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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 has authored several books published by McGraw-Hill and has operated a successful land development company. He is currently developing 136 acres of land in Maine while retaining 1400 feet of river frontage, two beaver ponds, heavily wooded areas, and an abundance of wildlife.
Table of Contents
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