WhyDontWeOwnThis.com is an interactive map that shows you who owns the buildings in American cities. The project, run by LOVELAND Technologies, started by mapping foreclosures in Detroit, and has expanded to include hundreds of thousands of properties around the country. Along with catchy visualizations, you’ll find useful information like each top owners (by number of properties) and quick stats for each city.
You won’t find small-town America’s ownership details online yet, but major cities from Los Angeles to Baltimore are represented, and more are on their way. Take a look at the map; you might be surprised to find out who really owns your city.
Who owns more buildings in Houston than anyone else? Harris County Flood Control, of course.