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There is No Theory

There Is No Theory

So you’re a real estate developer, but you want your work to be informed by the best that architecture has…
Our Dream is to Leave

Our Dream is to Leave

In Episode 2, we catch up with architect Philip Engelbrecht, a friend from Berlin who played a pivotal role in…
Twenty Million and Up

Twenty Million and Up

Spencer Burton has knocked on farmers’ doors looking for land deals in the Pacific Northwest, and he has built over…
To Hold or Not to Hold

To Hold or Not to Hold

I love talking to developers who value the contribution their work makes to the beauty of the city as much…
Ignorantia Juris Non Excusat

Ignorantia Juris Non Excusat

In this episode, we discuss what real estate law mistakes cost real estate developers most. Seasoned lawyer Lauren Lofton offers…

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The Birth of a Building

An introduction to aspects of finance, law, urban planning, architecture, engineering, and construction which underlie this fascinating event.

“Jargon-free, educated, and packed with relevant analogies–highly recommended for anyone who wants to be a developer.”

Dr. Andrew Baum

Professor

“This is the perfect text for an introductory course. It’s a clear, concise, and relevant summary of the development process.”

Lauren Loften

Lecturer

“…Ben has captured the wisdom of several disciplines and shared those insights in an accessible, enjoyable way. I highly recommend it!”

Jamie Luque

Associate Professor

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