REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Landsea Homes | January 20, 2022
Landsea Homes Corporation (Nasdaq: LSEA) ("Landsea Homes" or the "Company"), a publicly traded residential homebuilder, announced today the completion of its acquisition of Hanover Family Builders (HFB), an Orlando-based homebuilder for a purchase price of $179.3 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustments plus the assumption of debt of approximately $69.3 million, which was refinanced with the Company's unsecured revolving credit facility. In 2021, Hanover closed 632 homes at an average selling price of $328,323 and ended the year with more than 4,100 lots under control, 469 homes in backlog worth more than $200 million and 18 active communities.
In 2021, Landsea Homes surpassed the milestone of $1.0 billion in revenues and completed our first year as a public company. We believe our acquisition of Hanover Family Builders is another truly transformative event for the Company, With the closing of this transaction, we have increased our lots under control to more than 12,800 and further accelerated our asset-light strategy by increasing our controlled lots to approximately 50% of our total lot inventory. We have also grown our active community count by more than 50% from our December 31, 2021 year end. This transaction vaults Landsea Homes into one of the leading positions in the Orlando area, a very attractive homebuilding market, and reaffirms our strategy of quickly becoming one of the top homebuilders in the markets we serve. Additionally, Hanover's focus on the more affordable segments of the market aligns strongly with our broader product positioning goals."
John Ho, Chief Executive Officer, Landsea Homes.
Founded in 2017 by brothers Matt, Steve and Andrew Orosz and homebuilding veteran Colby Franks, Hanover Family Builders began with nine communities in the Orlando region, in Osceola, Lake and Polk counties. Prior to founding Hanover Family Builders, Bill Orosz and the Orosz family had a long homebuilding history in Florida, creating Royal Oak Homes in 2011, which the family sold in 2014. The Orosz family also formed Cambridge Homes in the 1990s before selling it in 2005, when it was one of Central Florida's largest private homebuilders. Over the decades, the various companies have received numerous accolades for their growth rate, customer service and commitment to the community. Builder Advisor Group represented Hanover Family Builders as its broker in this transaction.
Hanover Family Builders has established a great reputation for providing wonderful homes and outstanding customer service across Central Florida, Given their strong track record, local market knowledge and long-standing relationships, we believe that Hanover will play an integral role as we expand in this region."
Landsea Homes entered the Florida housing market last year, with the acquisition of Vintage Estate Homes. With that purchase, Landsea Homes began providing homes in the Orlando area, including Palm Bay, Palm Coast, Ormond Beach, Lake Helen, Sorrento, Merritt Island and DeBary.
We were very impressed with Landsea Homes' strategic approach and commitment to building great homes with top-tier customer service – values that closely align with ours, Their senior leadership team is experienced and thoughtful, and they have created a culture of integrity that is dedicated to ensuring they provide best-in-class homes in each of their markets. We are honored to join one of the homebuilding industry's rising stars."
Hanover Family Builders Co-President, Steve Orosz.
In just eight short years, Landsea Homes has grown into one of the premier national homebuilders, with a strong and successful presence in each of their key markets including Arizona, Northern and Southern California, Texas and Florida.
LGI Homes, Inc | November 08, 2021
LGI Mortgage Solutions, the joint venture formed by loanDepot, the nation's second largest nonbank retail lender and LGI Homes, Inc., one of the fastest growing home builders in the nation, is now offering full-service, residential mortgage solutions and personalized service in Arizona, Colorado and Florida. The company has plans to expand into ten additional states—Georgia, Tennessee, New Mexico, Minnesota, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon, Washington and Alabama—during the first quarter of 2022, with six additional states coming online later in the year.
As a national preferred lender with LGI Homes since 2015, we know the quality of work and high-level of service the company provides, Launching LGI Mortgage Solutions allows loanDepot to expand our relationship and service the financial needs of LGI Homes' customers, streamlining the home financing process to make the dream of homeownership a reality for even more individuals and families across the country.
- Dan Peña, loanDepot executive vice president of national joint ventures
LGI Mortgage Solutions also expands loanDepot's footprint in the purchase mortgage market and is an important part of the company's unique channel diversification strategy.
Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, LGI Homes is known for its well-crafted homes and simplified buying process. The company focuses on customer feedback to ensure that they are continuously offering an outstanding product and exceptional customer service. Named the Builder of the Year in 2016 by Professional Builder Magazine, LGI Homes focuses on customer care, integrity, ethical behavior, loyalty, efficiency and profitability to ensure a consistent outstanding experience for its home buyers.
Working exclusively with loanDepot through this joint venture ensures that our customers will enjoy an exceptional homebuying experience from first visit through loan close, Backed by two best-in-class companies with well-matched values and quality standards, LGI Mortgage Solutions will deliver competitive rates, superior customer service, and a transparent, streamlined mortgage process enabling industry-leading customer service and a stress-free lending experience for LGI customers.
- Mike Snider, LGI Homes president and chief operating officer.
loanDepot is a digital commerce company committed to serving its customers throughout the home ownership journey. Since its launch in 2010, loanDepot has revolutionized the mortgage industry with a digital-first approach that makes it easier, faster and less stressful to purchase or refinance a home. Today, as the nation's second largest retail mortgage lender, loanDepot enables customers to achieve the American dream of homeownership through a broad suite of lending and real estate services that simplify one of life's most complex transactions. With headquarters in Southern California and offices nationwide, loanDepot is committed to serving the communities in which its team lives and works through a variety of local, regional and national philanthropic efforts.
About LGI Homes, Inc.
LGI Homes, Inc. is a pioneer in the homebuilding industry, successfully applying an innovative and systematic approach to the design, construction and sale of homes. As one of America's fastest growing companies, LGI Homes has a notable legacy of more than 18 years of homebuilding excellence, over which time it has closed more than 50,000 homes and has been profitable every year. Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, LGI Homes has operations across 35 markets in 19 states and, since 2018, has been ranked as the 10th largest residential builder in the United States based on units closed. Nationally recognized for its quality construction and exceptional customer service, LGI Homes' commitment to excellence extends to its more than 900 employees, earning the Company numerous workplace awards at the local, state and national level, including Top Workplaces USA's 2021 Cultural Excellence Award. For more information about LGI Homes and its unique operating model focused on making the dream of homeownership a reality for families across the nation
prweb | August 05, 2020
HashCash’s aim to revolutionize the real estate sector accelerates with its latest collaboration. The leading blockchain development company has partnered with a global real estate company to help them with their scalable blockchain solutions and property tokenization platform. The aim is to facilitate the digitization of property shares and enable fractional ownership of the real estate to improve the scope of investment and increase the liquidity of the asset. HashCash is helping the partner company with a blockchain-based real estate tokenization platform that allows the creation of digital assets representing a specific property or portfolio of properties on a secured decentralized ecosystem.