Review: Skin in the Game: The Past, Present and Future of Real Estate Investments in America

Summer 2012, Vol. 37, No. 1

Abstract: This book, says reviewer Daniel L. Swango, CRE, calls attention to a major problem in the economy and in the real estate segment particularly: that many of the investors, loan originators, secondary market entities, investment vehicle creators and others have little or no skin in the game, i.e., their own money and assets at significant risk. Swango “wholeheartedly” recommends this book and writes, “…a well written, well documented, interesting, clear, significant treatise about real estate in the Great Recession—its background and causes, what has happened in response to it in the public and private sectors, where we are—and where we may be going.”