Land Subdivision

Land Subdivision

Overview

The 14,900 land subdivision firms in the US purchase and prepare property for division into multiple lots and subsequent sale to builders for residential, commercial, or industrial use. They typically develop property that they own, but may also subdivide and prepare sites for other property owners. About 67% of land subdivision firms have no employees. They rely on subcontractors to perform all services in preparing land for development.

Government Regulation

Land subdivision firms must comply with a wide range of federal, state, and local regulations governing land development.

New Urbanism

Increasing demand by homeowners and renters to live in more urban neighborhoods with good access to amenities and mass transit is changing the nature of residential land development.