Be Local. Residential land development is a local endeavor. Columnar drives growth through investment in local talent rather than acquisition from afar. Our commitment to build on the knowledge, abilities, and connections of our team members within target markets allows us to uncover unique opportunities. We understand that each opportunity calls for an established land professional versed in the area’s entitlement and broader development environment, both at municipal and regional levels. By gathering teams of engineers, land planners, attorneys, and environmental consultants with hard-earned local experience, we efficiently source, plan, and execute successful projects.
Be Patient. Columnar is led by a team that has persevered through a combined eight real estate cycles. We understand the perils of debt and the value in prioritizing capital preservation over rapid growth. With significant family investment and a mindset of “protect, then grow,” we take the long view, positioning each project to weather the most severe downturn, and sometimes choose to remain on the sidelines while competitors press aggressively forward.
Be Focused. Columnar focuses acquisition in markets with the following characteristics.
High-growth regions with strong, sustainable economies. Jobs drive demand for new homes. MSAs that have favorable unemployment, job and income growth, median household income, and cost of living rates indicate future housing demand.
Supply-constrained development environments. Areas with limited developable land, challenging entitlement environments, and difficult physical conditions provide the greatest opportunity. We create a competitive advantage through development and acquisition with uncommon skill and expertise.