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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…
Before You Try Skyscrapers (Building Your First Building)

Before You Try Skyscrapers

Architects tired of being overruled, urban planners who feel like they’re on the sidelines, real estate brokers who want to create…

The Master Builder

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

The Best Planning is Illegal

For our first episode, I caught up with Norman Wright, urban planner for Adams County near Denver and instructor of…
Architect or Developer

Architect or Developer?

In Episode 6, I caught up with Brandon Donnelly of the very popular blog Architect This City. Brandon has degrees in both…
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…

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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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