GBD Communities expertise and vision includes acquiring viable land development opportunities throughout Northern California that add value through entitlement and sale to residential and commercial builders.

Acquisition
GBD Communities actively studies emerging demographics and market trends to focus our land acquisition activities in areas of future population growth. We anticipate where individuals and families want to live and target our acquisition efforts accordingly. Our flexibility and experience allows us to structure land acquisition transactions to benefit both the land seller and our own internal requirements. Our management team has over 50 years of collective land acquisition experience in the Northern California market area. Our experience has allowed us to forge ongoing and long lasting relationships with many of the large land holders in the area.
Entitlement
Our entitlement experience and philosophy is second to none. With over 10,000 individual lots entitled by the management team we have developed an approach that creates communities in which people want to live. GBD Communities understands that the community land planning and entitlement process are key to creating communities with lasting value. GBD takes great pride in teaming up with the local approving jurisdiction early in the process to share our vision for the community and obtain early support for that vision moving forward. We have created excellent working relationships with governmental regulatory agencies in resolving environmental impacts and creating a place that is responsibly developed and far better than when we started the process.
Development
The GBD Communities management team has over 70 years of collective land development experience with well over 8,000 individual lots completed from initial grading through final paving and acceptance by the local jurisdiction. Our team approach allows each trade to work efficiently and effectively with each other to minimize the overall development costs and increase cycle time. We work hand in hand with our project engineering to create an innovative design solution to complex development issues. Our approach to value-engineering allows us to enjoy one of the lowest development cost structures in the market.
Communities
When a new home buyer moves into a GBD Community they feel the difference provided by curvilinear street designs that reduce traffic speeds and create safer communities. The use of numerous cul-de-sac streets also provides a noticeable sense of quiet and safety. In addition pedestrian linkages and open space areas give a GBD Community a sense of place and utility far above competing master planned communities. We believe that to create a truly special place to live we need to balance innovative design with long lasting value.