Who’s the most influential person in a real estate development? The architect, the owner, the builder…?
What about the developer?
Real estate developers are often seen as the bad guys, out to make a bunch of money without really caring about the quality of homes or lifestyles resulting from their work. Steve Glenn’s philosophy however is that developers have a huge potential to control what gets created in real estate and he’s passionate about creating a good product.
The mission of Living Homes LLC is “…to create homes and communities that inspire people, foster family and community interaction, and make modern life easier, healthier and more comfortable…”
Architectural Designed + Factory Built
Steve Glenn’s business model for Living Homes combines high quality architects with factory production to produce very energy efficient, healthy homes and communities. This is a great model for a development company, and one that I think could be adopted all around the world.
Using the Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED®) certification system provides quantifiable verification of the design, processes and products that go into ensure a high quality, healthy home.