Investment Real Estate: Finance and Asset Management BY FRED PRASSAS

About the book

This book compared to other books about real estate in the way that its focus lies on the real estate manager’s role in the client’s acquisition of a property. Aside from being overseers of client properties, they are also asset managers. This book delves into the role of the manager in financial analysis and asset management of their client’s property. 


This book provides good analysis and insight into asset management with a detailed explanation of the various concepts and jargon of the real estate industry. It discusses budgeting, forecasting, and analyzing cash flow in a practical way when it comes to asset management.

Since the book delves on many complex concepts, the reader will have to be persistent in learning these concepts. The book’s main target of the audience is college business students, as the topics discussed in the book are fundamental in the field. It combines knowledge, skill, and experience to convey a clearer perspective of asset management. 

About the Author

FRED PRASSAS is a founding member of the PMC Management Group in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He is an Assistant Professor and Director for Property Management at the University of Wisconsin – Stout. He has been in the real estate industry for more than thirty years and a faculty member of the Institute of Real Management, where he also taught finance and asset management. 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Why Real Estate Finance?

Chapter 2 Economics of Real Estate Investment

Chapter 3 The Finance Function

Chapter 4 Accounting Basics

Chapter 5 Understanding and Implementing Budgets

Chapter 6 Cash Flow Analysis

Chapter 7 Financial Reporting

Chapter 8 Financing Basics

Chapter 9 Loan Analysis

Chapter 10 Time Value of Money

Chapter 11 Measuring the Performance of Properties

Chapter 12 Property Valuation

Chapter 13 Discounted Cash Flow

Chapter 14 Financial Analysis and Making Recommendations

Chapter 15 Lease Analysis

Chapter 16 After-Tax Cash Flow





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