Land Subdivision


The 14,600 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 66% of land subdivision firms have no employees. They rely on subcontractors to perform all services in preparing land for development.

Complying with Government Regulation

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

Local Opposition To Development

Concerns over rampant growth or changes to existing neighborhoods can lead to opposition to new land subdivision projects.