Planning and Control of Land Development: Cases and Materials, Eighth Edition

Expanded and updated throughout, Planning and Control of Land Development provides a comprehensive view of land use law integrated with a full review of planning practice and techniques. This Eighth Edition retains the organization, features and approaches that have made prior editions well-received, but has been revised with several significant enhancements. Author: Dwight Merriam, CRE

At the Cutting Edge 2011: Land Use Law from The Urban Lawyer

Practitioners, planning professionals and students will value the information and insights in this newer edition in a popular series of books on land use law. It contains a compilation of ABA Section of State and Local Government Law committee reports from The Urban Lawyer, including a wide range of topics such as cellular telecom facilities, green buildings, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, fair housing issues, eminent domain issues and ethical issues. Author: Dwight Merriam, CRE

Keys to Investing in Real Estate

This revised edition has been updated to reflect dramatic changes in the real estate market. The authors cover investment decision making, analysis, financing, operating investment real estate and more. Part of the Barron’s Business Keys series. Author: Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., CRE

Value Beyond Cost Savings: How to Underwrite Sustainable Properties

This book enables private investors to integrate the value of sustainable property investment into their decision-making process. While cost savings has been the primary criteria for investment in “green” property in the past, the author provides a roadmap for integrating “sustainable value” and risk into decision-making for specific properties and also addresses sustainable property failure and underperformance. Related topics include sustainable property development cost, green leases, energy investment, health and productivity benefits analysis, key trends in performance measurement, public benefits of sustainable properties, risk analysis and more. Also available as free downloads: the book and several expanded chapters for in-depth coverage of selected topics. Author: Scott Muldavin, CRE

Insider’s Guide to Commercial Real Estate

A resource for buyers, brokers, sellers and others interested in learning about the commercial real estate industry. The author addresses both fundamentals and more advanced topics with explanations and examples. Author: Cindy Chandler, CRE

Takings Law in Plain English

This book is an essential reference for any preservation library. Takings Law in Plain English provides a clear explanation of essential land-use law for planners and preservation advocates. It is a practical guide for communities concerned about fairness and balance for all citizens in addressing the takings issue (eminent domain). It includes a historical perspective, information about reasonable use of or return on property and in the rare event a taking occurs, how should damages be measured. The summary section explains the Fifth Amendment rules that have been established to strike a fair balance between public need and private economic interests. Author: Richard Roddewig, CRE.

Valuing Contaminated Properties

Real estate appraisers, developers, investors and lenders have struggled with the challenges of contaminated properties for over two decades. Through research, discussion and debate, they have developed methods and professional standards to assess how environmental problems affect real estate and a wide variety of techniques to determine property value. This book chronicles 20 years of appraisal literature, providing a complete overview of the methods applied to remediate various forms of contamination, the stigma the market attaches to environmental risk, and the changing legal environment in which these issues are addressed. Editor: Richard Roddewig, CRE.

Managing Government Property Assets: International Experiences

Worldwide management of public property is often fragmented, with each asset falling within a different agency or bureaucracy. Over the last decade, a new discipline has emerged that applies standards of economic efficiency and effective organizational management to this important component of public wealth. Managing Government Property Assets draws upon a wide variety of national and local practice, in both countries that have been leaders in management reforms and countries just beginning to wrestle with the problem. The comparison reveals that the issues of public property management are surprisingly similar in different countries despite striking differences in policy solutions. The book can be used by both governmental officials and private sector advisors assisting governments of all levels to improve their asset management. Contributors: John Hentschel, CRE; Marilee Utter, CRE

Emerging Market Real Estate Investment: Investing in China, India and Brazil

Focusing on broad investment themes and strategies, as well as economic, legal and institutional factors, this book is a guide to commercial real estate investments in the emerging markets of China, India and Brazil. It outlines various real estate investment options, discusses the main feature of each market — including real estate foreign direct investment, or FDI – and analyzes several primary sectors in each country: office, retail, residential, industrial and hotel, where applicable. Part of the Frank J. Fabozzi Series. Available in print and Kindle editions.  uthor: David Lynn, CRE

Real Estate and the Financial Crisis: How Turmoil in the Capital Markets is Restructuring Real Estate Finance

WINNER BRUSS BOOK AWARD 2010 (1st Place) from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

The author explains the situation leading up to the current financial crisis in clear and concise language. He describes the impact of the downturn and provides an assessment of the future for real estate markets. Topics included in the book range from capital flow and credit crunch to an outlook for commercial property markets. He also addresses issues for investors about buying and selling real estate in a down market. Author: Anthony Downs, CRE