3 Things You Should Know: 2019 International Builders Show February 21, 2019 Home Building, Land Development By: Jason Holte Share: TwitterFacebookLinkedIn The International Builders’ Show is here once again. Let’s skip the standard event recap and take a look at the show from a different viewpoint. This week, thousands of building professionals are braving the snow to attend the 75th annual International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. A who’s who of homebuilders, suppliers, construction and design professionals, and others within the building industry are gathered to learn, exhibit, and network at this can’t miss trade show. A major theme of this year’s show is optimism, especially when it comes to residential construction. Per Architect Magazine, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released on the exhibit floor this week, reports homebuilder confidence has risen for the second straight month. We know you’ll read countless recaps and press releases from the show’s major players over the next few days so, this year, we decided to do things a bit differently. Let’s get hands-on with our map-based real estate application, LandVision™, to see the kind of information that homebuilders can gather in a short amount of time about a property and its surroundings. Las Vegas Convention Center – the Home of the International Builders’ Show The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) sits on 21 adjacent lots owned by Clark County spanning over 104 total acres. LVCC first opened its doors in 1959 and 15 tenants currently call the convention center home. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), construction on a massive renovation project began in September 2018, with phase 2 of the project expected to add 1.4 million square feet to the existing facility. Large-scale builders and land developers may also be interested to know that the LVCC’s south wing falls within a qualified tax opportunity zone! The New American Home Built to spotlight the technological advances available to the homebuilding industry, the New American Home is one of the main attractions at the International Builders’ Show each year. This year’s show home is located in Henderson, NV within the Ascaya community, which is being developed by CTF Development Inc. Using LandVision to overlay demographic information, we can see that a stunning 42% of the surrounding neighborhood boasts an income of over $100,000. The area has also undergone significant growth — in 1990 the population was just 141, but today an estimated 2,250 people live nearby. Crime data suggests that this is an exceedingly quiet community as well, with most major crimes indexing well below the national average. How LandVision Helps Homebuilders Find Profitable Development Opportunities Builders and land developers of all sizes rely on LandVision to help them conduct site selection, identify land assemblages, analyze the competition, and manage due diligence efficiently. Using LandVision, builders can search for parcels by land use, zoning, acreage, assessed value, and much more. Overlaying demographics, points of interest, traffic data, school attendance zones and rankings, hazard data, and our other comprehensive, map-ready content allows builders to further contextualize the properties they are pursuing for home construction. If you are interested in learning more about our location intelligence solutions for builders and land developers, contact us today or schedule a LandVision demo. You can also download our one-sheet outlining the Top 6 Data Layers Homebuilders Use To Identify Site Opportunities!