The Due Diligence Handbook for Commercial Real Estate

Author: Brian Hennessey
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1511996897
Release Date: 2015-06-25
Genre:

There's a huge problem in the commercial real estate business that nobody is talking about- DUE DILIGENCE. The vast majority of investors, real estate brokers and commercial real estate professionals barely scratch the surface conducting their due diligence when purchasing commercial real estate investments. Investors are taking unnecessary risks and throwing money away or making bad investments, by not properly performing due diligence. In fact, they are leaving big money on the table without even realizing it.Brokers are putting themselves at risk for potential litigation and missing an opportunity to help their clients as a true ally by learningthese principles. All because "they don't know what they don't know". I was in the same position, until I created a system that made the entire process easier and less stressful. Having and adhering to a proven system allows you to do it faster, easier, more efficiently and you're less likely to miss something. It reduces the stress; makes you feel more confident; makes the sellers of the properties less likely to try to play games while negotiating with you, and ultimately helps to make you a betterinvestor because you are more prepared. This handbook gives you a process to follow. A "road map" that takes you through from beginning to end. It is written in a concise, "easy to follow" fashion as a real due diligence tool and is not intended as a voluminous textbook on the subject. It's based upon over 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate business and acquiring over 9 million square feet from private and institutional owners. The fundamentals remain the same and they are all applicable, whether you're acquiring residential rental properties, an industrial building, a skyscraper or retail shopping center. Some of the things you will learn from the book . . . What to negotiate in the purchase and sale agreement so that you can maximize the opportunities for yourself when it comes timeto negotiate further with the seller. Essential provisions to ask for in the purchase and sale agreement. (These could end up costing you dearly later if you don't have them inthere). Specific issues and provisions to look for in the leases. (These could be potentially devastating to the investment after you own it). Conducting tenant interviews and what questions to ask so that you can uncover any problems or issues (This can be a goldmine of information). Cost cutting tips and dozens of strategies that will help you add value to the property once you own it. One of the most critical processes done during the due diligence process is the underwriting and financial analysis, which is constantly being revised during that process. (Included is a list of essential questions that must be addressed.) How to ensure that you are getting all you deserve when finalizing the transaction and what to look for on the closing statement to make sure you are. (Most investors leave a lot of money behind by not knowing this information). In addition, you get at the end of handbook . . . Sample Lease Abstract Form (which shows you how to summarize all the main deal points and provisions of a lease document). Due Diligence Checklist Due Diligence Document Checklist Sample Tenant Questionnaire (a sample list of questions that you should ask of tenants when conducting a tenant interview). By having this knowledge and my "step-by-step" system, you will be more prepared and less stressed; more confident in your ability to negotiate and go up against any seller. There are too many things to remember during the process. We need reminding as much as we need learning. Get it now and be prepared for your next real estate investment. Many investors keep it as a constant companion when purchasing real estate.

The Fundamentals of Listing and Selling Commercial Real Estate

Author: Loren K. Keim
Publisher: Loren Keim
ISBN: 9780741443694
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

The Fundamentals of Listing and Selling Commercial Real Estate provides a complete foundation for a career in the Commercial Real Estate Industry. The text contains a comprehensive study of property and investment analysis, mortgages and leases, as well as practice techniques such as prospecting, presentations, and negotiating.

Commercial Mortgages 101

Author: Michael REINHARD
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814415085
Release Date: 2010-05-14
Genre: Business & Economics

With real estate prices at their lowest in years and the economy poised for a rebound, it’s an opportune time to invest in commercial real estate. But credit and financing issues can still pose challenges that prospective borrowers must overcome in order to get the money and mortgage terms they need. Commercial Mortgages 101 is a step-by-step guide for both real estate investors and mortgage brokers, offering insight, practical tools and a thorough overview of commercial mortgage underwriting and credit analysis. Readers will learn how to: Think and speak like a commercial real estate lender • Quickly size and under write a basic commercial real estate loan • Prepare a personal cash flow statement and calculate true net worth and liquidity • Read and interpret a lender’s preliminary loan proposal • Create a Schedule of Real Estate Owned • Prepare a persuasive and professional loan request package • Choose the right form of ownership (including LP, LLC, Co-tenancy and others) • And more Both thorough and timely, Commercial Mortgages 101 reveals what readers need to ensure their loans are approved.

Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur What It Takes to Win in High Stakes Commercial Real Estate

Author: James Randel
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071621168
Release Date: 2008-07-17
Genre: Business & Economics

A front row seat into the world of high-stakes commercial real estate investing “A must-read book ... one of the best real estate investment books I have ever read. On my scale of 1 to 10, this unique book rates an off-the-charts 12.” ---Robert Bruss Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur is for the individual who is ready to get serious about investing. Not a rah-rah or get-rich-quick book, this book is for someone who is prepared to think about what he or she wants to accomplish. James Randel provides the how and why. James Randel has been a successful investor and educator for 25 years. He teaches investing through stories and anecdotes – bringing to the limelight not just his successes (and there are some amazing stories of these) but also his mistakes. His candor is instructive and entertaining. It is said that “those who can, do, and those who can’t, teach.” James Randel is a rare exception as he is both a highly successful investor as well as an excellent teacher. As said by Jeff Dunne, Vice Chairman of the largest real estate company in the world, CB Richard Ellis: “I’ve tracked Jimmy’s incredible run of successful real estate investments for 20 years and more recently invested very profitably with him. His new book is a must read for anyone interested in real estate investing.” If you are tired of the “same old, same old” and prepared to play in the big leagues, this book is calling your name.

The Complete Guide to Real Estate Finance for Investment Properties

Author: Steve Berges
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118045807
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Genre: Business & Economics

This practical, real-world guide gives investors all the tools they need to make wise decisions when weighing the value and potential of investment properties. Written for old pros as well as novice investors, this friendly, straightforward guide walks readers step by step through every stage of property analysis. Whether you're buying or selling, investing in big commercial properties or single-family rentals, you'll find expert guidance and handy resources on every aspect of real estate finance, including: * Proven, effective valuation techniques * Finance tips for all different kinds of property * How various financing strategies affect investments * Structuring financial instruments, including leverage, debt, equity, and partnerships * Measurements and ratios for investment performance, including capitalization rates and gross rent multiplier ratios * Future and present value analysis * How the appraisal process works * Primary appraisal methods-replacement cost, sales comparison, and income capitalization-and how to know which one to use * How to understand financial statements, including income, balance, and cash flow * Case studies for single-family rentals, multifamily conversions, apartment complexes, and commercial office space * A detailed glossary of important real estate terminology

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.

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.

Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies

Author: Peter Conti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118051856
Release Date: 2011-02-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Thinking about becoming a commercial real estate investor? Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies covers the entire process, offering practical advice on negotiation and closing win-win deals and maximizing profit. From office buildings to shopping centers to apartment buildings, it helps you pick the right properties at the right time for the right price. Yes, there is a fun and easy way to break into commercial real estate, and this is it. This comprehensive handbook has it all. You’ll learn how to find great properties, size up sellers, finance your investments, protect your assets, and increase your property’s value. You’ll discover the upsides and downsides of the various types of investments, learn the five biggest myths of commercial real estate investment, find out how to recession-proof your investment portfolio, and more. Discover how to: Get leads on commercial property investments Determine what a property is worth Find the right financing for you Handle inspections and fix problems Make big money in land development Manage your properties or hire a pro Exploit the tax advantages of commercial real estate Find out what offer a seller really-really wants Perform due diligence before you make a deal Raise capital by forming partnerships Investing in commercial property can make you rich in any economy. Get Commercial Real Estate For Dummies, and find out how.

Commercial Real Estate Investing in Canada

Author: Pierre Boiron
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470739068
Release Date: 2009-01-26
Genre: Business & Economics

Many investors include commercial real estate in their portfolio, yet there are few comprehensive resources available to those looking for information on how to profit in commercial real estate. Written by a father-and-son team with extensive experience in buying, selling and developing commercial real estate, Commercial Real Estate Investing in Canada is a must-have guide for all real estate investors. This one-of-a-kind compendium will guide readers on such topics as: The business of real estate Land-use controls Taxation of property Types of income-producing properties Renovations and repairs Property management Property appraisals Conducting due diligence Real estate contracts And much more! Commercial Real Estate Investing in Canada is a tremendously valuable and indispensable tool to all Canadian real estate investors, agents, brokers, property managers, landlords, loan officers, builders, and lawyers.

Commercial Real Estate Law Practice Manual

Author: James P. McAndrews
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 1604422742
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

The book covers the steps in handling a commercial real estate transaction from start to finish, including those most commonly encountered in a transaction, such as brokerage problems, leases, mortgages, title insurance and surveys. In addition, the book covers material that may not be easily available to a new or less experienced practitioner, such as handling mortgage workouts after a default, wrap-around mortgages, reciprocal easement agreements, and air rights.

Your Little Black Book of Building Basics

Author: Jeff P. Manning
Publisher:
ISBN: 0615352898
Release Date: 2010-02-07
Genre: Architecture

Do you need to complete the construction, rehabilitation, remodel, or even demolition of a building? Do you have questions about the best way to tackle the challenges of a construction build-out? Would you like real world answers in an easy to understand format with "a no-nonsense approach" from an industry expert who has helped design, develop, contract, finance, sell, and construct millions of square feet of real estate? Whether you're a retailer, a health care provider, other business owner, or you are an employee of an organization that requires you to manage the opening of any new building product, then this resource will be your #1 guide to success. "Your Little Black Book of Building Basics" provides a set of tools to guide you through the process, ensure that you are empowered with information to fully understand basic industry terminology, project delivery systems, and the best approach to complete your project - all while sharing real world stories to provide you with enhanced insight and decision making power. This book is also very beneficial for owners, developers, real estate brokers, property managers, facilities managers, capital improvement managers, COOs, CFOs, bankers, and recent college graduates impacted by the need to handle a real estate related transaction, and a construction or development project. We know this resource will be in your toolbox, desktop, at your right hand, and available for you to help you make your projects successful and fun for years to come!

The Due Diligence Process Plan Handbook for Commercial Real Estate Investments

Author: Brian Hennessey
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 9780615719634
Release Date: 2012-09-18
Genre:

There's a huge problem in the commercial real estate business that nobody is talking about- DUE DILIGENCE. The vast majority of investors, real estate brokers and commercial real estate professionals barely scratch the surface conducting their due diligence when purchasing commercial real estate investments. Investors are taking unnecessary risks, making bad investments and throwing money away by not properly performing due diligence. Brokers are putting themselves at risk for potential litigation and missing an opportunity to help their clients as a true ally by learning these principles and adding more value for their clients when purchasing investment properties. Having and adhering to a proven system keeps you from missing something and allows you to do it faster, more efficiently. If you're an investor looking to buy apartments, office, industrial or retail buildings , this proven system will help you to make it less stressful and allow you to make a more informed and intelligent decision. I've been in the commercial real estate industry for over 30 years and "didn't know what I didn't know" until I became an acquisition person for an investor and his investors. Some of these lessons were costly and frankly, embarrassing. This "reference manual" was put together during the acquisition of over 9 million square feet. Some of the things you will learn:* What to negotiate in the purchase and sale agreement so that you can maximize the opportunities for yourself when it comes time to negotiate further with the seller* How to properly review leases so that you know what to look for that could be cause for concern* How to choose a lender or mortgage broker* Third party reports, such as Environmental; Property Condition Assessment; Seismic/PML; Geologic and other reports that a lender may require and what to look for in them* Tips on how to negotiate loan terms and specific provisions in them* Conducting tenant interviews and what questions to ask them so that you can uncover any problems or issues that you would otherwise not be made aware of (Super Powerful. Must learn or you'll miss out.)* Cost cutting tips and strategies that will help you add value to the property once you own it* What to look for when reviewing books and records and what to ask the seller for* One of the most critical processes done during the due diligence process is the underwriting and financial analysis. In the book there is a list of questions that must be addressed and answered while adjusting your analysis of the investment and will help you to accurately assess the potential of how the numbers should work* How to deal with the appraiser and appraisal process to be more proactive and enhance the potential for the highest possible loan amount* How to ensure that you are getting everything you deserve when finalizing the transaction and what to look for on the closing statement that may be added by the seller or lender as a credit to them, that you can get eliminated or at least negotiated down by being aware of what to look forIn addition, you get at the end of the book:* A Sample Lease Abstract Form (which shows you how to fill in all the salient deal points and provisions of a lease document)* Due Diligence Checklist (a list of most all items of which you should ask a seller for when negotiating a purchase)* Due Diligence Document Checklist (A list of most all of the documents you should request from a seller when negotiating a purchase)* Sample Tenant Questionnaire (a sample list of questions that you should ask of tenants when conducting a tenant interview)The fundamentals remain the same when it comes to due diligence for any of the commercial real estate genres, whether it be office or industrial properties; retail or multi-family residential. I still use it as a reference tool whenever I'm involved with due diligence. We need reminding as much as we need learning. There are just too many things to remember.

The Little Book of Triple Net Lease Investing

Author: David Sobelman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1481173308
Release Date: 2013-01-13
Genre: Business & Economics

This book will allow the reader the understanding of the different elements to consider when purchasing a triple net lease real estate investment.