The Real Estate Game

Author: William J Poorvu
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684855509
Release Date: 1999-09-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Describes the opportunities and risks of commercial and residential real-estate investment, offering advice on finding the right property, financing, development, and sale

Creating and Growing Real Estate Wealth

Author: William J. Poorvu
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 013270336X
Release Date: 2008-02-17
Genre: Business & Economics

“This well-organized book shows what a typical life in real estate is like so that newcomers can decide whether the field is right for them. It also offers advice on how to grow real estate investments for people who are already in the industry. Poorvu includes a variety of real world stories about people and their career experiences to make for an interesting read with a practical edge.” –Publishers Weekly “This new book by Bill Poorvu trumps any real estate book you’ve ever read.” –James Grant, editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer There are plenty of “get rich quick in real estate” books. This is not one of them. Your guide, William Poorvu, is a lifelong real estate investor and consultant, and former head of the real estate program at Harvard Business School. Drawing on his personal experience–and hundreds of interviews with many of the most successful real estate investors and entrepreneurs–Poorvu illuminates every stage of your “life” in real estate: creating wealth, growing it, and managing it successfully. He reveals the milestones, pitfalls, and rewards associated with real estate investing, offering powerful insight into the challenges and opportunities you’ll face as you start out...scale up...ride the industry’s cyclical waves and then leverage, share, or pass along the wealth you’ve created. This book contains dozens of real life personal stories, hands-on checklists, and questions to guide your decisions...and it delivers unparalleled insight into how the real estate industry really works: • Be strategic: choose your best route into the business Define your successful real estate career, and learn how to make it a reality •Build your foundation: your first job, your first deal Spot a great opportunity to add value, and jump on it • Scale up: build and sustain your success Hire a great team, manage them successfully, and find the capital you need to grow • Survive the downturns: be flexible and nimble Recognize new realities, adapt to them, and uncover the opportunities they create • Take stock: make the most of your success Balance your business, wealth, and family

Investment Analysis for Real Estate Decisions

Author: Gaylon E. Greer
Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate
ISBN: 0793136601
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

Investment Analysis is an investment text geared toward the university-level student. With a focus on finance and economics, this text teaches students the fundamental ideas and concepts in real estate investment to aid in the decision-making process. With a new interior layout, updated material, and a brand-new CD-ROM Student Study Guide, this book is focused on giving the student the tools they need to succeed in their course.

Real Estate Development and Investment

Author: S. P. Peca
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470480270
Release Date: 2009-05-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Real Estate Development and Investment A Comprehensive Approach Written by real estate industry veteran Stephen Peca, this timely guide skillfully outlines the various phases of the real estate development process and addresses some of the most important issues associated with this discipline. Using numerous illustrations and anecdotes, this book takes you through the development process, from historical considerations and idea formulation to financial feasibility and asset disposition, while covering the entire cycle of real estate development for various property types. Topics touched upon throughout these pages include: The key factors affecting demand for different land uses and development The interaction of market research, financing, planning, contract negotiation, marketing, leasing, and property management The need for universal, current, and broad knowledge The importance of ethics in the development process The role of different professionals and companies involved in the development process Environmental considerations in real estate development And much more Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this reliable resource will help you gain a firm understanding of the functional skills necessary to be successful in this field and familiarize you with several often-overlooked-but essential aspects of commercial real estate development.

Private Real Estate Investment

Author: Roger J. Brown
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080480367
Release Date: 2005-03-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Fiduciary responsibilities and related court-imposed liabilities have forced investors to assess market conditions beyond gut level, resulting in the development of sophisticated decision-making tools. Roger Brown's use of historical real estate data enables him to develop tools for gauging the impact of circumstances on relative risk. His application of higher level statistical modeling to various aspects of real estate makes this book an essential partner in real estate research. Offering tools to enhance decision-making for consumers and researchers in market economies of any country interested in land use and real estate investment, his book will improve real estate market efficiency. With property the world's biggest asset class, timely data on housing prices just got easier to find and use. Excellent mixture of theory and application Data and database analysis techniques are the first of their kind

Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur What It Takes to Win in High Stakes Commercial Real Estate

Author: James Randel
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071621168
Release Date: 2008-07-17
Genre: Business & Economics

A front row seat into the world of high-stakes commercial real estate investing “A must-read book ... one of the best real estate investment books I have ever read. On my scale of 1 to 10, this unique book rates an off-the-charts 12.” ---Robert Bruss Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur is for the individual who is ready to get serious about investing. Not a rah-rah or get-rich-quick book, this book is for someone who is prepared to think about what he or she wants to accomplish. James Randel provides the how and why. James Randel has been a successful investor and educator for 25 years. He teaches investing through stories and anecdotes – bringing to the limelight not just his successes (and there are some amazing stories of these) but also his mistakes. His candor is instructive and entertaining. It is said that “those who can, do, and those who can’t, teach.” James Randel is a rare exception as he is both a highly successful investor as well as an excellent teacher. As said by Jeff Dunne, Vice Chairman of the largest real estate company in the world, CB Richard Ellis: “I’ve tracked Jimmy’s incredible run of successful real estate investments for 20 years and more recently invested very profitably with him. His new book is a must read for anyone interested in real estate investing.” If you are tired of the “same old, same old” and prepared to play in the big leagues, this book is calling your name.

The Complete Guide to Financing Real Estate Developments

Author: Ira Nachem
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071510813
Release Date: 2007-05-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Get Answers to All Your Questions About Financing Real Estate Development -- and Tailor a Finance Package that Meets Specific Your Needs The Completee Guide to Financing Real Estate Developments offers a detailed roadmap to navigate the complex process of financing small to large-scale real estate projects, such as office buildings, apartment complexes, and hotels. Real estate expert Ira Nachem explores the pros and cons of large versus small institutions; how to structure and present a loan proposal, the approval and closing processes; the truth about appraisals, guarantees, insurance and lien law; financial and physical bonuses and constraints, environmental issues and many other topics. Nachem presents in-depth information and explanations that answers questions on: Who the Commercial Real Estate Lender Really Is What Information Should the Borrower Produce How a Workable Budget is Created How the Lender Evaluates a Borrower What the True Value of an Appraisal Is What goes into a Lender's Loan Presentation What to Expect at a Closing What Key Legal Documents are Most Important What the True Value of a Guarantee Is How the Borrower and Lender Prepare for the Funding Process What Is involved in Loan Administration After the Closing What Is the View from the Borrower's Perspective What Are some of the Constraints and Incentives to Development What Are the Values and Risks of Insurance and Bonding What Is the Reason for Title Insurance and how does it work What Are the Complexities of Lien Law and how does it work How Is the Loan Eventually Repaid What Real Estate Math Is Essential for the Professional How Important Are Environmental Issues How Can the Lender Find New Loan Prospects What Are the Risks and Rewards of Loan Participations Featuring a wide range of helpful examples and illustrations, The Complete Guide to Financing Real Estate Developments covers many of the day-to-day realities faced in the real estate industry including the differing perspectives of lenders and borrowers, their personal pressures, personalities and politics, and much more.

Maverick Real Estate Investing

Author: Steve Bergsman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471468797
Release Date: 2004-02-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Presents advice on buying and selling real estate from such experts as Donald Trump, Sam Sell, and Melvin Simon, covering such topics as making a good deal, cash flow targets, finding a perfect location, and overcoming negative responses.

Timing the Real Estate Market

Author: Craig Hall
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071465200
Release Date: 2004-01-21
Genre: Business & Economics

How to buy low and sell high in real estate Yes, timing is everything. In the real estate market, that means buying in markets that are ready to take off and cashing out before prices crash. In Timing the Real Estate Market, millionaire real estate entrepreneur Craig Hall reveals to America's 17 million real estate investors his secrets for maximizing profits, by knowing when to buy, when to sell, and what to do in between. Following Hall's savvy advice, real estate investors will learn: The seven major trends affecting real estate prices How to predict when real estate prices are poised to increase How to capture maximum profits by knowing when to sell How to add value to a property while waiting for the real estate market to pick up How to survive during a downturn--until the next market upswing

Investing in Real Estate

Author: Gary W. Eldred
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118240021
Release Date: 2012-02-24
Genre: Business & Economics

The bestselling guide to real estate, newly revised for today's investors More than ever, investing in property today will set you on track to conquer financial uncertainty and build your long-term net worth. Investing in Real Estate, Seventh Edition offers dozens of experience- proven methods to convert these challenging times into the best of times. Whether you want to fix and sell or buy, improve, and hold, market savvy real estate investor Gary W. Eldred shows you how to achieve your goals. He provides time-tested ways to grow a profitable portfolio and shows you how property investing can deliver twenty-two sources of financial return. You'll learn how to negotiate like a pro, read market trends, and choose from multiple possibilities to finance your properties. This timely new edition also includes: Historical context to emphasize how bargain prices and near record low interest rates now combine to offer unprecedented potential for short- and long-term profits Successfully navigate and meet today's loan underwriting standards How to obtain discounted property prices from banks, underwater owners, and government agencies How to value properties accurately—and, when necessary, intelligently challenge poorly prepared lender appraisals Effective techniques to acquire REOs and short sales on favorable terms within reasonable time frames How to market and manage your properties to outperform other investors And much more! Join the pros who are profiting from today's market. All you need is the knowledge edge provided by Investing in Real Estate, Seventh Edition—the most favored and reliable guide to gaining the rewards that real estate offers. "This is the best how-to-invest-in-real-estate book available." —Robert Bruss INVEST NOW for Large Future Gains INVEST NOW for Increasing Cash Flows INVEST NOW for Lifetime Security

Fundamentals of Real Estate Investments

Author: Austin J. Jaffe
Publisher: South-Western Pub
ISBN: 0324139926
Release Date: 1994-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This book provides an introduction to the real estate investment process, including the basics of the investment decision, the environment in which the investment decision is made, the development of cash flow statements, and the applications of various investment criteria. Includes recent developments in computerized real estate investments.

Maverick Real Estate Financing

Author: Steve Bergsman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118429303
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Praise for MAVERICK REAL ESTATE FINANCING "Once you start reading, you won't be able to put the book down. You will feel you are part of the deals that industry leaders have put together. This is a real book about real people and how they address risk and reward." --Bruce S. Schonbraun, Managing Partner The Schonbraun McCann Group LLP "Bergsman applies a journalist's logic to the complex world of commercial real estate, making it easier for outsiders to understand. He writes with the authority of a true insider." --Brannon Boswell, Managing Editor Shopping Centers Today "Congratulations. Finally, someone has written a book that reflects real estate finance in the twenty-first century. With the growing proliferation of real estate education in university business schools today, this book should be required reading!" --James D. Kuhn, President Newmark Knight Frank In Maverick Real Estate Financing, Steve Bergsman--author of the widely acclaimed Maverick Real Estate Investing--describes the various financing methods you can use to achieve real estate investment success. Maverick Real Estate Financing also introduces you to an innovative group of real estate professionals who have used these methods to build substantial fortunes. By listening to some of the world's most successful real estate Mavericks--includingWilliam Sanders, W. P. Carey, and Stephen Ross--you'll discover what sets them apart from the rest of the pack and learn how to apply their proven principles to your own real estate deals. Each chapter examines a different real estate financing technique and the Maverick who best exemplifies it. Some of the strategies and products discussed include: * Equity financing * Public and private REITs * Agency loans * UPREITs * Commingled capital * Retail site arbitrage * Conduit loans * Sale-leasebacks * Distressed mortgages * Low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs)

Foundations of Real Estate Financial Modelling

Author: Roger Staiger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317687108
Release Date: 2015-04-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Foundations of Real Estate Financial Modelling is specifically designed to provide an overview of pro forma modelling for real estate projects. The book introduces students and professionals to the basics of real estate finance theory before providing a step-by-step guide for financial model construction using Excel. The idea that real estate is an asset with unique characteristics which can be transformed, both physically and financially, forms the basis of discussion. Individual chapters are separated by functional unit and build upon themselves to include information on: Amortization Single-Family Unit Multi-Family Unit Development/Construction Addition(s) Waterfall (Equity Bifurcation) Accounting Statements Additional Asset Classes Further chapters are dedicated to risk quantification and include scenario, stochastic and Monte Carlo simulations, waterfalls and securitized products. This book is the ideal companion to core real estate finance textbooks and will boost students Excel modelling skills before they enter the workplace. The book provides individuals with a step-by-step instruction on how to construct a real estate financial model that is both scalable and modular. A companion website provides the pro forma models to give readers a basic financial model for each asset class as well as methods to quantify performance and understand how and why each model is constructed and the best practices for repositioning these assets.