Strategic Management

Internship Report on The Engineering and Technology Company

Internship Report on The Engineering and Technology Company

About the Engineering and Technology

Success lies in the ability to adapt with changing times. That is something The Engineering and Technology use as their strategy to anticipate that change and mould their services to meet the needs of their valuable clients.

The Engineering and Technology is a family run Independent company with experience in the Property & Land business, and has excellent connections with many of the most successful architects, planning specialists and other property and Land professionals.

The basic demand of a civil citizen is food, shelter, clothes and medicine. But considering the present scenario shelter is the main problem to all of us. Dhaka is now one of the fast growing and densely populated metro-city in the world. It has been an unplanned city with disorganized facilities for residents. But there should be a change; it is the demand of time. They are committed to providing their customers with quality, affordable Lands. They visit all of their Lands to ensure accuracy in the descriptions they provide.

They are delighted to offer to people the lands they currently have available. They strive after 100% customer satisfaction. They achieve this by personal and individual customer treatment. They will assist their customers with thinkable help during the whole buying process

Their business has been around for 1 year. However, their team is young and ambitious. They continuously grow, innovate, and reinvent themselves. They take pride in what they do and it is always a pleasure for them to serve their customers.

Mission Statement

“To be the leading provider of land development solutions today and tomorrow by building on our strong foundation of integrity and on our commitment to associates, clients, and communities. Our commitment is to preserve the natural beauty of the environment and generate economic growth for the area.


 The Engineering and Technology business strategy is to: build on its leading position in the small and medium sized residential units development segment; increase recurring income from growing rental property portfolio; maintain strategic investments to strengthen income and asset base; generate significant future cash flow from diversifying businesses.

Vision Statement

”With ethics and integrity, THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY  strives for excellence in all facets of Land Development services in order to enhance our position as an industry leader. Our team transforms forward thinking ideas into cutting edge applications, to achieve maximum results for our clients, company and community.”

Corporate Values

“Support and demonstrate our corporate values of growth, passion, integrity, flexibility, benevolence and collaboration.’’

INTEGRITY- Over the past 1 year, THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY built a reputation on performance and integrity. Many people know and select THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY for their land development needs.

VISION – Seeing opportunities others miss
ADAPTIVE – Anticipating and preparing for change
VIBRANT – Infusing energy to vitalize communities
TRUST – Confirming your confidence, exceeding expectations
COMMITMENT – Our greatest asset is YOU”

Why Invest in Land?

Land is real
Unlike shares, land for sale is tangible, – it can be visited, seen, and walked on.

Land is a finite resource
Bangladesh is a small country with the majority of the population wanting to live in the CapitalCity, Dhaka.

Land is a solid and easy to understand investment

Land is not open to accounting scandals and it is clear when property prices are going up (or down) and the reason for this movement. For example, everyone in Bangladesh is presently aware of the housing crisis in the country. Other traditionally ‘solid’ investments such as precious metals are not as simple as they appear.

Land increases in value
This is due to demand outstripping supply and also from land gaining planning permission to have houses built on it.

Investment land has a wide range of uses
Investment land can be used for grazing animals, starting a business or building a home on, or it can simply be left as it is – whatever is done with it, the price is likely to rise considerably, even with the slowdown in house price inflation

Land investment – The alternative investment opportunity

“The population is growing, the economy is growing, the demand for new workers is growing, and household formation is changing with an aging society and family break up. The demand for housing is increasing.”

The result is a massive pent-up demand for new housing. What shape and form that housing takes is irrelevant to land owners. Whether executive houses, or affordable flats for key workers, land is needed for new homes.

Decision process

      One should decide where to buy land by applying in exactly the same two key criteria as for any other investment, reward and risk. What is the potential reward? How great is the potential risk.

      How great is the potential return?
Get it right and the rewards can be exceptional. Typically, when land is redesigned for development purposes its value dramatically increases. The exact percentage increase varies between plots and locations, but it should be reasonable to expect a substantial return on investment if your land is rezoned for development purposes.

      And what’s the risk factor?
The risk is that one’s land will not be re-zoned for development purposes, in which case, he still owns the land, and it should still have its initial value. After all, land never goes out of business!

The Engineering and Technology efforts seek to:

  •     Create affordable housing (developed land & homes) for people
  •     Foster better living environments and pleasant surroundings
  •     Ensure environmental balance and sustainability
  •     Treat industrial effluents
  •     Develop a meaningful partnership with others for development
  •     Provide better working conditions for its staff members

 THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY works in close partnership with the City Corporations, the Government of Bangladesh, other private sector companies, multilateral institutions, the environment department, and myriad financial institutions. THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY has its head office in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


The Engineering And Technology.

Head Office: KA-56/3, Kuril, Progati Sarwani

2nd floor (south side),

Dhaka – 1229


The common features in all the projects of THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY are:

  1. Wide roads for easy access
  2. Open spaces
  3. Pollution free environment
  4. Detailed landscaping

Over the years, The Engineering and Technology approach to Land development has evolved from A to Z to bring sophisticated, yet easy-to-use solutions which guarantee success. They deliver the best quality and increased resource efficiency following a few simple steps:

  •       Their superior project management is based on deep customization of user-oriented solutions. They carefully assess customers’ project requirements to eliminate all possible risks and eventually find an optimum choice for them.
  •       Their team works out for their customer a project scheme, including its estimate and timeline, and, as soon as they give us their approval of it, the actual development process begins. All team members have excellent credentials in their particular field of Land development, so customers may rest assured of their profound understanding and excellent implementation of IT.
  •       They provide a streamlined continuous control over the entire project. This helps them reduce the amount of testing procedures as well as stay within the time and budget frames.

THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY will design this model city with all best standard facilities for the peace lovers. Being the member of the metro-city, they offer a futuristic living plots within the most suitable location in Dhaka City that gives people natural fresh environment, broad roads and lanes, power, water, IT communication, club, college, corner shop, hospitals, katcha bazaar, lake, mosque, school, park, and round the clock security facility to make their life peaceful and happy.

Features and Facilities

What facilities people will enjoy in The Engineering and Technology:

  1. Very easy and convenient communication with offices, educational institutions, hospitals, mosque, lake and commercial areas.
  2.  The Engineering and Technology is a RAJUK registered project.
  3.  Bus stops, train station and airport are within 500 to 700 meters.
  4. Project planners are highly experienced and reputed town planners have been working for its development.
  5. Inside the project roads and lanes are minimum 30feet and maximum 80 feet broad.
  6. Flood free area.
  7. International standard schools, colleges, universities, children parks, hospitals, shopping malls, bazaars, restaurants, clubs, community centers, banks, mosques, post offices all these facilities will be available inside the project.
  8. 40% of the project area has been allotted for the above facility.
  9. 16 Security service by police, ansar and company security forces.
  1. Easy and interest free payment system in 12/24/36/48/60 installments.
  2. Plot sizes are 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, and 12 kathas.
  3.  The project is outside of the flood flow zone of RAJUK.

Price Chart

Sl. No.

Payments Term

Special Discount

Per Katha

Installment Per Month


Cash Payments* within 10 days





03 Months*





06 Months





12 Months





24 Months





36 Months





48 Months




* This price will be applicable for first 500 plots.


THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY is very sensitive to fulfill their commitment.

  •       They use high quality construction equipments.
  •       They always try to satisfy their customers.
  •       All of the directors, Managers, Executives and other employees of THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY are very experienced and professional.
  •       THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ensures their customers that they are tension free about the quality of their apartments.
  •       They provide maximum benefit to their customers.

Amenities and Technical Specifications

Common Amenities

  • Heavy secured gateway with decorative lamps and signs on logo of the Complex.
  • Spacious entrance & (well decorative) driveway with security arrangement for control of incoming & outgoing persons, vehicles, goods, etc.
  • Main lobby & Reception (Granite finished Top) area in secured premises with an impressive Concierge Desk complete with personal Mail boxes, Register docks, etc.
  • Car parking in covered and protected Ground floor for residents with comfortable driveways.
  • Stair case with easy to climb steps & adequate lighting.
  • Fire protection features conforming to International Fire Code.
  • Separate manual fire alarm and a Fire Extinguisher in each floor.
  • Provisions of Fly proof net in the all windows.
  • Elaborate Intercom system to connect each apartment to the Concierge Desk.
    • One standby Emergency Generator in case of power failure of (Capacity 30 KVA to 50 KVA):
    • the lift
    • the water pumps
    • lighting in common spaces and stairs
    • two light and two fan points in each apartment
  • One superior quality high speed lift for the building from reputed European/Korean/equivalent manufacturer to be with:
  • Capacity of lifting 6 persons
  • Adequate lighting
  • Well furnished and attractive doors & cabins
  • Emergency alarm and escape provision.
  • Tastefully furnished visitors’ waiting area,
    • Drivers’ waiting area with toilet,
    • Management Office at roof top,

Roof Facilities:

  • Linen clothes drying arrangement.
  • RCC water tank to serve all the Apartments.
  • Protective parapet wall.
  • Heat & damp protection measure to be taken on top roof of the building.

General Engineering:

  • Materials like brick chips from machine made Sub-soil investigation and analysis.
  • High quality structural building high quality picket Jhama, 60 grade Deformed/Tor steel bar, Sylhet sand etc. to meet design requirements.
  • Testing of construction materials and concrete works shall be carried out at all important stages of construction and also whenever felt necessary (in the field & in the laboratory).
  • Ensure close supervision at every stage of construction by Developer’s experienced and qualified Engineers and Architects.

Design Criteria:

  • Structure designed to withstand Earthquakes at 7.5 of intensity in Richter scale.
  • Structural design parameters to be based on ACI, ASTM and BNBC code.
  • For all service connections and disposals (sewerage, solid waste, silage) British / American / BNBC building codes will be followed.
  • Considered maximum wind load.
  • Level of ground floor will be above 1988/1998 flood level and considering surrounding buildings & road level.
  • For concrete works to give crushing strengths of 3000 psi to 3500 psi (Cyl. test) at 28 days depending on concrete ratio & design.
  • Non-load bearing (partition walls) walls with 1st class bricks for exterior & interior walls.
  • Floor to bottom of roof (ceiling) will be min 9 feet 6 inch high except toilets false ceiling (7 feet).
  • Ceiling edge will be in living and dining area.
  • Provide damp proof course.
  • All electrical wiring, plumbing and sanitary piping will be concealed and tested for leaks.
  • Reinforced cement concrete floor slab.



  • Concrete shelf at 2.5 feet height from floor level with Glazed Tiles work top (RAK/equivalent),
  • Provision for double burner Gas outlet,
  • Concealed Hot and Cold water lines,
    • A 2.5 feet Band of wall Tiles running on wall along the sink and Gas Cooker (RAK/equivalent),
    • Suitably located Exhaust fan,
      • One high polished stainless Counter Top Steel Sink with Mixer (Malaysian).


  • Bath Tub in Master Bathroom,
  • CabinetBasin with marble Top in Master Bathroom,
  • Provision of Shower Area in the Second Bathroom,
    • Glazed Tiles in Bathrooms up to 7 feet height except maid’s (RAK/equivalent),
    • Floor Tiles in all Bathrooms except maid’s (RAK/equivalent),
    • Company Standard Sanitary fittings,
    • Water proof imported Door,
    • Mirrors in all Bathrooms with Overhead Lamps,
      • Enamel Paint on the ceiling and walls to prevent dirt and dampness arising from moisture,
      • Soap cases,
      • Towel Rails,
        • Concealed Hot and Cold water lines in M & Child Bathrooms,
        • Essentially correct uniform floor sloped toward the water outlet,
        • Tiles in maid’s room and in walls of maid’s bathroom up to 5 ft. with long pan (RAK) & shower,
        • Nicely arranged Bathroom fittings & fixtures,


  • RAK Homogeneous tiles on all floors (16” X 16”).
  • Essentially correct uniform floor sloped toward water outlet.
  • RAK Homogeneous tiles on Stairs & Lobby.


  • Independent Electric Meter for each apartment,
    • Good quality local Electrical Switches & fittings, Circuit Breakers and Plug points (MK type/equivalent),
    • Electrical distribution box with Main Switch,
    • Concealed Electrical wiring,
    • Washing machine provision in each apartment,
    • All power outlets with Earthling connection,
    • Concealed Fan Hook,
      • Provision for Air Conditioner in Master Bedroom, Second Bedroom and Living room,
      • Light and Fan points in Veranda,
        • Two emergency light and two fan points in each apartment,
          • Emergency electricity connection in Lift, Pumps, Lobby, Intercom service, Common spaces like Car parking, Reception area, Guard room and Main gate,
          • Concealed Intercom and Telephone lines (02), TV/Satellite Dish connection (02) in each apartment,

Doors & Windows:

  • 36 mm Solid, well seasoned, decorative main Entrance Door Frame & Shutter (Malaysian/Equivalent): –
    • Shutter thickness 36mm
    • Doorframe 6.25” X 3”
    • Door Chain
    • Check Viewer
    • Solid Brass Door Knocker
    • Apartment No
    • Door handle with Lock (imported).
      • Internal Doors are of strong and durable Veneer Flush door Shutters with French polish (Champ Veneer).
      • All Doors with good quality Mortise Locks and fittings,
      • All internal Door frames are made of Malaysian solid wood.
      • Sliding windows with Color Glass complete with mohair lining and Rainwater Barrier in Aluminum Section.
      • Safety Grills in all windows, color as matched with Aluminum Section in Enamel paint.

Painting & Polishing:

  • French polished Door frames & Shutters.
  • Weather coat on outside walls (Berger/Elite),
    • Smooth finished and soft colored plastic paint on all internal walls & ceilings (Berger/Elite),
    • Veranda railing as per the design of perspective,
      • Enamel paint on the ceilings and walls of Bathrooms color as matched with Tiles (Berger/Elite).

Utility Lines (Water & Gas):   

  • Concealed water lines,
  • Hot & cold water lines in Bathrooms & Kitchen,
  • Sewerage & stream water connected to WASA,
    • Water reservoir designed to hold sufficient water supply,
    • Two best quality water pumps (one standby emergency),
    • Titas Gas approved plumbing design,
    • Concealed Gas lines,
    • Individual Gas Riser,
      • Gas pipe lines connection from Titas Gas Distribution System as per total calculated consumption with adequate safety measures,
      • Approved quality Titas Gas materials for internal wiring of Gas line,

Salient Features

Building Entrance:  An impressive entrance gate with lamp post and the Project Logo on modern sign welcomes one to this contemporary apartment complex. The heavy secured gateway leads to a spacious covered parking floor.

Reception Lobby:  An elegantly designed main Reception lobby decorated with tiles/synthetic marble. Personalized Mail Boxes and a stylish Register Dock for visitors’ check-in an elegant guest waiting area highlights the Reception lobby.

Lift, Lobbies & Staircase:  A major element of convenience & comfort is the lift that has been selected to exacting European styles. This comes in impressive doors & cabin providing fast & reliable services to residents on all floors. Best level of safety has been maintained in the specifications.

The staircase is well located and easily accessible with easy to climb stairs. This leads to lobbies on each floor. The top of the stair railing will be of S. S.

Apartment Layouts:  The total layout has been thoughtfully arranged to maximize advantages especially in relation to day light and cross ventilation throughout. Privacy has been emphasized by spreading the layout from end to end. The master and the second bedrooms have been located away from the living room.

Optional Features:  Various interior designing and additional fittings & fixtures as per choice of allotter may be arranged at cost basis upon approval of the company.

Terms and Conditions for the Buyer

Application: Interested buyer shall submit application on the prescribed form duly signed by him/her/them along with earnest money. THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY serves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reason.

Allotment: Allotment will be made on first come first served basis. On acceptance of application & earnest money, THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY will issue an allotment letter to the applicant on receipt of which he/she shall start making payments as per the schedule of payments in the brochure. Buyers willing to make a one time payment will be entertained with substantial discount.  Until the full payment of installments, buyer shall have no right to transfer the allotment to the third party.

Payment:  All payments shall be made by A/C Payee Cheque or Bank Draft or Pay-order in favor of “THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY.” Bangladeshis residing abroad may remit payments by TT or DD. Buyer must strictly follow the payment schedule.  THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY may issue reminders to the buyer for delay in payment beyond due date. The buyer is liable to pay a delay charge @ 0.1% per day on the amount of payment delayed.  If the payment is delayed beyond 30 days THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY shall have the right to cancel the allotment. In such an event the amount paid by buyer shall be refunded after deducting 5% of the total price after resale of the Apartment.

Company’s Right:  The Company may take minor changes in the design both Architectural & Structural of the project should these become necessary. Limited changes in the specification and facilities may be made by THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY for overall interest of the project.

Hand Over:  The possession of the apartment will be handed over within 24 months from the date of commencement of construction work except for  reasons beyond control of THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY  such as force majeure, natural calamities, political disturbances, strikes, Acts of God or economic conditions, etc. This hand over will only be made after the full payment of installments.

Utility Connection:   Connection fee, security deposit for water, Gas & Electricity and incidental costs relating to these are not included in the price of apartment. Buyer will make these payments directly to the authorities concerned. Should expenditure on these accounts be incurred by THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY buyer will reimburse the same to the company proportionate to his/ her share?

Refund:  For any reason beyond the control of THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY  LTD like force majeur, natural calamities, political disturbances, strikes, Acts of God or economic conditions, etc., the company may be bound to abandon the Project.  In such an event the buyer will be entitled to refund of all installments along with the earnest money already paid by him/ her.

Transfer of Ownership: Proportionate share of undivided & undemocratic land will be registered in favor of each allocate as per the current rules & regulations of Ministry of Works.

Transfer Cost:  All costs relating to transfer of ownership of the proportionate share of land will be borne by the allot tee on actual basis.

Management:  The buyer must undertake to become a member of the Owners’ Cooperative Society that will be formed by the owners of the apartments for the management of common services such as lift, pumps, security, compound, etc. Each allocate must initially deposit Tk. 25000.00 (twenty five thousand) only in the Reserve Fund of the Association or Company for maintaining management expenses of the complex.


There are five basic needs in human life. Housing is one of those and is very essential for every people. Real Estate Industries are working to provide residences for those people who would like to buy apartment to live in a luxurious and peaceful condition. Besides, this industry also has created a large number of jobs in the job market. Thousands of backward linkage industries such as: Brick, Sand, Ceramic, Sanitary wears industry etc. have set up on the base of real estate industries. So, it is playing a great role in our national economy as it has a huge impact on the country’s revenue collection. There are about five hundred real estate Companies in our country. All the companies are not well recognized by the people. Many of the companies do not fulfill their commitment. Unfortunately many people have lost their faith on few developers, and to satisfy those people, THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY has taken the challenge and trying to do the best. THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY is one of the fast growing Real estate Company. It is very new in the Real Estate market but I found peoples behind it are very experienced and professional. In this internship report I tried to go through a total look at the overall Real Estate business in Bangladesh and then I started work at THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY to make the report better informative and meaningful so that the readers will be able to get a simple idea about the sector’s history, nature and style of business, services etc. including a live example of a well known company that is The Engineering and Technology.

Origin of the Report

Internship report is one of the very important and vital requirements, for business graduates. For this it is very important to gain practical knowledge on this subject that, why our honorable Mr. Shahriyar Anam ,Head of the department, The University Of Asia Pacific assigned us to prepare a report on internship working period. For the fulfillment of his requirement I have chosen THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY for my Internship.


Study or working on any subject must have objective. It may be only one objective or a combination of some objectives. My study also have objective. Before submitting the report I need to discuss briefly my Broad Objective and related Specific Objectives.

Main Objective

The main objective is to prepare an internship repot and some realistic recommendation to increase the selling of THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY.

Specific Objectives      

  1.       To find out whether the sales growth rate of THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY is going upward.
  2.       To find out the pricing of THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY comparing with other Real Estate companies.
  3.       To find out the influence of Real Estate in our national economy.

Scope of the Report

The scope of the report is to make a critical study regarding the project management of that above mentions corporate company in Bangladesh. We had to make heavy preoccupation in internship report. The results of this internship period are presented in this report.

Sources of Information

To prepare this I have generally used both the primary and secondary sources.

Primary Sources

I have collected my data during the working period in the company, company’s magazine, annual report, newspaper, REHAB directory and also from the website of the company.

Secondary Sources

I have collected information from their corporate office by discussing with the employees.


Sources of Data: The followings are the sources and methods of data collection for the purpose to prepare the report:

Primary sources: The primary data have been collected mainly though working experience gathered by working through internship period and survey. The survey includes the following:

a)      Observation

b)     Interview

ii)     Personal Interview

iii)  Telephone Interview

iv)   Personal interview through questionnaire

v)     Besides these Oral & informal interview with officers and employees of the Marketing Division of THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY   and also Face to face meeting with the Company personnel and Face to face meeting with the different sales people.

Observation Method applied to some specific area of interest of different Real Estate companies during survey. To observe the areas I have visited various projects physically. It was very useful to collect the primary data. After making the observation it was needed to talk with the companies to know their price, features, amenities etc. about their projects in that specific area. In that case the Interview Method was applied.

Secondary sources: The secondary data have been collected from different publications of different Real Estate companies in Bangladesh, publications of Real Estate Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB), publications of THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY and related Magazines and. Websites.


When I developed this report, then I had to face some problems, which disrupted the fulfillment of this report.  There were several constrains while preparing this report. Only twelve weeks were not sufficient to visit all the desks of the division. Some desks were remained unvisited moreover some officers in desk were found non-cooperative. In course of my internship I faced a number of problems, which may be termed as the limitations of the study. These are as follows:

i)                   I could not spend sufficient time required to make an in-depth study on such an important subject because of office time constraint.

ii)                 Sometimes it was very difficult to get sufficient help from the employees of THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY due to their limited executive hours.

iii)              There is no sufficient informative Web site of THE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

iv)               They did not give us exact information for maintaining their secrecy.

v)                 It was very difficult to get the actual information. In many cases, the questionnaire had to be explained elaborately to the respondents.

vi)               Sufficient records, publications were not available. The constraints narrowed the scope of real analysis.

vii)            Sufficient information was not attainable because officers were very busy with their day-to-day work; they could hardly provide enough time.

viii)          Last but not least lack of time has also limited the scope for the research work.

Real Estate

Real estate is a legal term (in some jurisdictions, notably in the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia) that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings, specifically property that is stationary or fixed in location. Real estate law is the body of regulations and legal codes which pertain to such matters under a particular jurisdiction. Real estate is often considered synonymous with real property (also sometimes called realty), in contrast with personal property (also sometimes called chattel or personality under chattel law or personal property law).

However, in some situations the term “real estate” refers to the land and fixtures together, as distinguished from “real property,” referring to ownership rights of the land itself.

The terms real estate and real property are used primarily in common law, while civil law jurisdictions refer instead to immovable property.

Real Estate in Business Sector

With the development of private property ownership, real estate has become a major area of business. Purchasing real estate requires a significant investment, and each parcel of land has unique characteristics, so the real estate industry has evolved into several distinct fields. Specialists are often called on to valuate real estate and facilitate transactions. Some kinds of real estate businesses include:

  • Appraisal: Professional valuation services
  • Brokerages: A fee charged by the mediator who facilitates a real estate transaction between the two parties.
  • Development: Improving land for use by adding or replacing buildings
  • Property management: Managing a property for its owner(s)
  • Real estate marketing: Managing the sales side of the property business
  • Real estate investing: Managing the investment of real estate
  • Relocation services: Relocating people or business to a different country
  • Corporate Real Estate: Managing the real estate held by a corporation to support its core business—unlike managing the real estate held by an investor to generate income

Within each field, a business may specialize in a particular type of real estate, such as residential, commercial, or industrial property. In addition, almost all construction business effectively has a connection to real estate.

Residential Real Estate

The legal arrangement for the right to occupy a dwelling is known as the housing tenure. Types of housing tenure include owner occupancy, Tenancy, housing cooperative, condominiums (individually parceled properties in a single building), public housing, squatting, and cohousing.

Residences can be classified by if and how they are connected to neighboring residences and land. Different types of housing tenure can be used for the same physical type. For example, connected residents might be owned by a single entity and leased out, or owned separately with an agreement covering the relationship between units and common areas and concerns.

Major physical categories in North America and Europe include:

  • Attached / multi-unit dwellings
  • Apartment (“flat” outside North America) – An individual unit in a multi-unit building. The boundaries of the apartment are generally defined by a perimeter of locked or lockable doors. Often seen in multi-story apartment buildings.
  • Multi-family house – Often seen in multi-story detached buildings, where each floor is a separate apartment or unit.
  • Terraced house (a.k.a. townhouse or row house) – A number of single or multi-unit buildings in a continuous row with shared walls and no intervening space.
  • Condominium – Building or complex, similar to apartments, owned by individuals. Common grounds are owned and shared jointly. There are townhouse or row house style condominiums as well.
  • Semi-detached dwellings
  • Duplex – Two units with one shared wall.
  • Single-family detached home
  • Portable dwellings
  • Mobile homes – Potentially a full-time residence which can be (might not in practice be) movable on wheels.
  • Houseboats – A floating home
  • Tents – Usually very temporary, with roof and walls consisting only of fabric-like material.

The size of an apartment or house can be described in square feet or meters. In the United States this includes the area of “living space”, excluding the garage and other non-living spaces. The “square meters” figure of a house in Europe reports the area of the walls enclosing the home, and thus includes any attached garage and non-living spaces.

It can also be described more roughly by the number of rooms. A studio apartment has a single bedroom with no living room (possibly a separate kitchen). A one-bedroom apartment has a living or dining room, separate from the bedroom. Two bedroom, three bedroom, and larger units are also common. (A bedroom is defined as a room with a closet for clothes storage.)

See List of house types for a complete listing of housing types and layouts, real estate trends for shifts in the market and house or home for more general information.

Real Estate Development

Real estate development is the process by which an entity makes improvements to real property, thereby increasing its value. In legal form the developer may be an individual, but is more often a partnership, limited liability company or corporation. However anyone involved as a principal in such transactions is a property developer by occupation. A real estate developer may choose to develop a business model usually by specific building typology (residential, commercial office, industrial, retail) or by geographic preference. Structured education for real estate development has not truly existed until the last decade as many developers have historically came from career paths as architecture, finance, city planning, engineering or construction. Many development companies are also family owned and operated.

Categories of Real Estate Development Activity

There are two major categories of real estate development activity: land development and building development.

Land Developers

Land developers typically acquire natural or “unimproved” land (often referred to as englobo land, raw land, real property with no improvements or infrastructure) and “improve” or alter it with utility connections, roads, earth grading, covenants, and entitlements. Infrastructure improvement provides a base for further development of built improvements. Covenants define the context in which future development of built improvements may take place (often in the form of deed restrictions on particular parcels: a sort of “private zoning code” limited only to those properties). Entitlements are secured legal permissions from regulatory bodies (typically in the form of permits, but sometimes in the form of re-zoning or planned unit developments). Once these improvements have been made to the raw land, it is typically subdivided and sold piecemeal at a profit to individuals or building developers.

Building Developers

Building developers acquire raw land, improved land, and/or redevelop able property in order to construct building projects. The buildings are then sold entirely or in part to others, or retained as assets to produce cash flow via rents and other means. Some building developers have their own internal departments for designing and constructing buildings (more common among larger developers), while others subcontract these parts of the work to third parties (typical of small developers).


Real estate development is first and foremost a cash flow business.

Real estate is, by its nature, an expensive non-liquid asset. This means that it costs a lot of money to own it, and it can be difficult to sell. In development activity, there are also the added costs of improvements themselves (typically called “hard costs”) and the fees of various and sundry consultants necessary to get the work done properly (typically called “soft costs”). Because expense is high, sale is difficult, and return on investment is delayed, real estate investment is inherently risky. A large part of the work of developers is the management of risk.

Since there are significant initial investment requirements, a majority of real estate development projects are financed with a large amount of debt leverage. While more leverage increases potential profit, it also magnifies risks and builds in a periodic negative cash flow (regular payments on the debt). Projects will generally be profitable if the upfront commitment of cash is kept to a minimum and the project can quickly start generating a positive cash flow sufficient to cover debt service.

There are almost as many ways to finance a real estate development project as there are development projects. However, most financing arrangements fall into a few broad categories:

Successful real estate developers can become enormously wealthy due to the large sums of money being transacted and the value of the assets they control. However, because of the non-liquidity of their assets, they also are very often cash poor. Inability to remain cash solvent is the primary cause of business failure for real estate developers.

The Process of Real Estate Development

Although the process for development of real estate varies from project to project, the various phases can be categorized roughly as follows (in approximate chronological order):

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Recommendation for the Company

Get Your Home Ready

Have your real estate agent take a close look at your home and let you know what needs to be done to get it ready to sell. Properly preparing your home before putting it in the multiple listing will help get you a higher price and a quicker sale. In general, you want your home to look as clean and as new as possible.

Carpeting and Painting

Painting walls and replacing carpet are the most frequent cost effective recommendations. Because of recent mold concerns, make sure that anyone installing new carpet agrees to replace all existing tack strips. This is especially important in the basement and anywhere the carpet may have gotten wet. Some companies leave many of the old tack strips in place and reuse them.

Sell or Donate Your Extra Stuff

Relocation is seldom fun, but there are ways to make it easier. Don’t pass up the opportunity to sell or give away all of that stuff you have stored, but haven’t used for a year or more. Getting rid of things may be hard to do, but it will also make your move to a new home easier. If you are relocating across country, it may even be cheaper to buy new furniture and appliances than to move them. Yard sales and donations to local charities are both great ways to reduce clutter and make your home more attractive to buyers.

Beware Referral Companies

Beware of internet companies offering to refer you to a good or experienced Realtor or agent. The primary requirement for an agent to be listed with these companies is simply to be willing to pay them a fee for referrals. Education and experience requirements are minimal if they exist at all. Many newer agents use these companies, because the agents lack the experience and referral client base to obtain enough leads on their own to stay in business. Discount real estate companies, and their agents who have to rely on volume, may not be able to provide the level of attention and service that you expect and deserve.


After getting the findings from the internship I have conducted, I have found that most of the organization members from top to bottom are individually experienced of doing this kind of projects earlier. But the company as a whole does not have any previous experience and trying to make the running project successful by creating outstanding workforce. They need to be more careful of taking every necessary step and must be aware of competitors in this market as they have very strong and experienced competitors with a huge amount of cash in hand. At this stage they need to follow the other similar companies or should make a try to snatch the experienced, effective, and efficient employees from the competitors.