Making It in Real Estate Starting Out As a Developer

Author: John McNellis
ISBN: 087420383X
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Business & Economics

What does it take to be a successful real estate developer? Author John McNellis tells you how, sharing practical tips and advice from his wealth of experience over 35 years in real estate development. Like meeting with a mentor over coffee, McNellis entertains with witty anecdotes, and wisdom on how to take advantage of opportunities and avoid pitfalls. Offering humorous insights, the book covers the ins and outs of how to get financing, working with architects, brokers, and other professionals, how to make a good deal, and win approval for your project.

Finance for Real Estate Development

Author: Charles Long
Publisher: Urban Land Institute
ISBN: 9780874201574
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

Explaining how finances drive each decision in the real estate development process, this helpful industry guide recognizes the complexities and significant risks of each project and illustrates how to reconcile conflicting elements to ultimately achieve success. A 36-year real estate development veteran, author Charles Long shares the practical information and personal insights that he has gained over the course of his career, and weaves relevant real world examples into the text, helping to clarify the principles necessary to effectively manage a project in today’s financial landscape. Ideal both for those starting out in real estate development and experienced professionals who want to learn the theory behind the practice, this book offers a different perspective on making the monetary decisions that are involved in property development projects.

Professional Real Estate Development

Author: Richard B. Peiser
Publisher: Urban Land Inst
ISBN: 0874201632
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Architecture

This basic primer covers the nuts and bolts of developing all types of real estate, including multifamily, office, retail, and industrial projects. Thoroughly updated, this new edition includes numerous case studies of actual projects as well as small-scale examples that are ideal for anyone new to real estate development.

Argus Developer in Practice

Author: Tim M. Havard
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430262633
Release Date: 2014-02-28
Genre: Computers

This book is a practical guide to using Argus Developer, the world’s most widely used real estate development feasibility modeling software. Using practical examples and many case studies, it takes readers beyond basic training and provides the in-depth knowledge required to analyze potential real estate deals and help ensure a profitable development. Argus Developer in Practice fills an important gap in the market. Argus Developer, and its predecessor Circle Developer, has long had a dominant position as the primary real estate development appraisal tool. It is used all over the world on a variety of projects ranging from simple residential projects to huge and complex master planned, mixed-use, commercial, residential, and leisure projects. It also shines when used to appraise "refurbs"—taking an existing building or complex and upgrading it or turning it into something entirely different. Argus Developer in Practice,the first book that concentrates on the practical application and use of the program, goes beyond the manual that comes with it by taking you through the development/project appraisal process step by step. In addition, author Tim Havard has over 25 years of experience in carrying out development appraisals both in practice and in teaching at the postgraduate level in UK and Australian universities. He started using the DOS version of Circle Developer in 1990, then worked for both Circle and Argus training clients on the software in the UK, continental Europe, and the Middle East. Besides showing you how to use the program, Havard shows you how to think like a successful real estate developer. Using an extensive array of screenshots, Argus Developer in Practice delves deeply into practical use of the program by offering case studies of varying complexity that will help real estate professionals not just analyze development projects but also learn how the best minds in real estate analyze a project’s potential. You will learn: How to model both simple projects and complex mixed-use and multi-phased investment schemes How to model new uses for existing properties How to think through real estate project problems How to analyze a potential development project in depth By using the program efficiently and making use of its more advanced features, you can help ensure a profitable project without the surprises that accompany most real estate ventures. Argus Developer in Practice therefore provides something priceless—peace of mind.

How to Be a Successful Developer

Author: Ralph Pisani
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497632011
Release Date: 2014-05-27
Genre: Business & Economics

In today’s world of investment hype and unpredictable stock market fluctuations, there is still one asset you can count on: land. Ralph Pisani and Robert Pisani were both adjunct faculty members of the Wharton School of Business, where they taught real estate development. Now, with this easy to understand and informative guide, anyone can begin to invest in the development of valuable real estate. How to Be a Successful Developer is a complete sourcebook for all your questions about how to succeed in land development, from the factors you should consider when looking at properties, to financing, zoning procedures, and much more—all in clear concise terms which anyone can understand.

How Real Estate Developers Think

Author: Peter Hendee Brown
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812291261
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Cities are always changing: streets, infrastructure, public spaces, and buildings are constantly being built, improved, demolished, and replaced. But even when a new project is designed to improve a community, neighborhood residents often find themselves at odds with the real estate developer who proposes it. Savvy developers are willing to work with residents to allay their concerns and gain public support, but at the same time, a real estate development is a business venture financed by private investors who take significant risks. In How Real Estate Developers Think, Peter Hendee Brown explains the interests, motives, and actions of real estate developers, using case studies to show how the basic principles of development remain the same everywhere even as practices vary based on climate, local culture, and geography. An understanding of what developers do and why they do it will help community members, elected officials, and others participate more productively in the development process in their own communities. Based on interviews with over a hundred people involved in the real estate development business in Chicago, Miami, Portland (Oregon), and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, How Real Estate Developers Think considers developers from three different perspectives. Brown profiles the careers of individual developers to illustrate the character of the entrepreneur, considers the roles played by innovation, design, marketing, and sales in the production of real estate, and examines the risks and rewards that motivate developers as people. Ultimately, How Real Estate Developers Think portrays developers as creative visionaries who are able to imagine future possibilities for our cities and communities and shows that understanding them will lead to better outcomes for neighbors, communities, and cities.

Residential Real Estate Development

Author: Bob Andersen
ISBN: 9781847286093
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

This easy to understand book serves as a comprehensive guide to beginners and experienced real estate developers alike in understanding the practicalities of residential real estate development. In this book the authors reveal: The real estate development process from concept to completion; the members of the real estate development team, what they do and how to select them; how to find a site and perform a comprehensive financial feasibility analysis; how to purchase a site and perform a thorough due diligence analysis; the various types of development finance and how to deal with financiers; advanced finance strategies using little to no money of your own; the various valuation methodologies and how to obtain the best valuation; the necessary local authority permits and how to obtain them; how to market your project; the various construction contracts and how to select and manage the building contractor; the settlement process and much much more...

Real Estate Development

Author: Mike E. Miles
ISBN: 0874203430
Release Date: 2015-06-01
Genre: Real estate development

Completely revised and updated, the fifth edition of this bestselling textbook covers each stage of the real estate development process, explaining the basics of idea conception, feasibility, planning, financing, market analysis, contract negotiation, construction, marketing, and asset management. This new edition has been revised to include new topics such as sustainability, green building, and how development financing has changed since the Great Recession. It includes all-new examples, case studies, and photographs. The text is intended for university students in schools of business, planning, architecture, engineering, and law. It is also a useful beginning point for those shifting careers, either into development or between roles in development.

The Inside Track to Careers in Real Estate

Author: Stan Ross
Publisher: Urban Land Inst
ISBN: 0874209544
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

Aimed primarily at college graduates, this guidebook explores high-paying career opportunities in real estate development, financing and investing, corporate real estate, international opportunities, and starting a real estate business. Background information on the real estate industry, education, and employer expectations is also provided.

Be a Successful Residential Land Developer

Author: R. Woodson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071441719
Release Date: 2004-08-04
Genre: Gardening

A veteran construction contractor details the steps to take and the order in which to take them to profitably transform raw land into lots for housing. This guide covers every key phase of the land development process as well as essential business practice fundamentals.

The Complete Guide to Property Development for the Small Investor

Author: Catherine Dawson
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: IND:30000115726907
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Real estate development

The Complete Guide to Property Development for the Small Investor covers every stage of property development. Including both practical 'how-to' advice and important guidance on making a profit from property investment, this guide constitutes a helpful, user-friendly guide on property development for those interested in starting out on this path. It also provides a useful checklist and updates on much important information for the experienced developer.This fully revised and updated second edition includes vital new information on: changes to tax/VAT incentives, the tenant Notice to Quit and the Home Information Pack; additional information on the HMO Property Licence and the Housing Health and Safety Rating System; and information on the ramifications of the Housing Act 2004 as it comes into effect.

The Real Estate Developer s Handbook

Author: Tanya Davis
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781601389480
Release Date: 2016-02-12
Genre: Business & Economics

This entirely new and updated second edition covers the entire process of establishing a small real estate development firm and the ongoing management necessary, pointing out methods to increase success, and how to avoid common mistakes. It focuses on small developments that you can start by yourself with residential and commercial applications.


Author: Jim Castagnet
Publisher: Rethink Press
ISBN: 1781332193
Release Date: 2017-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Build captures the experience of a former corporate executive who made a sudden transition into property development after 20 years in corporate life. Understanding the concepts in this book will provide you with the blueprint to successfully undertake property development, maximise cash flow, attain huge profits, and accumulate private wealth.

Property Development for Beginners

Author: Steve Chandler
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1534641238
Release Date: 2016-07-13

Have you ever wanted to be a property developer but didn't know how? For those considering their first property development project it is essential to understand the five fundamentals of property development. The five fundamentals of property development are: 1. Acquisition; 2. Feasibility; 3. Authorities; 4. Revenue; and 5. Delivery. Property development begins with the first fundamental, acquisition. You can't be a property developer without a property to develop. But how do you know what property to acquire and where? And you wouldn't acquire a property if you didn't know that it was financially feasible. The second fundamental is feasibility. You need to understand the financial position of your proposed project before you commit to acquire a property. And before you commit to acquire a property you would want to know with reasonable certainty that you will obtain the relevant authority approvals. Authorities are the third fundamental of property development. Maximising your revenue and making sure it gets into your hip pocket as quickly as possible is also very important. Revenue is the fourth fundamental of property development. And the fifth fundamental of property development is delivery. You have to design the building and construct it fo rthe budget in your feasibility and as approved by your local authority. All these fundamentals are integrally related to each other. You need to understand them all to be a property developer. And that's what this book does; it brings together all five fundamentals in an easy to read, short format book to help you become a property developer.

Multifamily Housing Development Handbook

Author: Urban Land Institute
Publisher: Urban Land Inst
ISBN: MINN:31951D02258592C
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Architecture

Illustrated in full color, this authoritative resource explains best practices, techniques, and trends in multifamily housing developments.