Real Estate Mathematics: Applied Analytics and Quantitative Methods for Private Real Estate Investing [NOOK Book]


Applied analytics for private real estate

Understanding the mathematics of real estate is an essential requirement to making any investment decision. With real estate markets improving and opportunities arising again after the recent economic downturn, the need to accurately analyse and calculate investments is greater than ever.

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Real Estate Mathematics: Applied Analytics and Quantitative Methods for Private Real Estate Investing

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Applied analytics for private real estate

Understanding the mathematics of real estate is an essential requirement to making any investment decision. With real estate markets improving and opportunities arising again after the recent economic downturn, the need to accurately analyse and calculate investments is greater than ever.

Real Estate Mathematics is a detailed and practical guide for private real estate fund managers and investors. Lead edited by David Lynn, PhD and Tim Wang, PhD, this guide features contributions from over 25 leading real estate professionals in the industry today that will shed light on some of the most challenging quantitative problems that face private real estate today.

This essential guide will help you:

•Understand the fundamentals of real estate investing and its drivers

•Assess and model quantitative risks using cutting-edge mathematical methods

•Forecast, measure and benchmark real estate performance

•Understand the dynamics of financing sources, including loans, debt, derivatives and CMBS

•Analyse and identify the risks and returns in making international and cross-border investments

•Calculate capital structure, management fees, carried interest and other economic incentives

•Familiarise yourself with the latest in real estate valuation and appraisals

•Gain insight into managing your portfolio through the cycles

•Inform yourself of the principles and methods of sustainable property financial analysis


Real Estate Mathematics is written by highly experienced and respected industry professionals from leading international institutions including:

•Aviva Investors

•Bard Consulting

•CBRE Econometric Advisors

•Chandan Economics

•GIC Real Estate

•Green Building Finance Consortium


•JPMorgan Chase & Co.


•Pension Real Estate Association

•Real Estate Economics

•Real Estate Research Corporation

•Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

•ROZ Real Estate Council

•Russell Investments

•Zisler Capital Associates

Who should own this guide:

•Real Estate Fund Managers

•Fund of Fund Managers

•Institutional Investors

•Asset Managers

•Real Estate Bankers

•Real Estate Financiers

•Real Estate Lawyers

•Real Estate Consultants and Advisers

•Real Estate Analysts

•Real Estate Academics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781908783523
  • Publisher: PEI Media Ltd
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

David Lynn, PhD, MBA, MS, MA, CRE, CPM
Dr. David Lynn is an institutional real estate investor, strategist and portfolio manager with 25 years of experience in national and international markets. At Clarion Partners (formerly ING Real Estate Investment Management), he is managing director and partner. He guides the firm’s strategic and tactical investment decisions across funds, portfolios and separate accounts for $22 billion in assets under management. He is a member of the Investment Committee and the Operating Committee. He has an extensive and deep network of global real estate business and government relationships.

David has directed the investment and management of billions of dollars of institutional real estate in national and international markets in holding senior executive management positions at AIG Global Real Estate, AvalonBay Communities, the Keppel Corporation (one of the largest property groups in South East Asia headquartered in Singapore), and the Target Corporation (Property Development Group).

David has been published, interviewed and written about in numerous national and international finance and business periodicals. His theoretical work on financial distress developed a new analytical framework for analysing macroeconomic distress factors. His recent book on emerging market real estate investments has been critically acclaimed. He has written several books, including Active Private Equity Real Estate Strategy (John Wiley & Sons, 2009) and Emerging Market Real Estate Investment (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). He writes a widely read ‘Capital Trends’ column in the National Real Estate Investor. He accurately predicted the dramatic decline of real estate fundamentals and values before the downturn as well as the timing and magnitude of the current recovery.

David earned his PhD in Financial Economics at the London School of Economics, where he also earned a MS in Finance. He earned an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned a MRP in City and Regional Planning with an emphasis in Real Estate from Cornell University. He earned a BA from the University of California at Berkeley. David is actively involved in the industry’s major professional organisations, including the Pension Real Estate Association, Urban Land Institute, Homer Hoyt Institute,
Counselors of Real Estate and International Council of Shopping Centres.
Greg MacKinnon is the Director of Research for the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), responsible for increasing the flow of research on real estate investment issues to the institutional investor community. Greg came to PREA from the academic world, having been Professor of Finance at Saint Mary’s University in Canada. He has taught at several universities in Canada and New Zealand, and has conducted numerous professional development courses through organisations such as the Institute of Canadian Bankers, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and others. His research, focused on real estate investment issues, has won a number of awards, presented at venues throughout the world and published in the top research journals.

Greg is a Fellow of the Homer Hoyt Institute, a member of the Board of the Real Estate Research Institute and a member of the IPD US Index Consultative Group. He is on the Editorial Board of the bi-annual special real estate issue of The Journal of Portfolio Management and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Canada CFA Society. Greg holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Alberta and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.
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