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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…
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…
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…
Making it Pop

Making It Pop

Jim Baney is a principal at SchulerShook, one of the world’s leading lighting designers, and once the sun is down,…
Ignorantia Juris Non Excusat

Ignorantia Juris Non Excusat

In this episode, we discuss what real estate law mistakes cost real estate developers most. Seasoned lawyer Lauren Lofton offers us great advice.
Getting Funded

Getting Funded

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

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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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