Real Estate and Globalisation

This book is based on a series of briefings on the relationship between macro-economic events and real estate markets in the era of globalization that covered the period from 2000-2010. Collectively they offer unique insights, new ideas and practical approaches to real estate economics.  The perspective is long term.  Topics span the key sectors of office, retail and residential real estate in more than 40 countries, with a focus on private sector investment, development and management.   Author: Richard Barkham, Ph.D., CRE.

Chasing Excellence

Craig Coppola, CRE co-authored this book, subtitled “Real Life Stories from the Streets,” with business partner Bill Lee. It is a collection of stories from throughout their careers with examples of how to excel in business and in in life. It includes QR codes that when accessed on a mobile device link to more than 30 videos of the authors providing ideas and advice to help readers achieve excellence. Co-Author: Craig Coppola, CRE.

Situs RERC Real Estate Report, Spotlight on Value

Investors were relieved when first quarter 2016 economic data started coming in and GDP growth was positive (albeit barely), the manufacturing index showed slight growth for the second month in a row, and retail sales finally started to climb. However, the uncertainty dominating the investment environment is also affecting the commercial real estate market, as volume declines, returns inch down, and investors keep the spotlight on value. Besides the usual quarterly cap and yield rates for the institutional market, regional markets, and the top 48 metro markets, the report also closely monitors ongoing investor sentiment as prices pressure values. Edited by Ken Riggs, CRE

A Guide to Appraising Automobile Dealerships

WINNER  2016 GEORGE L. SCHMUTZ AWARD from the Appraisal Institute.

Veteran auto dealership appraiser Bradley R. Carter, CRE uses real-life examples and case studies to provide background on the complexities of valuing these properties, covering topics such as economic trends, locational issues that affect dealerships and re-imaging projects. It offers auto-industry-insider insights and up-to-date information on site location, improvement analysis, dealership lifecycles, land valuation and more – to help meet the challenges presented by valuing this unique property type. Author: Bradley R. Carter, CRE.

Real Estate Investing for Dummies

The authors present strategies for investing, along with updated tips for riding out downturns in the real estate market. From homes and apartment buildings to duplexes, commercial properties, and real estate investment trusts (REITs), the book provides information about understanding risks, raising capital, financing, choosing locations and buildings, valuing property, foreclosures, leases, cash flow, negotiation and much more. Author: Robert Griswold, CRE

Making a Living, Making a Life


This collection of nearly 50 essays and speeches by Daniel Rose, CRE provides keen insight and analysis on a wide array of real estate, civic and business topics. His belief that “doing good” and “doing well” are not inconsistent is a foundation for posing questions and sharing perspectives on education, economics, social problems, history, philanthropy and real estate development — matters he has addressed throughout his career. Good Cities vs. Great Cities; Housing and the Elderly; Servicing the Global City; Urban Challenges Today; Development Challenges for Africa; and Restoring Trust, Confidence and Hope are but a few of the subjects explored. Author: Daniel Rose, CRE.

Port-City Governance

In changing economic conditions, ports and cities are working to transform their facilities and urban fabric to succeed in the global marketplace. This book builds on the strengths of a global network of researchers and professionals – and publication coincides with the 14th World Conference Cities and Ports in 2015. Taking a broad approach, the content is focused on the city-port dilemma – addressing many of the key issues that corporations, institutions and regulators face as they strive to understand the key factors that contribute to the functional dynamics of port cities. The book is available as a free download. Chapter Author: Franc J. Pigna, CRE.

The Art of Commercial Real Estate Leasing: How to Lease a Commercial Building and Keep It Leased

In this book, an addition to the Rich Dad Library series, the author shares the successful techniques he uses to maximize his clients’ and his own investments — and provides insight and advice on positioning your building; reviewing a lease, negotiating, choosing an agent and more. In his view, being successful in real estate and leasing comes down to the same qualities that make good artists great: passion, tenacity and commitment. His process will demonstrate how to maximize value/return, no matter what the market or the product type. Author: R. Craig Coppola, CRE

Real Estate Licensing Exams – 10th Edition

Notable improvements over prior editions include a 1-3 page introduction to each chapter with essential points to learn, a much wider range and variety of questions, simplification of the math sections, updates to all materials, and a special exam that focuses specifically on government regulations. Author: Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., CRE

Real Estate Law and Financing in CEE/SEE

Developed with leading experts from the legal and banking practice, this book provides the practitioner with a unique overview of legal and financing aspects related to acquisition and development of real estate in Central and Southeastern Europe. Among the topics covered are acquisition, taxation, national registries, lease limitations, development and more. It is fully bilingual in English and German, and it provides internationally customary terminology. Countries covered are Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. Co-author: Peter Oberlechner, CRE, LL.M.