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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…
We've Been Here Before

We’ve Been Here Before

Dr. Andrew Baum, longtime professor at Reading and now at Oxford, co-wrote the book on real estate finance and investments…
It Pays to Be Historical

It Pays to Be Historical

David Schwarz is a prolific architect based in Washington, DC. He has tackled challenges like the Dallas Mavericks basketball arena,…
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…

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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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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