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"Investment Real Estate: Finance and Asset Management"
Examined in Depth in New IREM Publication

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Editor’s Note: Contact Sharon Peters to obtain a media review copy of the publication.

General Information: Investment Real Estate: Finance and Asset Management,soft cover; 332 pages; IREM Member Price $58.36 and Regular Price, $72.95 (plus shipping and applicable state sales tax). Note: an eBook is forthcoming.

(Chicago, April 22, 2013) – “Investment Real Estate: Finance and Asset Management,” a new publication from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), is a unique, must-have resource for real estate and asset managers, developers, owners/investors and related practitioners that lays out the principles, practices and skills sets needed to maximize the value of real property assets. Academic institutions offering real estate courses also will find the publication extremely valuable as a student text.

The book flows from an overview and historical perspective of real estate finance and investment to accounting basics to valuation and financial analysis. It also speaks to the fact that property owners today have high expectations of the real estate management and other industry professionals who serve them, so a strong knowledge of finance is increasingly important and often mandatory to establish and grow client relationships.

Each of the book’s 18 chapters provides detailed information about the topic under discussion, with subject matter ranging from the economics of real estate investment, the finance function, and the time value of money to measuring the performance of properties and lease analysis. Among other topics examined in detail: How to budget, forecast, and analyze cash flow.

Incorporated throughout the narrative are these and other special features:

  • Tips that point out key, or often overlooked, information.
  • Questions that illustrate how a practitioner may consider the concepts being discussed in real-life situations.
  • Exhibits to illustrate concepts, show examples of documents, or provide screen shots of software being discussed.
  • Examples that apply calculations, steps, and concepts to property-based scenarios
  • Review questions at the end of each chapter, enabling readers to test their understanding of the content presented.

Investment Real Estate: Finance and Asset Management, is $58.36 for IREM Members and $72.95 for non-members (plus shipping and applicable state sales tax). To order, contact the IREM Customer Relations Department at 430 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611, or call toll-free at (800) 837-0706, ext. 4650. Credit card orders (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) can be faxed toll-free to (800) 338-4736 or e-mailed to Internet users can order the publication online at