Speculative builder

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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.
Voysey-esque design became the hallmark of every leafy suburb in every town and city throughout Britain during the interwar years; speculative builders replicated his hipped roofs, white woodwork, glazed tiles, stained glass door-panels and decorative metalwork, taking to its logical conclusion what one late 19th-century commentator referred to as his 'simple, cosy utilitarianism'.
This need was often met by speculative builders who created residential parks.
Property development in Dublin in which plots were leased to speculative builders gave the city its characteristic "Georgian" diversity--where clusters of houses showed subtle local variations in texture and color: "Unlike Edinburgh, Bath and London, where architects played a more significant role in creating the streets and squares, building in eighteenth-century Dublin was typically developer-led and constructed by artisan tradesmen'" (75).
Now one of Wales' most successful property companies, this family-owned business was launched by John Smart and his late wife, Janet, and has evolved from being a building construction company handling small works into one of the UK's most ambitious speculative builders.
Not a lot of speculative builders but relatively healthy investors.
The landowner leased parcels of land to speculative builders, who then put up a block of terraces.
Instead, said Daly, some speculative builders have begun marketing their new homes pre-construction, thereby reducing the, well, speculation.
Fred had made the acquaintance of American consul William Doty and they were brought together by their shared desire to stop the hall falling into the hands of speculative builders, which would have meant demolition.
Unfortunately, the Prince's stylistic predilections are the ones that are copied by speculative builders, rather than his planning precepts.
After all, there are many things to say about the manner in which suburban existence serves the needs of speculative builders rather than residents, or how it is shaped by a social form that separates work and living, but Greer's target is not suburbia, but suburbanites.