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Manufactured Housing and Mobile Home Parks

SIC 6515 | NAICS 531190

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  • Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
  • Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
  • Compensation and Salary Surveys
  • Business Valuation Resources

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Land Leasing / Manufactured Home Communities  (view report)
Campgrounds & Recreational Vehicle 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue forecast

Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, Inc.
Manufactured Housing Research Report  Select report 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.

MHVillage, Inc.
Information resources available from this organization include:

Search For A Community
Online database allows users to search for manufactured home communities by location (e.g., city, state, or zip code) on an exact match basis or within a 5-50 mile radius, community type (e.g., age- restricted / retirement, all ages), community features (e.g., pool, clubhouse, and pets allowed), and other defined options (e.g., showcased, with photos, with homes for sale, and with homes for rent).

Community Data Report
Community data reports provide a profile for each community included in the online database, with data provided in each report including community description, community features (e.g., year built, number of sites, vacant sites, street type and width, multisection units, units with lap siding, units with peaked roofs, age/pet restrictions), and contact information. Reports are available free online.

Manufactured Housing Institute
MHI Community Attributes System

Online database provides detailed information on manufactured housing communities for qualified lenders, appraisers, and community owners. Data provided for each community includes contact information, property information, community features, owner contact data, home characteristics, home resale market, and tenant policies. Sample completed CAS form can be viewed free online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

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 including:

  • Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital 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.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
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.

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Business Valuation Resources

Appraisal Institute
Appraising Manufactured (Mobile) Home Communities and Recreational Vehicle Parks
Robert S. Saia, MAI, 2017

Comprehensive publication provides an overview of the manufactured home industry, describes the various types of units available and the communities in which these homes are located, explores the physical, economic, and legal aspects of owning and operating these communities, and addresses the various factors that affect the value of these communities. Table of contents is available online.
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.

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data  Select "Guest Search" to view data by industry

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.

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Related Industries:
Manufactured Home Manufacturers
Manufactured Home Dealers
Recreational Vehicle Dealers
Recreational Vehicle Parks


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