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After The Fall
The subprime mortgage meltdown and subsequent credit crisis has not only destroyed investor wealth, but altered the landscape of real estate investing. While some of yesterday's most favored strategies will not work going forward, today's savvy real estate investor can still find great opportunities for growth and profits—if they understand how recent events could shape this industry over the next few years, and into the coming ...
After The Fall
The subprime mortgage meltdown and subsequent credit crisis has not only destroyed investor wealth, but altered the landscape of real estate investing. While some of yesterday's most favored strategies will not work going forward, today's savvy real estate investor can still find great opportunities for growth and profits—if they understand how recent events could shape this industry over the next few years, and into the coming decade.
In After the Fall, real estate expert Steve Bergsman offers a detailed look at the state of various market sectors—including commercial, residential, and leisure real estate—and provides direction as to where they are headed, so you can make the right decisions on property investments during the coming years. According to Bergsman, the next decade will produce multiple investment currents. This reliable resource will help you find the right current and stay the course for a long, profitable ride. By separating the asset classes that will remain stable from those that will continue to lose value going forward, Bergsman provides much-needed guidance on the changing real estate marketplace.
Divided into five comprehensive parts, and filled with interviews of experienced professionals in this fast-moving field, After the Fall puts numerous individual asset classes in perspective—from office and retail to single-family homes and condominiums—and touches upon "megatrends" such as the green revolution and infill development that will be a big part of this industry's future.
Focusing on the forces that have affected the market, Bergsman skillfully addresses individual real estate sectors based on historical paths, movement of data fundamentals, market analysis, and collective opinion. With this information in hand, he takes the time to answer essential questions about each sector, including: When might they finally reach the bottom? How long will the climb back take? When will the next peak occur? And which asset classes won't bounce back?
Recent developments have hurt many real estate investors, but they have also opened the door to potentially profitable new opportunities down the road. Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, After the Fall offers effective strategies for taking advantage of this situation and making the most of your time in such a dynamic market.
PART I: COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE.
Chapter One: The Office Market.
Chapter Two: The Industrial Market.
Chapter Three: The Retail Real Estate.
Chapter Four: The Multifamily Market.
PART II: OTHER ISSUES IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE.
Chapter Five: Sustainability.
Chapter Six: Market for Distressed Real Estate & Loans.
PART III: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE.
Chapter Seven: The Single-Family Housing Market.
Chapter Eight: The Condominium Market.
PART IV: OTHER ISSUES IN RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE.
Chapter Nine: Homeowner Insurance and Property Taxes.
Chapter Ten: Urban and Suburban Infill.
PART V: LEISURE REAL ESTATE.
Chapter Eleven: The Market for Second Homes.
Chapter Twelve: The Market for Vacation Properties.
About the Author.
Posted January 14, 2011
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