PODCASTS

Episode 55

Episode 55 – Delivering Lots on Scale to Builders with Tim Johnson of Land Tejas

In this episode, Carter talks with Tim Johnson, the Director of Community Sales and Marketing for Land Tejas, one the largest land developers in Texas on the topic of delivering residential lots to home builders on scale.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  1. The background on the sale of a majority interest in Land Tejas to Starwood;
  2. Preferred master planned community acquisition requirements;
  3. Transaction structures with home builders;
  4. The impact of Crystal Lagoons on sales velocity with both home builders and buyers;

Show Notes

  1. Tim Johnson Contact Information – Email: tjohnson@landtejas.com Phone: 713.783.6702
  2. Starwood Land Website – www.starwoodland.com
  3. RCLCO Top Selling MPCs –  https://www.rclco.com/publication/30th-edition-of-the-top-selling-master-planned-communities-report-year-end-2023/
  4. Launch / RCLCO Top 50 MPC Infrastructure Trends – https://www.rclco.com/publication/financing-mechanisms-the-50-top-selling-mpcs-of-2023/
  5. The Launch Bond – www.thelaunchbond.com

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways Launch Development Financing Advisors™ (Launch) can help you with your project

  1. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project – If you have a project in excess of 250 acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, contact Carter Froelich carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial bond analysis for your project. Get your Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis at Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis
  2. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch™ professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation and/or Development Agreement.
  3. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project – We have developed a unique process at Launch™ called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to enhance project returns.
  4. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS™”)
    Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or agency.

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners

Complimentary Land to Lots Book

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis

       

Episode-54

Episode 54 – Discussion with Uri Man, CEO of The Lagoon Development Company

In Episode 54 Carter talks with Uri Man, the CEO of The Lagoon Development Company about what motivated him to start the Lagoon Development Company, and the impact it has had on the landscape of the MPC Amenity offerings.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • The planning process that goes into launching a Lagoon in a MPC
  • The regulations pertaining to a Lagoon, and how to build them efficiently
  • What other amenities naturally accompany a Lagoon
  • What are the economics of adding a Lagoon to a community
  • Annual upkeep/maintenance requirements and where does the upkeep funding come from

Find Uri Man here-    uri@lagoondevelopment.com 

                                    https://www.lagoondevelopment.com

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways Launch Development Financing Advisors™ (Launch) can help you with your project

  1. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project – If you have a project in excess of 250 acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, contact Carter Froelich carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial bond analysis for your project. Get your Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis at Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis
  2. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch™ professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation and/or Development Agreement.
  3. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project – We have developed a unique process at Launch™ called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to enhance project returns.
  4. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS™”)
    Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or agency.

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners

Complimentary Land to Lots Book

       

Episode-53

Episode 53 – Understanding and Impacting Internal Rates of Return (2 of 2)

In Episode 53 Carter discusses 27 strategies to impact the three components of IRR.

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways Launch Development Financing Advisors™ (Launch) can help you with your project

  1. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project – If you have a project in excess of 250 acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, contact Carter Froelich carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial bond analysis for your project. Get your Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis at Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis
  2. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create
    certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch™
    professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation
    and/or Development Agreement.
  3. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project – We have developed a unique process at Launch™
    called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine
    possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to
    enhance project returns.
  4. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS™”)
    Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your
    district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal
    packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or
    agency.

Show Notes:

IIR Matrix Download

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners

Complimentary Land to Lots Book

       

Episode-52

Episode 52 – Understanding and Impacting Internal Rates of Return (1 of 2)

In Episode 52 Carter discusses Internal Rates of Return (“IRR”), why its important and what are the three components and levers of IRR.

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways Launch Development Financing Advisors™ (Launch) can help you with your project

  1. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project – If you have a project in excess of 250 acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, contact Carter Froelich carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial bond analysis for your project. Get your Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis at Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis
  2. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create
    certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch™
    professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation
    and/or Development Agreement.
  3. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project – We have developed a unique process at Launch™
    called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine
    possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to
    enhance project returns.
  4. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS™”)
    Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your
    district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal
    packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or
    agency.

Show Notes:

IIR Matrix Download

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners

Complimentary Land to Lots Book

       

Episode-51

Episode 51 – An interview with Paul Johnson and Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki related to Creating a Master Planned Community (Part 3 of 4)

In Episode 51 Carter continues his conversation with Paul Johnson, the former Executive Vice President of Community Development of Rancho Mission Viejo Company as well as Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki the Founder of TST-Ink an integrated Marketing and Communication firm. Over Paul’s 30-year tenure with Rancho Mission Viejo Company he was involved in the development of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera, and Los Flores.  Teri has worked collaboratively with Paul over the years in the creation of the vision, placemaking, branding and soft programing for Rancho Mission Viejo’s projects. In this Land To Lots™ Podcast series, Paul and Teri discuss the planning and development of Rancho Mission Viejo’s Planning Area 3.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • Ways in which RMV assists builder close homes
  • Creating physical and social amenities and connections
  • How to determine the price and scope of amenities
  • Creating meaningful soft programing for the MPC

Show Notes:

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways Launch Development Financing Advisors™ (Launch) can help you with your project

  1. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project – If you have a project in excess of 250 acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, contact Carter Froelich carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial bond analysis for your project.
  2. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create
    certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch™
    professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation
    and/or Development Agreement.
  3. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project – We have developed a unique process at Launch™
    called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine
    possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to
    enhance project returns.
  4. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS™”)
    Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your
    district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal
    packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or
    agency.

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners

Complimentary Land to Lots Book

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis

       

Episode-50

Episode 50 – An interview with Paul Johnson and Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki related to Creating a Master Planned Community (Part 3 of 4)

In Episode 50 Carter continues his conversation with Paul Johnson, the former Executive Vice President of Community Development of Rancho Mission Viejo Company as well as Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki the Founder of TST-Ink an integrated Marketing and Communication firm. Over Paul’s 30-year tenure with Rancho Mission Viejo Company he was involved in the development of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera, and Los Flores.  Teri has worked collaboratively with Paul over the years in the creation of the vision, placemaking, branding and soft programing for Rancho Mission Viejo’s projects. In this Land To Lots™ Podcast series, Paul and Teri discuss the planning and development of Rancho Mission Viejo’s Planning Area 3.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • Connecting the amenity package and soft programing
  • What are the “spaces in between” and how can they benefit the MPC
  • How MPC’s impact resident’s well being
  • Integrating 55+ into the MPC
  • How to best utilize the physical attributes of the project as an amenity
  • Creating a MPC demand generator rather than a supply side provider

Show Notes:

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways Launch Development Financing Advisors™ (Launch) can help you with your project

  1. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project – If you have a project in excess of 250 acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, contact Carter Froelich carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial bond analysis for your project.
  2. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create
    certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch™
    professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation
    and/or Development Agreement.
  3. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project – We have developed a unique process at Launch™
    called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine
    possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to
    enhance project returns.
  4. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS™”)
    Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your
    district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal
    packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or
    agency.

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners

Complimentary Land to Lots Book

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis

       

Episode-49

Episode 49 – An interview with Paul Johnson and Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki related to Creating a Master Planned Community (Part 2 of 4)

In Episode 49 Carter continues his conversation with Paul Johnson, the former Executive Vice President of Community Development of Rancho Mission Viejo Company as well as Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki the Founder of TST-Ink an integrated Marketing and Communication firm. Over Paul’s 30-year tenure with Rancho Mission Viejo Company he was involved in the development of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera, and Los Flores.  Teri has worked collaboratively with Paul over the years in the creation of the vision, placemaking, branding and soft programing for Rancho Mission Viejo’s projects. In this Land To Lots™ Podcast series, Paul and Teri discuss the planning and development of Rancho Mission Viejo’s Planning Area 3.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • How to partner with home builders to assist in the attainment of the MPC Vision
  • How make your MPC a demand generator rather than a supply side servicer and what’s the difference
  • Balancing project value and home affordability
  • How buyers think of homes and community and how these thoughts should impact your planning efforts

Show Notes:

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways Launch Development Financing Advisors™ (Launch) can help you with your project

  1. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project – If you have a project in excess of 250 acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, contact Carter Froelich carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial bond analysis for your project.
  2. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create
    certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch™
    professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation
    and/or Development Agreement.
  3. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project – We have developed a unique process at Launch™
    called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine
    possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to
    enhance project returns.
  4. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS™”)
    Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your
    district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal
    packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or
    agency.

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners

Complimentary Land to Lots Book

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis

       

Episode-48

Episode 48 – Creating a Master Planned Community with Paul Johnson & Teri Slavic Tsuyuki (1/4)

In Episode 48 Carter speaks with Paul Johnson, the former Executive Vice President of Community Development of Rancho Mission Viejo Company as well as Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki the Founder of TST-Ink, an integrated marketing and communication firm. Over Paul’s 30-year tenure with Rancho Mission Viejo Company he was involved in the development for Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera, and Los Flores.  Teri has worked collaboratively with Paul over the years in the creation of the vision, placemaking, branding and soft programing for Rancho Mission Viejo’s projects. In this Land To Lots™ Podcast series, Paul and Teri discuss the planning and development of Rancho Mission Viejo’s Planning Area 3.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • Creating the vision for the MPC
  • The land as a blank canvas and creating guiding principals
  • How to dial in on the target market for a MPC
  • How to address connectivity on large MPC’s
  • How to live in the known and the unknown worlds
  • Creating the ability to adapt the MPC
  • How to manage an interdisciplinary team of creative team members

Show Notes:

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways Launch Development Financing Advisors™ (Launch) can help you with your project

  1. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project – If you have a project in excess of 250 acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, contact Carter Froelich carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial bond analysis for your project.
  2. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create
    certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch™
    professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation
    and/or Development Agreement.
  3. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project – We have developed a unique process at Launch™
    called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine
    possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to
    enhance project returns.
  4. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS™”)
    Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your
    district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal
    packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or
    agency.

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners

Complimentary Land to Lots Book

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis

       

Episode-47

Episode 47 – The Launch Sequence – Managing A Special District Financing (4 of 4)

In Episode 47 Carter discusses the third stage of The Launch Sequence™ in which the project’s financing is managed, administered and reimbursements for public infrastructure are received. In The Launch Sequence™ this is called the Management Phase of the financing.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • What it the Lookback Diagnostic Review;
  • Why would a company want to perform a Lookback Diagnostic Review;
  • What are the reasons for companies losing track of reimbursable costs.

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways Launch Development Financing Advisors™ (Launch) can help you with your project

  1. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project – If you have a project in excess of 250
    acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, have the professionals at Launch™ prepare an
    initial special district bond sizing analysis for your project. Get your Complimentary Bond Sizing
    Analysis now.
  2. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create
    certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch™
    professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation
    and/or Development Agreement.
  3. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project – We have developed a unique process at Launch™
    called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine
    possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to
    enhance project returns.
  4. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS™”)
    Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your
    district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal
    packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or
    agency.

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners
Complimentary Land to Lots book:
Complimentary Book

       

Episode-46

Episode 46 – The Launch Sequence – Managing A Special District Financing (3 of 4)

In Episode 46 Carter discusses the third stage of The Launch Sequence™ in which the project’s financing is managed, administered and reimbursements for public infrastructure are received. In The Launch Sequence™ this is called the Management Phase of the financing.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • What is the Developer’s Continuing Disclosure Obligation;
  • Why is Continuing Disclosure a vital component of the bond issuance process;
  • What has to be reported via the Continuing Disclosure process;
  • How Launch works to issue new bonds to keep funds flowing for the developer.

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways Launch Development Financing Advisors™ (Launch) can help you with your project

  1. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project – If you have a project in excess of 250
    acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, have the professionals at Launch™ prepare an
    initial special district bond sizing analysis for your project. Get your Complimentary Bond Sizing
    Analysis now.
  2. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create
    certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch™
    professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation
    and/or Development Agreement.
  3. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project – We have developed a unique process at Launch™
    called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine
    possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to
    enhance project returns.
  4. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS™”)
    Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your
    district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal
    packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or
    agency.

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners
Complimentary Land to Lots book:
Complimentary Book

       

Episode-45

Episode 45 – The Launch Sequence – Managing A Special District Financing (2 of 4)

In Episode 45 Carter discusses the third stage of The Launch Sequence™ in which the project’s financing is managed, administered and reimbursements for public infrastructure are received. In The Launch Sequence™ this is called the Management Phase of the financing.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • What documents do you need to get reimbursed from your bond funding;
  • What happens if you don’t have all of the required reimbursement documents;
  • How can you track all of the required documents necessary for reimbursement;
  • What is the Launch Reimbursement System™ (LRS) and how can it make your life easier;
  • How can the LRS act as a cash management tool;

How to address jurisdictional issues of useful life of public infrastructure.

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways Launch Development Financing Advisors™ (Launch) can help you with your project

  1. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project – If you have a project in excess of 250
    acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, have the professionals at Launch™ prepare an
    initial special district bond sizing analysis for your project. Get your Complimentary Bond Sizing
    Analysis now.
  2. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create
    certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch™
    professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation
    and/or Development Agreement.
  3. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project – We have developed a unique process at Launch™
    called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine
    possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to
    enhance project returns.
  4. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS™”)
    Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your
    district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal
    packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or
    agency.

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners
Complimentary Land to Lots book:
Complimentary Book

       

Episode-44

Episode 44 – The Launch Sequence – Managing A Special District Financing (1 of 4)

In Episode 44 Carter discusses the third stage of The Launch Sequence™ in which the project’s financing is managed, administered and reimbursements for public infrastructure are received. In The Launch Sequence™ this is called the Management Phase of the financing.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • What is the Management Process;
  • Why is the Management Process the most important stage of the financing;
  • What are the rules related to procuring public improvements;
  • What happens if you don’t follow these requirements;
  • What are the typical means of Public Bidding and how are they different;
  • What are Launch’s Public Bidding Manuals™ and why are these important for your development team.

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways Launch Development Financing Advisors™ (Launch) can help you with your project

  1. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project – If you have a project in excess of 250
    acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, have the professionals at Launch™ prepare an
    initial special district bond sizing analysis for your project. Get your Complimentary Bond Sizing
    Analysis now.
  2. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create
    certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch™
    professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation
    and/or Development Agreement.
  3. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project – We have developed a unique process at Launch™
    called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine
    possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to
    enhance project returns.
  4. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS™”)
    Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your
    district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal
    packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or
    agency.

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners
Complimentary Land to Lots book:
Complimentary Book

       

Episode-43

In Episode 43

Carter continues his explanation of the second stage of The Launch Sequence™ in which the project’s financing plan outlined in The Finance Plan™ is executed.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • The formation process related to the Special District;
  • How to accelerate the District formation and bond issuance process;
  • How to ensure that your special assessment liens are in line with your projections and the market;
  • Why its important to have a trained financing professional review the bond indenture to ensure that the financing documents are consistent with that which was planned in The Finance Plan™.

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways Launch Development Finance Advisors™ (Launch) can help you with your project:

  1. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project– If you have a project in excess of 250 acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, contact Carter Froelich carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial bond analysis for your project.
  2. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation and/or Development Agreement.
  3. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project– We have developed a unique process at Launch called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to enhance project returns.
  4. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS”) – Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or agency.

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners
Complimentary Land to Lots book:
Complimentary Book

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:
Complimentary Bond Sizing

       

Episode-42

In Episode 42

Carter discusses the second stage of The Launch Sequence™ in which the project’s financing plan outlined in The Finance Plan™ is executed. In The Launch Sequence™ this is called the Implementation Phase of the financing.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • What is the Implementation Process and why is it important;
  • Why developer’s cannot rely on underwriters to execute their Project’s finance plan;
  • The importance of checking the consistency of all Special District financing document to The Finance Plan™ and entitlement documents;
  • What is The Project Financing Checklist™ and why is it important to the financing;
  • The importance of adding favorable infrastructure financing language in the Development Agreement;
  • What are key elements of the financing that need to be included in the Development and/or project financing agreements;

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways Launch can help you with your project:

  1. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project– If you have a project in excess of 250 acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, contact Carter Froelich carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial bond analysis for your project.
  2. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation and/or Development Agreement.
  3. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project– We have developed a unique process at Launch called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to enhance project returns.
  4. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS”) – Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or agency.

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners
Complimentary Land to Lots book:
Complimentary Book

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:
Complimentary Bond Sizing

       

Episode-41

In Episode 41

Carter speaks with Rick Severance, the President at Wellen Park (Mattamy Homes) on the importance and art of placemaking in master planned communities.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • What is placemaking;
  • How place making has evolved over time;
  • The difference in placemaking between a new and existing project;
  • Common mistakes developers make in their attempt to create a “place”;
  • The relationship between hard and soft programming in placemaking; and
  • Lessons learned over the years in the trenches.

Show Notes:

Wellen Park – www.wellenpark.com

Mattamy Homes – www.mattamyhomes.com

Seaside – www.seasidefl.com

Watercolor – www.mywatercolorcommunity.com

Camana Bay – www.camanabay.com

Rick Severance  – Rick.severance@mattamycorp.com

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 5 ways Launch can help you with your project:

  1. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project– If you have a project in excess of 250 acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, contact Carter Froelich carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial bond analysis for your project.
  2. Prepare a MUD Forward Funding Launch Bond™ Analysis for your Project – If you have a project in Texas that has an established MUD, contact Carter Froelich carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial MUD Forward Funding CAB bond analysis for your project.
  3. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation and/or Development Agreement.
  4. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project– We have developed a unique process at Launch called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to enhance project returns.
  5. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS”) – Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or agency.

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Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:
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Episode-40

In Episode 40

Carter speaks with Chris Bley the Co-President of IHP Capital Partners on the role and importance of private equity in the MPC capital stack.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • The characteristics that private equity is looking for in a project and operator;
  • Why land is a great investment vehicle for equity;
  • Where equity is looking to deploy capital;
  • The typical private equity deal structure; and
  • Lessons learned over the years in the trenches.

Show Notes:

IHP  Website – www.ihpinc.com

Sunfield – www.sunfieldtexas.com

Chris Bley – cbley@ihpinc.com

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 5 ways Launch can help you with your project:

  1. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project– If you have a project in excess of 250 acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, contact Carter Froelich carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial bond analysis for your project.
  2. Prepare a MUD Forward Funding Launch Bond™ Analysis for your Project – If you have a project in Texas that has an established MUD, contact Carter Froelich carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial MUD Forward Funding CAB bond analysis for your project.
  3. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation and/or Development Agreement.
  4. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project– We have developed a unique process at Launch called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to enhance project returns.
  5. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS”) – Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or agency.

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Episode-39

In Episode 39

Carter speaks with Tom Woliver the Co-President of the Oxland Group on the changing face of master planned community (“MPC”) amenity packages.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • How have MPC amenity package evolved over time and why;
  • The art of balancing the provision of amenities over the phasing of the project;
  • Typical costs for providing “standard” amenities;
  • Creating amenities that evolve over time;
  • The interplay of hard scape and soft programming; and
  • The most important amenity of an MPC.

Show Notes:

Oxland Group Website – www.oxlandgroup.com

Painted Tree – www.paintedtreetx.com

Two Step Farm – www.oxlandgroup.com/two-step-farm-montgomery-texas

Tom Woliver – tom@oxlandadvisors.com

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 5 ways Launch can help you with your project:

  1. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project– If you have a project in excess of 250 acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, contact Carter Froelich carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial bond analysis for your project.
  2. Prepare a MUD Forward Funding Launch Bond™ Analysis for your Project – If you have a project in Texas that has an established MUD, contact Carter Froelich carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial MUD Forward Funding CAB bond analysis for your project.
  3. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation and/or Development Agreement.
  4. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project– We have developed a unique process at Launch called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to enhance project returns.
  5. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS”) – Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or agency.

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Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:
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Episode-38

In Episode 38  Carter concludes his discussion into the planning process related to  a project financing utilizing the unique process developed by Launch over 35+ years of working on over 500 projects around the United States.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What can be done to Reduce, Eliminate and/or Defer infrastructure costs.
  • How to estimate your Development Impact Fee Credits?
  • Should you consider establishing your own Development Impact Fee?
  • Why doing a Fiscal Impact Analysis is critical to identifying and structuring a financing analysis.
  • How are all financing mechanisms assembled and communicated to the jurisdiction/agency through The Finance Plan™.

Show Notes:

The Launch Sequence™

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways Launch can help you with your project:

  1. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project– If you have a project in excess of 250 acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, contact Carter Froelich carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial bond analysis for your project.
  2. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation and/or Development Agreement.
  3. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project– We have developed a unique process at Launch called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to enhance project returns.
  4. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS”) – Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or agency.

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Episode-37

In Episode 37  Carter continues his deep dive into how to plan a project financing utilizing the unique process developed by Launch over 35+ years of working on over 500 projects around the United States.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What can be done to increase the “shopping  basket” of eligible facilities available for financing.
  • The key metrics to consider when estimating a project’s bonding capacity.
  • Why a Cost Segregation Analysis™ is important.
  • The preparation of the “ask” list.
  • How to create an effective metric for Cost Sharing Agreements.

Show Notes:

The Launch Sequence™

  1. Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways Launch can help you with your project:
  2. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project– If you have a project in excess of 250 acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, contact Carter Froelich carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial bond analysis for your project.
  3. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation and/or Development Agreement.
  4. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project– We have developed a unique process at Launch called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to enhance project returns.
  5. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS”) – Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or agency.

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners
Complimentary Land to Lots book:
Complimentary Book

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:
Complimentary Bond Sizing

       

Episode-36

In Episode 36, Carter does a deep dive into how to plan a project financing utilizing the unique process developed by Launch over 35+ years.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The components of The Launch Sequence™
  • Why The Project Vision™ dictates the direction of the financing
  • Why it’s important to pick one return metric – IRR or Nominal Dollar
  • What bonds create a larger IRR or Nominal Dollar return
  • Why The Project DOS™ is critical to your financing
  • Other financing tools and vehicles available to finance public infrastructure
  • The meaning and importance of The RED Analysis™.
  • What Launch provides versus an underwriter.
  • The importance of the word “will”.

Show Notes:

The Launch Sequence™

 

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways Launch can help you with your project:

  1. Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project – If you have a project in excess of 250 acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, contact Nick Kral and have Launch prepare an initial bond analysis for your project.
  2. Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation and/or Development Agreement.
  3. Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project – We have developed a unique process at Launch called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to enhance project returns.
  4. Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS”) – Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or agency.

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners
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Episode-35

In Episode 35 Carter discusses the importance of adding favorable financing language to annexation agreements, development agreements and financing agreements to ensure the greatest degree of certainty, flexibility and control related to your project’s financing.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • What common district financing language should be included and why;
  • How to increase the amount of eligible costs available for financing through district financing;
  • Creating reimbursement language that accelerates the repayment of infrastructure costs benefiting other landowners;
  • Language that will accelerate cash into your proforma and increase your project’s IRR.
  • What language maximizes land value…..and much much more.

Plus: Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways Launch can help you with your project:

  • Prepare an Initial District Bond Sizing for Your Project– If you have a project in excess of 250 acres in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, NC, NM, SC, TX or UT, contact Carter Froelich carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial bond analysis for your project.
  • Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or Development Agreements – Create certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation and/or Development Agreement.
  • Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project– We have developed a unique process at Launch called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to enhance project returns.

Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™ (“LRS”) – Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or agency.

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners

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Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis: Complimentary Bond Sizing

       

Episode-34

In Episode 34 Carter continues his interview with Randy Rollo, President of Randolph Texas Development, related to his tax exempt $36.5MM – Municipal Utility District (“MUD”) Forward Funding Capital Appreciation Bond on this Lariat project located in Liberty Hill, Texas. Randy’s transaction represents the first of its kind tax-exempt, non-recourse bond issuance which essentially “forward funded” future MUD bonds thereby accelerating cash into the project proforma.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • Lessons learned during the bond issuance process;
  • Why Randy would do another MUD Forward Funding CAB;
  • The future of MUD Forward Funding CABs and, much more.

Randy Rollo: Rrollo@randolphtexas.com   (512) 750-0896

www.randolphtexas.com

Lariat Transaction Detail Sheet

Plus: Whenever you’re ready here are 4 ways Launch can help you with your project:

  • Prepare a MUD Forward Funding Bond Analysis for your Project– If you have a project in Texas that has an established MUD, contact Carter Froelich: carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial MUD Forward Funding CAB bond analysis for your project.
  • Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or DevelopmentAgreements – Create certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation and/or Development Agreement.
  • Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project– We have developed a unique process at Launch called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to enhance project returns.
  • Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™(“LRS”) – Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or agency.

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners

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Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis: Complimentary Bond Sizing

       

Episode-33

In Episode 33, Carter talks with Randy Rollo, President of Randolph Texas Development, related to his tax exempt $36.5MM – Municipal Utility District (“MUD”) Forward Funding Capital Appreciation Bond on this Lariat project located in Liberty Hill, Texas. Randy’s transaction represents the first of its kind tax-exempt, non-recourse bond issuance which essentially “forward funded” future MUD bonds thereby accelerating cash into the project proforma.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • How and why the MUD Forward Funding CAB was created;
  • What is the MUD Forward Funding CAB;
  • The advantages of the MUD Forward Funding CAB;

Randy Rollo: Rrollo@randolphtexas.com   (512) 750-0896

www.randolphtexas.com

Lariat Transaction Detail Sheet

Plus: Whenever you’re ready here are 4 ways Launch can help you with your project:

  • Prepare a MUD Forward Funding Bond Analysis for your Project– If you have a project in Texas that has an established MUD, contact Carter Froelich: carter@launch-dfa.com and have Launch prepare an initial MUD Forward Funding CAB bond analysis for your project.
  • Add Favorable Financing Language to Annexation and/or DevelopmentAgreements – Create certainty and flexibility related to your project’s infrastructure financing by having Launch professionals prepare handcrafted favorable financing language for inclusion in your Annexation and/or Development Agreement.
  • Perform The RED Analysis™ on your Project– We have developed a unique process at Launch called The RED Analysis™ in which we perform a diagnostic review of your project to determine possible ways to Reduce, Eliminate and Defer infrastructure construction costs in order to enhance project returns.
  • Track Your Reimbursable Costs Utilizing The Launch Reimbursement System™(“LRS”) – Never lose track of your district eligible reimbursable costs and have Launch manage your district’s costs reimbursement tracking, preparation of electronic reimbursement submittal packages and processing of your reimbursement requests with the district, jurisdiction and/or agency.

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners

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Episode-32

In episode 32, Carter talks with Mike Zarola, Managing Director of Land Advisors Capital, and Chris Shiota, CEO and President of Lakebridge Capital,  two of the industry’s leading experts related to the provision of debt and equity for residential for sale development projects.

In this podcast you’ll learn:

  • The impact of rising interest rates and construction costs on the capital markets.
  • What key metrics and criteria the equity and debt markets favor in relation to placing capital.
  • How the existence of special districts (CFD, CDD, MUD, PID, etc.) impacts the credit decision.
  • What steps debt and equity providers are taking to ensure the security of their investments.

Mike Zarola: MZarola@landadvisorscapital.com   o|512.675.7500 d|512.827.3422 c|512.922.8617

Chris Shiota: cshiota@lakebridgecap.com   d|949.922.8030

Complimentary Offers for Land to Lots™ Listeners

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Episode-31

In episode 31, Carter interviews Tony Avila of Builder Advisor Group in relation to the current state of mergers and acquisitions in the development and home building industry. www.builderadvisorgroup.com

In this episode you’ll learn:

  1. What is the current state of the development and home builder mergers and acquisition market?
  2. If the increase in mortgage rates and lack of acquisition and development financing impact has made private home builders more willing to consider a sale to a larger builder?
  3. What are the most important metrics that buyers consider when considering the acquisition of a builder?
  4. Tony’s most significant learning experiences gleamed over his vast career in the mergers and acquisition industry.

Show Notes:

Tony Avila Contact Information

O: 415 – 561-0600

M: 415 – 720-8503

E: tony@builderadvisorgroup.com

W: www.builderadvisorgroup.com

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:  https://www.launch-mpc.com/financing 

       

Episode-30

In Episode 30, Carter discusses the creation of MUD Forward Funding Capital Appreciation Bond (“CAB”) and why this new non-recourse, tax exempt, long term financing will prove to be an invaluable component of capital stack for Texas development projects utilizing MUD financing.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  1. How the Land Secured Launch Bond transaction led to the development of the CAB.
  2. What three disparate financing structures make up the CAB.
  3. The timing challenges with MUD financing that the CAB addresses.
  4. The financial benefits of the CAB.
  5. The details of the first CAB closed in Texas.

Show Notes:

For a complimentary CAB bond sizing click on the link below and fill out the Financing Analysis Application Form.

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:  https://www.launch-mpc.com/financing 

       

Episode-29

In Episode 29, Pam Giss (Launch Principal) interviews Carter on his book “Land to Lots – How to Borrow Money You Don’t Have to Pay Back and LAUNCH Master Planned Communities.”

In this two-part series you’ll learn:

  1. Why Carter wrote the book.
  2. What is the importance of being IRR driven or nominal dollar driven in relation to structure bond transactions?
  3. What is the Launch Sequence?
  4. Lessons learned over 30 years of working with developers.
  5. How to create certainty and flexibility in transactions.
  6. How to reduce or eliminate costs.
  7. What constitutes a successful financing for Launch?

Show Notes:

Get your complimentary copy of Land to Lots – How to Borrow Money You Don’t Have to Pay Back and LAUNCH Master Planned Communities (pay shipping only), By clicking on the link below:

www.launch-mpc.com

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:  https://www.launch-mpc.com/financing 

       

Episode-28

In Episode 28, Pam Giss (Launch Principal) interviews Carter on his book “Land to Lots – How to Borrow Money You Don’t Have to Pay Back and LAUNCH Master Planned Communities.”

In this two-part series you’ll learn:

  1. Why Carter wrote the book.
  2. What is the importance of being IRR driven or nominal dollar driven in relation to structure bond transactions?
  3. What is the Launch Sequence?
  4. Lessons learned over 30 years of working with developers.
  5. How to create certainty and flexibility in transactions.
  6. How to reduce or eliminate costs.
  7. What constitutes a successful financing for Launch?

Show Notes:

Get your complimentary copy of Land to Lots – How to Borrow Money You Don’t Have to Pay Back and LAUNCH Master Planned Communities (pay shipping only), By clicking on the link below:

www.launch-mpc.com

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:  https://www.launch-mpc.com/financing 

       

Episode-27

In Episode 27, Carter Froelich discusses strategies for recouping infrastructure costs associated with jurisdictional oversizing requirements.

In this episode you will learn how to:

  1. Reduce performance bond costs;
  2. Prevent jurisdictions from requiring oversizing;
  3. Require that jurisdictions fund the oversizing;
  4. Defer oversizing costs;
  5. Establish reimbursement agreements / mechanisms;
  6. Fund financing costs associated with oversizing.

Show Notes:

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:  https://www.launch-mpc.com/financing 

       

Episode-26

In Episode 26, Carter interviews Launch’s Reimbursement Service Business Segment Leader, Curry Froelich on the intricacies involved in processing Reimbursement Binders related to Special Districts.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  1. The most common mistakes developers make that can cost them millions of dollars as it relates to reimbursement processing.
  2. How you can easily track your company or division’s reimbursements.
  3. How to manage your reimbursement cash flows.
  4. The biggest challenge in reimbursement processing which can bring your reimbursement process to a screeching halt.

Show Notes:

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:  https://www.launch-mpc.com/financing 

       

Episode-25

Episode 25 – Presentation to the NAHB Related to the Arizona’s Supreme Court Decision Favoring the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association

This episode of Land to Lots, represent the recorded March 30, 2023, presentation given by Carter Froelich and David Godlewski, the President of The Southern Arizona Home Builders(“SAHB”), to the National Association of Home Builders (“NAHB”) – Land Development Subcommittee, related to the January 2023  Arizona Supreme Court’s decision in favor of SAHB‘s action against the Town of Marana (Town”) associated with the Town’s  increase in Water and Waste Water Development Impact Fees.

In Episode 25 you’ll learn about:

  • The concepts of “rough proportionality” and “levels of service”;
  • Why impact fees can only be used to fund existing levels of service;
  • What can be done by the development industry to ensure that new growth is only paying its fair share costs required to service new development

Show Notes:

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:  https://www.launch-mpc.com/financing 

       

Episode 24

Episode 24 – Carter Interviews Tripp Davenport of FMS Bonds On Texas PID Opportunities

In this episode, Carter interviews Tripp Davenport, Director of FMS Bonds on the use of Public Improvement Districts (“PIDS”) to finance public improvements in the state of Texas.

This episode will provide information on:

  • Why the PID should be considered a public private partnership;
  • Why PID proceeds should be compared to cost of equity;
  • What “surprise” should Texas developers be ready for when using a PID;
  • Howa Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (“TIRZ”) can combine with a PID to increase the bonding capacity of a PID;
  • What will City’s generally consider as a reasonable ad valorem property contribution to a PID through a TIRZ.

Show Notes:

Tripp Davenport Link – https://investmentbanking.fmsbonds.com/our-team/r-r-tripp-davenport-iii/

tdavenport@fmsbonds.com

Launch / PID TIRZ Handout

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:  https://www.launch-mpc.com/financing 

       

Episode 23

In Episode 23,

Carter Froelich continues his discussion of The Project Diagnostic™ focusing on the use of development impact fee service areas and, creating reimbursement mechanisms to make other benefiting landowners pay for their share of infrastructure costs  If you haven’t listened to Episode 21 and Episode 22, we encourage you to review these episodes before moving to Episode 23.

In part three of this three part series you will learn about:

  • Setting up a separate service area for you project to collect Development Impact Fees specifically for your project.
  • Reimbursement Mechanisms to force other benefiting landowners pay for their share of public improvements.
  • Working with other developers to fund costs.

SHOW NOTES:

The Project Diagnostic™ Podcast Outline

The Project Diagnostic™ – A numeric PowerPoint outline of The Project Diagnostic™ concepts

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:  https://www.launch-mpc.com/financing 

       

Episode 22

In Episode 22, Carter Froelich continues his discussion of The Project Diagnostic™ focusing on the use of special purpose taxing districts, Cost Segregation Analysis™, and development impact fees as a means to offset infrastructure costs.  If you haven’t listened to Episode 21, we encourage you to review this episode before moving to Episode 22.

In part two of this three-part series you will learn about:

  • Why special purpose taxing districts are critical to the financing of public improvements.
  • Establishing a competitive ad valorem tax rate equivalent for your project’s special purpose taxing district.
  • What percentage of RCLCO’s Top 50 Selling Master Planned Communities are using special taxing districts to finance public infrastructure.
  • Segregating costs into “cost buckets”.
  • Development Impact Fees and Development Impact Fee Credits

SHOW NOTES:

The Project Diagnostic™ Podcast Outline

The Project Diagnostic™ – A numeric PowerPoint outline of The Project Diagnostic™ concepts

RCLCO’s Top 50 Selling Master Planned Listing for 2022

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:  https://www.launch-mpc.com/financing 

       

The Project Diagnostic™ is a systematic review that developers should consider undertaking on a regular basis to ensure that they are doing everything possible to: accelerate cash into the project’s proforma, create certainty and flexibility in their entitlement structures and to reduce, eliminate and defer costs.

In part one of this three part series you will learn about:

  • What is The Project Diagnostic™?
  • Why developers should continually review their project’s entitlements.
  • Key financing ingredients every development agreement should include.
  • Reducing, eliminating and/or deferring infrastructure costs.

SHOW NOTES:

The Project Diagnostic™ Podcast Outline

The Project Diagnostic™ – A numeric PowerPoint outline of The Project Diagnostic™ concepts

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:  https://www.launch-mpc.com/financing 

       

In this episode, Carter Froelich discusses the Implementation of the Project Finance Plan™ and the on-going management of the Project financing; all of which was laid out in the Planning Phase of The Launch Sequence (Refer to Part 1).

In this episode you will understand:

  • Pitfalls to avoid during the establishment of the district
  • Why its important to have a “traffic cop” managing all of the consultants
  • Who is in charge of reviewing bond documents for consistency of financial matters established during the Planning Phase of The Launch Sequence™
  • What happens when the district is established and bonds are issued?
  • Why systems and policies are so important during the Management Phase
  • How are you managing your disclosure to home buyers and bond buyers

SHOW NOTES:

The Launch Sequence

The LRS

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:  https://www.launch-mpc.com/financing 

       

In this episode, Carter Froelich discusses how you can “create once and deliver everywhere” with The Launch Sequence™. In this first of a two part series, Carter discusses the Planning Phase of The Launch Sequence™ in which the developer investigates various financing strategies to allow them to best achieve their business plan.

In this episode you will understand:

  • Why The Project D.O.S. Conversation™ is the basic building block of the transaction.
  • Ensuring that you’re not pricing yourself out of the market
  • Enhancing project returns using The RED Analysis™
  • The impact of various financing structures on project returns
  • Preparing a Path and Plan™ for the project financing
  • The importance of The Finance Plan™

SHOW NOTES:

The Launch Sequence

The LRS

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:  https://www.launch-mpc.com/financing 

       

In this episode, Carter Froelich interviews Greg Vogel, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Land Advisors Organization (LAO) on issues facing the land market in uncertain and changing times.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  1. The typical real estate cycle.
  2. What’s different during this market cycle than others in the past.
  3. How land transactions can be structured in changing times.
  4. Challenges and opportunities in changing markets.

Greg Vogel – gvogel@landadvisors.com

Land Advisors Organization – www.landadvisors.com

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:  https://www.launch-mpc.com/financing 

       

In this episode, Carter talks with Tom Hoban, the President, and Chief Investment Officer of Kitson & Partners about their top selling 18,000-acre Babcock Ranch master planned community located northeast of Fort Meyers, Florida. Tom also discusses how Babcock Ranch, while located near Fort Meyers, survived hurricane Ian with little to no damage. This interview provides a glimpse into the future of how master planned communities will be developed to address issues of climate change.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How and why, Kitson Partners adopted sustainability development practices for Babcock Ranch;
  • How Babcock Ranch survived hurricane Ian;
  • The use of solar fields to provide electricity for Babcock Ranch; and
  • Open space conservations efforts.

Kitson & Partners  https://kitsonpartners.com/

Thomas Hoban  https://kitsonpartners.com/executive-team/thomas-hoban/

Babcock Ranch  https://babcockranch.com/

60 Minutes Babcock Ranch Episode –   60 Minutes: Ian Makes Direct hit on Babcock Ranch as a Category 4 with Zero Damage – YouTube

I hope that you enjoy the podcast and remember to Dig Deep and Build Strong!Here are the more in-depth notes to accompany the podcast for today: Project DOS Podcast Show Notes

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:  https://www.launch-mpc.com/financing 

       

In this episode you will learn:

  1. The 5 most common errors made in development impact fee studies;
  2. What impact fees cannot be used for.
  3. Concepts to implement today if facing new development impact fees.

I hope that you enjoy the podcast and remember to Dig Deep and Build Strong!Here are the more in-depth notes to accompany the podcast for today: Project DOS Podcast Show Notes

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:  https://www.launch-mpc.com/financing 

       

In this two-part series, Carter and Tim Green of Coats Rose, explore the financing power of adding a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) to a public improvement district (PID) and what this combination can do to enhance a project’s overall capital structure and returns.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll discover in this two-part episode:

  • What’s a PID and a TIRZ?
  • How can the PID and TIRZ function together?
  • What impact does the TIRZ have the project’s equivalent property tax rate?
  • How does a TIRZ increase the bonding capacity of a PID?
  • What can be funded by the PID/TIRZ?
  • Why would a city want to provide a developer with a PID/TIRZ combination?
  • Review the show notes to see an example of a project with just a PID and one with a PID/TIRZ combination.

I hope that you enjoy the podcast and remember to Dig Deep and Build Strong!Here are the more in-depth notes to accompany the podcast for today: Project DOS Podcast Show Notes

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:  https://www.launch-mpc.com/financing 

       

In this two-part series, Carter and Tim Green of Coats Rose, explore the financing power of adding a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) to a public improvement district (PID) and what this combination can do to enhance a project’s overall capital structure and returns.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll discover in this two-part episode:

  • What’s a PID and a TIRZ?
  • How can the PID and TIRZ function together?
  • What impact does the TIRZ have the project’s equivalent property tax rate?
  • How does a TIRZ increase the bonding capacity of a PID?
  • What can be funded by the PID/TIRZ?
  • Why would a city want to provide a developer with a PID/TIRZ combination?
  • Review the show notes to see an example of a project with just a PID and one with a PID/TIRZ combination.

I hope that you enjoy the podcast and remember to Dig Deep and Build Strong!Here are the more in-depth notes to accompany the podcast for today: Project DOS Podcast Show Notes

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:  https://www.launch-mpc.com/financing 

       

In this episode, Scott Emery, Principal of Qtative, provides his insight and recommendations on how to ensure that a portion of your project’s grading costs will qualify for funding through a special district financing. This topic is one we’re constantly asked about, so I thought its time to talk to the expert.

Complimentary Bond Sizing Analysis:  https://www.launch-mpc.com/financing 

       

This is part two of our two-part series with Pam Giss (Launch) and Karl Pischke (RCLCO) discussing the elements and financing structures that make for a top-selling master-planned community. The series is based upon RCLCOs and Launch’s Top 50 Selling Master Planned Communities (Infrastructure Financing Mechanisms) Report. If you missed Part 1 please go back and listen to that first.

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In this two-part series, Pam Giss (Launch) and Karl Pischke (RCLCO) discuss the elements and financing structures that make for a top-selling master-planned community.

The series is based upon RCLCOs and Launch’s Top 50 Selling Master Planned Communities (Infrastructure Financing Mechanisms) Report. Be sure to come back tomorrow for Part 2.

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As the Land Advisor Houston Land Conference will be held on November 3rd, 2022; I thought it would be helpful to release the Land to LotsTM podcast interview with Kirk Laguarta and Duane Heckman, Advisors with the Houston office of Land Advisors, on why the Houston land market remains one of the most successful reals estate markets in the country.

To register for the Houston Land Conference: Houston Land & Housing Forecast 2022 Tickets, Thu, Nov 3, 2022, at 3:00 PM | Eventbrite

To subscribe to the Land to Lots Podcast: Land to Lots podcast – Hosted by Carter Froelich

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In this episode Carter discusses why The Project DOS Conversation™ is vital to delineating a custom Financing Path and Plan™ for our Launch clients.

Here are the more in-depth notes to accompany the podcast for today: Project DOS Podcast Show Notes

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In this episode Carter interviews Pete Reeb of Clarity Real Estate Advisors in relation to what developers and home builders should be considering and evaluating in transitional real estate markets.

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Welcome back to The Land to Lots™ podcast! In this episode Carter discusses how to maximize revenues and reduce, eliminate or defer expenditures through the  Project Diagnostic ™ review.

We have been bringing great episodes every week and will now be adjusting our uploads to every other week. So make sure you subscribe, follow, and turn on your notifications so you never miss an episode!

Let’s get into this episode focusing on our Project Diagnostic Review. Enjoy!

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Here are the more in-depth notes to accompany the podcast for today: Project Diagnostic Podcast Show Notes

In this episode, Carter interviews Tim Green, one of the leading legal experts in Texas about the power of using PIDs to fund public infrastructure costs.

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Welcome back to the Land to Lots™ podcast for part 2 of our series on the Top 10 Questions Developers SHOULD Ask. This is a great completion to the series and I know you are going to enjoy it! If you haven’t listened to Part 1 please go back and listen to that first-

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Last week we finished part 2 of our series on the Top 10 Questions Developers Ask and today on The Land to Lots™ podcast we are sharing the Top 10 Questions Developers SHOULD Ask About Public Financing. I hope you enjoy it!

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The Land to Lots™ podcast is back with another episode! This is part 2 in our series of The 10 Common Questions Asked by Developers About Public Financing. If you missed part 1 make sure you go back and listen to that episode first.

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Welcome back to Land to Lots™ podcast! We are excited to bring you episode two, The 10 Common Questions Asked by Developers About Public Financing (Part 1). This is part 1 and we will conclude this episode next week so be sure to return. Until then, take notes and enjoy this episode with your host, Cart Froelich!

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Welcome to the first episode of Land to Lots! In this episode, our host and managing principal, Carter Froelich, will be discussing the strategies involved with borrowing money you don’t have to pay back to finance infrastructure. Take notes and enjoy!

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