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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

Watch interviews on many topics

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…
Getting Funded

Getting Funded

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