Richard Peiser is the Michael D. Spear Professor of Real Estate Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is a ULI Foundation governor and a member of ULI’s Urban Development/Mixed Use Council.
Even if the storefront occupants are only temporary, orchestrating the right mix of retail and residential tenants helps give a redevelopment a certain vibe.
Hard-earned words of wisdom on risk, financing, and running a real estate business.
A primary challenge for university faculty has been how to teach design to real estate students. The goal is not to make them architects, but to make them knowledgeable clients.