Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur: What It Takes to Win in High-Stakes Commercial Real Estate: What it Takes to Win in High-Stakes Commercial Real Estate / Edition 1

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Overview

Insider Secrets to Better Ventures and Bigger Returns in Commercial Real Estate

If you're ready to move beyond basic buy-and-hold or fix-and-flip investing, Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur is for you. Full of real-world wisdom from successful investor James Randel, this insider's guide is packed with detailed examples of real-life deals, demonstrating strategies to help you you avoid the mistakes that Randel and other investors learned the hard way. You'll learn about:

  • Due diligence and researching properties
  • Financing strategies that maximize your buying power
  • Legal terms, issues, and conditions you should understand
  • Profiting through option agreements
  • The thirteen vital skills for real estate success

"Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur provides all the tools for analyzing, buying, improving and profiting from the investment in income producing properties."—Jeff Dunne, Vice Chairman, CB Richard Ellis

"Jim's focus on the building blocks, the creativity, and the strategy of deal making gives readers a front row seat into this high stakes, and richly rewarding game."—Jim Fagan, Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

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Editorial Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle. - Robert J. Bruss
One of Robert Bruss'Top 10 Real Estate Books of 2006

“This book's theme is 'add value' to real estate, whether you invest in raw land, houses, run-down factory buildings with rezoning potential, or fixer-upper apartments and offices. The self-deprecating author shares his mistakes and his successes, along with his advice to invest with as little of your own cash as possible so profits can be maximized.”

San Francisco Chronicle
One of Robert Bruss'Top 10 Real Estate Books of 2006

“This book's theme is 'add value' to real estate, whether you invest in raw land, houses, run-down factory buildings with rezoning potential, or fixer-upper apartments and offices. The self-deprecating author shares his mistakes and his successes, along with his advice to invest with as little of your own cash as possible so profits can be maximized.”

— Bruss, Robert J.

San Francisco Chronicle.

One of Robert Bruss'Top 10 Real Estate Books of 2006

“This book's theme is 'add value' to real estate, whether you invest in raw land, houses, run-down factory buildings with rezoning potential, or fixer-upper apartments and offices. The self-deprecating author shares his mistakes and his successes, along with his advice to invest with as little of your own cash as possible so profits can be maximized.”

— Bruss, Robert J.

San Francisco Chronicle

One of Robert Bruss'Top 10 Real Estate Books of 2006

“This book's theme is 'add value' to real estate, whether you invest in raw land, houses, run-down factory buildings with rezoning potential, or fixer-upper apartments and offices. The self-deprecating author shares his mistakes and his successes, along with his advice to invest with as little of your own cash as possible so profits can be maximized.”

— Bruss, Robert J.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071467933
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/19/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 436,662
  • Product dimensions: 0.57 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

James Randel is a real estate attorney, broker, and investor with more than 25 years of experience investin in both in commercial and residential real estate. He has been a featured commentator on television and has spoken at national real estate conferences around the United States.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    Great book

    Exactly what I was looking for. Gave great insight into the profession.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2006

    Randel does a great job

    Jim Randel wrote this book in a very readable format, which was not only informative, but interesting too. The reader leaves with a real sense that value in real estate is created, not necessarily just purchased. Real good book, one that i would recommend to my friends and family.

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