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Representing Auburn University at MIT’s “THE CASE”

As we entered our final semester at Auburn’s Executive MRED program, program director Michael Robinson suggested that Auburn enter one or two teams into MIT’s “THE CASE” competition.  This prestigious  international real estate competition focuses on real estate acquisition and development … Continue reading

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A View From MRED International Field Study: Melbourne Day 1 & 2

As I have discussed in previous post, the Auburn MRED students take a field study at the end of every semester.  While most are locations within the United States, one is an international trip.  Our faculty selected Melbourne Australia and … Continue reading

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Most Real Estate Investment Deals Can Be Done with “Back of the Envelope” Approach

As I enter my last semester of Auburn’s Master of Real Estate Development program I wanted to use the blog of Developing a Developer partially as a series of “What I Learned.”  The first post in this series has to … Continue reading

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Make The Most Of Your Next Conference

I recently returned from the Urban Land Institute Fall meeting in Denver Colorado.  This conference attracts international land development leaders for three days to discuss topics that are trending in our industry.  Over 5,000 people chose to invest their time … Continue reading

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Having Focus and Passion About Everything You Do

Breaking News: Steve Jobs died a few months ago.  If this is news to you, I’ll let it sink in for a minute.  Ok, ready to continue now? Good. Years before Mr. Jobs past he gave what has become a … Continue reading

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Sustainable Seattle

Recently Auburn’s MRED 2013 visited Seattle Washington for field study.  After visits to New York and Los Angeles, we knew the feel of Seattle would be different.  The focus of this trip would be centered on sustainable development.  In three … Continue reading

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The Battle Between Vision and Reality

“If you build it, they will come.”  The famous quote from the 1989 movie Field of Dreams where Ray Kinselle (Kevin Costner) hears voices while walking through his Iowa cornfield suggesting that he plow over his crop in order to … Continue reading

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