planned developments data

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Why BuildCentral?

Market & Location Analysis

Fill in the gaps and clarify doubts in your data and projections with the portability of our data (e.g. compare our housing data against Census data).

Competition Tracking

Retailers can keep tabs on competing brands; developers can get a sense for competitor construction types, preferred regions, and new/expanded projects
Be first to know about planned developments, often even before permitting.
Partner with our data resellers to limit costs by avoiding full-product subscriptions.
Go beyond construction leads to comprehensive location and market analysis.

Void Analysis

Leverage BuildCentral's data and POI to identify and assess positive and negative market gaps. No need to wonder where opportunity lies, or if demand exists.

Lead Generation

Whether a broker or looking to acquire RE assets, our data can connect you to the right opportunities and tools to evaluate their values

Research Methodology

BCI Build Central captures and builds a database of building, infrastructure, mining, and energy construction projects in the United States.  We compile our data first to service the business development needs of firms and then to foster growth with analytical tools and insights into the size, shape and direction of markets.  Our project reports catalog these crucial data points: 
  • Project Details: Scope, Size, Dollar Value of Construction, Square Footage, End Use, Bidding Documents, Geolocation 
  • Timelines: We track projects from planning and construction start all the way through to completion.  We mark the calendar for first added, last updated, contractor bid dates, construction start and construction completion. 
  • Companies: We keep tabs on the firms acting as Owner, Developer, Architect/Engineer, Contractor, Consultants, Operation Management, and other decision-making roles too. 
  • People: For a given firm, we offer public phone and email contact information for appropriate contacts associated with a specific project. 
  • Peer-Review: Two members of the research team review every project prior to publishing. 
  • Monthly Audit: Every month, we review our data with three quality standards in mind: Completeness, Timeliness, and Accuracy 
BCI BuildCentral has been fine-tuning its data collection for over 20 years. Currently, beyond our 11,000 digital data sources and our research team of 100+ individuals, we draw on four main data inputs:
  • Electronic Data Harvesting: Harvesters find indication of construction projects in their very early planning stages.  This data undergoes a machine learning process to refine collection methods.  Our dedicated human researchers then review and manually publish the information into our data set, one at a time, every day. 
  • Specialized Research Teams: BCI BuildCentral calls Chicago, Illinois, home, and our geographically dispersed reporters are all full employees. Our product-segmented research teams call, email, research, validate and update projects daily.  Other teams focus on key dates, confirming construction starts and completions, along with other timeline-relevant information. 
  • User-Enabled Requests: Most subscribers to our data have the ability to request on-demand updates of projects, prioritizing update sequences for projects of critical nature. We typically respond to Custom Q&A inquiries within one business day. 
  • External Submission: Owners, contractors and other entities often submit projects to BuildCentral to ensure that we publish on their behalf for competitive quoting and public awareness. 
  • Daily Updates: With thousands of users verifying and activating our data daily, our service and response to questions keep project reports up-to-date. 

customer testimonials

  1. “BuildCentral data is a critical resource for us when it comes to evaluating new markets, new locations and the potential impact of competitive activity on existing stores. We’ve found the data easy to use and accurate while saving us a tremendous amount of time not having to research all of this ourselves. We couldn’t imagine life without this great resource at our fingertips.”

    - Peter Becker, Whole Foods Market Executive Leader Real Estate Research
  2. “We have been using BuildCentral data for several years now and have been delighted with the product. Their platform not only gives insight into an invaluable new pipeline, it also provides detailed information on existing product as well. What’s more, they have a very responsive dedicated team to offer customer support.”

    - Michael Puline, ShopCore Properties Vice President — National Accounts

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Planned retail

We track retail categories including grocery, restaurants, dentists, self-storage, convenience & gas, child care, pharmacies, car washes & more. Shopping Center Brand/Retail Chain Square Footage Construction Stage Construction Start Construction End


Our energy and mining data cover oil & gas, mining, and renewable energy projects like solar and wind farms, waste-to-energy, battery storage & more. Construction Stage Construction Start Construction End Power Capacity Power Grid Interconnection

daytime business

We track offices, K-12 schools, universities, public & religious facilities, casinos, data centers, industrial, amusement parks, athletic facilities & more. Project Type Construction Type Project Value Construction Stage Construction Start Construction End

medical data

Our medical data cover ambulatory surgery, urgent care, acute care, senior care, cancer centers, veterinary, physical therapy, emergency care & more. Construction Stage Construction Start Construction End Specialty & Sector Bed Count, ORs Certificate of Need

residential data

Our residential data offering encompasses both single- and multi-family planned developments across the United States. Construction Stage Construction Start Construction End Construction Type Unit Count Building Type Product Type For Rent/Sale

planned hotels

Our planned hotel data offering goes beyond national chains to cover independent hotels Amenities Room Count Chain/Franchise Scale Construction Stage Construction Start Construction End Construction Type