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After the Fall: Opportunities and Strategies for Real Estate Investing in the Coming Decade

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Praise for After The Fall

"Steve Bergsman provides his readers with one of the most comprehensive, yet concise overviews of real estate and all its property types."—Christopher Macke, Vice President, GE Real Estate

"This is an extraordinary work of detailed research and compelling writing. I've never seen the subject presented in such a cogent and skillful manner."—Phil Hall, editor, Secondary Marketing Executive

"The way out of the financial crash of 2007/2008 will come through skilled operations, astute investing, and the ability of real estate practitioners to give up their mental memory of the future! The heated success of ten-year, unprecedented growth in the real estate industry has somehow atrophied the industry's application of knowledge. What we need is a fresh look at opportunities and strategies for real estate investing. We are lucky that Bergsman's book has fit the bill—just in time."—Jack M. Cohen, CEO, Cohen Financial

"Insightful and informative; connects all the dots, providing the basis and foundation for making strategic decisions about real estate."—Stephen Blank, Senior Fellow, Finance, The Urban Land Institute

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
  6. PART I - COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
    1. CHAPTER ONE: THE OFFICE MARKET
      1. Where We Are Today
      2. Where We Were
      3. Where We Are Headed
      4. Fundamentals
    2. CHAPTER TWO: THE INDUSTRIAL MARKET
      1. Where We Are
      2. Where We Were
      3. Bulking Up on Distribution
      4. Where We Are Headed
    3. CHAPTER THREE: THE RETAIL REAL ESTATE
      1. Where We Were
      2. Where We Are Today
      3. Follow the Rooftops
      4. Where We Are Headed
    4. CHAPTER FOUR: THE MULTIFAMILY MARKET
      1. Where We Were
      2. Where We Are Today
      3. Investment Interest in the Asset Class
      4. Where We Are Headed
  7. PART II - OTHER ISSUES IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
    1. CHAPTER FIVE: SUSTAINABILITY
      1. Where We Are Today
      2. Value Proposition
      3. Where We Are Headed
      4. Existing Buildings
    2. CHAPTER SIX: MARKET FOR DISTRESSED REAL ESTATE AND LOANS
      1. Where We Are Today
      2. Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate
      3. Where We Are Headed
  8. PART III - RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE
    1. CHAPTER SEVEN: THE SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING MARKET
      1. Where We Were
      2. Where We Are Today
      3. Where We Are Headed
    2. CHAPTER EIGHT: THE CONDOMINIUM MARKET
      1. Where We Were
      2. Where We Are Today
      3. Where We Are Headed
  9. PART IV - OTHER ISSUES IN RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE
    1. CHAPTER NINE: HOMEOWNER INSURANCE AND PROPERTY TAXES
      1. Where We Were
      2. Where We Are Today: Insurance
      3. Where We Are Headed
      4. Where We Are Today: Taxes
    2. CHAPTER TEN: URBAN AND SUBURBAN INFILL
      1. Where We Were
      2. Where We Are Today
      3. Demographics
      4. Where We Are Headed
  10. PART V - LEISURE REAL ESTATE
    1. CHAPTER ELEVEN: THE MARKET FOR SECOND HOMES
      1. Where We Were
      2. Where We Are Today
      3. Where We Are Headed
    2. CHAPTER TWELVE: THE MARKET FOR VACATION PROPERTIES
      1. The Condo Hotel
      2. Destination Clubs
      3. Fractionals
  11. Afterword
  12. Notes
  13. About the Author