In the five years to 2016, Land Development industry revenue is expected to decline sharply. Although the construction sector has strongly recovered from the economic downturn, the industry has had a reduced role in the construction process, as industry operators focus narrowly on prebuilding activities such as subdivision. Because the construction sector has become increasingly integrated, fewer companies have been able to successfully focus on these activities, in effect reducing industry participation. Meanwhile, many larger construction companies have begun performing land development services themselves, siphoning revenue from the industry. Over the next five years, the industry's structural decline is anticipated to continue, although revenue will decrease at a slower rate.
This industry services raw land (except cemeteries) and subdivides properties into lots for subsequent sale to builders. Land subdivision precedes building activity. Servicing of land may include excavation work for the installation of roads and utility lines, and operators may subcontract excavation and other activities to specialist contractors. Establishments that perform only the legal subdivision of land are not included in this industry.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.