Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate: Scope and Policy Issues

Summer 1977, Vol 2, No 1 Abstract: U.S. policy toward foreign real estate investments is basically unrestrictive, but recent concerns about foreign investment activity here have led to restrictive bills in Congress (none have passed), major studies, and improved surveillance. The author discusses the Department of Commerce’s report to Congress on Foreign Direct Investment in the […]

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    Milton A. Berger 

Comparative Investment Performance: Common Stocks Versus Real Estate – A Proposal on Methodology

Summer 1977, Vol 2, No 1 Abstract: Asset managers have a fiduciary responsibility which demands a high level of expertise, analytical ability, and factually-based judgment. The author contends that there can be no excuse for using outmoded methods and seat-of-the-pants judgments when techniques are available to do a better job. He proposes and describes a methodology […]

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     Michael S. Young 

An Approach to Real Estate Finance Education by Analogy to Risk Management Principles

Summer 1977, Vol 2, No 1 Abstract: Professor Graaskamp urges that risk management principles as taught in current college insurance department programs have significance to the basic philosophy of real estate education. As has happened in insurance, today’s real estate education at the university level is changing from concern for the few students who plant to […]

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    James A. Graaskamp, CRE

Landmark Issues in American Cities

Volume 1, Number 1 Originally Printed: Fall 1976 By Jared Shlaes, CRE, MAI Photo: Historical Controversies associated with landmark preservation are reaching the boiling point in more and more of America’s towns and cities. Should the old town hall be razed to make room for a new municipal center, or the old church to […]

  • Jared Shlaes, CRE, MAI

Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate

Originally Printed: Fall 1976, Vol 1, No 1 This article was originally part of a report submitted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the U.S. Department of Commerce, as a result of the Foreign Investment Study Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-479), In public domain.  Who Should Own the Land? The American’s possessiveness of territory against […]

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    Gene Wunderlich 

Flood Disaster Protection Act

Originally Printed: Fall 1976, Vol 1, No 1 This article is based on the author’s presentation at the Southwest Regional Real Estate Con­ference (co-sponsored by ASREC and the Southern Methodist University School of Business), held November, 1974 in Dallas, Texas. A few weeks ago a friend said to me, with some degree of indignation, that this […]

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    William Eugene Nichols, CRE 

Doctoring Sick REITs

Originally Printed: Fall 1976, Vol 1, No 1 Most REITs which have gotten into trouble were primarily short-term lend­ers offering construction loans, wrap-arounds, land and land development loans, and land purchase leasebacks. Their profit was in leverage, the spread between the interest that banks charged the trust and what the borrower could be induced to […]

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    Thurston H. Ross, CRE 

Changes in Land Policy: How Fundamental Are They?

Volume 1, Number 1 Originally Printed: Fall 1976 By Mason Gaffney This article is based on a paper presented by the author to the Western Agricultural Economics Association in Fort Collins, Colorado on July 20, 1976. From Growth to Exclusion: A Fundamental Tipping of the Scales The last 25 years have witnessed a fundamental change […]

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    Mason Gaffney 

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