Development for dummies

I work in real estate development, which means that I spend a lot of my time chasing down various consultants, lawyers, and City workers to determine the process or rules for a given thing– where the thing could include anything from “how do I convey parkland to the City, specifically” to “what interest rate will the City charge on deferred Development Charges for rental housing, and how and when”.

For many of these things, it feels like we’re all figuring it out for the first time. Including the City workers.

There’s got to be a better way!

With so many lessons being learned (apparently for the first time), I got the idea that these should be documented for future internal reference. A central repository of processes, best practices, policy considerations, etc. sounds like a good idea.

So I started building one with Notion. Here’s a sneak peak.

I think that more companies across more (heavily regulated) industries should do this sort of thing. And maybe they already do, and I’m just the one now learning something else for the first time.