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

Active Private Equity Real Estate Strategy

For individual and institutional real estate investors, this book is a collection of applied research articles spanning market analyses, trends, forecasts and strategies. The author has created a guide that presents an overview of the commercial real estate markets and private equity real estate investment strategy for the future market cycle in land, hotel, multifamily and industrial sectors and three specific niches: derivatives, senior housing and infrastructure. Author: David Lynn, CRE

Lease Administration Simplified

A guide to accurate and efficient lease administration, emphasizing the importance of understanding commercial property leases and how lease provisions can affect the property and a landlord’s investment. Included are topics such as positive relationships with tenants, how to abstract a lease, how to calculate pass-through charges for retail, office buildings and industrial properties and more. Author: Richard Muhlebach, CRE

The Smart Consumer’s Guide to Home Buying

This book guides prospective home buyers through the process of evaluating and choosing what is likely the largest single investment they will ever make – buying a new home. It includes facts and advice to help anyone through this sometimes confusing journey. From the Barron’s Smart Consumer Guides series. Author: Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., CRE

The Leasing Process: Landlord and Tenant Perspectives

The authors provide a comprehensive review of the commercial lease negotiation process, from both the landlord and tenant perspective. A resource for property managers, leasing agents, developers, investors and tenants alike, in commercial buildings such as office (including medical), shopping centers and industrial properties. Topics include landlord and tenant issues such as negotiating the brokerage agreement, determining rent and pass-through charges, market conditions (and how they affect leasing), concessions and options that may be granted, communications strategies, dealing with legal and support staff and more. Author: Richard F. Muhlebach, CRE.

Still Stuck in Traffic: Coping with Peak Hour Traffic Congestion (revised)

In this book, the author addresses the problem that directly affects (and causes outrage and frustration for) millions of Americans every day – traffic congestion. Included are examinations of the benefits and costs of various anti-congestion strategies, environmental impacts, mass transit, government transportation spending and, unexpectedly, some benefits of congestion. This is a revised and expanded edition of his earlier landmark work Stuck in Traffic. Author: Anthony Downs, CREStill Stuck in Traffic: Coping with Peak Hour Traffic Congestion (revised)

Keys to Buying Foreclosed and Bargain Homes

This book is a resource that explains advantages and potential pitfalls of buying foreclosed properties. Includes information about the FHA, HUD, VA, FNMA, FHLMC, MGIC and lending institutions as well as tips on buying at auction. Part of the Barron’s Business Keys series. Author: Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., 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