The Due Diligence Handbook for Commercial Real Estate

The Due Diligence Handbook for Commercial Real Estate
Author: Brian Hennessey
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2015-06-25
ISBN 10: 9781511996891
ISBN 13: 1511996897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Due Diligence Handbook for Commercial Real Estate Book Review:

There's a huge problem in the commercial real estate business that nobody is talking about- DUE DILIGENCE. The vast majority of investors, real estate brokers and commercial real estate professionals barely scratch the surface conducting their due diligence when purchasing commercial real estate investments. Investors are taking unnecessary risks and throwing money away or making bad investments, by not properly performing due diligence. In fact, they are leaving big money on the table without even realizing it.Brokers are putting themselves at risk for potential litigation and missing an opportunity to help their clients as a true ally by learningthese principles. All because "they don't know what they don't know". I was in the same position, until I created a system that made the entire process easier and less stressful. Having and adhering to a proven system allows you to do it faster, easier, more efficiently and you're less likely to miss something. It reduces the stress; makes you feel more confident; makes the sellers of the properties less likely to try to play games while negotiating with you, and ultimately helps to make you a betterinvestor because you are more prepared. This handbook gives you a process to follow. A "road map" that takes you through from beginning to end. It is written in a concise, "easy to follow" fashion as a real due diligence tool and is not intended as a voluminous textbook on the subject. It's based upon over 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate business and acquiring over 9 million square feet from private and institutional owners. The fundamentals remain the same and they are all applicable, whether you're acquiring residential rental properties, an industrial building, a skyscraper or retail shopping center. Some of the things you will learn from the book . . . What to negotiate in the purchase and sale agreement so that you can maximize the opportunities for yourself when it comes timeto negotiate further with the seller. Essential provisions to ask for in the purchase and sale agreement. (These could end up costing you dearly later if you don't have them inthere). Specific issues and provisions to look for in the leases. (These could be potentially devastating to the investment after you own it). Conducting tenant interviews and what questions to ask so that you can uncover any problems or issues (This can be a goldmine of information). Cost cutting tips and dozens of strategies that will help you add value to the property once you own it. One of the most critical processes done during the due diligence process is the underwriting and financial analysis, which is constantly being revised during that process. (Included is a list of essential questions that must be addressed.) How to ensure that you are getting all you deserve when finalizing the transaction and what to look for on the closing statement to make sure you are. (Most investors leave a lot of money behind by not knowing this information). In addition, you get at the end of handbook . . . Sample Lease Abstract Form (which shows you how to summarize all the main deal points and provisions of a lease document). Due Diligence Checklist Due Diligence Document Checklist Sample Tenant Questionnaire (a sample list of questions that you should ask of tenants when conducting a tenant interview). By having this knowledge and my "step-by-step" system, you will be more prepared and less stressed; more confident in your ability to negotiate and go up against any seller. There are too many things to remember during the process. We need reminding as much as we need learning. Get it now and be prepared for your next real estate investment. Many investors keep it as a constant companion when purchasing real estate.

The AMA Handbook of Due Diligence

The AMA Handbook of Due Diligence
Author: William M. Crilly,Andrew J. Sherman
Publsiher: Amacom Books
Total Pages: 827
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780814413821
ISBN 13: 081441382X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"The complete guide to performing a due diligence investigation"--Resource description page.

The Due Diligence Handbook

The Due Diligence Handbook
Author: Linda S. Spedding
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 710
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0750686219
ISBN 13: 9780750686211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Due Diligence Handbook Book Review:

Due Diligence Handbook provides business directors with a practical and authoritative guidance to minimising financial and legal risks, as well as risks to reputation. The book brings together practical information on relevant legislation, regulations, codes and best practice guidance in one volume. The book provides clear guidance and case studies to help understand the complexity of due diligence issues, and to demonstrate the detailed work that is necessary to ensure that the benefits of an acquisition can be realised and that there are no unexpected problems.

The Due Diligence Handbook For Commercial Real Estate

The Due Diligence Handbook For Commercial Real Estate
Author: Brian Hennessey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781310459863
ISBN 13: 131045986X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Due Diligence Handbook For Commercial Real Estate Book Review:

There's a huge problem in the CRE business today that nobody is talking about- Due Diligence.Investors and brokers barely scratch the surface when purchasing commercial real estate investments, mainly because "they don't know what they don't know". They're needlessly throwing money away or making bad investments, as well as putting themselves through a tremendous amount of stress, worry and mental anquish by not conducting their due diligence properly.The information in this handbook, which is a step-by-step "roadmap", is a proven system that helps you to be able to invest with confidence, while making an informed and intelligent decision to buy or NOT buy. It's applicable to all the different property types, such as: multi-family residential, retail, industrial, office, or any real estate investment.Having and adhering to a proven system allows you to do it faster, easier, as well as more efficiently, and you're less likely to miss something.I've been in the commercial real estate business for over 30 years as a broker, syndicator and acquisition/disposition executive for an investor and his investors. I've bought and sold over 9 million square feet of commercial properties all over the US. After the first couple of transactions I decided to create a reference manual for myself to help remember all of the issues and problems to look for, questions to ask, checklists needed, concerns to be addressed, etc. So every time I came across a new lesson to be learned, which there were plenty, because I "didn't know what I didn't know", I'd include it.After showing my reference manual to some friends in the real estate business, they said I should share the information, that others would find it valuable. Since publishing it, thousands of copies have been sold around the world.It has dozens of tips and strategies to help you to avoid problems and issues, as well as create value. Most investors leave big money on the table by not knowing how to properly conduct due diligence when buying real estate.By not knowing these important principles, you're just "throwing the dice" and hoping it all works out. Not a good plan. The seller will not be handing a list of problems and issues to you when you're looking at buying the property. They'll be hoping you find none.Buy it now. It will be one of your best real estate investments.

Real Estate Due Diligence

Real Estate Due Diligence
Author: Mary Ann Hallenborg
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN 10: 1317934903
ISBN 13: 9781317934905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Estate Due Diligence Book Review:

Real Estate Due Diligence is the first textbook on due diligence, the cornerstone of every successful real estate deal. Due diligence is designed to uncover potential risks posed by a real estate acquisition, financing, or development project and failure to carry it out successfully can result in costly oversights and diminished investment returns. This book demonstrates how to assess and manage legal risks on properties such as office buildings, shopping centres, industrial buildings, apartments, and hotels—before the transaction closes. Real estate students and practitioners are taken through all of the essential due diligence areas, including: Titles and ownership issues Zoning and land use Liens and mortgages Condition assessments Environmental and operational concerns And lease analysis Throughout the book, major laws and court cases are used to illustrate due diligence issues and provide rich opportunities for classroom study and discussion. Practice points and comprehensive due diligence checklists help readers to go on to put their learning in practice. This book fills a gap in the real estate literature and is perfect for use as a college textbook, a practitioner’s guide, or for industry training.

Due Diligence Handbook

Due Diligence Handbook
Author: William M. Crilly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780814404072
ISBN 13: 0814404073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Commercial Due Diligence

Commercial Due Diligence
Author: Peter Howson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN 10: 1317163818
ISBN 13: 9781317163817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commercial Due Diligence Book Review:

Commercial Due Diligence (CDD) is about telling the difference between superior businesses and poor businesses, which is why this book is a mixture of business strategy, marketing analysis and market research. However CDD is not about the bland application of analytical techniques, it's about understanding how businesses and markets work and what is really important for profits and growth. Commercial Due Diligence is written by someone with over 25 years' experience of practical strategic analysis who nonetheless has a strong academic grounding. For the first time here is a book that deals with the essentials of strategic analysis with the practitioner's eye. If you are in the business of formulating company strategy, and you want to see how to apply the theories and understand in practical terms what works, when, and what can go wrong, this is the book for you.

Checklists for Due Diligence

Checklists for Due Diligence
Author: Peter Howson
Publsiher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780566088629
ISBN 13: 0566088622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Checklists for Due Diligence Book Review:

Designed to help you make your due diligence process as smooth and effective as possible, this collection of checklists by acknowledged expert, Peter Howson, will ensure you manage the risk aspects of any acquisition. The author takes you through the due diligence process itself from legal, financial and commercial to employment and IT, and guides you through the collection. Each checklist includes a short introduction that enables you to make the best use of the material.

The Essentials of M A Due Diligence

The Essentials of M A Due Diligence
Author: Peter Howson
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2017-06-14
ISBN 10: 1351606077
ISBN 13: 9781351606073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How can you be sure you are buying the company you think you are? Are you sure it is as good as the seller says? How can you be certain unexpected costs and obligations will not suddenly appear once you are the owner and responsible for them? How best can you arm yourself for the negotiations? Have you worked out precisely what you are going to do with it once it is yours? How do you set the priorities for change to recoup the premium you have paid for it? The answer to all these questions, and many more, lies within a series of three comprehensive yet concise volumes by Peter Howson. The Essentials of M&A Due Diligence, the first in the series, is a must for anyone who needs to master the essentials of due diligence with the minimum effort and in the minimum amount of time. Straightforward and unbiased, it sets out the fundamentals of pre-acquisition investigations, showing which are appropriate and why.

Due Diligence

Due Diligence
Author: Peter Howson
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1317147588
ISBN 13: 9781317147589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Due Diligence Book Review:

How can you be sure you are buying the company you think you are? Are you sure it is as good as the seller says? How can you be certain unexpected costs and obligations will not suddenly appear once you are the owner and responsible for them? How best can you arm yourself for the negotiations? Have you worked out precisely what you are going to do with it once it is yours? How do you set the priorities for change to recoup the premium you have paid for it? The answer to all these questions, and many more, lies with effective due diligence. Due diligence is one of the most important but least well understood aspects of the acquisition process. It is not, as many believe, a chore to be left to the accountants and lawyers. To get the best from it, due diligence has to be properly planned and professionally managed. This book is a comprehensive manual on getting due diligence right. It is a uniquely comprehensive guide, covering all aspects of the process from financial, legal and commercial due diligence right through to environmental and intellectual property due diligence. There are also useful chapters on working with advisers and managing due diligence projects. It also includes a number of checklists to help ensure that the right questions are asked.

Venture Capital Due Diligence

Venture Capital Due Diligence
Author: Justin J. Camp
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002-02-21
ISBN 10: 9780471126508
ISBN 13: 0471126500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Venture Capital Due Diligence Book Review:

The first book to offer a comprehensive framework for conducting the venture capital due diligence process Venture capitalists and other professional investors use due diligence to uncover all of the critical aspects of a company in which they are considering investing in an attempt to estimate the ROI of this decision. The state of the market, management expertise within the firm, legal concerns, location, and environmental issues are just a few of the factors investors include in their due diligence analyses. This book is the only guide to provide investors with a rigorous due diligence framework that can be customized to fit the practice of the firm. The book provides readers with a clear and complete understanding of the due diligence process and formalizes the process for the VC community. The book is structured around key criteria presented in the form of questions. Each question is followed by in-depth explanations and analyses that incorporate the best practices of today's top VCs, including John Doerr, Don Valentine, Kevin Fong, and Ann Winblad.

Real Estate Due Diligence

Real Estate Due Diligence
Author: Tobias Just,Hermann Stapenhorst
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-09-27
ISBN 10: 3319625101
ISBN 13: 9783319625102
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Estate Due Diligence Book Review:

Due diligence is the bedrock of real estate deals, regardless of the volume of transaction. This book presents a comprehensive guide to understanding and implementing due diligence and making an accurate assessment of the risks. While this process has become a “no-brainer” for investment professionals, the market standard on this essential topic has not yet been laid out in a comprehensive form that covers all the major aspects of real estate due diligence: legal, tax, financial and technical issues. This book fulfils that need, and gives it a form that can be used for German, European, or even international transactions. Written in a reader-friendly fashion, the easily navigable chapters are organized into the four due diligence dimensions, with ample examples and key takeaways. Be they real estate investors, or a management students specializing in the asset class, this book is a core resource for anyone wanting to get to grips with due diligence.

Private Equity Operational Due Diligence Website

Private Equity Operational Due Diligence    Website
Author: Jason A. Scharfman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-04-10
ISBN 10: 111811390X
ISBN 13: 9781118113905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Private Equity Operational Due Diligence Website Book Review:

A step-by-step guide to develop a flexible comprehensive operational due diligence program for private equity and real estate funds Addressing the unique aspects and challenges associated with performing operational due diligence review of both private equity and real estate asset classes, this essential guide provides readers with the tools to develop a flexible comprehensive operational due diligence program for private equity and real estate. It includes techniques for analyzing fund legal documents and financial statements, as well as methods for evaluating operational risks concerning valuation methodologies, pricing documentation and illiquidity concerns. Covers topics including fund legal documents and financial statement analysis techniques Includes case studies in operational fraud Companion website includes sample checklists, templates, spreadsheets, and links to laws and regulations referenced in the book Equips investors with the tools to evaluate liquidity, valuation, and documentation Also by Jason Scharfman: Hedge Fund Operational Due Diligence: Understanding the Risks Filled with case studies, this book is required reading for private equity and real estate investors, as well as fund managers and service providers, for performing due diligence on the noninvestment risks associated with private equity and real estate funds.

Hedge Fund Due Diligence

Hedge Fund Due Diligence
Author: Randy Shain
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-12-16
ISBN 10: 9781118039243
ISBN 13: 1118039246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hedge Fund Due Diligence Book Review:

Hedge Fund Due Diligence provides a step-by-step methodology that will allow you to recognize and avoid questionable hedge funds before its too late. Based on a framework that hedge fund investigative expert Randy Shain has refined over the course of his successful career, this book offers an overview of due diligence into hedge fund management, how information on managers can be obtained, and why this information is essential to your investment endeavors.

Enhanced Due Diligence The Complete BSA AML Desktop Reference

Enhanced Due Diligence   The Complete BSA AML Desktop Reference
Author: Howard Steiner,Stephen L. Marini
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2008-08
ISBN 10: 0615237894
ISBN 13: 9780615237893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhanced Due Diligence The Complete BSA AML Desktop Reference Book Review:

Finally, there is a one-stop Enhanced Due Diligence reference source! This book clearly presents methods for risk assessing customers and developing policies, procedures and controls for implementing a sustainable AML enhanced due diligence compliance program. The book not only addresses risk models, risk categories and risk elements, but also provides detailed information regarding specific high risk customer types. "The Desktop Reference" contains sample EDD reviews and everything you need to develop and maintain your EDD program, train your staff, and reduce regulatory risk. This book also teaches how to risk assess different customer types, how to conduct customer on-boarding EDD, and how to conduct ongoing EDD reviews. Sample EDD reviews include those for: Cash Intensive Businesses, Charities and NGOs, Foreign Correspondent Banks, and Private Banking Customers. Also covered are: MSBs and NBFIs, Senior Foreign Political Figures, Non Resident Aliens, and generic high risk customer types.

Due Diligence

Due Diligence
Author: David Roodman
Publsiher: CGD Books
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1933286539
ISBN 13: 9781933286532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Due Diligence Book Review:

The idea that small loans can help poor families build businesses and exit poverty has blossomed into a global movement. The concept has captured the public imagination, drawn in billions of dollars, reached millions of customers, and garnered a Nobel Prize. Radical in its suggestion that the poor are creditworthy and conservative in its insistence on individual accountability, the idea has expanded beyond credit into savings, insurance, and money transfers, earning the name microfinance. But is it the boon so many think it is? Readers of David Roodman's openbook blog will immediately recognize his thorough, straightforward, and trenchant analysis. Due Diligence, written entirely in public with input from readers, probes the truth about microfinance to guide governments, foundations, investors, and private citizens who support financial services for poor people. In particular, it explains the need to deemphasize microcredit in favor of other financial services for the poor.

Environmental Due Diligence

Environmental Due Diligence
Author: Kenneth S. Tramm
Publsiher: Infinity Publishing
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0741433982
ISBN 13: 9780741433985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Due Diligence Book Review:

"This book covers the evolution of environmental site assessment practices from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA- 1970), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA- 1976), Comprehensive Enrironmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA- 1980) to the development of an industry standard in 1993 (ASTM E1527) and the final AAI standards as published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2005"--Page xii.

Due Diligence and Corporate Governance

Due Diligence and Corporate Governance
Author: Linda S Spedding
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 501
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780754526223
ISBN 13: 0754526224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Due Diligence and Corporate Governance Book Review:

Due Diligence and Corporate Governance is a general guide to a subject of growing importance. This handbook shows you how due diligence is used to assess the risk of any transaction, customer or investor for all businesses regardless of size or location. There are three main reasons for the rise in the profile and uses of due diligence: . Companies are now doing deals all over the world and must be increasingly vigilant about the individuals and companies they are dealing with . Investors, consumers and the media are putting pressure on companies to avoid dealing with ethically, environmentally or socially irresponsible organisations . Internal controls must address the increasing regulatory requirements introduced in response to corporate scandals and the terrorist threat Due diligence allows companies to profile the companies and individuals they are thinking of dealing with before any commitment is made, providing an effective safeguard against criminal activity, reputational damage, or breaches of legislation. With its diverse coverage and focus on the practical uses of due diligence, combined with explanations and illustrations of best practice by case studies, diagrams and checklists, this handbook is the essential guide for all those involved in corporate transactions and risk management. The handbook: . Provides a broad introductory guide to due diligence . Examines due diligence in the context of risk management and corporate governance . Is straightforward, comprehensive and practical . Uses case studies to illustrate business users . Includes checklists to monitor risk management . Provides insights into comparative corporate governance framework

OH and S Due Diligence Handbook

OH and S Due Diligence Handbook
Author: Steve Jones
Publsiher: Carswell Legal Publications
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780779827305
ISBN 13: 0779827309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Art of M A Due Diligence Second Edition Navigating Critical Steps and Uncovering Crucial Data

The Art of M A Due Diligence  Second Edition  Navigating Critical Steps and Uncovering Crucial Data
Author: Alexandra Lajoux,Charles Elson
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-12-06
ISBN 10: 0071629378
ISBN 13: 9780071629379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of M A Due Diligence Second Edition Navigating Critical Steps and Uncovering Crucial Data Book Review:

The most trusted M&A guidebook available--updated for today's extreme-risk world of business. Major financial scandals, geopolitical upheaval, technological advances, rapid globalization . . . The world--and the way business is done--has changed drastically in the 10 short years since the original publication of this book. As a result, the already tedious M&A process has become exponentially more complex. The most trusted guidebook of its kind, The Art of M&A Due Diligence helps you uncover problems and inconsistencies in an M&A deal while they're still manageable. You’ll find everything you need to mitigate all types of traditional risk—financial (key ratios, new GAAP-IFRS standards), operational (background checks, on-site visits), transactional (verification, checking warranties), and legal (intellectual property, environmental law). This new edition also addresses complications introduced over the past decade by including: New information about the use of electronic data rooms for due diligence New focus on the role of International Accounting Standards New tools for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance New regulations concerning the environment and social issues New case law of interest, including key decisions of the Delaware Chancery Court and Delaware Supreme Court The fear of risk in an M&A deal is rational, but it shouldn't prevent you from moving ahead. A well-conceived, carefully executed merger or acquisition can be extraordinarily enriching for both buyer and seller. This step-by-step guidebook is all you need to know where to look—and what to look for--when conducting M&A due diligence.