Forestar Group Inc. is a real estate, oil and gas, and other natural resources company based in Austin, Texas. The company owns directly or through ventures almost 120,000 acres of real estate located in ten states and 13 markets, approximately 590,000 acres of oil and gas mineral interests and approximately 358,000 net acres of leasehold oil and gas interests..OverviewThe company operates three business segments: Real Estate, Oil and Gas, and Other Natural Resources.The real estate segment secures entitlements and develops infrastructure on its lands, primarily for single-family residential and mixed-use communities, and develops multi-family apartments. Forestar actively invests in new projects principally in strategic growth corridors, which represent markets with significant growth characteristics for population, employment and household formation that make them attractive for long-term real estate investment.The real estate segment has 11 real estate projects representing approximately 24,400 acres currently in the entitlement process, and 73 projects entitled, developed, or under development in eight states and 13 markets. The company sells land for commercial uses to national retailers and local commercial developers. In addition, the company will sell its undeveloped land, principally in Georgia, when it has reached its highest and best use. The company markets land for sale on its web site, http://landforsale.forestargroup.com.The oil and gas segment is focused on driving exploration and production activity in high quality, lower risk conventional and unconventional oil and gas prospects on its fee and leasehold mineral interests. Leasehold interests include acreage in the prolific Bakken and Three Forks formations. Forestar also seeks to maximize the value from royalties and other lease revenues from its fee oil and gas mineral interests located in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia.
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