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.
YIt's about 200 years old and was built by James Kimberley, who was a well-known speculative builder and property owner in the city at that time.
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.
However, King's College sold on to a speculative builder (William Leech) who demolished the Hall and covered the grounds with a housing estate!
His experience as a speculative builder may be one reason Christopher Burnside, an associate broker with Brown Harris Stevens, landed in the No.
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.
"In the past," he notes, "some of the most imaginative and experimental architecture was commissioned and built precisely by and for real estate developers." 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 renowned architect John Nash designed the Royal Opera Arcade, a glass-roofed shopping street (and precursor of the mall) that opened in London in 1818.
The second was the modern speculative builder of private estates.
Aware of heightened competition among potential contractors for jobs they are putting out to bid, corporate customers continue to carefully evaluate bids rather than limiting themselves to "low bidders." 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.