Fla. 41.6%
16 San Antonio 59.7%
17 Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla. 36.2%
18 Riverside/San Bernardino/Ontario, Calif. 68.6%
19 Denver/Aurora, Colo. 30.7%
20 Nashville/Davidson/Murfreesboro, Tenn. 28.7%
21 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 52.4%
22 Portland/Beaverton, Ore./Vancouver, Wash. 19.7%
23 Indianapolis 51.9%
24 Salt Lake City Market Area 38.5%
25 Jacksonville, Fla. 50.1%
26 Philadelphia 32.5%
27 Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn./Bloomington, Wis. 46.6%
28 St. Louis, Mo./Ill. 34.6%
29 Baltimore/Towson, Md. 43.0%
31 Kansas City, Mo./Kan. 12.0%
32 San Diego/Carlsbad/San Marcos, Calif. 35.2%
33 Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Newport News, Va./N.C. 27.5%
34 Richmond, Va. 30.5%
35 Charleston/North Charleston, S.C. 43.8%
36 Edison, NJ 52.9%
37 New Orleans/Metairie/Kenner, La. 9.8%
38 Omaha/Council Bluffs, Neb./Iowa 34.9%
39 Columbus, Ohio 46.4%
40 Newark-Union, NJ-PA 14.9%
41 Columbia, S.C. 45.1%
42 Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C., Market Area 33.6%
43 Cincinnati/Middletown, Ohio/Ky./Ind. 40.2%
44 Oklahoma City 30.5%
45 Tulsa, Okla. 19.4%
46 El Paso, Texas 41.2%
47 Oakland/Fremont/Hayward, Calif. 67.9%
48 Louisville, Ky./Ind. 13.6%
49 McAllen/Edinburg/Pharr, Texas 20.9%
50 Wilmington, N.C. 19.7%
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