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Help the Environment While Increasing Sales

Bestselling author R. Dodge Woodson brings the growing number of options available for developing land without doing harm to natural areas. In this comprehensive guide, he explains how such building techniques will increase sales, improve the bottom line, and help sustain the environment.

Be a Successful Green Land Developer addresses all the practical issues that arise when embarking upon green building projects. It explains every aspect of the subject, from getting started in the green building business to mastering green terminology to making money with green methods. Learn how to understand zoning requirements, covenants, and restrictions…write winning proposals…and expand business. The book also examines 20 common mistakes and how to avoid them.

Green construction is here to stay. Use Be a Successful Green Land Developer as a roadmap to profits and growth in this exciting new realm of business.

This practical, plain-English guide to green land development includes:

  • Valuable tips on preparing winning bids
  • Step-by-step advice on expanding a green building business
  • Important insight into the costs associated with earth-friendly land development
  • Sample contracts, zoning forms, and development/broker forms

Develop a lucrative green development enterprise with valuable lessons on…

Using Green to Make Big Bucks • Building a Strong Development Team • Working with Real Estate Brokers • Setting Up Your Lenders and Investors • Finding Suitable Development Property • What Makes a Project Viable? • Looking for Land in All the Right Places • Initial Investigations • Drainage Factors • Soil Considerations • Calculating Land Losses for Roads and Green Space • Water Requirements • And More

About the Author

R. Dodge Woodson (Brunswick, ME) has over 20 years' experience as a home builder, contractor, master plumber, and real estate broker. He is the author of many McGraw-Hill books, including Be A Successful Building Contractor 2/e, and National Plumbing Codes Handbook 2/e.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter One. Why Should I Consider Green Land Development?

Chapter Two. Using Green Space to Make Big Bucks

Chapter Three. Building a Strong Development Team

Chapter Four. Making Sales

Chapter Five. Setting Up Your Lenders and Investors

Chapter Six. Finding Suitable Development Property

Chapter Seven. What Makes a Project Viable

Chapter Eight. Looking for Land in All the Right Places

Chapter Nine. Initial Investigations

Chapter Ten. Drainage Factors

Chapter Eleven. Soil Considerations

Chapter Twelve. Calculating Land Loss From Road Costs and Green Space

Chapter Thirteen. Water Requirements

Chapter Fourteen. Flood Zones, Wetlands, and Other Deal-Stoppers

Chapter Fifteen. Location, Location, Location

Chapter Sixteen. Plans and Specifications

Chapter Seventeen. Working with Contractors

Chapter Eighteen. Projecting Profit Potential

Chapter Nineteen. Zoning Considerations

Chapter Twenty. Closing Deals

Chapter Twenty-One. Supervising Your Site

Chapter Twenty-Two. Staying on Budget and on Time

Chapter Twenty-Three. Ideas for Environmentally Friendly Developments

Chapter Twenty-Four. Going From Green Developing to Green Building

Appendix 1: Glossary of Green Words and Terms

Appendix 2: Time Saving Tips and Tables for Land Developers

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071592598
Author:
Woodson, R. Dodge
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Author:
Woodson R.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Real estate development
Subject:
Construction industry
Subject:
Real Estate - Sales
Subject:
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Subject:
Construction industry -- Environmental aspects.
Subject:
Architecture-Urban Planning
Copyright:
Publication Date:
November 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
339
Dimensions:
9.18x7.30x.69 in. 1.31 lbs.

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