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Walton Global Holdings has launched its first homebuilding fund, the Builder Option Land Development or BOLD fund. The new fund will acquire land pre-identified by homebuilders for single-family home development. Walton will partner with its existing network of large-volume homebuilders focusing on resident land projects. The land sites will be sold to these builders in phases through a pre-determined exit strategy.

“We have $3.8 billion in assets under management and 106,000 acres in North America,” Kate Kaminiski, COO at Walton Global Holdings, tells GlobeSt.com. “That is all existing predevelopment land assets, and a lot of it was acquired before the great recession. Prior to that time, we were seeing a significant amount of large land transactions occurring and builders securing long-term land positions. 2008 changed all of that. We not only saw a substantial amount of finished lot inventory in the marketplace, but also builders and developers were really punished by Wall Street for having that land inventory when the markets crashed, and there were pretty strict restrictions on what they could hold on their balance sheets. As a result, we are seeing a lot of developers uninterested in land that isn’t ready to turn within 24 months.”

Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance writer and editor living in Los Angeles whose work has appeared in such publications as Travel + Leisure, Angeleno and Los Angeles Magazine.

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