Who we are.
Since our inception, The Land Agency strives to provide their clients with the most seamless, comprehensive real estate service.
Mr. Howard Weinstein has been a key figure in the transformation of the commercial and residential real estate industry in Arizona, having entitled and developed over 10,000 lots, spearheaded the construction of over $400 million of projects and conducted brokerage transactions in excess of $2 billion.
The Land Agency is the leading real estate firm serving the acquisition and disposition needs of the top home-builders, developers, investors, land owners and lending institutions operating in the Phoenix market. As part of his responsibilities with The Land Agency, Mr. Weinstein has represented many financial institutions, such as Bank of America, AM Trust Bank, M&T Bank, the FDIC, and Saybrook Capital, with respect to the REO disposition of thousands of residential lots and acres. Under the leadership of Mr. Weinstein, The Land Agency has grown to become one of the largest land brokerage firms, based on the number of residential land and lot transactions over the last 15 years. Mr. Weinstein has been quoted in numerous local and national press articles, including the Wall Street Journal and the Economist and it is a frequent contributor to the well-known real estate market reports published by industry analyst, Ivy Zelman. Mr. Weinstein was recognized as one of the “Top 1,000 People To Know” by the AZRE real estate industry magazine. Mr. Weinstein has also been an expert panelist/guest speaker for some of the most well-known housing market conferences.
In addition to The Land Agency, Mr. Weinstein recently was bought out of General Partnership in a $50 million real estate private equity fund, established in partnership with Tricon Capital Group, to acquire distressed U.S. single-family homes. That partnership was one of five companies selected by Tricon as part of a strategy to partner with “best in class” local operators to acquire properties in markets with high distress and strong underlying fundamentals, at prices well below replacement cost. The fund had been successful in achieving or exceeding all targeted financial hurdle returns with a single-family for-rent portfolio of 400 homes in the Phoenix MSA.
In 2004 Mr. Weinstein, co-founded the commercial real estate brokerage firm Weinstein & Harris, LLC, which specialized in residential master plan and lot sales in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. From 2004 to 2008 Weinstein & Harris LLC brokered over $100 million in sales annually and the firm was consistently ranked as one of the top 5 real estate brokerage firms in Arizona. The firm managed some of Arizona’s largest and most complex land transactions. In 2008, Weinstein and Harris was acquired by a national real estate brokerage company. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Weinstein held the position of Partner for a private land brokerage firm is Scottsdale AZ. During his tenure with that firm, Mr. Weinstein conducted land and lot transactions in excess of $1.2 billion.
From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Weinstein served as Vice President of Land Acquisition & Development at the Phoenix Division of KB Home. Mr. Weinstein helped grow the Phoenix division of KB Home from the 25th ranked builder, delivering 300 units a year, to the 3rd ranked builder, delivering over 2,100 units a year. Mr. Weinstein was responsible for the successful acquisition, entitlement and development of thousands of residential lots in every active submarket within the Phoenix MSA.
Mr. Weinstein began his career in the Phoenix home-building market in new home sales and as the land acquisition manager for Diamond Key Homes, a mid-size private homebuilder. During his the first year of his tenure with Diamond Key Homes, Mr. Weinstein was recognized with a MAME Award for Rookie of the Year for new home sales.
As a hobby, Mr. Weinstein is an NPC multiple time 1st place winner in Masters Bodybuilding and Physique competitions. Mr. Weinstein’s commitment to the community is demonstrated by his contributions to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the Arizona Humane Society.