Be A Successful Green Land Developer
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:
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
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Location Location Location
Plans and Specifications
Working with Contractors
Projecting Profit Potential
Supervising Your Site
Staying on Budget and on Time
Calculating Land Loss from Road Costs and Green Space
Flood Zones Wetlands and Other DealStoppers
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