Real Estate Books by Harvard Business School professor William J. Poorvu

Real Estate Books by Harvard Business School professor William J. Poorvu

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Title: The Real Estate Game

The Real Estate Game is a comprehensive guide to successful real estate investment from one of the masters in the field. Drawing upon four decades of experience developing, owning, and managing properties and on almost thirty years of teaching at the Harvard Business School, William J. Poorvu offers an insider's perspective on how to make smart decisions about real estate. The real estate "game" is played by people, and it's the stories of real people that make Poorvu's introduction to the industry colorful and interesting. You will meet players ranging from real estate moguls to small-scale developers to individual investors in exotic investment instruments. Their stories evolve throughout the book and illustrate how these people with all their complicated needs, talents, and motives fit into the larger process and context.
Author(s): William J Poorvu;Jeffrey L. Cruikshank
ISBN 13: 9780684855509
Pages: 322
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Title: Creating and Growing Real Estate Wealth: The 4 Stages to a Lifetime of Success

“This well-organized book shows what a typical life in real estate is like so that newcomers can decide whether the field is right for them. It also offers advice on how to grow real estate investments for people who are already in the industry. Poorvu includes a variety of real world stories about people and their career experiences to make for an interesting read with a practical edge.”

–Publishers Weekly

“This new book by Bill Poorvu trumps any real estate book you’ve ever read.”

–James Grant, editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer

There are plenty of “get rich quick in real estate” books. This is not one of them.

Your guide, William Poorvu, is a lifelong real estate investor and consultant, and former head of the real estate program at Harvard Business School. Drawing on his personal experience–and hundreds of interviews with many of the most successful real estate investors and entrepreneurs–Poorvu illuminates every stage of your “life” in real estate: creating wealth, growing it, and

managing it successfully. He reveals the milestones, pitfalls, and rewards associated with real estate investing, offering powerful insight into the challenges and opportunities you’ll face as you start out...scale up...ride the industry’s cyclical waves and then leverage, share, or pass along the wealth you’ve created.

This book contains dozens of real life personal stories, hands-on checklists, and questions to guide your decisions...and it delivers unparalleled insight into how the real estate industry

really works:

Be strategic: choose your best route into the business

Define your successful real estate career, and learn how to make it a reality

Build your foundation: your first job, your first deal

Spot a great opportunity to add value, and jump on it

Scale up: build and sustain your success

Hire a great team, manage them successfully, and find the capital you need to grow

Survive the downturns: be flexible and nimble

Recognize new realities, adapt to them, and uncover the opportunities they create

Take stock: make the most of your success

Balance your business, wealth, and family

Author(s): William J. Poorvu
ISBN 13: 9780132434539
Pages: 254
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Title: Real Estate Challenge: Capitalizing on Change

This is a collection of Harvard cases providing a framework for analysis of developing and investing in real estate. They include the basics of real estate investments, how the real estate environment of the 1990s is different from the 1970s and 1980s, and how to deal with change in a cyclical market.
Author(s): William J. Poorvu
ISBN 13: 9780324137903
Pages: 480
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Title: Real Estate: Case Study Approach

This book presents complete, well-organized coverage of the broad expanse of Texas real estate law, with its many special features and complexities. Jacobus discusses what the law has been in the past, before moving to what it is in the present--all with a perfect balance of principle and practice. The Seventh Edition reflects many major changes in and additions to the law throughout recent times.
Author(s): William J. Poorvu
ISBN 13: 9780137634835
Pages: 431
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