BEST REAL ESTATE BOOK I'VE READ IN YEARS!
Last Harvest kept me reading, and learning, with detailed discussions of what happens when residential developers try to change how land is acquired, planned, permitted, and developed. Also he answers the questions Who was the first real estate developer? (Surprise) Why do we admire the old town centers we see in Europe? How can we create similar communities here in the US? In pre-revolutionary America, how did a few wealthy families get their hands on thousands of square miles of land? And manage to keep it after Independence? It's fast-paced and written in plain language that explains the complexity of overcoming strong opposition to change. Mostly focused on the east coast, his discussions apply to any location struggling with housing issues.