The Howard Hughes Corporation and Jerry Colangelo today announced the launch of Douglas Ranch, a new large-scale master planned community (MPC) in Phoenix’s West Valley. Encompassing nearly 37,000 acres in the nation’s fastest-growing metro region, Douglas Ranch is anticipated to become one of the leading MPCs in the country, with 100,000 homes, 300,000 residents and 55 million square feet of commercial development. Residential lot sales at Douglas Ranch are scheduled to begin in the first half of 2022.
The MPC was acquired by Howard Hughes from JDM Partners, led by Colangelo, David Eaton and Mel Shultz, and El Dorado Holdings, led by Mike Ingram; both companies will remain as joint venture partners with HHC on Trillium, the 3,000-acre first village of Douglas Ranch, located in the city of Buckeye, Arizona.
“The launch of Douglas Ranch is momentous news for Phoenix and the state of Arizona. We are creating a city of the future—leveraging The Howard Hughes Corporation’s development expertise to build a community with limitless potential to spur growth, business expansion, economic opportunity and innovation,” said Jerry Colangelo, sports executive, businessman, and long-time Phoenix resident whose development company, JDM Partners, is one of the largest owners of entitled land in Arizona.
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To learn more about Douglas Ranch, visit: https://www.douglasranchaz.com
Vermaland, a leading Phoenix-based land banking and development company, is developing Verma Vistas III, an 1100-acre master plan community located in Tonopah, Ariz. Properties of this size are very difficult to come by, so this makes the parcel the largest piece of privately owned land in the area.
Vermaland acquired this parcel due to its strategic location and is located at 427th Avenue and Narramore Road. Mountain ranges three miles south of the property offer spectacular views. Other properties in the area that are 100 acres or more have been developed into solar farms by large energy companies. A number of one-acre residential lots can also be found in the area. Unfinished one-acre lots are in high demand in this part of Tonopah, with the average selling price being $50,000 per acre.
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To learn more about Vermaland, visit: https://vermaland.com
Harvard Investments, Toll Brothers, and Värde Partners announced today they formed a joint venture to acquire the remaining undeveloped land in Estrella, a mixed-use master-planned community located in Goodyear, Ariz. The acquisition includes more than 18,000 acres of entitled land. This purchase is one of the largest acquisitions of an active master-planned community in Arizona to date.
“We are excited to add Estrella to our portfolio of properties across the southwestern United States and to work with both Toll Brothers and Värde Partners to apply our collective knowledge to the future growth of Estrella,” said Tim Brislin, vice president of Harvard Investments. “Our intention for Estrella is to build on its foundation of excellent planning and its reputation as a best-in-class master-planned community.”
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To learn more about Estrella, visit: https://www.estrella.com
The billionaire purchased 24,000 acres outside of Buckeye in Arizona and an additional 2,800 acres in Buckeye.
A few years ago, Bill Gates has announced plans to build a smart city outside of Buckeye in Arizona. Through his subsidiary Mt. Lemmon Holdings, the billionaire spent $80 million to purchase more than 24,000 acres of land with plans to build a smart city, which will include housing, schools, offices and retail. Since the purchase, there has been limited information on the development of the project.
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