9780071592598

Be A Successful Green Land Developer

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    9780071592598

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    0071592598

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-11-27
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

Help the Environment While Increasing SalesBestselling 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 Developeraddresses 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. UseBe a Successful Green Land Developeras 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 formsDevelop 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

Author Biography

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

Introduction
Why Should I Consider Green Land Development?
Using Green Space to Make Big Bucks
Building a Strong Development Team
Making Sales
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 Loss From Road Costs and Green Space
Water Requirements
Flood Zones, Wetlands, and Other Deal-Stoppers
Location, Location, Location
Plans and Specifications
Working with Contractors
Projecting Profit Potential
Zoning Considerations
Closing Deals
Supervising Your Site
Staying on Budget and on Time
Ideas for Environmentally Friendly Developments
Going From Green Developing to Green Building
Glossary of Green Words and Terms
Time Saving Tips and Tables for Land Developers
Index
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