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We are real estate developers. We created this site to learn from other developers & the architects, engineers, urban planners, lawyers, and financiers with whom we partner to create places.

Where it all started

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Ten Thousand Acres

Ten Thousand Acres

Mike Mooney, chairman of MLG Capital and co-founder of MLG Companies, has spent decades “assembling” land. A land assemblage is…
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…
Making it Pop

Making It Pop

Jim Baney is a principal at SchulerShook, one of the world’s leading lighting designers, and once the sun is down,…
No Safety Nets

No Safety Nets

Once your development project has items like construction plans and city approval in place, you can often find investors and lenders…
Bus Routes and Cash Flows

Bus Routes and Cash Flows

In Episode 2, I caught up with Memphis-based Urban Planner Nick Oyler to talk about the relationship between transit planning…

The Master Builder

Jonathan Segal is famous among architects for not only designing but also constructing and owning buildings. He teaches a popular course…

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We’ve read, listened, watched, and browsed so much content online and have begun to curate a list, by category, of valuable articles, videos, and resources we think you should check out.

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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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