Speculative builder

Speculative builder

One who develops and constructs building projects on the speculation that they will be sold or leased in the future.

speculative builder

One who develops and constructs building projects for subsequent sale or lease.
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Some madly speculative builder was evidently trying to turn Crickgelly into a watering-place.
Williams had been sold to the speculative builder, and had borne rich crops of snug suburban dwellings, arranged in curving crescents and tree-lined avenues.
The main focus of visitability is speculative builder housing where it can positively affect the most people, though the concept can be applied to a number of situations.
In the 1870s, Gateshead led the field of innovative housing solutions to overcrowding when the affordable Tyneside flat was invented by a local speculative builder, William Affleck.
Much of the pressure for land comes from the speculative builder, seeking opportunities to expand his own business, even where his particular type of development is undesirable.
Who lived in the court in those earliest years, when it was still called Wilmore's Court, after the speculative builder who first took out the lease ?
However, King's College sold on to a speculative builder (William Leech) who demolished the Hall and covered the grounds with a housing estate
Even as the housing market feels the pressure from rising interest rates and cooling speculative builder demand, don't expect a sharp drop in house-price increases anytime soon, predicted a report by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS), Cambridge, Massachusetts.
As long ago as 1728, the speculative builder and designer John Wood erected a spectacular and innovative residential complex in the English resort town of Bath that included, among other things, "33 three-story houses behind a facade that was loosely based on the Roman Coliseum.
The second was the modern speculative builder of private estates.
Besides being aware of the marketplace changes, the end-user client--unlike the speculative builder, or even the commercial developer 'expects to be the long-term occupant of the structure being bid.
Perhaps because he was a speculative builder and developer and entrepreneur ( in spadefuls.