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Business Builders in Real Estate
Nathan Aaseng ©2002

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  • 160 pages
  • 79 black-and-white photos, drawings, and maps
  • 7" x 9"
  • Reinforced library binding
  • Source notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Glossary
  • Grades 5 and up
  • ISBN: 978-1-881508-79-3
  • $22.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fast-paced world of real estate makes and breaks fortunes quickly—a whole career can ride on just one deal. The men who made and lost millions include John Nicholson, who helped develop the capital city of Washington, D.C.; John Jacob Astor, who foresaw the growth of Manhattan; William Levitt, founder of Levittown and the movement toward suburban living; Del Webb, creator of the first “active life” retirement community; Walt Disney, who mysteriously orchestrated one of the biggest real estate deals of the 20th century to acquire the land he needed for Disney World; Paul Reichmann, star investor of the Olympia & York company; and the Ghermezian brothers, developers of megamall complexes, including the Mall of America.