Real Estate Law

Fundamentals for The Development Process

Author: Peter E. Smirniotopoulos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650158

Category: Law

Page: 504

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Unlike existing textbooks written for law students on specific subjects impacting real estate transactions, Real Estate Law: Fundamentals for The Development Process uses "The Development Process" as a framework for understanding how the U.S. legal system regulates, facilitates, and generally impacts real estate transactions and their outcomes. This book not only addresses the nature of specific legal issues directly relating to real estate transactions but also how those issues may best be identified and addressed in advance. This book breaks down the myriad of laws influencing the selection, acquisition, development, financing, ownership, and management of real estate, and presents them in context. Readers of Real Estate Law will gain a practical understanding, from the perspective of a real property developer or real estate executive, investor, or lender, of: how to identify potential legal issues before they arise; when to involve a real estate attorney; how to select an attorney with the appropriate, relevant experience; and how to efficiently and economically engage and manage legal counsel in addressing real estate issues. Written as a graduate-level text book, Real Estate Law comes with numerous useful features including a glossary of terms, chapter summaries, discussion questions, further reading, and a companion website with instructor resources. It is a resource of great value to real estate and finance professionals, both with and without law degrees, engaged in one aspect or another of real estate development and finance, who want to become more conversant in the legal issues impacting these transactions.

The Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds

Author: Neil O'Hara

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470903384

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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The definitive new edition of the most trusted book on municipalbonds As of the end of 1998, municipal bonds, issued by state or localgovernments to finance public works programs, such as the buildingof schools, streets, and electrical grids, totaled almost $1.5trillion in outstanding debt, a number that has only increased overtime. The market for these bonds is comprised of many types ofprofessionals—investment bankers, underwriters, traders,analysts, attorneys, rating agencies, brokers, andregulators—who are paid interest and principal according to afixed schedule. Intended for investment professionals interested inhow US municipal bonds work, The Fundamentals of MunicipalBonds, Sixth Edition explains the bond contract and recentchanges in this market, providing investors with the informationand tools they need to make bonds reliable parts of theirportfolios. The market is very different from when the fifth edition waspublished more than ten years ago, and this revision reassertsFundamentals of Municipal Bonds as the preeminent text inthe field Explores the basics of municipal securities, including theissuers, the primary market, and the secondary market Key areas, such as investing in bonds, credit analysis,interest rates, and regulatory and disclosure requirements, arecovered in detail This revised edition includes appendixes, a glossary, and alist of financial products related to applying the fundamentals ofmunicipal bonds An official book of the Securities Industry and FinancialMarkets Association (SIFMA) With today's financial market in recovery and still highlyvolatile, investors are looking for a safe and steady way to growtheir money without having to invest in stocks. The bond market hasalways been a safe haven, although confusing new bonds and bondfunds make it increasingly difficult for unfamiliar investors todecide on the most suitable fixed income investments.

The Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds

Author: SIFMA

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118166841

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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The definitive new edition of the most trusted book on municipalbonds As of the end of 1998, municipal bonds, issued by state or localgovernments to finance public works programs, such as the buildingof schools, streets, and electrical grids, totaled almost $1.5trillion in outstanding debt, a number that has only increased overtime. The market for these bonds is comprised of many types ofprofessionals—investment bankers, underwriters, traders,analysts, attorneys, rating agencies, brokers, andregulators—who are paid interest and principal according to afixed schedule. Intended for investment professionals interested inhow US municipal bonds work, The Fundamentals of MunicipalBonds, Sixth Edition explains the bond contract and recentchanges in this market, providing investors with the informationand tools they need to make bonds reliable parts of theirportfolios. The market is very different from when the fifth edition waspublished more than ten years ago, and this revision reassertsFundamentals of Municipal Bonds as the preeminent text inthe field Explores the basics of municipal securities, including theissuers, the primary market, and the secondary market Key areas, such as investing in bonds, credit analysis,interest rates, and regulatory and disclosure requirements, arecovered in detail This revised edition includes appendixes, a glossary, and alist of financial products related to applying the fundamentals ofmunicipal bonds An official book of the Securities Industry and FinancialMarkets Association (SIFMA) With today's financial market in recovery and still highlyvolatile, investors are looking for a safe and steady way to growtheir money without having to invest in stocks. The bond market hasalways been a safe haven, although confusing new bonds and bondfunds make it increasingly difficult for unfamiliar investors todecide on the most suitable fixed income investments.

Real Estate Fundamentals

Author: Wade E. Gaddy,Robert E. Hart

Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate

ISBN: 9780793164714

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 379

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Clear organization, easy to grasp language, and comprehensive coverage of real estate principles have earned this text a significant following. "Real Estate Fundamentals" has trained more than 70,000 real estate professionals. Instructor Resources include lecture outlines, suggested items to bring to class and a 100 question sample exam. This text can be used in conjunction with the "Real Estate Study Guide" CD-ROM.

The Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds

Author: Judy Wesalo Temel,Bond Market Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471393658

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

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Praise for the Classic Guide to the Bond Market "This is simply the most comprehensive, useful look–it–up book on municipal bonds I′ve ever read (said with all due respect to The ABC of Municipal Bonds my dad wrote in 1937 when I was nine). Read Fundamentals cover to cover. I′m keeping mine in my briefcase, under my arm, at my fingertips. No accountant, financial advisor, attorney, new bond salesman, reporter, regulator, test–writer, cautious, suspicious first–time investor in municipal bonds, or dinner guest is ever going to catch me again with a question about municipal bonds I can′t answer."–Jim Lebenthal, Chairman, Lebenthal & Co. "Judy Wesalo Temel gives us the Rosetta stone of the municipal bond market, the key to unraveling the many mysteries of ′muni′s.′ Her book, a fresh take on the old standard Fundamentals of Municipal Bonds, updates chapter and verse on everything from investing to underwriting, from over–the–counter to over–the–Internet. The style is clean, crisp, and as simple as this complex subject can be. Are you a novice who wonders how to invest in bonds? She lays out the basics. Examples are easy to follow–even the mathematical ones that are critical to explaining how municipal bonds work. At the same time, there is plenty of meat for the pros. Whether you need to start from square one and learn all about municipal bonds and how they work, or need a ready reference for specific technical questions you run across as a market professional, this book is for you."–Kathleen Hays, Economics Editor, Credit Markets Reporter, and "Bond Belle" CNBC "This is a must–read for every scholar, banker, and public official concerned with local government finance in the United States. Judy Wesalo Temel has done the impossible: she has clearly and insightfully explained how we finance the development of the nation′s vital public infrastructure. This is an important book, one that will be required reading for professionals responsible for planning, designing, and evaluating publicly financed projects–the health care, transportation, and educational facilities that all citizens rely upon. The bond market is an essential element in the life of local and state government, and this book makes it understandable to all Americans."–Mitchell Moss, Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Planning and Director, Taub Urban Research Center, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Real Estate Education Throughout the World: Past, Present and Future

Past, Present and Future

Author: Karl-Werner Schulte

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146150869X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 523

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In recent years, growing attention has been focussed on real estate education. The objective of Real Estate Education Throughout The World: Past, Present and Future is to document the current status and perspectives of real estate education and the underlying research throughout the world. The intent is to inform students, academics and practitioners about the situation in the widest possible range of countries and to provide a foundation for the future of the real estate discipline. The structure of this monograph follows the organisation of the world-wide network of real estate societies. In Part 1, Stephen E. Roulac sets the framework for the other contributions. Part 2 contains 20 chapters that examine real estate education in Europe. Part 3 consists of two articles covering North America. Part 4 includes two chapters dealing with Latin America. In Part 5, 8 countries in Asia are examined. Part 6 contains two chapters covering the Pacific Rim. Finally, Part 7 focuses on Africa. This collection of papers is unique, in the sense that 50 authors have contributed to the monograph and 37 countries or regions in total are covered. The editor does not know of any comparable book.

The Economics of Building

A Practical Guide for the Design Professional

Author: Robert E. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471622017

Category: Architecture

Page: 248

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Both an introduction to economic principles as they relate to building design and a practical guide to putting these principles to effective use. It brings together a variety of specialized topics relevant to building economics, including cost estimating, life cycle costing, cost indexes, capital budgeting, decision analysis, and real estate feasibility analysis. Develops these concepts within the framework of an integrated approach to design and management decision-making, simplifying where appropriate, but never at the expense of intellectual content. Incorporating a number of sample spreadsheet models, The Economics of Building is a practical resource and guide to the financial assessment of planning, design, and management decisions about buildings.

Fundamentals of Real Estate Appraisal

Author: William L. Ventolo,Martha R. Williams

Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate

ISBN: 9780793142705

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 446

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Fundamentals of Real Estate Appraisal, 8th Edition contains all the tools you need to understand today's ever-changing appraisal marketplace. The book includes: An Internet Appendix containing Web site addresses useful for all appraisers; Free Appraise-It software for hands- on practice filling out electronic appraisal forms; and over 65 exercises and 15 Achievement exams to test your appraisal knowledge. Pass your exam the first time with this study guide designed specifically for the appraisal licensing exam.

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641239842

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

Lending Booms, Real Estate Bubbles and The Asian Crisis

Author: Charles Collyns,A. Senhadji Semlali

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bank loans

Page: 45

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This paper examines the link between lending booms, asset price cycles, and financial crises across East Asian countries. Both theoretical arguments and empirical evidence support a strong relationship between bank lending and asset price inflation, especially in the real estate market. While asset price bubbles were present in most Asian countries during the 1990s, their subsequent bust has affected countries quite differently. Some countries underwent severe exchange and financial crises, while others were able to weather the storm with much less damage. This experience underlines the importance of a strong bank regulatory system.

Property Finance

An International Approach

Author: Giacomo Morri,Antonio Mazza

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118764382

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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A unique, international approach to optimal real estatefinancing Property Finance is an authoritative guide to both thefinancial and legal issues surrounding real estate financing.Unique in its exclusive focus on the topic, this book builds from asolid theoretical foundation to provide practical tools andreal-world solutions. Beginning with a discussion of the generalissues encountered in real estate finance from an internationalperspective, the authors delve into country-specific informationand set out the legal peculiarities of eight important countries(Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, England and Wales) byasking questions of relevance to the leading local law firmsspecializing in real estate financing. The reader may thus considerin greater depth the problems relating to any given country andcompare and contrast the positions under different legalsystems. Examples with numerical calculations and contract excerptsenhance the explanations presented, and are immediately followed bypractical case studies that illustrate the mechanisms at work. Thecompanion website features downloadable spreadsheets used in theexamples, power point presentations, as well as real estate newsand more. Property financing entails many sources of capital, includingboth debt and equity resources as well as hybrid forms likepreferred equity and mezzanine debt. Knowing how to work with theseavenues is important to ensuring financial sustainability in realestate assets. Property Finance covers the most commonissues encountered, helping readers prepare for and find a wayaround possible roadblocks. Consider the issues surrounding real estate lending at aninternational level Compare and contrast the positions under different legalsystems Develop an international perspective on cash flows andfinancing agreements Use powerful tools to structure financing and gauge its effectson property financing The success of a real estate investment is dependent uponoptimal financing, and a mere bird's eye view of the topic does notfully prepare investors for issues ahead: Property Financeprovides a knowledge-based approach to real estate investment,detailed information and powerful tools.

Warum Nationen scheitern

Die Ursprünge von Macht, Wohlstand und Armut

Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310402247X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

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Der Klassiker - von sechs Wirtschaftsnobelpreisträgern empfohlen, eine Pflichtlektüre! Warum sind Nationen reich oder arm? Starökonom Daron Acemoglu und Harvard-Politologe James Robinson geben eine ebenso schlüssige wie eindrucksvolle Antwort auf diese grundlegende Frage. Anhand zahlreicher, faszinierender Fallbeispiele – von den Conquistadores über die Industrielle Revolution bis zum heutigen China, von Sierra Leone bis Kolumbien – zeigen sie, mit welcher Macht die Eliten mittels repressiver Institutionen sämtliche Regeln zu ihren Gunsten manipulieren - zum Schaden der vielen Einzelnen. Ein spannendes und faszinierendes Plädoyer dafür, dass Geschichte und Geographie kein Schicksal sind. Und ein überzeugendes Beispiel, dass die richtige Analyse der Vergangenheit neue Wege zum Verständnis unserer Gegenwart und neue Perspektiven für die Zukunft eröffnet. Ein provokatives, brillantes und einzigartiges Buch. »Dieses Buch werden unsere Ur-Ur-Urenkel in zweihundert Jahren noch lesen.« George Akerlof, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Eine absolut überzeugende Studie.« Gary S. Becker, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wirklich wichtiges Buch.« Michael Spence, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Acemoglu und Robinson begeistern und regen zum Nachdenken an.« Robert Solow, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wichtiges, unverzichtbares Werk.« Peter Diamond, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wichtiger Beitrag zur Debatte, warum Staaten mit gleicher Vorrausetzung sich so wesentlich in wirtschaftlichen und politischen Entwicklungen unterscheiden.« Kenneth J. Arrow, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Diese faktenreiche und ermutigende Streitschrift lehrt uns, dass die Geschichte glücklich enden kann, wenn ihr kein Mensch mehr als Versuchsobjekt dient.« Michael Holmes, NZZ am Sonntag »Anderthalb Jahrzehnte Arbeit eines Pools von Wissenschaftlern, auf 600 Seiten zusammengefasst durch zwei Forscher von Weltrang – und dies kommt heraus: eine Liebeserklärung an Institutionen, die im Sinne ihrer Bürger funktionieren. [...] bestechend.« Elisabeth von Thadden, Die Zeit »Sie werden von diesem Buch begeistert sein.« Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Preisträger und Autor der Weltbestseller »Kollaps« und »Arm und Reich« » Ein höchst lesenswertes Buch.« Francis Fukuyama, Autor des Bestsellers »Das Ende der Geschichte« »Ein phantastisches Buch. Acemoglu und Robinson gehen das wichtigste Problem der Sozialwissenschaften an – eine Frage, die führende Denker seit Jahrhunderten plagt – und liefern eine in ihrer Einfachheit und Wirkmächtigkeit brillante Antwort. Eine wunderbar lesbare Mischung aus Geschichte, Politikwissenschaft und Ökonomie, die unser Denken verändern wird. Pflichtlektüre.« Steven Levitt, Autor von »Freakonomics«

Thermodynamics

Author: Prasanna Kumar

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9332514135

Category:

Page: 610

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Designed for undergraduate students of mechanical engineering, Thermodynamics offers a lucid treatment of the concepts dealt with in their core paper on thermodynamics. It is an easily readable and compact book that covers all topics that are relevant to a basic course on thermodynamics without any let up on academic rigor required for a thorough understanding of the subject.

Real Estate Development

Principles and Process

Author: Mike E. Miles,Gayle Berens,Marc Allan Weiss

Publisher: Urban Land Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 578

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Developing Affordable Housing

A Practical Guide for Nonprofit Organizations

Author: Bennett L. Hecht

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780471298441

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 690

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A practical resource that features straightforward guidelines, sound advice, and up-to-date information, this is essential reading for any nonprofit looking to sponsor, own, or manage affordable housing projects.

Der Städtebau nach seinen künstlerischen Grundsätzen

vermehrt um «Grossstadtgrün»

Author: Camillo Sitte

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 9783764366926

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

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Diese Arbeit, erstmals 1889 publiziert, veränderte die Stadtplanung in vielerlei Hinsicht. Sie war nicht nur ein Manifest, sondern gleichzeitig seit Albertis Schrift «De re aedificatoria» das erste Buch, das die künstlerischen Aspekte des Städtebaus systematisch darstellte.

Das DevOps-Handbuch

Teams, Tools und Infrastrukturen erfolgreich umgestalten

Author: Gene Kim,Jez Humble,Patrick Debois,John Willis

Publisher: O'Reilly

ISBN: 3960101244

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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Mehr denn je ist das effektive Management der IT entscheidend für die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit von Organisationen. Viele Manager in softwarebasierten Unternehmen ringen damit, eine Balance zwischen Agilität, Zuverlässigkeit und Sicherheit ihrer Systeme herzustellen. Auf der anderen Seite schaffen es High-Performer wie Google, Amazon, Facebook oder Netflix, routinemäßig und zuverlässig hundertoder gar tausendmal pro Tag Code auszuliefern. Diese Unternehmen verbindet eins: Sie arbeiten nach DevOps-Prinzipien. Die Autoren dieses Handbuchs folgen den Spuren des Romans Projekt Phoenix und zeigen, wie die DevOps-Philosophie praktisch implementiert wird und Unternehmen dadurch umgestaltet werden können. Sie beschreiben konkrete Tools und Techniken, die Ihnen helfen, Software schneller und sicherer zu produzieren. Zudem stellen sie Ihnen Maßnahmen vor, die die Zusammenarbeit aller Abteilungen optimieren, die Arbeitskultur verbessern und die Profitabilität Ihres Unternehmens steigern können. Themen des Buchs sind: Die Drei Wege: Die obersten Prinzipien, von denen alle DevOps-Maßnahmen abgeleitet werden.Einen Ausgangspunkt finden: Eine Strategie für die DevOps-Transformation entwickeln, Wertketten und Veränderungsmuster kennenlernen, Teams schützen und fördern.Flow beschleunigen: Den schnellen Fluss der Arbeit von Dev hin zu Ops ermöglichen durch eine optimale Deployment-Pipeline, automatisierte Tests, Continuous Integration und Continuous Delivery.Feedback verstärken: Feedback-Schleifen verkürzen und vertiefen, Telemetriedaten erzeugen und Informationen unternehmensweit sichtbar machen.Kontinuierliches Lernen ermöglichen: Eine Just Culture aufbauen und ausreichend Zeit reservieren, um das firmenweite Lernen zu fördern.