The Appraisal of Real Estate, 11th Edition by The Appraisal Institute. Published by The Appraisal Institute, 1996, Hardcover, 820 pages, ISBN: 092215435X
The Appraisal Institute's classic text, now in its eleventh edition. The most thorough and useful real estate appraisal text available.
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Property Appraisal and Assessment Administration by Joseph K. Eckert (Editor). Published by the International Association of Assessing Officer, 1990, Paperback, 716 Pages, ISBN: 0883290812
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Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, 2nd Edition by Tom Copeland, Tim Koller, Jack Murrin. Published by John Wiley & Sons, 1995, Paperback, 576 pages, ISBN: 0471086274
The book is a guide to strategies for measuring the bottom-line value of companies reflecting current business practices and conditions.
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Valuing a Business: The Analysis and Appraisal of Closely Held Companies (Valuing a Business, 3rd Ed.) by Shannon P. Pratt, Robert F. Reilly and Robert P. Schweihs. Hardcover, 850 pages, Published by Irwin, 1995, ISBN: 1556239718
The book is a comprehensive reference for business appraisers, a text for academic courses and beginning practitioners, and an easy-to-use reference for non-appraisers.
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Valuing Small Businesses and Professional Practices, 2nd Edition by Shannon P. Pratt, Robert F.Reilly, and Robert P. Schweihs. Hardcover, 692 pages, Published by Irwin, 1993, ISBN: 1556235518
A guide to small business appraisal for owners, accountants, attorneys, brokers, appraisers, bankers, financial and estate planners, and consultants.
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Dollars & Cents of Shopping Centers, 1997 by Urban Land Institute Staff (Editor), Paperback, 425 pages, Urban Land Institute (ULI), May 1997, ISBN: 0874208084
A comprehensive reference that sets the standard for performance data of shopping centers and tenants. It includes twelve categories of sales, income, and expense data for 176 tenant types. Information can be used to evaluate tenant performance, tenant mix, benchmark figures as well as to perform lease negotiations, lease analysis, and benchmark performance checking.
Centerwide data includes 56 categories of performance figures reported for US and Canadian centers, organized by type, region, and age. Useful for comparing the performance of a center with a national and/or regional sample, the book provides data that can alert you to operations problems, help identify investment opportunities, assist in property valuation, and determine potential tax revenue. Data contributed by over 1,000 centers were collected in confidence and processed by the Deloitte & Touche.
Use of Operating Reports for Super Regional and Regional Shopping Centers
US Super Regional Shopping Centers
US Regional Shopping Centers
US Community Shopping Centers
US Neighborhood Shopping Centers
Canadian Shopping Centers
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Real Estate Counseling in a Plain Brown Wrapper by Jared Shlaes, Published by the Society of Real Estate Counselors, 1992, Paperback, ISBN: 0939653001
Written by a former successful real estate broker, manager, appraiser, and developer, turned counselor, the book is a practical, comprehensive, and often funny how-to-guide on getting into the growing field of real estate counseling.
Full of useful tips, insights, checklists, and advice to real estate specialists such as appraisers, developers, and brokers, it will provide you with the tools you need. It is especially valuable to appraisers looking to start a sideline business in real estate counseling.
Chapters include marketing, bidding, selling, contracts, client handling, and report writing. You will learn how to locate your best prospects, turn leads into clients, optimize fees (as well as how to collect them), all in an effort to help you to build a sound and profitable practice.
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Skyscraper: The Making of a Building by Karl Sabbagh. Published by Penguin USA, 1991, Paperback, 388 pages, ISBN: 0140152849
A "through-the chain-link-fence" look at the (agony and ecstasy) of creating a NYC skyscraper, Worldwide Plaza. Covering every aspect of the process, it focuses on the interplay and negotiations among architects, laborers, unions, financiers, owners, developers, tenants, and politicians -- all in an effort to get the building finished on budget and on time.
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Skyscrapers by Judith Dupre, Philip Johnson (Introduction), Hardcover, 127 pages, Published by Black Dog & Leventhal Pub, 1996, ISBN: 1884822452
Skyscraper designers themselves have stated that no economic need exists to build these. Moreover, a relationship between the cost of these buildings and their utility doesn't exist. Still, they will always be fancy, they will always be expensive, and they will always be built.
The book is a collage of about 200 big (18 inch high, black and white) photos with informative text and other graphic treasures including under construction photos, sketches and diagrams, and tall tower trivia.
An elegant pictorial survey of fifty famous skyscrapers, beginning with the Washington Monument and culminating with Petronas Towers in Malaysia
For those who enjoy looking up when traveling down a big city street.
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Urban Economics and Real Estate Markets by Denise Dipasquale and William C. Wheaton, Hardcover, 378 pages, Published by Prentice Hall, 1996, ISBN: 0132252449
This text provides tools and techniques needed to understand the operation of urban real estate markets. It couples macro- and micro-economic theory with real estate applications.
Chapters include: The Property and Capital Markets; The Operation of Property Markets: A Micro and Macro Approach; The Urban Land Market: Rents and Prices; The Urban Housing Market: Structural Attributes and Density; Firm Site Selection, Employment Decentralization, and Multi-centered Cities; Retail Location and Market Competition; Economic Growth and Metropolitan Real Estate Markets; The Market for Housing Units: Households, Prices, and Financing; The Market for Housing Services: Moving, Sales, and Vacancy; The Cyclical Behavior of Metropolitan Housing Markets; The Operation of Non-residential Property Markets; Econometric Analysis of Metropolitan Office and Industrial Markets; Local Governments, Property Taxes, and Real Estate Markets; and Public Goods, Externalities, and Development Regulation.
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