Making It in Real Estate Starting Out As a Developer

Author: John McNellis
Publisher:
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.

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.

Real Estate Development and Investment

Author: S. P. Peca
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470480270
Release Date: 2009-05-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Real Estate Development and Investment A Comprehensive Approach Written by real estate industry veteran Stephen Peca, this timely guide skillfully outlines the various phases of the real estate development process and addresses some of the most important issues associated with this discipline. Using numerous illustrations and anecdotes, this book takes you through the development process, from historical considerations and idea formulation to financial feasibility and asset disposition, while covering the entire cycle of real estate development for various property types. Topics touched upon throughout these pages include: The key factors affecting demand for different land uses and development The interaction of market research, financing, planning, contract negotiation, marketing, leasing, and property management The need for universal, current, and broad knowledge The importance of ethics in the development process The role of different professionals and companies involved in the development process Environmental considerations in real estate development And much more Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this reliable resource will help you gain a firm understanding of the functional skills necessary to be successful in this field and familiarize you with several often-overlooked-but essential aspects of commercial real estate development.

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.

Foundations of Real Estate Financial Modelling

Author: Roger Staiger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317687092
Release Date: 2015-04-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Foundations of Real Estate Financial Modelling is specifically designed to provide an overview of pro forma modelling for real estate projects. The book introduces students and professionals to the basics of real estate finance theory before providing a step-by-step guide for financial model construction using Excel. The idea that real estate is an asset with unique characteristics which can be transformed, both physically and financially, forms the basis of discussion. Individual chapters are separated by functional unit and build upon themselves to include information on: Amortization Single-Family Unit Multi-Family Unit Development/Construction Addition(s) Waterfall (Equity Bifurcation) Accounting Statements Additional Asset Classes Further chapters are dedicated to risk quantification and include scenario, stochastic and Monte Carlo simulations, waterfalls and securitized products. This book is the ideal companion to core real estate finance textbooks and will boost students Excel modelling skills before they enter the workplace. The book provides individuals with a step-by-step instruction on how to construct a real estate financial model that is both scalable and modular. A companion website provides the pro forma models to give readers a basic financial model for each asset class as well as methods to quantify performance and understand how and why each model is constructed and the best practices for repositioning these assets.

Raising The Bar

Author: Mark Seal
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 9780988926158
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Gerald D. Hines stands at the top of the international real estate investment and development world. A Purdue graduate with a degree in engineering, Hines may have arrived in Houston in 1948 for a nine-to-five job at a heating and air conditioning company, but before long he was making the deals that would transform Houston’s skyline. Later, with his revolutionary idea that great architecture was good business, he was reshaping the skylines of the world. Today, Hines is a respected global organization with a presence in 20 countries that has developed, redeveloped or acquired more than 1,100 properties. Raising the Bar: The Life and Work of Gerald D. Hines tracks one man’s incredible rise, from building small office/warehouses to manifesting Houston icons like The Galleria, One Shell Plaza, and Pennzoil Place to cultivating the national and then global expansion of his company. It paints the portrait of a man who himself is a study in contradictions: a child of the Depression and a citizen of the world; an engineer who still carries the slide rule that has guided his career yet commissions daring feats of art and architecture; a reserved and humble man in a field known for being brash and aggressive who takes on physical challenges with wild abandon. With enlivening anecdotes and revealing characterizations, Raising the Bar reveals the man behind the premier real estate company in the world like never before.

Residential Real Estate Development

Author: Bob Andersen
Publisher: Lulu.com
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...

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.

The Real Estate Game

Author: William J Poorvu
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684855509
Release Date: 1999-09-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Describes the opportunities and risks of commercial and residential real-estate investment, offering advice on finding the right property, financing, development, and sale

The Complete Guide to Developing Commercial Real Estate

Author: Robert A. Wehrmeyer
Publisher:
ISBN: 0984534601
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Genre: Business & Economics

"How does a land owner, entrepreneur, or developer convert a vision for a restaurant, hotel, strip center, apartment complex, or office building into a successful development? This book explores not only the how but the who, what, where, and why principles of commerical real estate development. It guides the reader through a simple, step by step process for converting a vision into a functioning project open to and serving the community." -- cover.

Residential Land Developer s Checklists and Forms

Author: R. Woodson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071441735
Release Date: 2004-08-10
Genre: Architecture

R. Dodge Woodson uses his years of experience as a builder and land developer to compile this unique checklist and forms book covering the day-to-day business practices of the residential land developers and the construction community. All forms and checklists will also be available in customizable Word and PDF format from companion website. Contents: Researching Profitable Properties * Doing the Demographics * Zoning Matters * Flood Zones and Flood Plains * Wetland Issues * Road Considerations * Leftover Lots * Timber Tactics * Budgeting Your Money * Selecting Partners * Beating the Bank * Organizational Skills That Win • Selecting Your Professional Team * Contractual Terms and Offers * Dealing With Property Owners * Working With Real Estate Brokers * Site Inspections * Plans and Specifications * Putting Work Out to Bids * Sales Projections * Insurance Needs * Working With Subcontractors * Watching Your Workers * Beating Your Budget * The Exit Plan

Real Estate Development

Author: Mike E. Miles
Publisher:
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.

Build

Author: Jim Castagnet
Publisher:
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
Genre:

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.