What Our Readers Are Saying

The 5th edition of the text, as expanded and reconfigured, serves as a more comprehensive source where information flows more logically than ever before. I say congratulations, this may well be the best textbook ever written concerning the subject of Real Estate Finance and Investment Analysis.

Mark Munizzo, Principal, The Equity Network

Adjunct Professor, Roosevelt University Chicago

I love the book and plan to use it in my classes. It is worth the time spent prepping new course material. Finally, a book that is practical in real life.

Shawn Massey, The Shopping Center Group, LLC Adjunct Professor, University of Memphis 

Peter's book brings a much needed blend of theory and practice to the analysis of real estate finance and investment. Too often this field is presented as little more than algebra, with students assembling rows and columns of numbers, but having no idea what they mean.

Samuel Zell, Chairman

Equity Office Properties and Equity Residential Properties

Linneman's new text provides the best investment analysis of real estate that I have seen. The book is comprehensive, clearly written, and the examples are both relevant and well presented. For students, professors, and young professionals desiring a thorough grounding in real estate finance and investment analysis, this text will provide a compelling and satisfying answer.

Dr. Joe Gyourko, Professor

Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

This book offers students a rare glimpse into the tools and decision making of real estate finance. Its straightforward exposition allows one to grasp the challenges facing real estate investors, and provides them with an excellent foundation upon which to build their careers. This book will be required reading for new real estate professionals for many years to come.

Dean Adler, CEO & Co-Founder

Lubert-Adler Real Estate Funds

Linneman’s text stimulates real analysis, as opposed to just number-crunching. It takes students above and beyond the mechanics of entering data into a spreadsheet and challenges them to think logically and economically about the unique aspects of the commercial real estate market. The combination of the text, the supplemental material and the pre-requisite sections provides a complete package for students at all levels.

Dr. Andrea Heuson, Professor

University of Miami

I’ve now had an opportunity to use Peter’s textbook for teaching graduate level courses in Real Estate Private Equity and Real Estate Structured Finance. In both cases, the book served as an excellent primer on general real estate concepts, in addition to providing in depth analysis of such topics as asset valuation, deal structuring and real estate capital market considerations. The supplemental articles provided great context for discussing the lessons of class, giving the students a much more complete perspective on our industry and its unique challenges.

Thomas Burton, CIO and COO, Alex. Brown Realty, Inc.

Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland

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