|The Developer Role||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: John Major (themajorsmail.sisna.com)|
|Date: Fri, 6 Jun 1997 16:25:42 -0500|
Hi, folks - All of us building our own development had to have a person or a group of people playing the role of the developer. This role includes dealing with finances, construction, political problems, people issues and design. It's quite a hat to wear! We are wondering how other groups have handled this. Of course, some of you had a real live Developer person doing that work for you, possibly taking on much of the financial risk, and getting compensated for it, too. On the opposite extreme, some have used a committee of volunteer folks covering all this ground in their spare time. Presumably, these folks were at least compensated by ecstatic gratitude from the members that weren't able to haul that heavy load - right? ;-) We see the biggest challenges from here out as: - arranging the financing - construction oversight - setting up the financial mechanisms to turn over the houses on completion Are we missing something? Please point it out, if so! So, to the questions: - Of those that didn't use a professional developer, how many hours would you estimate did all this take over the post-design/construction period? (include arranging the financing...) - How did you compensate this small group of "heavy lifters" for all the hours they put in? - Did any of you do everything through the end of design yourself, then bring in a pro to help get the $$ and building to happen? How did that work out? - Did you hit any disasters during this period? How well did you "amateurs" deal with them? Thanks for the advice - John Major Wasatch Cohousing - where we are sensing the enormity of the task ahead, and looking around for help on deck!
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