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Real Estate Development Economics and the Design Process

8:55        Welcome and Introductions

9:00        Real Estate Development Economics

Numbers drive decision-making, but financial modeling courses are often long and tedious. Developer Ben Stevens, author of the popular book The Birth of a Building, gives beginner-friendly explanations of the big ideas and numbers that drive decision-making in real estate development projects.

11:00      Break

11:15      The Design Process: From Start to Finish

Once a purchase agreement is executed, developers start quickly designing and entitling their building idea. But what precisely happens over the course of those months? This session helps us understand how to get from an initial "test fit" sketch to "issued for construction" drawings and introduce the challenges one faces along the way.

12:15      Adjourn

Thank you

Thank you for joining us for Real Estate Development Economics and the Design Process.


This CLE, taught by developer and author Ben Stevens, provides you with information on real estate development economics and takes you on a start to finish journey of the design process.


  • Ben Stevens

    Ben Stevens is a Development Manager at ZOM Living in Raleigh. He is a real estate developer working for a top 10 national multifamily developer.

    Ben's book The Birth of a Building is required reading at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, the NC State College of Design and dozens of other schools around the country.

    Ben earned his Bachelor's in German Language and Literature from Missouri State University, his Master's in Intercultural Studies and Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and his M.B.A. in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    In his free time, Ben is the lead singer and guitarist of the Carolina Blues Revue and director of The Skyline Forum. He lives with his family in Raleigh.

    Click here for more information about Ben.

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February 20, 2023
Mon 8:55 AM EST

Duration 3H 20M

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