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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.

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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…

The Master Builder

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

Building Cities to Suit

In Episode 4, I chat with Andrés Duany, father of the New Urbanist movement and architect-planner for many huge developments….
The Market Calls the Tune

The Market Calls the Tune

Ann Danner started her own real estate development and homebuilding company, something many people would be scared to do. She…
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…
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…

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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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