American West Homes Realty

American West Homes Realty

 Real Estate Investment, Brokerage, and Property Development

Links and Resources

Career Information, Company Profiles and Contacts

Careers in Real Estate
Highly recommended. From Washington State University.

Your Successful Real Estate Career
By Kenneth Edwards. Dave Liniger, Chairman of the Board, RE/MAX International, Inc writes: "A hard-hitting and comprehensive guide for anyone looking into real estate as a career. Edwards takes the subject seriously and really covers the territory -- from getting a license to surviving and thriving in a tough business. A valuable book on the real estate shelf."

Opportunities in Property Management Careers
VGM Career Horizons, Lincolnwood, IL. Over 200,000 people will work in property management. Ever think of running a mall or buying land? Then you should really pick up a copy of this book.

Opportunities in Real Estate
This book was written by Mariwyn Evans, Executive Editor of the Journal of Property Management. The book covers opportunities in residential, commercial, industrial and land brokerage, management and leasing, appraisal, syndication and land development.

Real Estate Career Starter
By Mary Masi. Learning Express. How to launch your career in real estate.

Real Estate Job Store
Web site that mostly lists commercial real estate job opportunities.

Real-Jobs
Web site that lists job opportunities in real estate.

Real Estate Careers: 25 Growing Opportunities
By Carolyn Janik and Ruth Rejnis. John Wiley & Sons. You'll find descriptions of a wide variety of opportunities from pro's who've been there.

InRealty's Guide to Real Estate Careers
Focused on available options in the field.

Careers for Financial Mavens & Other Money Movers
By Marjorie Eberts and Margaret Gisler, NTC Publishing Group, October 1998. A good overview of career possibilities for those with an interest in investing and Wall Street.

Commercial Property Goldbook
Comprehensive guide to the leaders in real estate.

National Real Estate Investor Directory Issue.
Communications Channels Inc., 6255 Barfield Road, Atlanta, GA 30328. (404) 256-9800. Good place to locate real estate investors to work for.

Real Estate Sourcebook
Reed Publishing, 3004 Glenview Road, Wilmette, IL 60091. (800) 323-6772. Good place to locate contacts in the real estate business.

Organizations

American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association
(AUREA) An Association of academics interested in real estate. Lots of know-how accessible through their excellent site.

Associated General Contractors of America
1957 E Street, NW, Washington DC 20006, (202) 393-2040.

Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies
A very good resource at University of Connecticut.

Construction Managers Association of America
12355 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 22091. Construction managers are responsible for organizing and managing a construction job. This association can give you more information on who is in this field and how to break in.

International Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives
NACORE International
40 Columbia Dr., Suite 100, West Palm Beach, FL 33409, (800) 726-8111. Invites student members at a cost of $25. Get to meet executives, receive a placement newsletter and a resume referral service. Also available are compensation survey, articles, tapes, books and research reports.

Institute of Real Estate Management
430 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. (312) 329-6000

National Association of Home Builders
15th and M Streets, NW, Washington DC 20005. This professional organization represents property developers and is a good source of information about the industry. Publishes the Builder.

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.
The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) is the trade association for developers, owners and investors in industrial, office and related commercial real estate. Founded in 1967, NAIOP is comprised of 6,500+ members in 47 North American chapters and offers its members business and networking opportunities, education programs, research on trends and innovations and strong legislative representation. They also have an online job bank.

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT).
Track goings on in one of the most dynamic sectors of the real estate business.

National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF).
Tap into the real estate investment community through this organization. This is where institutional money congregates.

Ideas and Know-How

Real Estate Economics and Finance
Course notes from Yale University's Will Goetzmann.

Corporate Real Estate Handbook
By R. A. Silverman, Ed., McGraw Hill. One of the few guides to the world of corporate real estate.

Dictionary of Real Estate Terms
by Jack Friedman, Jack Harris and J. Bruce Lindeman. Barron's Real Estate Guides. This pocket-sized book provides brief, easy-to-understand definitions of more than 2,000 terms that relate to real estate purchase, sale, taxes, and law. It also features helpful graphs, tables, and charts, with information updated in this new edition to reflect the current real estate market.

Finance Site List
An online compendium of web sites of interest to students and those who follow finance. Courtesy of the Journal of Finance.

Real Estate Finance and Investment
By William Brueggeman and Jeffrey Fisher. A comprehensive textbook in real estate by some of the leading thinkers in the field.

The REIT Story
Sponsored by NAREIT. Although Congress created real estate investment trusts (REITs) in 1960, REITs played a relatively limited role in real estate investment for more than three decades. Since 1992, however, the REIT marketplace has grown dramatically. Why is this happening, and what does it mean for investors and the economy?

Magazines and Newspapers (Online and Off)

Commercial Property News
An excellent source of news, data and scoop on the world of commercial property. Highly recommended if you have a career interest in commercial real estate.

Corporate Real Estate Executive
NACORE International, 440 Columbia Dr., Suite 100, West Palm Beach, FL 33409, (407) 683-8111.

Journal of Property Management
Institute of Real Estate Management, (312) 329-6000. Contains a help-wanted section but you must be a member to subscribe.

Journal of Real Estate Research
American Real Estate Society, Department of Finance, Box 8233, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202.

Mortgage Banking
Mortgage Bankers Association of America. 1125 15th St., NW, Washington DC 20005. (202) 861-6555. $40/year. Covers the mortgage market.

Real Estate Economics.
An academic journal that covers a wide variety of real estate topics.

Real Estate Finance Today
Mortgage Bankers Association of America, 1125 15th St., NW, Washington DC 20005. (202) 861-6555. Focuses on mortgage banking, the mortgage-backed securities market and loan services.

Real Estate Issues
American Society of Real Estate Counselors, Naitonal Association of Realtors, (312) 329-8257. $27. es on major changes in real estate markets (e.g. role of REITS) three times a year. Very good background reading.

Real Estate Today
National Association of Realtors, (312) 329-8449. This is the leading magazine read by residential real estate agents and brokers. Full of articles and ads about the residential real estate business. Cost $25 a year ($3 if you be long to the National Association of Realtors).

Wall Street Journal.
The most widely read business periodical in the world. And it's on the net! You must register for the net version. Great way to keep up with what's going on in the markets and the world. The Journal often runs interesting real estate stories. You may also be interested in Careers.wsj.com.