What a hefty undertaking! This Old House always seems to be a good showcase for new products and ways to make home remodel projects much easier.
Came across this article, and although it might not apply to all situations, I believe there is something to gain from it.
Plan ahead. Will you need financing to start or finish the project? Are you going to start with your own working capital and then seek investors/financing later? (If so, brush up on these tips) Are there underlying issues beyond your expertise that might sour this great deal later on?