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Top real estate developers in the US

Are you looking to invest in a US property? Learn about the top US developers across the nation and in some of the largest real estate markets in California, Florida, Texas, and Colorado. This is an expanding list of developers with information about more states to come!

Leading real estate developers in the US

The US has seen a housing boom for the past 8 years and there’s no sign of it stopping anytime soon, with house prices continuing to rise in all of the United States’ largest cities. According to Global Property Guide (GPG), the costs associated with buying a property in the US are low to moderate and there are only minor restrictions on foreign ownership of real estate. However, the US is also experiencing a limited supply of properties on the market as people increasingly look to buy instead of rent. This is where it helps to take a look at some of the largest real estate developers in the US, so you can learn who the most trusted and the most highly reviewed construction companies are nationwide, which, in turn, can help you find the perfect investment whether you are a US resident or a foreign national. 

In this article, we’ll explore the largest real estate developers in the US. Using data from Statista, the chart below shows the leading real estate developers based on the number of residential units they started construction on in 2021. These developers, and many more, are covered in more detail in our tables.

Chart with leading real estate developers in the US in 2021

We’ll also explore developers focused in four of the best states for real estate investments: California, Florida, Texas, and Colorado. These states are popular migration destinations in the US, each with bustling urban centers, smaller rural towns, and diverse communities. As reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Florida stands out as a favorite destination for families, while California and Texas tend to be preferred destinations for individuals.   

The developers in the following tables are organized from largest to smallest in terms of their number of completed projects. The companies’ headquarter, number of completed projects, project types, and google review are included. Some developers don’t offer the exact number of completed projects, so the number is an estimated value and, in some cases, may only include featured projects.

Top nationwide real estate developers

We consider developers to be nationwide if they build in three or more states. Otherwise, if they build in two or fewer states they are included in the respective sections below.

The top 25 largest multifamily developers from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) are included, as well as additional nationwide developers.

Developer name

HQ State

HQ City

Number of completed projects

Project types

Google review

PulteGroup

Georgia

Atlanta

799 active projects in 2021

residential

2.7

The Michaels Organization

New Jersey

Camden

424

residential, mixed-use

3.7

Avalon Bay Communities

Virginia

Arlington

282

residential, commercial, mixed-use

1.5

Wood Partners

Georgia

Atlanta

276

residential

3.4

Dominium

Minnesota

Plymouth

219

residential

2.1

Hines

Texas

Houston

201

residential, commercial, mixed-use

5

Continental Properties Company

Wisconsin

Menomonee Falls

200+

residential, commercial

3.2

DR Horton

Texas

Arlington

200+

residential

2.7

Boston Properties

Massachusetts

Boston

181

residential, commercial, mixed-use

2.2

Greystar

South Carolina

Charleston

158

residential, commercial, mixed-use

1.8

Lincoln Property Company

Texas

Dallas

150+

residential

3.6

Sansone Group

Missouri

Clayton

150+

residential, commercial, industrial

2.4

Related group

Florida

Miami

122

residential, commercial, mixed-use

2.7

Southport Financial Services

Florida

Tampa

120+

residential

n/a

Lincoln Property Company West

California

Los Angeles

118

commercial, mixed-use

1.4

Manhattan Construction Group

Oklahoma

Tulsa

100+

residential, commercial, industrial

4.4

MDH Partners

Georgia

Atlanta

100+

residential, commercial, mixed-use, industrial

n/a

National Community Renaissance

California

Rancho Cucamonga

89

residential, mixed-use

3.3

Kittle Property Group

Indiana

Indianapolis

84

residential

1.7

Thompson Thrift

Indiana

Indianapolis

83

residential, commercial, mixed-use

4.6

LDG Development

Kentucky

Louisville

81

residential

2.8

TWG Development 

Indianapolis

Indiana

81

residential, mixed-use

2.5

Tishman Speyer

New York

New York City

79

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

Landmark Properties

Georgia

Athens

75+

residential

2.9

Fairfield Residential Company

California

San Diego

73

residential, mixed-use

3.9

Property Markets Group (PMG)

New York

New York City

70+

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

Quarterra

North Carolina

Charlotte

68

residential

3.9

Crescent Communities

North Carolina

Charlotte

67

residential, commercial, mixed-use

3.6

DeBartolo Development

Florida

Tampa

60+

residential, commercial, mixed-use

3

Williams Homes

California

Santa Clarita

57+

residential

4.6

Rosewood Property Company

Texas

Dallas

50+

residential, commercial, industrial

n/a

Woodfield Development

South Carolina

Mount Pleasant

48

residential, mixed-use

n/a

Unicorp National Developments

Florida

Orlando

40+

residential, commercial, mixed-use

4.1

Fore Property Company

Las Vegas

Nevada

36

residential, mixed-use

2.5

Kilroy Realty

California

Los Angeles

36

residential, commercial, mixed-use

3.5

Southern Land Company

Tennessee

Nashville

34

residential, mixed-use

4.3

Union Investment Real Estate

New York  (US office)

Hamburg, Germany

32

residential, commercial

2.3

Golub and Company

Illinois

Chicago

30

commercial, mixed-use

2.5

Hanover Company

Texas

Houston

30

residential, mixed-use

4.7

LIV Development

Alabama

Birmingham

30

residential

4.5

The Dinerstein Companies (TDC)

Texas

Houston

28

residential

4.3

Next Generation Capital

California

Gold River

25+

residential

n/a

Urban Villages

Colorado

Denver

25+

residential, commercial

3.7

Northwood Ravin

North Carolina

Charlotte

23

residential, mixed-use

4.6

NPR Group

Ohio

Cleveland

22+

residential, mixed-use

2.9

Holland Partners

Washington

Vancouver

21

residential, commercial, mixed-use

3.2

Carmel Partners

California

San Francisco

20+

residential

3.7

Republic Family of Companies

California

San Jose

20+

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

Fuqua Development

Georgia

Atlanta

20

mixed-use

2.2

Brookfield Properties

New York

New York City

18

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

Bridge Investment Group

Utah

Salt Lake City

17+

residential, commercial

3.4

Matthews Southwest

Texas

Dallas

16

residential, commercial, mixed-use, industrial

n/a

Bosa Development

Canada

Burnaby

15+

residential, mixed-use

3.6

Houston EB5

Texas

Houston

14

residential, commercial, mixed-use

4.4

Millennium Partners

New York

New York City

14

mixed-use

n/a

Revesco Properties

Colorado

Denver

13

commercial, mixed-use

n/a

The Bainbridge Companies

Florida

Wellington

13

residential

2.5

Landeavor

Florida

Tampa

12

residential

n/a

Northern Capital Investments

Florida

Naples

10+

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

Crescent Real Estate

Texas

Fort Worth

10

residential, commercial

n/a

Lightstone

New York

New York

9

residential, commercial

4

Grand Peaks Properties

Colorado

Denver

8

residential

3.3

Davis Development

Georgia

Stockbridge

6

residential

4.4

Trammell Crow Residential

Texas

Dallas

5+

residential, commercial

n/a

Amplify Development Company

California

Culver City

3+

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

Alliance Residential

Arizona

Scottsdale

n/a

residential

n/a

Raydient Places and Properties

Florida

Yulee

n/a

residential, commercial, mixed-use, industrial

4

Top real estate developers in California

California is a top contender for those interested in investing in real estate. It’s nicknamed the Golden State due to the large deposits of gold that spurred the Gold Rush, but it could also refer to its year-round sunshine and the sunny attitudes of its residents. California has a strong job market, a favorable property tax, and a high demand for rental properties, all of which make it an ideal location for property buyers. Some of the most popular cities for real estate include Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, Sacramento, Oakland, Malibu, Oxnard, and Riverside.

Mercy Housing California

California

San Francisco

155

residential

3.3

Related California

New York

New York City

101

residential, commercial, mixed-use

2.6

BRIDGE Housing

California

San Francisco

100+

residential, mixed-use

3.9

TMG Partners

California

San Francisco

92

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

Wakeland Housing & Development

California

San Diego

53

residential

2.9

Weintraub Real Estate Group (WREG)

California

Malibu

50+

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

A Community of Friends

California

Los Angeles

43

residential

3.6

Dettaglio Construction

California

Walnut Creek

36

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

Wilson Meany

California

San Francisco

27

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

Strada Investment Group

California

San Francisco

12

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

Urban Pacific

California

San Francisco

11

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

Bel Invest

Florida

Miami

8+

residential, mixed-use

n/a

Anchor Valley Partners

California

Berkeley

7+

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

Mirka Investments

California

San Diego

7+

residential, mixed-use

n/a

HK3 Development

California

Sacramento

2

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

Top real estate developers in Florida

Florida is known as the Sunshine State and is popular among snowbirds seeking to escape cold northern winters by vacationing in the south. It has thousands of miles of coastline with Gulf Coast beaches that are coveted vacation destinations. From the beaches to its one-of-a-kind theme parks, it’s clear to see why Florida is such a popular location for families. Pair this all with low income and property taxes, and you have a great location for real estate investment. Some of the most popular cities for real estate include Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Naples, North Port, and Ocala.

ICI Homes

Florida

Daytona Beach

98

residential

4

Augustine Development Group

Florida

St Augustine

96

residential, commercial

n/a

Tavistock Development Company

Florida

Orlando

75

residential, commercial, mixed-use

3.2

RPC Holdings

Florida

Miami

50+

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

Seagate Development Group

Florida

Fort Myers

42

residential, commercial, industrial

4.1

Vestcor Companies

Florida

Jacksonville

30+

residential

3.4

Neal Communities

Florida

Sarasota

26

residential

4.1

The Gallina Companies

Wisconsin

Mt. Horeb

21

residential

2.7

Poseidon Adventure Development Group

Florida

Tampa

20

residential

n/a

Broadway Real Estate Services

Florida

Lakeland

19

residential, commercial

3.9

The Ronto Group

Florida

Naples

16

residential, commercial

4.4

JDS Development Group

New York

New York City

15+

residential

2.7

Green Pointe Developers

Florida

Jacksonville

15

residential, mixed-use

n/a

Bel Invest

Florida

Miami

8+

residential, mixed-use

n/a

DDA Development

Florida

Tampa

8

residential, commercial

n/a

PARC Group

Florida

Jacksonville

8

residential, mixed-use

5

Sam Rodgers Homes

Florida

Sarasota

8

residential, mixed-use

4

ERM Development

Florida

Altamonte Springs

6+

residential

5

Plaza Equity Partners

Florida

Miami

5

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

Bromley Companies

New York

New York

n/a

residential, mixed-use

n/a

EcoLogics Group

Florida

Stuart

n/a

residential, commercial

n/a

G & G Development

Florida

Miami

n/a

residential, commercial

n/a

Miami Worldcenter

Florida

Miami

n/a

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

The Trevato Development Group

Florida

Jacksonville Beach

n/a

mixed-use

n/a

Top real estate developers in Texas

Texas is one of the largest states and therefore provides a variety of living environments when it comes to size and climate. This also means that there’s plenty of undeveloped land and a healthy construction industry. One of the biggest pros of investing in Texas is the absence of a state income tax, but it is also known for lower than average housing prices and cost of living. Some of the most popular cities for real estate include Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Fort Worth.

Developer name

HQ State

HQ City

Number of completed projects

Project types

Google review

Silver Ventures

Texas

San Antonio

38

commercial, mixed-use

3

Midway

Texas

Houston

22

residential, commercial

4

Kaizen Development Partners

Texas

Dallas

14

commercial, mixed-use

n/a

Sabot Development

Texas

Austin

14

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

Bright Realty

Texas

Lewisville

13+

residential, commercial, mixed-use

3.7

Casey Development

Texas

San Antonio

13

residential, commercial

n/a

Momark Development

Texas

Austin

13

residential

n/a

TODD Interests

Texas

Dallas

10

residential, commercial, mixed-use

2.6

Sam Moon Group

Texas

Plano

9

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

RREAF Holdings

Texas

Dallas

6

residential, commercial

3

Hoque Global

Texas

Dallas

5+

residential, commercial, mixed-use

n/a

Top real estate developers in Colorado

If you like outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, or skiing, Colorado is the perfect location as it boasts incredible natural beauty and a diverse landscape. It’s been ranked among the top states in terms of quality of life, with great education and healthcare. Colorado also has a low property tax, high rental income, and plentiful job opportunities. Some of the most popular cities for real estate include Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and Boulder.

Developer name

HQ State

HQ City

Number of completed projects

Project types

Google review

Hartford Homes

Colorado

Timnath

35+

residential

4.6

Norwood Development Group

Colorado

Colorado Springs

17

residential, commercial

3.8

Challenger Homes

Colorado

Colorado Springs

16

residential

4.1

O'Neil Group

Colorado

Colorado Springs

15

residential, commercial

4

Formativ

Colorado

Denver

2

residential, commercial

n/a

Going forward

We’ve covered the top real estate developers that build nationwide and those focused on these four popular states: California, Florida, Texas, and Colorado. The tables above can help you understand the size of each developer, what types of projects they build, and the overall satisfaction of their past customers. Knowing about the biggest developers in the US and each of these states can help you decide what direction to go in when searching for your real estate investment.

While this information is helpful for all future real estate investors in the US, the market remains very fast-paced and saturated with buyers. Each state also has its own unique real estate market with different conditions, advantages, and disadvantages. That’s why it’s invaluable to have the help of real estate professionals throughout the property buying process, especially if you are a foreigner as conditions and documentation may vary. Our mortgage experts can find you personalized loan offers, offer professional advice, and start-to-finish guidance from the application process to mortgage payments. 

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