It must say something about the nature of real estate development that many successful developers who have built large businesses from almost nothing do not have formal real estate qualifications. There’s a recent court case involving the billionaire real estate developer brothers Nick and Christian Candy and Mark Holyoake (who’s just a multi-millionaire real estate developer/investor). Both Nick Candy and Mark Holyoake were at the University of Reading together. Nick Candy did Human Geography and Mark Holyoake did a business degree. Maybe a real estate education at Reading is a barrier to being an entrepreneurial developer? Makes you think.