1. Extensive use of Excel spreadsheets: Extensive use of Excel spreadsheets helps students perform analysis and solve problems. Real Estate Finance and Investments comes with access to Excel templates tied closely to both the exhibits and to many of the end- of -chapter problems. Excel exhibits and end- of- chapter questions tied to these templates are marked in the text with a distinctive icon.
2. Student-friendly pedagogical features: This edition continues to include many student-friendly pedagogical features, one such being boxes with calculator solutions. Traditional table solutions are also shown in the early chapters to aid in the understanding of the time-value of money.
3. Strong and thorough coverage of corporate real estate: This edition continues to present strong and thorough coverage of corporate real estate, including lease versus own analysis, sale and leaseback decisions, and the role of real estate in corporate restructuring.
4. Short readings and illustrations: To better relate concepts and techniques presented in the real world, many short readings and illustrations are based on current events in real estate finance and investments.