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Real Estate Investing for Family Offices

by DJ Van Keuren

The Family Office Guide to Investing in Commercial and Investment Real Estate offers practical, straightforward advice for Family Offices considering the potential of any income-producing property. Written for Family Offices just entering the investment arena of real estate, or experienced investors looking to expand their portfolio, this book moves step-by-step through every stage of the analysis, financing, and purchase of investment property.

The Family Office Guide to Investing in Commercial and Investment Real Estate offers just solid advice and all of the tools necessary to make wise decisions that lead to steady income from the purchase and proper management of income-producing property. In addition to numerous examples throughout, the book includes a detailed worksheet analysis of an income property and its associated financing.

 

In clear, jargon-free language, this book shows you how to:

 

  • Calculate and understand the importance of investment concepts such as cap rates, return on investment, net operating income, and leveraged appreciation.

  • Evaluate and understand the unique issues associated with the most common types of investment properties — multi-family, office, retail, and industrial — including special concerns for inspection and analysis of each.

  • Compare the operating expenses in relation to the income potential of different types and sizes of properties in order to make the wisest decision.

  • Determine the fair market value for any property, in order to strengthen your negotiating position as both a buyer and a seller.

  • Write a solid purchase offer, create a realistic time table for inspection, appraisal, and financing, and negotiate the offer through closing.

  • Calculate the maximum loan amount available for any property and determine the cash needed for the initial investment.

  • Find the type of financing that’s best for you and the lenders most likely to finance the property under consideration.

  • Safeguard yourself from the common mistakes made by other investors.