Real Estate Development Matrix

Real Estate Development Matrix
  • Author : Daniel B Kohlhepp,Kimberly J. Kohlhepp
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 463
  • Relase : 2018-02-02
  • ISBN : 9781351720335

Real Estate Development Matrix Book Review:

This book presents a new way of thinking about, teaching, learning, and practicing real estate development. Real Estate Development Matrix describes the process in a two-dimensional model and presents seven Development Stages which form the horizontal axis, and eight sets of Development Tasks which form the vertical axis to define a 56-cell matrix. In each cell, money is spent and risks are taken to achieve certain tasks and thereby create (or destroy) value. This holistic process considers the entire life cycle of real estate from its "green field" inception to its "brown field" state. The book is written by a real estate developer and academic, and the presented material is conceptual, practical, and non-technical. Jargon has been minimized as much as possible as the author introduces an entirely new model for real estate development that is both academically authoritative and developed in practice. It is aimed at a general professional audience participating in the development process, but equally the book is ideal for use as a textbook in undergraduate and graduate courses in real estate development, and an excellent supplemental text for business courses discussing real estate finance and investment. It may also be used as a textbook for professional courses, workshops, or seminars in real estate development. The book is supported by an interactive website at http://realestatedevelopmentmatrix.com/

Real Estate Development Matrix

Real Estate Development Matrix
  • Author : Daniel B Kohlhepp,Kimberly J. Kohlhepp
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 324
  • Relase : 2018-02-02
  • ISBN : 9781351720342

Real Estate Development Matrix Book Review:

This book presents a new way of thinking about, teaching, learning, and practicing real estate development. Real Estate Development Matrix describes the process in a two-dimensional model and presents seven Development Stages which form the horizontal axis, and eight sets of Development Tasks which form the vertical axis to define a 56-cell matrix. In each cell, money is spent and risks are taken to achieve certain tasks and thereby create (or destroy) value. This holistic process considers the entire life cycle of real estate from its "green field" inception to its "brown field" state. The book is written by a real estate developer and academic, and the presented material is conceptual, practical, and non-technical. Jargon has been minimized as much as possible as the author introduces an entirely new model for real estate development that is both academically authoritative and developed in practice. It is aimed at a general professional audience participating in the development process, but equally the book is ideal for use as a textbook in undergraduate and graduate courses in real estate development, and an excellent supplemental text for business courses discussing real estate finance and investment. It may also be used as a textbook for professional courses, workshops, or seminars in real estate development. The book is supported by an interactive website at http://realestatedevelopmentmatrix.com/

Parametric Cost Modeling for Buildings

Parametric Cost Modeling for Buildings
  • Author : Donald E. Parker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 170
  • Relase : 2014-05-23
  • ISBN : 9781317689478

Parametric Cost Modeling for Buildings Book Review:

Successful cost management and value engineering in construction is based on accurate and early estimations of cost, and this book is the quickest route to creating a cost plan from scratch. The budgeting system described in this book will help the reader to: document project scope at a level that provides excellent cost control at design stage establish the parameters of potential sites before selecting one determine the amount of financing needed before deciding to bid on a project make a detailed and robust building project budget determine the rental rate necessary to see if a building project will be marketable The technique used is a parametric cost system, not the square foot cost system used by most who quote an up-front building cost. To help calculate the parameter quantities and price them as quantified, this book comes with 5 electronic templates to calculate program scope; i.e. – space, configuration, HVAC loads, plumbing and electrical. It also includes: the author’s parametric cost database and cost template to prepare the construction estimate a soft cost template to price out all related program costs, convert them to a monthly cash flow, incorporate financing costs and then reveal the final budget an operation and maintenance annual cost template to calculate those variable and fixed costs necessary to run the building and then convert the result into the necessary rental rate to capitalize all costs The spreadsheets, data, advice, and templates, are all introduced through a detailed case study, placing everything in an easy to understand practical context. This will prove an invaluable guide not only for estimators and cost engineers, but also developers, clients, and architects.

Service Provision and Rural Sustainability

Service Provision and Rural Sustainability
  • Author : Greg Halseth,Sean Markey,Laura Ryser
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 194
  • Relase : 2018-10-25
  • ISBN : 9781351054027

Service Provision and Rural Sustainability Book Review:

Access to quality services and community infrastructure are vital parts of supporting sustainable and resilient rural and small town places. Renewing outdated infrastructure and supporting the delivery of services in rural communities present significant challenges from the constrained fiscal and policy realities of the 21st century. Drawing upon contributors from five Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, this book describes innovative service delivery and community infrastructure models that are appropriate to the contemporary rural and resource-dependent regions of developed economies. The examples show that an entrepreneurial approach to service delivery and infrastructure provision by local organizations and governments is needed. Critical economic and community development supports are crucial to assist creative and innovative sets of solutions that work for small communities. Chapters in this book argue that community development foundations for resilient rural and small town communities and regions must be co-constructed and co-delivered in partnership by both local and senior government actors, in terms of both policy and committed resources. This volume will be extremely valuable for students, scholars, and community development practitioners exploring policy-making, government initiatives, and community service provision in rural and small town places.

Fundamentals of Real Estate Development

Fundamentals of Real Estate Development
  • Author : James A. Graaskamp
  • Publisher : Urban Land Institute
  • Pages : 36
  • Relase : 1981
  • ISBN : UOM:39015037757849

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Urban Planning and Real Estate Development

Urban Planning and Real Estate Development
  • Author : John Ratcliffe,Michael Stubbs,Mark Shepherd
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 608
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 0415272610

Urban Planning and Real Estate Development Book Review:

Urban planning organization -- Urban planning issues -- The real estate development process -- Real estate development sectors

Community Before Self

Community Before Self
  • Author : Malin Burnham
  • Publisher : Advantage
  • Pages : 196
  • Relase : 2016-06-03
  • ISBN : 1599327368

Community Before Self Book Review:

When Malin Burnham gifted funds toward the construction of the new San Diego Yacht Club Junior Sailing Center, he stipulated that a list of Virtues of Excellence be permanently attached to the building and that these virtues be taught on an ongoing basis to the junior sailing participants. These virtues include dedication, teamwork, and commitment, and they are the result of lessons learned in Malin s life and career. Community Before Self details these virtues and explains how anyone can live a life of integrity and purposeful giving. Regardless of income, political views, or age, everyone can contribute toward enhancing their community by volunteering their time and effort."

Real Estate Investment

Real Estate Investment
  • Author : Andrew Baum
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 353
  • Relase : 2015-05-20
  • ISBN : 9781317647867

Real Estate Investment Book Review:

Real Estate Investment: A Strategic Approach provides a unique introduction to both the theory and practice of real estate investing, and examines the international real estate investment industry as it reacts to the global financial crisis. Andrew Baum outlines the market and the players who dominate it; the investment process; the vehicles available for investment; and a suggested approach to global portfolio construction. The book contains many useful features for students including discussion questions, a full further reading list and case studies drawing on international examples from the UK, continental Europe, the USA and Asia. Ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students on all real estate and property courses and related business studies and finance courses, Real Estate Investment is designed to provide a foundation for the next generation of investment managers, advisers and analysts. Further resources for lecturers and students are available at: www.routledge.com/cw/baum

Linear Models in Statistics

Linear Models in Statistics
  • Author : Alvin C. Rencher,G. Bruce Schaalje
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 688
  • Relase : 2008-01-18
  • ISBN : 9780470192603

Linear Models in Statistics Book Review:

The essential introduction to the theory and application of linear models—now in a valuable new edition Since most advanced statistical tools are generalizations of the linear model, it is neces-sary to first master the linear model in order to move forward to more advanced concepts. The linear model remains the main tool of the applied statistician and is central to the training of any statistician regardless of whether the focus is applied or theoretical. This completely revised and updated new edition successfully develops the basic theory of linear models for regression, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, and linear mixed models. Recent advances in the methodology related to linear mixed models, generalized linear models, and the Bayesian linear model are also addressed. Linear Models in Statistics, Second Edition includes full coverage of advanced topics, such as mixed and generalized linear models, Bayesian linear models, two-way models with empty cells, geometry of least squares, vector-matrix calculus, simultaneous inference, and logistic and nonlinear regression. Algebraic, geometrical, frequentist, and Bayesian approaches to both the inference of linear models and the analysis of variance are also illustrated. Through the expansion of relevant material and the inclusion of the latest technological developments in the field, this book provides readers with the theoretical foundation to correctly interpret computer software output as well as effectively use, customize, and understand linear models. This modern Second Edition features: New chapters on Bayesian linear models as well as random and mixed linear models Expanded discussion of two-way models with empty cells Additional sections on the geometry of least squares Updated coverage of simultaneous inference The book is complemented with easy-to-read proofs, real data sets, and an extensive bibliography. A thorough review of the requisite matrix algebra has been addedfor transitional purposes, and numerous theoretical and applied problems have been incorporated with selected answers provided at the end of the book. A related Web site includes additional data sets and SAS® code for all numerical examples. Linear Model in Statistics, Second Edition is a must-have book for courses in statistics, biostatistics, and mathematics at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also an invaluable reference for researchers who need to gain a better understanding of regression and analysis of variance.

Multifamily Housing Development Handbook

Multifamily Housing Development Handbook
  • Author : Adrienne Schmitz,Urban Land Institute
  • Publisher : Urban Land Inst
  • Pages : 378
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D02258592C

Multifamily Housing Development Handbook Book Review:

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

The Mystery of Capital

The Mystery of Capital
  • Author : Hernando De Soto
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2007-03-20
  • ISBN : 9780465004010

The Mystery of Capital Book Review:

"The hour of capitalism's greatest triumph," writes Hernando de Soto, "is, in the eyes of four-fifths of humanity, its hour of crisis." In The Mystery of Capital, the world-famous Peruvian economist takes up the question that, more than any other, is central to one of the most crucial problems the world faces today: Why do some countries succeed at capitalism while others fail?In strong opposition to the popular view that success is determined by cultural differences, de Soto finds that it actually has everything to do with the legal structure of property and property rights. Every developed nation in the world at one time went through the transformation from predominantly informal, extralegal ownership to a formal, unified legal property system. In the West we've forgotten that creating this system is also what allowed people everywhere to leverage property into wealth. This persuasive book will revolutionize our understanding of capital and point the way to a major transformation of the world economy.

How Real Estate Developers Think

How Real Estate Developers Think
  • Author : Peter Hendee Brown
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2015-04-07
  • ISBN : 9780812291261

How Real Estate Developers Think Book Review:

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.

Agricultural Urbanism

Agricultural Urbanism
  • Author : Janine M. De La Salle,Mark Holland
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 0981243428

Agricultural Urbanism Book Review:

Our awareness of the significant challenge our food supply faces in the 21st century is growing rapidly. However, few people offer more than a suggestion that we all grow our own food in our backyard or balcony, attend a farmers' market, and lobby for global change. This book, rooted in a sustainable food system approach and written by leaders in planning and design, outlines a powerful strategy for understanding and taking action on the full scope of sustainable food system opportunities in cities and how we build them. This book takes sustainable food systems far beyond the community garden and the buying of local food and into strategies for supporting local food processing, wholesale and marketing, education and training programs, and celebration and culture around food, ensuring access to health food for all. Agricultural Urbanism has been declared as the next our big movement for New Urbanism in the 21st century as we grapple with how to make our cities not only more sustainable but also great places to live. This book outlines key strategies to create magnetic and unique agriculture and food precincts and community places where food is celebrated all year round. Authored by the most innovative and leading thinkers and practitioners in the Southwest of Canada, this book offers a new and exciting concept of agricultural urbanism that unifies urban and rural in a previously unconceived way.

The City of Influence

The City of Influence
  • Author : Jared Stewart,Sarah Stewart
  • Publisher : Influence International
  • Pages : 154
  • Relase : 2012-06
  • ISBN : 0985804025

The City of Influence Book Review:

Business is about relationships. What's the secret to success? Like many talented business owners, Jack Green thought it was long hours, do-it-yourself dedication, and cut-throat competition. But he learns how wrong he was when time begins running out for his struggling business. In the middle of a sleepless night, Jack is given a chance to change things when a mysterious visitor appears from the past, promising to deliver nine keys that will salvage Jack's future--the keys to the city of influence. Jack then is thrust into an adventure with an extraordinary group of mentors who teach him the secrets to building strong professional relationships. The City of Influence is a humorous, insightful parable that will leave you ready to roll up your sleeves and change the way you build relationships from the inside out.

The Innovation Matrix

The Innovation Matrix
  • Author : Deepika Jeyakodi,Mirjam Ros
  • Publisher : Bis Publishers
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2019-04-08
  • ISBN : 9063695209

The Innovation Matrix Book Review:

CAPITALIZE ON YOUR BRIGHT IDEAS WITH LEGAL DESIGN THINKING Organizations today innovate to survive in a competitive, complex, and interconnected business world. They co-create with others outside their own organization to succeed. But capturing the value of these bright ideas separately is often very complicated. The Innovation Matrixsimplifies and structures innovation management. Start looking at innovation and Intellectual Property (IP) from a pragmatic perspective. This book will take you through three key steps (THINK-STRATEGIZE-ACT) to build an innovation and IP strategy. You will learn to use IP--which is at the core of every innovation--as a tool to define your strategy and manage the innovation process. It includes many examples, templates, and checklists to help put theory into practice. Test yourself with case studies, and use our hands-on Tools (legal design thinking) for your own projects and cases.

Introduction to Digital Filters

Introduction to Digital Filters
  • Author : Julius Orion Smith
  • Publisher : Julius Smith
  • Pages : 481
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 9780974560717

Introduction to Digital Filters Book Review:

A digital filter can be pictured as a "black box" that accepts a sequence of numbers and emits a new sequence of numbers. In digital audio signal processing applications, such number sequences usually represent sounds. For example, digital filters are used to implement graphic equalizers and other digital audio effects. This book is a gentle introduction to digital filters, including mathematical theory, illustrative examples, some audio applications, and useful software starting points. The theory treatment begins at the high-school level, and covers fundamental concepts in linear systems theory and digital filter analysis. Various "small" digital filters are analyzed as examples, particularly those commonly used in audio applications. Matlab programming examples are emphasized for illustrating the use and development of digital filters in practice.

Snow Crash

Snow Crash
  • Author : Neal Stephenson
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Pages : 482
  • Relase : 2003-08-26
  • ISBN : 9780553898194

Snow Crash Book Review:

The “brilliantly realized” (The New York Times Book Review) breakthrough novel from visionary author Neal Stephenson, a modern classic that predicted the metaverse and inspired generations of Silicon Valley innovators Hiro lives in a Los Angeles where franchises line the freeway as far as the eye can see. The only relief from the sea of logos is within the autonomous city-states, where law-abiding citizens don’t dare leave their mansions. Hiro delivers pizza to the mansions for a living, defending his pies from marauders when necessary with a matched set of samurai swords. His home is a shared 20 X 30 U-Stor-It. He spends most of his time goggled in to the Metaverse, where his avatar is legendary. But in the club known as The Black Sun, his fellow hackers are being felled by a weird new drug called Snow Crash that reduces them to nothing more than a jittering cloud of bad digital karma (and IRL, a vegetative state). Investigating the Infocalypse leads Hiro all the way back to the beginning of language itself, with roots in an ancient Sumerian priesthood. He’ll be joined by Y.T., a fearless teenaged skateboard courier. Together, they must race to stop a shadowy virtual villain hell-bent on world domination.

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor
  • Author : Gary Keller,Dave Jenks,Jay Papasan
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2005-04-07
  • ISBN : 9780071469531

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor Book Review:

“This book is not just a bargain, it’s a steal. It’s filled with practical, workable advice for anyone wanting to build wealth.”—Mike Summey, co-author of the bestselling The Weekend Millionaire’s Secrets to Investing in Real Estate Anyone who seeks financial wealth must first learn the fundamental truths and models that drive it. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor represents the collected wisdom and experience of over 100 millionaire investors from all walks of life who pursued financial wealth and achieved the life-changing freedom it delivers. This book--in straightforward, no nonsense, easy-to-read style--reveals their proven strategies. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is your handbook to the tried and true financial wealth building vehicle that rewards patience and perseverance and is available to all--real estate. You'll learn: Myths about money and investing that hold people back and how to develop the mindset of a millionaire investor How to develop sound criteria for identifying great real estate investment opportunities How to zero in on the key terms of any transaction and achieve the best possible deals How to develop the "dream team" that will help you build your millionaire investment business Proven models and strategies millionaire investors use to track their net worth, understand their finances, build their network, lead generate for properties and acquire them The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is about you and your money. It's about your financial potential. It's about discovering the millionaire investor in you.

Routledge Companion to Real Estate Investment

Routledge Companion to Real Estate Investment
  • Author : Bryan D. MacGregor,Rainer Schulz,Richard K. Green
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 346
  • Relase : 2018-12-07
  • ISBN : 9781317687856

Routledge Companion to Real Estate Investment Book Review:

Real estate represents an increasingly significant global asset class and its distinctive characteristics must be understood by investors and researchers. The Routledge Companion to Real Estate Investment provides an authoritative overview of the real estate asset class. The Companion focuses on the current academic research and its relevance for practical applications. The book is divided into four parts, each containing specially written chapters by international experts in the relevant field. The contributors cover the institutional context for real estate investment, the main players in real estate investment, real estate appraisal and performance measurement, and real estate portfolios and risk management. This Companion provides a comprehensive reference for students, academics and professionals studying, researching and working in real estate investment, finance and economics.

Professional Property Development

Professional Property Development
  • Author : John McMahan
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2007-05-22
  • ISBN : 9780071510691

Professional Property Development Book Review:

Covers timely topics such as security and disaster planning, immigration, globalization, and the impact of technology An excellent introduction to the entire field of property development