Re: How would we negotiate a relationship with a developer?
From: Dave and Diane (
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 09:07:59 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Tom,

We negotiated an agreement with Cohousing Resources and they negotiated the
agreement with the developer. Then it turned out we didn't need/want the
developer and we came to a parting of the ways. We retained Cohousing
Resources for the remainder of the project and they did a great job. We
could not have done this project without their assistance.

Unless you have a great deal of in-house construction experience you should not attempt to negotiate with a developer yourselves. I would say that, at
minimum, every group should have an experienced project consultant,(such
as Cohousing Resources), a real estate attorney, and an accountant.
--Diane Simpson

outreach facilitator
jp cohousing  617-522-2209
Box 300420 boston ma
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On Sun, 17 Aug, 2008, at 23:14:28, Tom Hammer <thammer302 [at]> wrote:

Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2008 23:14:28 -0400
From: Tom Hammer <thammer302 [at]>
Subject: [C-L]_ How would we negotiate a relationship with a developer?

How have "amateurs" who have worked successfully with a developer
obtained the advice they needed to structure the relationship so that
it is balanced and fair to all concerned?  Does one consult a real
estate attorney?  If not, what professional?

Another question with a really short deadline--sorry.  Answer is
needed by Tuesday at 6 p.m. EST.

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