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This thoroughly revised Third Edition of Construction Funding provides professional and student readers alike with the critical tools needed for developing any successful real estate venture. Using a case example of a 260-unit apartment development, the authors walk the reader through each project phase, offering invaluable guidance on raising capital, selecting markets, rating sites, securing insurance, creating joint ventures, understanding loan options, and mastering cash flow management.
Beginning with an overview of today’s real estate industry, Construction Funding acquaints readers with various types of business organizations in real estate, including the advantages and disadvantages of each. An entire chapter in this first section is devoted to the most critical tool of them all: negotiation. The second section of the book provides a step-by-step outline of the typical development process from start to finish. Included in this section are guidelines for:
The final, third section addresses the mathematical and technical tools of construction, including chapters on forecasting cash flow needs, calculating the time value of money, and funding and feasibility problems. Also provided are appendices containing loan forms, interest rate tables, and valuable information on federal construction programs.
Written by a team of authors with broad experience in the construction and real estate industries, Construction Funding is the book to guide undergraduate and graduate students in construction programs, as well as an invaluable reference for professional developers, planners, and contractors.
1. Characteristics of Real Estate.
2. Different Types of Business Organizations.
II. THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS START TO FINISH.
4. The Development Process: An Overview.
5. Market Studies, Site Feasibility Analysis, and Selection.
6. Creating the Project Pro Forma.
7. The Appraisal.
8. Sources of Financing, the Loan Application Process,and Term Sheets.
9. The Commitment.
10. Closing the Loan: The Note, Mortgage, Construction LoanAgreement, and Unconditional Guaranty.
III. CASH FORECASTS AND THE TIME VALUE OF MONEY.
11. How to Forecast Cash Needs During Construction.
12. Basic How-to-Do-it Time Value of Money Calculations.
Appendix A: Exhibit A-1. Real Estate Promissory Note.
Exhibit A-2. Mortgage and Security Agreement.
Exhibit A-3. Construction Loan Agreement.
Exhibit A-4. Real Estate Unconditional Guaranty.
Appendix B: Exhibit B-1. The Gainesville Sun.
Exhibit B-2. Apartment complex put on hold.
Exhibit B-3. Hidden Lake gets approval.
Appendix C: Interest Tables.
Posted February 10, 2003
This book as a text really unveiled the story of a development. It fully explains the process from start to finish and provided the correct level of detail where needed. I learned a great deal from reading this guide.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 4, 2002
The third edition of Construction Funding by Nathan S. Collier et al is a remarkable demonstration of insight and expertise. Collier and colleagues provide an exceptionally lucid description and analysis of the process of real estate development that is accessible to non-experts while being authoritative at the same time. In addition to being an excellent text for students and others interested in careers in real estate development, this book serves as essential background for all those whose responsibilities include any part of the development process.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 4, 2002
Very interesting book; very easy to read. As a small real estate investor i found it very helpful in understanding many of the ins and outs of real estate and financing especially on the scale i would like to grow to.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.