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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.
Allen Report  Search site for above title
Annual survey of land-lease community owner/operators in the U.S. and Canada provides a comprehensive overview of the manufactured home community market, with topics covered including property portfolio statistics, average physical occupancy and operating expense ratios, property development and expansion trends, and more. Summary description and table of contents can be viewed free online.

JLT & Associates
Rent Surveys
Periodic rent surveys provide detailed information on manufactured home communities in over 70 markets nationwide, with data provided including number of sites by community and resident age category (e.g., all ages, 55+); high, low, and average monthly rents; services included in rent; most recent rent increase; site occupancy rates; and more. Sample survey with detailed analysis can be viewed free online.

Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services
Manufactured Housing Research Report  Choose from "Select Property Type" drop-down menu
Semi-annual research report analyzes the U.S. manufactured housing community outlook by geographic region and sub-region and for selected metropolitan areas, with data provided including vacancy rates, average monthly rents, and bank financing and capitalization rate trends. National and regional summary can be viewed free online, with free copy of full report available with registration.

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

Compensation Surveys

The Institute of Real Estate Management
Profile and Compensation Study - Accredited Residential ManagerĀ®
Triennial compensation study provides comparative analysis of accredited residential property manager compensation and fringe benefits based on geographic region, years of experience, level of education, type of organization, type of property managed, type of units managed, and other selected criteria.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.

Business Valuation Resources

GFA Management, Inc.
How To Find, Buy, Manage & Sell a Manufactured Home Community
Comprehensive reference publication provides a step-by-step guide to investing in manufactured home communities, with topics covered including finding and evaluating investment opportunities, estimating value, conducting due diligence, completing the purchase, successfully managing and marketing a community, dealing with turnaround challenges, and selling a community.
Investor Survey
Quarterly investor survey includes information on discount and capitalization rates, mortgage rates and terms, equity investment requirements, and repair and replacement reserve requirements for manufactured housing and mobile home parks, with selected summary data from the most recent survey available free online.