Leasing and Development

Demand for housing in Tucson market outpaces supply

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Despite being in the midst of a pandemic with historically high unemployment, the housing market is booming.

Gladden Farms, a master-planned community in Marana, is a good indicator of what the housing market in this area looks like.

“The project is moving at a pace that it hasn’t seen since before the great recession, so you are literally talking about 14 years ago. It has certainly been a quick turnaround,” said Dean Wingert, a vice president with Crown West Land Group.

Wingert said Gladden Farms has more than 2,000 homes.

“Just within the last two months, we have sold over 300 lots to home building companies,” Wingert said.

Wingert said despite home builders virtually taking March and April off

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Richmond American and Lennar continue to add to their positions at Gladden Farms

Richmond American Homes purchased 69 lots (60’X 120′) in Block 30 for $4,195,200 ($60,800 per lot) and Lennar purchased 67 lots (60’X120′) in Block 30 for $4,073,600 ($60,800 per lot). The lots were purchased from Gladden Phase II, LLC (Crown West Land Group, Dean Wingert, Vice President).

Gladden Farms is a 1,350-acre master planned community in northern Marana, just west of Interstate 10 between Tangerine and Moore Roads. The master-plan has been a top performing community in the Tucson area for many years and is one of the most active projects in the Northwest submarket.

Richmond American and Lennar have bought and sold through several blocks at Gladden Farms since the project opened.

Will White and John Carroll of Land Advisors Organization in Tucson

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Tucson’s Land and Housing: 2020 and Beyond – Part 3 of a 5-part series with Will White of LAO Tucson

By: Will White, Land Advisors Organization Tucson

TUCSON, ARIZONA — (Editor’s Note) In Q1 Real Estate Daily News began publishing “Tucson’s Land and Housing: 2020 and Beyond”, a 5-part series written in conjunction with Will White of Land Advisors Organization-Tucson. The focus of the series is to provide an insightful look into the various components driving Tucson metro’s successful, but complex, land and housing market. Will has been a Land Broker in Tucson for over 20 years and currently represents many of Tucson’s most successful master-planned communities and large-scale residential projects.

A lot has changed since our last series update in April, and fortunately, most of it has been in a positive direction. In our last article, we were in the initial throes of the

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Land Advisors Organization Residential Development Team sells final Peralta Canyon parcel to Beazer Homes for $6.659M

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Land Advisors Organization is pleased to announce the sale of 78 lots in Peralta Canyon Phase II, located at the base of the Superstition Mountains in Gold Canyon, to Beazer Homes for $6.659 million.

The sale of this parcel marks the close-out of available land at Peralta Canyon. Beazer Homes joins Lennar Homes and Gehan Homes in the second phase of this highly desirable community.

The sale was handled by Ryan Semro, Bret Rinehart and Ben Heglie, who specialize in single-family and multi-family residential development in Arizona for Land Advisors Organization.

The team has represented the seller, Peralta Canyon LLC developed by Voyager Properties, in the sale of land to homebuilders in 10 separate transactions. Builders represented by the team in these

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KB Home Opens Arizona, Colorado Communities

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) on Friday announced the grand openings of communities in Arizona and outside Denver.

Arroyo Seco, a distinct collection of affordably priced ranch-style homes, is located in Buckeye, near major highways and featuring numerous planned amenities.

“Arroyo Seco offers home shoppers the opportunity to purchase a new, personalized KB home at a price that fits their budget,” said Kevin McAndrews, president of KB Home’s Phoenix division. “The new community is situated close to major freeways and will have several proposed amenities that will provide residents access to abundant outdoor activities.”

Arroyo Seco residents will enjoy the community’s numerous proposed amenities, including a baseball field, soccer field, playground, sports courts, greenbelts, ramadas and walking paths. The four single-story floor plans at Arroyo

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Maracay Unveils New Community in Buckeye

BUCKEYE, Ariz. —Maracay is unveiling its highly anticipated Arroyo Seco residential community, located near the edge of the stunning White Tank Mountains in Buckeye, Arizona, on Saturday, Feb. 15.

The grand opening event will include a neighborhood gathering from 12-3 p.m. and feature a catered lunch and refreshments. Potential home buyers are encouraged to attend the family-friendly event, explore the community and learn all about the neighborhood and its amenities with one of Maracay’s New Home Advisors.

Featuring a monumental entrance that sets the stage for a collection of oversized homesites, Arroyo Seco offers the intimacy of a private neighborhood without forfeiting the benefits of an amenity-rich community. The largest homesites available offer more than one-quarter acre, which provide added elbow room between homes

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As Tucson Moves to Affordability, Meritage Homes is Strategically Entrenched

MARANA and TUCSON, ARIZONA – Meritage Homes closed on 91 SFR lots at Gladden Farms in Marana near the end of 2019 for $4.1 million, $44,800 per finished lot. All lots are 40 x 120.

Gladden Farms is a 1,350-acre master planned community in northern Marana, just west of Interstate 10 between Tangerine and Moore Roads. With four home builders active in the community, it is one of the most active communities in the Northwest submarket.

Meritage bought its first block lots at Gladden Farms in December 2015.

Will White and John Carroll of Land Advisors Organization in Tucson handled the transaction and have the marketing assignment on all of Gladden Farms by the developer, Crown West.

“Meritage has been very strategic in entrenching themselves

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Marana's Gladden Farms Back to Life After 2009 Crash

ARIZONA DAILY STAR

A master-planned community in Marana once a poster child of the housing run-up and crash- is once again bustling with activity.

Four homebuilders have bought 433 lots in Gladden Farms to build a second phase of the community that today boasts an elementary school, a park, splash pad and new-home prices at around $300,000.

In 2009, the development faced foreclosure on more than 600 acres of undeveloped land and homes that once commanded $400,000 were on the market for $160,000.

Dean Wingert, vice president of developer Crown West Land Group, has been involved with Gladden Farms since its inception in 2002, when he worked for Forest City Enterprises.

Crown West bought the property in 2013.

'That change in ownership brought in a renewed commitment to fully develop the

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Tucson Master-Plans Continue to be the “Go-To” Choice for Home Builders

TUCSON, ARIZONA—Home builders continue to reload at a fast pace in master-planned communities.

KB Home recently purchased an additional 85 lots at Gladden Farm Phase II. The 40×120 lots carried a sale price of $1,140 per finished front foot or $3.876 million ($45,600 per finished lot).

Gladden Farms is a 1,350-acre master planned community in northern Marana, just west of Interstate 10 between Tangerine and Moor Roads. KB has built through 138 lots and 69 lots in Gladden.

The developer of Gladden Farms is Crown West (Dean Wingert, manager) and was also the seller.

Will White and John Carrol with Land Advisors of Tucson handled the transaction.

“The region’s master-planned communities are seeing a huge increase in pace and pricing power this year,” said White. “This is fueling the builder

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Thousands of new homes, retail planned on edge of metro Tucson's SW side

The booming housing market in the Tucson area has now reached the farthest west end of possible development.

Developers are planning thousands of new homes next to Ryan Airfield, near Ajo Way and Valencia Road — the farthest west that can be built out in Pima County before bumping up to state trust land.

On the south side of the intersection is a 1,200-acre site owned by two developers with plans for residential, multifamily, retail and office space.

Homebuilders are already active northeast of that intersection, and KB Home has lots under construction just east of Ryan Airfield.

“We expect continued growth in this submarket as buyers are being drawn to the area’s affordability, with prices in the $170,000s and its commuter-friendly location and proximity

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