Recently, a lively exchange sprang up among architects and developers on ULI’s LinkedIn.com group. Members of each group were posting what they would put into a “how-to” book about real estate development for design/construction professionals. Some of the themes from the LinkedIn discussion are below:

  • Developers face risks that architects do not.
  • Expectations for “when will I get paid?” are different.
  • Some architects also have acted as developers, and this gives them a different perspective.

What do YOU think? Use the “Comment” feature below to share a thoughts you would like the other group to know or understand better. Be sure to identify yourself as a developer, architect, or what other sector of land use and development.

We may follow up with lists of things that architects wish developers knew, things developers wish architects knew, and possibly an article based on your comments below.