2011 Local Leaders




* Percentage of Market Share Captured By The Top 10 Builders In Each Market In 2004
** 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*
1 Houston/Sugar Land/Baytown, Texas 52.7%
2 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 51.9%
3 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 19.9%
4 Washington/Arlington/Alexandria, D.C./Va./Md./W.Va. 58.3%
5 Phoenix/Mesa/Scottsdale, Ariz. 58.3%
6 San Antonio, Texas 64.6%
7 Austin/Round Rock, Texas 63.8%
8 Atlanta/Sandy Springs/Marietta, Ga. 44.8%
9 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 68.0%
10 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 41.9%
11 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 41.7%
12 Chicago/Joliet/Naperville, Ill./Ind./Wis. 33.6%
13 Charlotte/Gastonia/Concord, N.C./S.C. 54.9%
14 Orlando/Kissimmee, Fla. 68.5%
15 Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla. 60.0%
16 Raleigh/Cary, N.C. 40.9%
17 Philadelphia/Camden/Wilmington, Pa./N.J./Del./Md. 44.6%
18 Las Vegas/Paradise, Nev. 75.8%
19 Riverside/San Bernardino/Ontario, Calif. 72.2%
20 Denver/Aurora, Colo. 65.6%
21 Nashville/Davidson/Murfreesboro/Franklin, Tenn. 51.5%
22 Baltimore/Towson, Md. 62.8%
23 Indianapolis/Carmel, Ind. 88.0%
24 Jacksonville, Fla. 67.1%
25 Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington, Minn./Wis. 52.4%
26 Oklahoma City, Okla. 44.4%
27 San Francisco/Oakland/Fremont, Calif. 53.2%
28 Portland/Vancouver/Hillsboro, Ore./Wash. 39.6%
29 El Paso, Texas 80.1%
30 The Villages, Fla. 99.5%
31 St. Louis, Mo./Ill. 59.0%
32 Charleston/North Charleston/Summerville, S.C. 73.0%
33 Columbus, Ohio 71.9%
34 Cincinnati/Middletown, Ohio/Ky./Ind 82.8%
35 San Diego/Carlsbad/San Marcos, Calif. 57.5%
36 Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Newport News, Va./N.C. 44.3%
37 Bradenton/Sarasota/Venice, Fla. 80.2%
38 Kansas City, Mo./Kan. 29.7%
39 Augusta/Richmond County, Ga./S.C. 59.0%
40 Columbia, S.C. 84.6%
41 Detroit/Warren/Livonia, Mich. 56.9%
42 Cape Coral/Fort Myers, Fla. 65.9%
43 Salt Lake City, Utah 49.2%
44 Sacramento/Arden-Arcade/Roseville, Calif. 70.1%
45 Richmond, Va. 74.0%
46 Pittsburgh, Pa. 91.7%
47 Jacksonville, N.C. 61.8%
48 Huntsville, Ala. 95.4%
49 Boston/Cambridge/Quincy, Mass./N.H. 34.7%
50 Colorado Springs, Colo. 69.4%
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