Inside Out

Building a Glass House in Russia

by Glenn R. Williamson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/14/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781480805248
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781480805255

About the Book

In Russia, it is said, “Nothing and everything is possible.” In Inside Out, author Glenn Williamson explains the award-winning development of St. Petersburg’s first modern Class A office/retail center by a multinational team of Americans, Russians, Brits, Turks, and Finns.

Inside Out provides a fascinating memoir of his experiences working as a developer in Russia in the 1990s while balancing a home life with a new baby son. With unique and astute anecdotes, it offers insights into Russia, its people, and its culture.

Inside Out, funny and serious, sincere and sarcastic, narrates the anatomy of a real estate deal. Now, at a time when America and Russia consider ways to reset their relations, Williamson’s story shows how actual players on all sides of a complex business and personal adventure looked for, and ultimately found, a common language.

“If you ever wondered what a developer does all day – especially one developing in Russia – all your questions will be answered by reading this fascinating story.”

Dr. Peter Linneman, Linneman Associates

About the Author

Glenn Williamson learned Russian at Exeter, Georgetown, and Leningrad before earning a Chicago MBA. After the Berlin Wall and Chicago office markets both fell, he took on new developments in Eastern Europe. Williamson lives in Washington, DC, with his two sons and teaches real estate at Georgetown University.