Land developers take over the development of private, commercial, and retail sites and supervise them. They partner with city councils to ensure the land is constructed in line with zoning laws. While there are no programs to train potential land developers, it is recommended to acquire a degree.
Land developers are in charge of the procurement of property and the subsequent planning and development for the specific use of the land. When evaluating land for future developments, land developers consider property, economic trends, and zoning ordinances. They can apply to localities and operate for rezoning or subdivide a plot of land with Municipal Planners.
They also investigate zoning codes, building regulations, and environmental limitations for land consideration. Land developers must arrange land acquisitions and oversee developers, building firms, and land managers. They apply for areas in which property is rezoned, results studies are conducted, and construction permits are issued.