Real Estate Law and Financing in CEE/SEE

Developed with leading experts from the legal and banking practice, this book provides the practitioner with a unique overview of legal and financing aspects related to acquisition and development of real estate in Central and Southeastern Europe. Among the topics covered are acquisition, taxation, national registries, lease limitations, development and more. It is fully bilingual in English and German, and it provides internationally customary terminology. Countries covered are Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. Co-author: Peter Oberlechner, CRE, LL.M.

The Advisor’s Guide to Commercial Real Estate Investment

Investment advisors now have an important new resource to help them demystify commercial real estate investing for clients. This book explains dozens of topics including property types, portfolio management, private equity funds, REITs, public real estate, and more. It also addresses yield, risk and how to evaluate real estate returns. Readers can learn strategies and tactics from the perspectives of an all-star team of recognized professionals, including CRE members Peter Burley, Victor Calanog, Howard Gelbtuch, Kenneth Riggs, and Roy Schneiderman. Author/Editor: David J. Lynn, CRE.

The Escalation Handbook for Office Buildings (Third Edition)

Now in its third edition (published 2015), this book is a comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to escalation theory and practices in commercial real estate. First published in 1991, this edition has been updated to include a particular emphasis on how escalations are a partnership between the landlord and tenant. It also now includes a comprehensive Q&A section offering additional insights and tips for navigating through the gross-up process, plus new chapters on expense caps, managing an escalation audit and escalating building rating system cost. Author: Bill Brownfield, CRE

Port Infrastructure Finance

This book provides an expert analysis of alternative investment routes and the investment strategies available to the major port players, and is a much-needed guide to expanding the investor base for private debt funding of projects from loan providers to bond investors. Chapter Author: Franc J. Pigna, CRE

Landlord’s Legal Kit for Dummies

This guide to residential rental is a comprehensive guide to the laws and legalities of renting property. It covers a complete range of topics, including privacy rights, how to handle breach of lease, domicile laws, evictions and much more, plus guidance and forms (in English and Spanish) that help landlords avoid tenant issues, which could lead to legal ramifications. From screening potential tenants to handling your own insurance and taxes, this easy-to-read book contains current information about applicable codes, ordinances, and landlord-tenant laws and policies across the country. Co-Author: Robert Griswold, CRE

How To Win In Commercial Real Estate Investing

WINNER BRUSS BOOK AWARD 2015 (Best New Author) from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

Subtitled Find, Evaluate & Purchase Your First Commercial Property – In 9 Weeks Or Less, this book, an addition to the “Rich Dad Library Series” by RDA Press, is an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide to commercial real estate investing. From goal-setting and teaching how to recognize opportunities to selecting a property, navigating contracts and “sealing the deal,” the author shares his wealth of knowledge as a recognized real estate authority to help investors avoid costly mistakes. It is particularly valuable for first-time purchasers. Author/Editor R. Craig Coppola, CRE.

Real Estate Handbook

This comprehensive reference book has been updated to reflect the country’s gradually recovering real estate market, this book covers virtually every aspect of buying and selling, understanding mortgages, analyzing real estate investment opportunities, obtaining and understanding appraisal reports and includes real estate tables, forms and more. Part of the Barron’s book series. Author: Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., CRE

Real Estate Mathematics

A detailed and practical guide for private real estate fund managers and investors available, now in print and Kindle formats. Edited by David Lynn, CRE and Tim Wang, this guide features contributions from over 25 leading real estate professionals in the industry today – and will shed light on challenging quantitative problems such as assessing risk, forecasting, measuring and benchmarking real estate performance. The scope spans capital structure, risk and return of international investments, CMBS, financial analysis, portfolio management through the cycles and much more. Co-author: David Lynn, CRE

Property Management for Dummies (Book and CD) – 3rd Edition

This newly updated popular guide includes strategies for establishing and maintaining rental properties, whether single or multi-family. In its easy-to-read format, topics include how to prepare and promote properties, setting rents, selecting tenants, ongoing tenant relations, maintenance, finances, and avoiding costly mistakes and legal snafus. Also included: pros and cons of managing property yourself, tips for handling vacancies and troubleshooting advice of all kinds. Author: Robert Griswold, CRE

Go For Broker

Focusing on buying and leasing commercial real estate, this book offers “an executive’s guide to hiring a broker for today’s complex real estate deals.” Written in a first-person perspective, the author offers ideas and insights to make executing business deals more productive (and easier) for both brokers and their clients. Author: John J. Culbertson, 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