Parker Associates has worked with many retirement communities to revitalize their aging construction, concepts, marketing, and sales.

Home Sweet Home

Revitalization for Aging Retirement Communities Improvements in health care and personal hygiene continue to extend the active lives of growing numbers of Americans.  However, in many cases, no parallel attention has been addressed to the dwellings and communities that constitute their primary living environments.  Recently, Parker Associates has been requested to examine the environments of several mature retirement communities with the objective of revitalizing them for attraction to replacement retirees.  Some key findings and conclusions are summarized in this blog. Background Despite the continuing impact of the Great Recession, exacerbated by negative effects of the European banking crisis, home sales are slowly expanding throughout the United States.  Households of all […]

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IBS - International Builders Show.

International Builders Show 2012

We aren’t presenting this year, but we will be attending many of the events and will be exploring the exhibit hall on Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th. We’d enjoy the opportunity to discuss any of your projects or ideas with you or just to sit down and chat about the state of the market and where it is going. Please contact us at or call us at 904-992-9888 to let us know where and when and we’ll be there.

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The Future Outlook according to Parker Associates.

2012 Outlook

Most national economists are approaching 2012 with caution.  The intransigent Congress and continuing European financial difficulties do not bode well for a surge in economic growth and a reduction in unemployment.  Projections remain at a modest 2 percent growth as in 2011.   On the positive side, new employment growth has been positive over the past four months, and new capital investment is occurring in several sectors. Florida ranked third in the United States for job growth in 2011 with a rate higher than nationwide for the first time in over three years.  With the third highest population growth rate in the nation, Florida now has over 19 million residents, fourth […]

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The Baby Boomers are coming and Parker Associates is ready to consult on the generation they have studied for over 30 years.

Boomer Boom

Florida’s senior population is projected to rise by 90 percent over the next 20 years.  By 2030, residents over age 55 will constitute 26 percent of the state’s population.  This increase, in concert with the nationwide surge of this age group, opens up increasing opportunities for new active adult communities  . . . and, as outlined below, creative potential for revitalizing large numbers of aging retirement communities in Florida as well as other Sunbelt states.

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Revitalizing Aging Retirement Communities is the expertise of Parker Associates.

Revitalizing Aging Retirement Communities

Parker Associates has been examining a number of mature retirement communities across the Sunbelt that were developed during the 1970s and 1980s, but never fully completed.  Most are owned by property owner associations that would like to increase their marketing potential for resales as well as add revenue from additional residents. For a more complete description of these potential development opportunities, please refer to our blog at

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Lakewood Ranch is successful after over 20 years of consulting from Parker Associates.

Big Year at Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch surged to 391 new home sales at an average price of $397,149 in 2011, more than double the encompassing Sarasota/Manatee average new home sales price of $150,097. At the same time, a total of 307 resales were reported in Lakewood Ranch.  The long-awaited Lost Creek Resort rental community also opened during a busy 2011, as well as a variety of new commercial/institutional establishments.

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Search Engine Optimization is part of the services offered by sister company PTC Computer Solutions.

SEO, SEO, SEO!!! Search Engine Optimization…

SEO – Search Engine Optimization – That’s about all we hear about these days when it comes to web sites.  The days of “you need to have a web site” have moved to “you need to be found on the Internet” these days.  Having a web site is not enough.  There are two pieces to successfully launching and having people visit your web site.  The first is to create a dynamic and aesthetically pleasing web site.  The second is being found by the search engines. The reality of search engines is that 90 percent of people searching on the Internet are using Google.  This may change with the market being […]

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