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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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The Master Builder

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

Getting Funded

When people need funding for a project, they often form a company, sell shares in the company, and use the…
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,…
Here Comes the Neighborhood

Here Comes the Neighborhood

When a developer decides to do a project that involves many parcels and many buildings, they have to develop a…
If Things Fall Apart

If Things Fall Apart

If you get a commercial loan for a building that already exists, that building and its income stream can often…

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modeling with us.

Because of the number of unknowns, modeling real estate development projects has many unique challenges. We’ll teach you a user-friendly model, tailored to the process of development. Click here to preview free content.

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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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