Residential For Sale

We analyze and forecast the residential for-sale market at the metro, regional, and national levels to provide clients with the information they need for a competitive edge.

WHO WE HELP

We help our clients make the most informed and confident decisions possible.

Homebuilders

Make informed housing industry investment decisions by understanding market fundamentals, trends, and economic drivers. Our consultants help homebuilders determine what to build and what revenues to expect based on competitive positioning, real-time research, and consumer preference analysis.

Master Plan Developers

Develop thriving and enduring communities by staying up-to-date on trends, economic drivers, and local housing market conditions. Our housing segmentation and strategic positioning optimize home prices and sales volumes, as well as provide lifestyle and amenity strategies for the largest and most complex master plans in the US.

Neighborhood Developers

Understand your market's fundamentals when planning and developing your next project. From urban infill sites to new suburban neighborhoods, we guide developers with the right market positioning strategy to succeed in a competitive market.

Private Equity

Evaluate new investments in land and homebuilding with our housing market analysis and forecasts. Our market expertise and unbiased research strengthen the due-diligence process for private equity investors.

Institutional Investors

Trade with confidence using our timely research, analysis, and surveys. Whether entering new markets or making acquisitions, we help set realistic expectations for institutional investors exploring housing opportunities.

Lenders and Capital Sources

Mitigate risk and increase confidence in your decision-making process using our industry-leading analysis.

Single-Family Rental and Build-to-Rent Operators

Understand the for-sale market fundamentals that will impact your rental business. Keep up to date on new construction trends within the markets you are acquiring, bundling, or operating.

Building Products Companies

Understand both new and resale market fundamentals to forecast your supply chain, materials, and orders from builders and consumers.

How We Help

Get timely, reliable, and actionable insights

Our experienced team of analysts and consultants helps our clients identify the best risk-adjusted investment opportunities.

Data

Access unparalleled insight into the for-sale market with extensive data elements and forecasts of 100+ markets.

Proprietary Indices and Models

Get a unique view of the for-sale industry dynamics with JBREC’s proprietary indices and models. Some important metrics and forecasts include home price appreciation, affordability, permits (single-family and multifamily), and more.

Proprietary Surveys

Receive timely and accurate market trends with JBREC’s proprietary Builder Survey, Residential Land Survey, and Resale Agent Survey. Get both quantitative and qualitative insights for the most important inputs to the new home construction and for-sale residential industry.

Residential For-Sale Custom Consulting

Develop the right strategy for your next project, using JBREC as an extension of your team. Our consultants specialize in providing forward-thinking analysis to give executives a unique advantage in the market.

Consumer Trends

Receive consumer trend analysis and recommendations for future amenities, home design, and community theming with the help of JBREC's dedicated team of consumer research analysts.

Local Market Expertise

Get local insight into new home market conditions through our proprietary rating system, which marries sales and pricing data with boots-on-the-ground insight from our market experts, consultants, and clients.

Public Homebuilder Earnings Summary

Understand how some of the largest public builders performed every quarter with our analysis of earnings performance and calls.

Active-Selling Communities Database

Leverage JBREC’s geocoded database of public and private builders’ active-selling communities to unlock a comprehensive view of supply and competition in each market.

Invitations to Client-Exclusive Events and Webinars

Receive exclusive invitations to our hosted events, where you’ll learn and network with a wide variety of industry experts. Our monthly webinar provides a forward-looking summary of the changing housing market.

Recommended Research & Consulting

Research Memberships

Metro and Regional Housing Package

This package provides a complete picture of housing supply, demand, and affordability through local insight, proprietary surveys, and extensive data analysis. We currently offer an overview of major housing and economic trends across 100 MSAs nationwide.

included in this package

*You can choose between one of the flagship reports or subscribe to both depending on your coverage needs

Geographic Overview of the Public Homebuilders Package

This package is designed for those who compare publicly-traded builders (including securities investors) to each other. Every quarter we rank each publicly-traded homebuilder based on the past, current, and forecasted performance of its geographic footprint.

included in this package

New Home Trends Institute Membership

CONSUMER AND DESIGN TRENDS

Backed by deep-dive research at JBREC and supported by our experts across the nation, the New Home Trends Institute pairs design inspiration with exclusive insights into the “why” behind consumers’ housing choices.

included in this Membership

Real Estate Consulting

Home Building, Land Development, Master Plans

Our experienced team of consultants thrives on helping our clients make great investment decisions. We will be an extension of your team, helping develop the right strategy for your next project. 

capabilities

Case Studies

Project Opportunity Analysis for Raleigh New Home Community
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Financial and Demographic Analysis for Freedom, a Future Active-Adult Community
New home construction against blue sky
Build-to-Rent First Look Study in Chattanooga, TN
Rental Community Analysis Logan Homes
Project Opportunity Analysis for Rental Community in North Carolina
Asset Valuation in Northern California
Asset Valuation in Northern California
Minneapolis - Summer Cityscape
Build-to-Rent Strategy in Minneapolis, MN
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Apartment Acquisition in Austin, TX
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Project Opportunity Analysis for The Park at Three Point
JBREC Case Study Denver
Project Opportunity Analysis for Suburban Denver Neighborhood
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Market Study for Farms of New Kent Community Development District
Project Opportunity Analysis for Raleigh New Home Community
Couple and adult daughter playing pickleball
Financial and Demographic Analysis for Freedom, a Future Active-Adult Community
New home construction against blue sky
Build-to-Rent First Look Study in Chattanooga, TN
Rental Community Analysis Logan Homes
Project Opportunity Analysis for Rental Community in North Carolina
Asset Valuation in Northern California
Asset Valuation in Northern California
Minneapolis - Summer Cityscape
Build-to-Rent Strategy in Minneapolis, MN

Solving today to help you navigate tomorrow.

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Consulting Clients Serviced
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Metro Areas Visited
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What our clients say about us

John Burns is our primary resource for up-to-date industry trends and has proven their unique value as a trusted partner in evaluating growth opportunities. When we started looking to expand our geographic footprint, there was no question who we would engage with. Working with John and his team was a great decision for our company.

CEO, Public Homebuilder

Our first step on researching new BTR projects is to check John Burns market reports.  It is the “level-set” we need to assess whether or not the project is aspirational or grounded in real-time metrics.

Managing Director, Real Estate Investment Manager

John Burns has been a significant resource for our teams across the Southwest region, assessing new business and evaluating existing developments. Their market-specific knowledge has been a great value-add for our local teams!

Senior Managing Director, Real Estate Investment, Development, and Management Firm

John and his team of housing experts provide the best and most accurate information on all of our housing markets and their forecasts are invaluable in guiding our business plans and investments

Managing Director, Capital Provider and Investor for For-Sale Residential

We highly value our business relationship with the entire John Burns Research and Consulting team who is always hyper responsive, approachable, polished and proficient. We highly cherish our partnership with JBREC, the housing industry’s top real estate research firm.

Executive Director and Principal, Real Estate Investment and Brokerage for SFR/BTR

The JBREC reports, data and forecasts are a critical component to our decision making process as you are only as good as the information you rely on. JBREC are the foremost experts in our growing asset class and we are grateful for their long time support and pursuit of better information to serve the broader real estate market.

President and COO, BTR Operator and Developer

John Burns’ research is consistently comprehensive and thoughtful providing valuable insight into current and future market conditions. John Burns’ research and data is unmatched in quality and timeliness and is invaluable to successful execution in today’s residential real estate market.

Co-Founder and CEO, SFR/BTR Operator

John Burns Research and Consulting consistently provides our executive team invaluable research and insight strategies to successfully navigate the market on a consistent basis.

President and COO, Public Homebuilder

We have been using and working with the JBREC group since the early days, dating all the way back to 2014. They have been a phenomenal resource in providing market intelligence before the rest of the world caught on to what we were up to. Today, they continue to be a beacon and leader nationally.

CEO, BTR Operator

JBREC really is the industry reference for SFR data and research. The breadth of detail in the monthly US Housing Analysis and Forecast reports is really impressive, with 350+ pages of well presented data, analysis and insights every month.

CEO, SFR/BTR Operator

We find JBREC to be an invaluable partner. Their collection of data is the most comprehensive in the SFR industry, but on top of that, the John Burns Research team is incredibly responsive. Whenever we have custom requests (or just need help locating information in their voluminous collection of publications) the team there consistently delivers.

CEO, Single-Family Rental Proptech Services Platform

JBREC provides more rigorous data and analysis on US housing than any other firm. John and team have been trusted advisors to our team for decades.

Managing Director, Public, Single-Family Rental REIT

No research platform is as comprehensive as John Burns–our subscription has been invaluable and informs the strategic decisions we make on a daily basis. Their platform combines market sentiment and backs it up with concrete empirical data. We will continue to rely on their research to help direct our decision making.

CEO, SFR/BTR Operator

We are very active investors in building products companies and highly value JBREC for their insights and custom studies of specific building product segments in support of our deals. They are critical sources of information in helping us understand the latest housing market trends and outlook for our areas of investment.

Senior Principal, Large-Cap Private Equity Firm

For the past 5 years, the team at John Burns Research and Consulting has been a valued partner, providing us with vital research and market trend information that has allowed us to stay ahead of the curve

CFO, Water Management Solutions

John Burns assists our company by giving timely data that allows us to make more strategic decisions. Their interactive dashboards allow for both high level and in-depth trend analysis. The Burns Home Value Index gives an easy-to-understand aggregation of key real estate factors that influence home price and value.

Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Real Estate Brokerage Service Provider

More than a research firm they are a research partner comprised of talented professionals who are accessible, highly responsive and incredibly accurate in their analysis and forecasts. Hard to imagine doing business without them!

Director, Architecture Firm

JBREC’s monthly and quarterly reports provide the foresight we need to navigate ambiguous business conditions and adequately prepare for industry downturns or periods of rapid growth.

Senior Analyst, Building Products Manufacturer

John Burns Research and Consulting continues to raise the bar as a trusted source of US housing analysis and has proven time and time again to be an invaluable partner when navigating new opportunities.

US President, Privately-Held Developer and Homebuilder

John Burns is our primary resource for up-to-date industry trends and has proven their unique value as a trusted partner in evaluating growth opportunities. When we started looking to expand our geographic footprint, there was no question who we would engage with. Working with John and his team was a great decision for our company.

CEO, Public Homebuilder

Our first step on researching new BTR projects is to check John Burns market reports.  It is the “level-set” we need to assess whether or not the project is aspirational or grounded in real-time metrics.

Managing Director, Real Estate Investment Manager

John Burns has been a significant resource for our teams across the Southwest region, assessing new business and evaluating existing developments. Their market-specific knowledge has been a great value-add for our local teams!

Senior Managing Director, Real Estate Investment, Development, and Management Firm

Featured Insights

Welcome to a special preview of the New Home Trends Institute’s Industry Pulse Newsletter!

Home affordability is near its all-time worst, making this one of the most challenging times historically to purchase a home.

Contact us to maximize your opportunities in the housing market.

If you have any questions about our services or would like to speak to one of our experts about how we can help your business, please contact Client Relations at clientservices@jbrec.com.