Real Estate Development: Principles and Process

September 2, 2010 by admin  
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Ideal for those new to real estate development, this comprehensive reference book offers a thorough and practical introduction. Using an eight-stage model of the development process, the authors explain idea conception, feasibility, planning, financing, market analysis, contract negotiation, construction, and asset management. Ongoing case studies of an office and a multifamily development provide realistic examples…. More >>

Real Estate Development: Principles and Process


5 Responses to “Real Estate Development: Principles and Process”
  1. Anthony says:

    This book was recommended as a textbook for a 4th year course in real estate development and it reads like one. It is well organized and covers this broad subject with detailed, practical information in a systematic way.

    Most of all I enjoyed the two real life case study storys (of the development of an office building and a high-rise apartment) that weave through the chapters. These were very candidly told by the developers themselves and give the real picture of the trials and tribulations of large project real estate development.

    Numerous listings of information sources, web sites, and bibliographies at the end of each section makes this book a ‘keeper’ reference text.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. Albrice says:

    This book so clearly articulates the pivotal role of the triad of market, marketability and feasibility studies in the field of real estate development. While the book does not attempt to be all encompassing, the text is dense with financial and other risk analysis distilled from the experience of the authors and contributors.

    Although at times it felt like the shudder of taking an ice cold shower, I finished the book feeling refreshed and invigorated to tackle the challenges and opportunities of the risk-reward tradeoff in the development business.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. I appreciate the up-to-date information contained in this book, and the way the authors have placed it in real-life context. Helpful for all levels of proficiency in the area.

    I would say this book is about equal in quality to Peiser’s book on professional real estate development, and your choice would depend on your preference in presentation.

    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. David Yuen says:

    This book provides detailed and updated explanation of the whole development process of real estate projects. The first part of the book on financing is a bit confusing and may require additional resources to have a better understanding, but after that the book is quite enjoyable to read.

    I would recommend it to anyone who wants to see the overall picture of being a Real-Estate Developer, and other ‘players’ involved in this field.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. H. Strasberg says:

    This book is very helpful to the novice real estate developer or student. It’s very clearly written and the information is well ordered. Ideas, concepts and explanantions are well expressed. The glossary is also helpful. Highly recommended.
    Rating: 5 / 5