A Guide to Appraising Automobile Dealerships, Second Edition

Valuing automobile dealerships requires specialized knowledge of the physical features of dealerships as well as trends in the real estate and automotive industries. A Guide to Appraising Automobile Dealerships, second edition, explores changing car buying habits, new business models, and various types of vehicle-related properties and addresses the concerns of users of appraisal reports. Case studies and real-life examples are included along with guidance from industry experts.

A Guide to Appraising Automobile Dealerships, second edition, will help commercial real estate appraisers examine the relevant issues considered in the valuation of auto dealerships and offer new insights to professionals involved in the design, development, and financing of these unique properties.

The Examined Life

The eagerly awaited sequel to ‘Making a Living, Making a Life’ (Kirkus Best Indie Books of 2015), ‘The Examined Life’ is the second collection by noted essayist, philanthropist and business leader Daniel Rose. It includes essays, speeches, editorials written for The Harlem Times, and personal vignettes from 90 years of a rich professional, philanthropic and family life. Touching on subjects as varied as international philanthropy, public education, race relations, criminal justice, religion and gentrification, this collection provides fresh insights and perspectives on a wide range of subjects at the heart of current public discourse. As Fareed Zakaria wrote of ‘Making a Living, Making a Life’, “Dan Rose has created a body of work that is philosophy at its most useful, for it asks the great question first posed by the Greeks and then polished to a high finish in the Renaissance: how does one live a good life?”

Barron’s Real Estate Licensing Exams Test Prep – 11th Edition

By Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., and J. Bruce Lindeman Ph.D.

Barron’s Real Estate Licensing Exams has been updated to provide the latest information in real estate finance, federal law and regulation, and appraisal license requirements for the 2019 & 2020 exams. This edition covers the material on nationally distributed real estate exams as well as state-distributed exams.

The Executive’s Guide to Buying Commercial Property

Whether launching a new business, needing space for expansion, or investing in real estate, this book is an easy to follow guide when buying commercial property. The authors have seen virtually every problem than can occur in a commercial real estate transaction; therefore, the information they share will help companies avoid the typical pitfalls of buying a building. Chapters include such important topics as which professional resources to assemble to ensure that any challenges will be addressed, financing, accounting, selecting a bank, and more . Co-author: Alex Ruggieri, CRE.

Golf Property Analysis and Valuation

Appraisers valuing golf properties are increasingly bringing sophisticated new methodology to the market and appraisal practice. This book provides the most current information available on the economics and valuation of golf courses and clubs. As an authoritative reference for such topics as market segmentation, ownership and management structures, methods of valuing golf properties, common problems encountered by appraisers, the book should be of great interest to attorneys, lenders, tax assessors, golf course developers and managers, appraisers, and other real estate or golf professionals.  Author: Laurence Hirsh, CRE.

Business Strategies for Real Estate Management Companies, 3rd Edition

This book shows how to attract and retain clients, market a business more aggressively, expand the services offered, and boost a company’s profits in current changing business climate. Featured topics include hiring and retaining talent; the manager/client relationship; handling legal issues and ethical practices, and more. It also features six case studies of newly-established real estate management companies, with tips for success and lessons learned. Co-author: Richard F. Muhlebach, CRE.

Mortgage Management for Dummies

Taking out a mortgage to purchase real estate is a major decision. This guide explains how to secure the best and lowest-cost mortgage for your unique situation. It includes advice in sections such as: qualifying for a mortgage, identifying the most appropriate lender and securing the loan, payment strategies, refinances and foreclosures, and the most important missteps to avoid. Co-author: Robert Griswold, CRE

Dictionary of Real Estate Terms – Ninth Edition

Newly updated for 2017, the Dictionary of Real Estate Terms is a quick reference guide for real estate professionals, students, investors, attorneys, home buyers and sellers. Information is alphabetically arranged for ease of use; topics include architectural styles, appraisal, construction, taxation, mortgages, financing, zoning and much more.  It contains more than 3,000 clear definitions plus more than 200 illustrations, charts and graphs in its 600 pages. It also contains an appendix with abbreviations, mortgage tables, measurements and more. Part of the Barron’s Real Estate Guides Series. Co-Author: Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., CRE

24-Hour Cities: Real Investment Performance, Not Just Promises

WINNER BRUSS BOOK AWARD 2017 (Gold) from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

The nation’s top live-work-play 24-hour cities are more than just vibrant urban environments for the elite. They are attracting a cross-section of population, experiencing economic growth and attracting both businesses and talented individuals. This book explores how cities such as New York, Boston, Washington, San Francisco, and Miami were financially and physically scarred by violence, and urban dysfunction — yet large scale turnarounds occurred. How? And why are other cities still stuck with the hollow downtowns and sprawling suburbs that make for a 9-to-5 configuration? The author’s cross-disciplinary research identifies the ingredients of success, and the recipe that puts them together. Author: Hugh F. Kelly, Ph.D., CRE.

Discretionary Land Use Controls: Avoiding Invitations to Abuse of Discretion

This practice-oriented handbook (19th edition 2016-2017) provides practitioners with guidance concerning discretionary land use controls.  Included are explanations of abuse of discretion in discretionary land use decision making; the complexities of discretionary approval mechanisms used by local governments to address growth, preserve natural resources, provide for infrastructure needs, address and preserve local community character and achieve sustainable design and development. Practice tips and litigation strategies are also included.  Author: Brian W. Blaesser, CRE.

The Counselors of Real Estate®, established in 1953, is an international group of high profile professionals including members of prominent real estate, financial, legal and accounting firms as well as leaders of government and academia who provide expert, objective advice on complex real property situations and land-related matters. Membership is selective, extended by invitation only. The organization’s CRE® (Counselor of Real Estate) credential is granted to all members in recognition of superior problem solving ability in various areas of real estate counseling. For more information, contact The Counselors of Real Estate