|Re: developer list||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Raines Cohen (rc3-coho-Lraines.com)|
|Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 13:03:56 -0700 (PDT)|
Carol - A developer brings finance and project management to a project. They are ultimately responsible, taking out the permits, hiring the architect and other professionals, and they are the ones on the hook if the units don’t sell or anything goes wrong in construction and development. Plan on paying someone to do this; there are some self-developed communities but it is rare to find one that can convince a lender that they can succeed on their own. I note that not a single organization on your list has, to the best of my knowledge, initiated a new cohousing project in the last decade; most don’t exist anymore. Many did just a single project; for those doing several, the 2008 real estate crunch did them in. Some do development consulting now. Like a list of banks lending to cohousing projects (most of which did so primarily because of location and personal relationships), such things may be of historical interest but not highly relevant for anybody setting out today to make something happen. Raines Cohen, Cohousing Coach & EcoVillage Ambassador Cohousing California / East Bay Cohousing (Berkeley, CA) P.S. You might want to name your blog in the footer of your messages, don’t be shy!
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