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Manufactured Housing and Mobile Home Parks

SIC 6515 | NAICS 531190

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Land Leasing - Manufactured Housing and Mobile Home Parks  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

GFA Management, Inc.
Publications available from this organization include:

Allen Letter
Monthly publication features news and information for land-lease community owners and operators, with content sections contained in each issue including news digest, feature article contributions by leading industry professionals, finance and stock watch, annual surveys and directories (e.g., Allen Report, chattel and realty lenders registries), and industry association news and events calendar.

Allen Report
Annual survey of land-lease community owners and operators provides a comprehensive overview of the manufactured home community market, with topics covered in the survey including property portfolio statistics, average national occupancy rates, average national operating expense ratios, property development and expansion trends, and a list of property portfolio owners and operators.

Development, Marketing, and Operations of Manufactured Home Communities
Comprehensive resource covers all aspects of land-lease community development, operation, and marketing, with various topics covered in this publication including feasibility studies, business plan development, land development, project engineering, obtaining financing, construction of facilities, installation of manufactured homes on prepared sites, and property management and marketing.

Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, Inc.
Manufactured Housing Research Report  Choose from "Select Property Type" drop-down menu

Semi-annual market research report analyzes the U.S. manufactured housing community outlook by geographic region and subregion and for selected metro areas, with data provided including vacancy rates, average monthly rents, capitalization rates, and average prices per unit. National and regional summary overview can be viewed free online, with a copy of the full report available with registration.

Datacomp Appraisal Systems, Inc.
JLT Market Reports

Annual market reports provide detailed information on manufactured home communities in over 80 markets nationwide, with information provided in the report including number of sites by community and resident age category (all ages, 55+); occupancy rates; high, low, and average monthly rents; services included in rent, and most recent rent increase. Sample report can be viewed free online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Mobile Home Park and Site Operators  Search for "531190"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Datacomp Appraisal Systems, Inc.
JLT Market Reports

Annual market reports provide detailed data on manufactured home communities in over 80 markets across the U.S., with data provided for participating communities in each market including number of sites, occupancy rate, average monthly rent for a standard home site, services included in rent (e.g., trash removal), average rent excluding services, and change in occupancy and rent from prior year.

Compensation Surveys

Mobile Home Park

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for selected job positions, such as property manager, office manager, maintenance manager, maintenance worker, and groundskeeper, for companies that lease sites for mobile homes and provide residents with common area facilities such as paved streets, sidewalks, street lighting, and electrical, water, and sewer line connections.

BizMiner Financial Analysis Reports
Mobile Home Park and Site Operators  Search for "531190"

Five-year comparative income statements provide salaries, wages, and officer compensation in both dollars and as a percentage of revenue for companies that lease sites for mobile homes and provide residents with common area facilities such as paved streets, street lights, and electrical, water, and sewer line connections and may also provide amenities such as swimming pools and tennis courts.

Business Valuation Resources

GFA Management, Inc.
How To Find, Buy, Manage & Sell a Manufactured Home Community

Comprehensive reference guide provides in-depth information on investing in manufactured home communities, with topics addressed in this publication including finding and evaluating investment opportunities, estimating value, conducting due diligence, completing the purchase, managing and marketing a community, dealing with turnaround challenges, and selling a successful community.
Investor Survey

Quarterly investor survey provides information on market-derived discount and capitalization rates, with data provided for mobile home parks and manufactured housing communities including overall capitalization rates (e.g., DCR technique, band of investment technique, and surveyed rates), debt coverage ratio, interest rate, debt amortization period, loan-to-value ratio, and equity dividend rate.