Chapter 3

Evaluating Commercial Real Estate

In This Chapter

bullet Familiarizing yourself with important lingo

bullet Determining a property’s worth

bullet Examining a few analysis examples

bullet Valuing properties the professional way

bullet Surveying those things that create value

bullet Knowing the difference between a good deal and a bad one

There’s a myth going around town that you need to be an accountant with an Ivy League degree to evaluate and analyze office buildings, retail centers, and apartment complexes. Don’t believe the hype. If you can count and do some basic math, you’ll have no problem figuring out what your cash flow and return on investment are for any piece of commercial property. In fact, we guarantee that after you read this chapter and follow along with the examples, you’ll be able to figure out what a commercial property is worth just like those sophisticated investor guys you see with their pocket ...

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