A Guide to Parking

This book provides an overview of the transportation and mobility industry, and is ideal for use by professionals (particularly those new to the field); managers, as orientation materials or refresher training on parking; and as a text for graduate-level students focusing on areas of study that are impacted by the parking industry—including planning, engineering, architecture, and real estate. It was published by the International Parking Institute. Chapter Author: Michael Ash, Esq., CRE, contributed the section on laws, regulations and policy.

The Executive’s Guide to Buying Commercial Property

Whether launching a new business, needing space for expansion, or investing in real estate, this book is an easy to follow guide when buying commercial property. The authors have seen virtually every problem than can occur in a commercial real estate transaction; therefore, the information they share will help companies avoid the typical pitfalls of buying a building. Chapters include such important topics as which professional resources to assemble to ensure that any challenges will be addressed, financing, accounting, selecting a bank, and more . Co-author: Alex Ruggieri, CRE.

Golf Property Analysis and Valuation

Appraisers valuing golf properties are increasingly bringing sophisticated new methodology to the market and appraisal practice. This book provides the most current information available on the economics and valuation of golf courses and clubs. As an authoritative reference for such topics as market segmentation, ownership and management structures, methods of valuing golf properties, common problems encountered by appraisers, the book should be of great interest to attorneys, lenders, tax assessors, golf course developers and managers, appraisers, and other real estate or golf professionals.  Author: Laurence Hirsh, CRE.

Business Strategies for Real Estate Management Companies, 3rd Edition

This book shows how to attract and retain clients, market a business more aggressively, expand the services offered, and boost a company’s profits in current changing business climate. Featured topics include hiring and retaining talent; the manager/client relationship; handling legal issues and ethical practices, and more. It also features six case studies of newly-established real estate management companies, with tips for success and lessons learned. Co-author: Richard F. Muhlebach, CRE.

Mortgage Management for Dummies

Taking out a mortgage to purchase real estate is a major decision. This guide explains how to secure the best and lowest-cost mortgage for your unique situation. It includes advice in sections such as: qualifying for a mortgage, identifying the most appropriate lender and securing the loan, payment strategies, refinances and foreclosures, and the most important missteps to avoid. Co-author: Robert Griswold, CRE

Dictionary of Real Estate Terms – Ninth Edition

Newly updated for 2017, the Dictionary of Real Estate Terms is a quick reference guide for real estate professionals, students, investors, attorneys, home buyers and sellers. Information is alphabetically arranged for ease of use; topics include architectural styles, appraisal, construction, taxation, mortgages, financing, zoning and much more.  It contains more than 3,000 clear definitions plus more than 200 illustrations, charts and graphs in its 600 pages. It also contains an appendix with abbreviations, mortgage tables, measurements and more. Part of the Barron’s Real Estate Guides Series. Co-Author: Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., CRE

24-Hour Cities: Real Investment Performance, Not Just Promises

WINNER BRUSS BOOK AWARD 2017 (Gold) from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

The nation’s top live-work-play 24-hour cities are more than just vibrant urban environments for the elite. They are attracting a cross-section of population, experiencing economic growth and attracting both businesses and talented individuals. This book explores how cities such as New York, Boston, Washington, San Francisco, and Miami were financially and physically scarred by violence, and urban dysfunction — yet large scale turnarounds occurred. How? And why are other cities still stuck with the hollow downtowns and sprawling suburbs that make for a 9-to-5 configuration? The author’s cross-disciplinary research identifies the ingredients of success, and the recipe that puts them together. Author: Hugh F. Kelly, Ph.D., CRE.

Federal Land Use Law & Litigation

This 2016 edition is a new and comprehensive volume that focuses on federal constitutional and statutory limitations on local land use law.  It is an in-depth examination and analysis of the complexities of this evolving practice area.  Included are sections on the Takings Clause, First Amendment limitations, federal environmental laws and litigation strategies and remedial issues, as well as case studies and a review of Supreme Court and lower court decisions that consider the constitutionality of land use regulation.  Co-Author: Brian W. Blaesser, CRE.

Discretionary Land Use Controls: Avoiding Invitations to Abuse of Discretion

This practice-oriented handbook (19th edition 2016-2017) provides practitioners with guidance concerning discretionary land use controls.  Included are explanations of abuse of discretion in discretionary land use decision making; the complexities of discretionary approval mechanisms used by local governments to address growth, preserve natural resources, provide for infrastructure needs, address and preserve local community character and achieve sustainable design and development. Practice tips and litigation strategies are also included.  Author: Brian W. Blaesser, CRE.

Valuing Contaminated Properties–Volume II

This anthology examines important trends and major changes concerning understanding and appraising properties impacted by contamination or environmental risk. It is a definitive compilation of accepted appraisal knowledge selected and interpreted by a valuation expert to help readers stay current. Sections include insights and useful information about the professional standards, including case study analysis, regression modeling, surveys, tax assessment, legal issues and much more. Landfills, brownfields, mold, chemicals and many other examples are included. Readers will find new information to stay current and look toward a future of evolving strategies for dealing with environmental contamination. Author: Richard J. Roddewig, CRE.