2010 Local Leaders




* Percentage of Market Share Captured By The Top 10 Builders In Each Market In 2009
** 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 2009*
1 Houston/Baytown/Sugar Land, Texas 48.8%
2 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 42.8%
3 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 22.2%
4 Washington, D.C./Arlington/Alexandria, Va./Md./W.Va. 47.7%
5 Phoenix/Mesa/Scottsdale, Ariz. 54.4%
6 Austin/Round Rock, Texas 53.4%
7 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 27.3%
8 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 28.4%
9 Charlotte/Gastonia/Concord, N.C./S.C. 55.7%
10 Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla. 54.1%
11 Philadelphia/Camden, N.J./Wilmington, Del./Md. 39.9%
12 Atlanta/Sandy Springs/Marietta, Ga. 23.2%
13 Chicago Market Area 28.8%
14 Riverside/San Bernardino/Ontario, Calif. 56.5%
15 San Antonio 51.9%
16 Las Vegas/Paradise, Nev. 68.8%
17 Indianapolis 80.3%
18 Boston/Cambridge/Quincy, Mass./N.H. 16.2%
19 Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Newport News, Va./N.C. 42.9%
20 St. Louis, Mo./Ill. 48.3%
21 Baltimore/Towson, Md. 63.0%
22 Nashville/Davidson/Murfreesboro, Tenn. 41.9%
23 Raleigh/Cary, N.C. 36.9%
24 Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn./Bloomington, Wis. 48.0%
25 Jacksonville, Fla. 59.0%
26 Salt Lake City Market Area 36.8%
27 Orlando, Fla. 55.2%
28 Denver/Aurora, Colo. 46.9%
29 Portland/Beaverton, Ore./Vancouver, Wash. 36.0%
30 Columbus, Ohio 66.8%
31 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 36.8%
32 Cincinnati/Middletown, Ohio/Ky./Ind. 67.9%
33 San Francisco/Oakland/Fremont, Calif. 51.0%
34 Columbia, S.C. 65.4%
35 Omaha, Neb./Council Bluffs, Iowa 73.4%
36 Oklahoma City 34.2%
37 Kansas City, Mo./Kan. 17.1%
38 Tulsa, Okla. 42.2%
39 Richmond, Va. 53.8%
40 McAllen/Edinburg/Pharr, Texas 30.9%
41 Charleston/North Charleston, S.C. 68.2%
42 El Paso, Texas 81.2%
43 Pittsburgh 82.5%
44 San Diego/Carlsbad/San Marcos, Calif. 45.9%
45 Huntsville, Ala. 86.0%
46 Little Rock/North Little Rock, Ark. 26.9%
47 New Orleans/Metairie/Kenner, La. 52.0%
48 Sacramento/Arden-Arcade/Roseville, Calif. 61.7%
49 Baton Rouge, La. 84.7%
50 Durham, N.C. 48.6%
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