Property Investment

Property Investment

Paperback Building & Surveying Series

By (author) David Isaac, By (author) John O'Leary

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 328 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 16mm | 503g
  • Publication date: 20 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0230290248
  • ISBN 13: 9780230290242
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 66 black & white tables, 11 black & white halftones, 24 figures
  • Sales rank: 904,720

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Since the publication of the first edition of Property Investment almost 15 years ago, the property sector has undergone some significant shifts that investors must now factor into their investment choices. In this thoroughly updated second edition, the authors address the issues that have risen to prominence in recent years including * the impact of the credit crunch * the growing importance of sustainability * the growth of buy-to-let investment * the introduction of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). This trusted book provides an essential overview of strategies for investment, markets and appraisal, making it an ideal read for any student or professional working in property investment, property funding, real estate and land management. Concepts are explained with great clarity and the authors use worked examples to elucidate key principles where possible, enabling readers to develop their knowledge of the sector and to strengthen their understanding of the challenges that lie ahead for property investors.

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David Isaac is a Chartered Surveyor and is currently Professor of Real Estate Management and Director of Research and Enterprise in the School of Architecture and Construction at the University of Greenwich, UK. He has some twenty years of experience in property development, finance and valuation and has project-managed a number of development schemes. John O'Leary is Senior Lecturer at the University of Greenwich School of Architecture and Construction. He is a Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Town Planner having worked as a planning consultant prior to becoming a lecturer.

Table of contents

Introducing Property Investment Property Investment Markets Property Investors Types of Property Investment The Principles of Property Investment Appraisal Techniques The Application of Property Investment Appraisal Techniques Refinements in the Use of Appraisal Techniques Investment Performance and Portfolio Strategy Portfolio Theory Liquidation, Securitisation and REITs Conclusion