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The directory below selectively lists websites and contacts of potential interest in the residential real estate market (single family homes, apartments, developers, brokers, etc.) on a selective basis from our own research and network of contacts for business location selection (site selection for offices, factories, warehouses, etc.) and relocation decisions.

Major capital investment projects often involve employee relocation, or local recruitment of executives and many other employees.  Housing costs, quality, and availability are among the largest and most location-variable components of the cost of living and quality of life, which are major factor in human resources costs as well as the ability to attract and retain the types of employees a company needs at their chosen location.  Executives and their advisors may need more detailed local market knowledge than general market statistics or demographic census data.

This information is intended for executives and advisors who are trying to research the quality, availability, and cost of housing in potential business locations, or get a general sense of the growth, cost of living, and economic vitality of specific communities of interest.  The websites may provide information or further links which are helpful for such local market research, including information about schools, shopping, transportation, recreation, entertainment, etc.  The business is choosing whether to live in the community too, so the executives may share many of the same interests as individual home buyers.

This new directory remains under development, and will not be limited to North America over time.   Suggestions for additions or corrections are welcome

Note that we also highlight major corporate real estate listings and listing services worldwide on a selective basis to highlight special opportunities.  This is a service to executives, their advisors, area representatives, and property owners or agents.  We also maintain a directory of Corporate Real Estate (CRE) service providers.  There is also a directory of resources related to human resources issues, including relocation services.

The presence or absence of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.  This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of service providers in the vast residential real estate market worldwide.  It is just intended to be a helpful tool for the executives and advisors we serve, as explained at left and elsewhere on this website.

The selections are intended to be helpful to executives and advisors who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach them or their websites quickly, as resources which may be relevant to their research into communities for business development and capital investment project planning purposes, particularly to compare potential business location alternatives.

Our regional tables of economic development contacts may also highlight residential real estate firms very selectively, but the websites of economic development organizations for specific local areas are more likely to list local residential real estate agents and brokers.  Another useful resource can be major newspapers or magazines for the area of interest, or the websites of local chambers of commerce.

Our directory of associations and publishers relevant to our work may also be helpful.

Organization Name, Description Website Phone Suggested Contact

Residential Real Estate property multiple listing services.

See also other sources below

See also : our directory of Corporate Real Estate service providers, and other CRE Research sources

National Association of Realtors - their .com site is for home searches, the .org site is for association members

International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA) - World Properties    
iNest - directory of new homes and builders in the US; easy to see current new home price ranges in many cities for a selection of participating builders    
Relo "leading real estate companies of the world", global home search of member listings    
Pinnacle Magazine (Regency Publishing Group) is a specialized property listing magazine in major US markets, with a focus on the high end of the market (executive estates, very large homes, etc.) with listings from many major brokerage networks or leading firms in each area.  This can also help those who are unfamiliar with the city to recognize neighborhoods which are popular with top executives. uses the NeighborhoodScout feature to search for communities by various attributes and then see their relevant property listings, such as within a given radius


NeighborhoodScout is a neighborhood search engine for home buyers, but some searches may lead to sales calls    
FIABCI - Federation of International Realtors and    
Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)    
AMPI - Asociacion Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios, A.C. - Mexican Association of Professional Realtors    
Residential Real Estate firms (websites typically promote their own property listings more exclusively)

Major regional or local residential real estate agencies or brokers may be listed in our regional tables of area representatives and other contacts.  Local offices often maintain their own websites, rather than just publishing content on national services.  They can often be identified through links from the websites of local economic development organizations in the specific communities they serve, or through professional associations, advertising in local newspapers, national affiliations, etc.

Baird & Warner    
Century 21 Real Estate - a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation, with 6600 independent franchise offices in 30 countries - see also Cendant Mobility relocation services

Coldwell Banker    
Prudential Real Estate Canada - link to MLS listings map for the provinces Prudential Canada MLS    
Prudential Real Estate, US - refer to their Business to Business section for employee relocation services

Residential real estate services

ReMax - residential and commercial properties    
US Residential home builders, major developers of single family homes      
National Association of Home Builders    
American Heritage - Tampa, Orlando FL      
American Heritage Homes - operates in central Ohio areas surrounding Columbus    
American West Homes - NV    
Amstar - NV    
Ashton Woods Homes - GA, D/FW TX, Houston TX    
Astoria Homes Communities - Las Vegas and Henderson NV    
Ausherman - Maryland, Washington DC area, West Virginia, acquired by Drees Home in 2003    
Avante - NV      
Avatar Homes - Florida    
Banyan Homes - FL    
Barratt -  Southern CA      
Barry Andrews Homes (Lennar)    
Beazer - GA, Houston TX, NV, FL, AZ,  Southern CA, Washington DC    
Bigelow - IL      
Blandford Homes - AZ      
Bowen & Bowen - GA      
Bowen Builders Group - GA      
Brayson - GA      
Brown Family - AZ      
Buie Communities -  Southern CA      
California Homes - San Francisco Bay area CA      
California Pacific Homes -  Southern CA      
Cambridge Homes - (see Lennar) Chicago IL suburbs, FL    
Capital Pacific - AZ      
Centex Homes - a major national US builder, operating in many cities across the country    
Choice Homes - Dallas metroplex, D/FW TX and GA    
Citation -  Southern CA      
Citation Homes - custom engineered homes in midwestern states, based in IA    
Coleman Homes (see Lennar) - D/FW TX    
Colony Factory Crafted Homes - manufactured and modular homes for 13 northeastern US states, based in PA    
Colony Homes - now part of KB Home, not to be confused with above; GA, FL    
Concord Home Builders (Lennar) - IL

Concordia - NV      
Continental - D/FW TX, CO, AZ,  Southern CA      
Coscan Brookfield - Washington DC      
Courtland - AZ      
Crossman Communities - NC      
David Weekley Homes - D/FW and Houson TX, FL      
Darling - D/FW TX      
David Cutler - Philadelphia PA      
David Powers - Houston TX      
Deerwood - Houston TX      
Deluca - FL      
The Del Webb Corporation - especially active senior living, upscale 55+ retirement communities (brand of Pulte Home Corp), operates in AZ, CA, CT, FL, IL, MD, MA, NV, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TX, VA

Developers of Nevada      
Dietz-Crane - AZ      
Dilshemier Communities - Philadelphia PA      
Drees Homes - acquired Ausherman in 2003 (Maryland, West Virginia) Frederick MD, Washington DC, Raleigh NC, Nashville TN, Dayton OH, Cincinnati OH/Northern KY, Cleveland / Canton OH, Indianapolis IN, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin TX    
D.R. Horton - FL, GA, NC, D/FW and Houston TX, MN, AZ, Sacramento CA,  Southern CA      
Eastwood - NC      
Elite/Classic - CO      
Elliott - AZ, Sacramento CA      
Emerald - Houston TX      
Engineered - FL      
Engle - D/FW TX, FL, AZ, Washington DC area      
Fieldstone -  Southern CA and Utah - "big homes and small prices"    
Fiesta Development -  Southern CA      
First Texas - D/FW  TX      
Forecast - Sacramento CA, San Francisco Bay area CA,  Southern CA      
Forino Development - Philadelphia PA      
Fortis - NC      
Fox & Jacobs Homes - part of Centex Homes, a major builder operating in a large number of US states, including TX, AZ    
Fox Ridge Homes - see also parent NVRInc and Ryan Homes, NV Homes; Fox Ridge operates in middle TN, Nashville

Fulton - AZ      
Gair - NV      
Gambone Brothers - Philadelphia PA      
Gateway - Houston TX      
Gehan - D/FW TX, Houston TX      
The Genesee Company LLC (Lennar) - CO    
Geoffrey Edmunds - AZ      
Golden Heritage - AZ      
Goodman - D/FW TX      
Grand - D/FW TX      
Greater - FL      
Great Western - AZ      
Greystone Homes (see Lennar) - NV, AZ, San Francisco Bay area CA, Southern CA    
G.T. Architecture - GA      
Hacienda - AZ      
Hammonds - D/FW TX, Houston TX      
Hampton - Houston TX      
Hancock - AZ      
Hans Hagen - MN      
Heartland Developers - Cleveland OH    
Highland - D/FW TX      
History Maker - D/FW TX      
Holiday Builders - FL      
Homeland Legacy - GA      
Homes by Chase - MN      
J.S. Hovnanian & Sons Homes - Philadelphia PA      
K Hovnanian - Philadelphia PA,  Washington DC, Southern CA      
Huntington Homes - D/FW TX      
Hylton Group - Washington DC      
Iacobucci - Philadelphia PA      
IDI Group - Washington DC      
Imperial - Houston TX      
Inland - Tampa FL      
Intervest/ICI - FL      
Jackson Properties - AZ      
JMC (John Mourier) - Sacramento CA      
John Laing - NV, Sacramento CA,  Southern CA      
John Wieland - GA, NC      
Journey - AZ      
JTS Communities - Sacramento CA      
Kaufman & Broad S.A., France - see also KB Home    
KB Home - operates in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, NV, NM, NC, SC, TX, WI - also Kaufman & Broad S.A., France    
Keller - CO      
Kenco - MN      
Key-Land - MN      
Kimball Hill - Chicago IL, D/FW TX, Houston TX, NV, Sacramento CA, Tampa FL      
Kirk - IL      
Knight Group - GA      
Lakewood Homes - Chicago IL area - mainly western and southwest suburbs    
Landstar - D/FW TX, FL      
Laureate Homes (Lennar)    
Legacy - D/FW TX      
Legend - Houston TX      
Lennar Corp. - CA, NV, AZ, CO, TX, MO, IL, MN, MI, OH, PA, NJ, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL    
Lewis - NC      
Life Forms - Houston TX      
Long Lake - Houston TX      
Lundgren Brothers (Lennar) - MN    
Maracay - AZ      
Maronda - Orlando, Tampa FL      
Masterpiece Homes - Orlando FL      
MBK -  Southern CA      
McMillin -  Southern CA      
MDC - GA      
Melody - CO      
Mercedes - NC, D/FW TX, Orlando FL      
Meridian - GA      
MHI - TX      
M/I Homes - NC, Orlando FL, Washington DC      
Miller & Smith - Washington DC      
Montalbano - IL      
Monterey/Meritage - AZ      
Morrison - GA, Houston TX, Orlando and Tampa FL, AZ, Sacramento CA      
Mulvaney - NC      
M.W. Johnson - MN      
Myers -  Sacramento CA      
Neumann - IL      
Newmark - Houston TX      
Niblock - NC      
NuHome (Lennar)    
NV Homes - see also  NVRInc, parent of NV and Ryan Homes - NV Homes operates in MD, PA, VA, Washington DC

Oakwood - CO      
Olson Company -  Southern CA      
Orleans - Philadelphia PA      
Orrin Thompson Homes (Lennar) - MN    
Pacific Bay -  Southern CA      
Pacific Century -  Southern CA      
Pacific Communities -  Southern CA      
Paparone - Philadelphia PA      
Pardee - NV,  Southern CA      
Parkside - Houston TX      
Park Square - FL      
Pasquinelli - Chicago IL      
Patriot Homes (Lennar)

Paul Taylor - D/FW TX      
Peachtree Residential - GA      
Perma-Bilt - NV      
Perry - Houston TX      
Pioneer - Houston TX      
Plantation - Houston TX      
Portrait - NC      
Providence - AZ      
Pulte Home Corporation - operates in many states - GA, NC, FL, PA, IL, MN, TX, AZ, CO, NV, CA, DC area    
Quaker Group - Philadelphia PA      
Realen - IL, Philadelphia PA      
Renaissance Homes (see Lennar) - Sacramento CA    
Rhodes - NV      
Richard Smykal - IL      
Richmond American - CO, NV, AZ, San Francisco Bay area CA,  Southern CA, Washington DC      
Robson - AZ      
Rottlund - MN, Tampa FL      
Royce - Houston TX      
Rutenberg Homes (Lennar)    
Ryan Homes - see also parent NVRInc - Ryan operates in NJ, NY, Philadelphia PA, DE, MD, VA, OH, NC, SC, TN, Washington DC area

Ryland Homes - NV, AZ, CO, TX, MN, IL, IN, OH, KY, MD, DE, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, Sacramento CA    
Sanford - CO      
Saussy Burbank/Arvida - NC      
Schuler - San Francisco Bay area CA      
Scott - AZ      
Seeno - San Francisco Bay area CA      
Shade Tree - MN      
Shapell - San Francisco Bay area CA      
Sharp Residential - GA      
Shea - NC, CO, AZ, San Francisco Bay area CA,  Southern CA      
Sho-Deen - IL      
Signature - NV      
Sivage-Thomas - AZ      
Southwest - NV      
Sovereign - D/FW TX      
S&S Construction -  Southern CA      
Standard Pacific - D/FW TX, AZ, San Francisco Bay area CA,  Southern CA      
Stanpark - NV      
St. Lawrence - NC      
Suarez Housing - Tampa FL      
Sunrise Colony - NV      
T H Properties - Philadelphia PA      
Toll Brothers - Philadelphia, big developer of executive homes for upscale communities in many states, but don't ever ask us for client references in Chicago!  Operates in CA, PA, IL, AZ, FL, DC area and other states No Never
Torrey - GA      
Touchstone - GA      
Town & Country - IL, MN      
Trend/Key - AZ      
Trendmaker - Houston TX      
Trimark Pacific  -  Southern CA      
TW Lewis - AZ      
US Home (see Lennar) - D/FW TX, Houston TX, CO, NV, Orlando and Tampa FL, AZ, Sacramento CA,  Southern CA, Washington DC    
Van Daele -  Southern CA      
Van Metre - Washington DC      
Venture - Atlanta      
Village Builders (Lennar) - Houston TX    
Village Homes - CO      
Warmington -  Southern CA      
Washington Homes - Washington DC      
Waterford - GA      
WCI/Watermark - Tampa FL      
Wensmann - MN      
Western Pacific Housing - Sacramento CA, San Francisco Bay area CA,  Southern CA      
Westfield - Tampa FL      
Westminster - NC      
William Lyon - NV, AZ, San Francisco Bay area CA,  Southern CA      
William Ryan Homes - northern IL    
Williamscraft - GA      
Winncrest Homes (see Lennar) - Sacramento CA    
Wiseman-Hughes - IL      
Woodhaven - D/FW TX      
Woodside - NV, AZ, Sacramento CA,  Southern CA and Utah    
Writer - CO      
US Residential developers of condominiums in major cities, multi-family housing developments Website Phone Suggested Contact
Multi-Housing News    
US Residential apartment listing services      
Relocation Apartments    
Relocation Central, by Cort - apartment search, furniture rental services    
ApartmentGuide - detailed city directories with property descriptions, images, floorplans    
ApartmentWiz - listings for some major cities such as Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Atlanta 713-688-5585  
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT's) for residential properties such as apartments, condominiums      
Finance for residential multi-family properties such as apartments, condominiums      
Meridian Capital Group, LLC - multi-family commercial mortgages in NY, NJ, PA, IL, FL, MD    
Associations and publishers Website Phone Suggested Contact
National Association of Realtors      
Utah Association of Realtors (801)268-4747  
Automated Builder    
Builder Magazine    
Professional Builder    
Interior Design    
American Journalism Review - site with links to local papers in many areas of the US    
Other services or information sources related to residential real estate      
J.D. Power & Associates - periodically publishes customer satisfaction ratings of home builders in major cities

HomeTownLocator - community profile information and many links    
Interim Housing Solutions - search service for temporary corporate housing in the USA, Canada    
ePodunk - profiles communities, counties, colleges, school districts, museums and other places across the United States. - US moving services, mortgages, insurance, real estate    
MonsterMoving - International Relocation    
Home Fair - information on cities and real estate, mortages    
Real Estate,    
ERI Relocation Assessor    

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