CHAPTER 6 Making the numbers work

With the advancement of digital technology, developers can now access a variety of software offering digital spreadsheets, formulas and cash flows to assist them in determining the feasibility of their projects. One can purchase anything from a basic software package to a Rolls-Royce version or a typical Microsoft Excel spreadsheet application. I chose the last as I work with various types of projects and clients who like to view documents in different layouts. In addition, just as a hotel held for investment will differ from an apartment block to be sold to the public, the developer's inputs will require a very different financial result in each case.

Before entering the numbers, the developer and his professional ...

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