Real Estate: The Basics provides an easy-to-read introduction to the core concepts of the industry to students new to the subject or professionals changing direction within the sector.
The book encapsulates the key ‘need to know’ aspects of Real Estate including the ‘language’ of real estate; its value and contribution to countries’ GDP; its primary purpose, whether as an asset or a resource; valuation concepts; asset classes; basic concepts of land law, and of landlord and tenant law; the increased role and importance of sustainability and technology; and an overview of the wide range of professionals involved in the industry. Readers will come to appreciate how the different elements of the profession fit together, and the professional standards and practices that may apply.
Real Estate: The Basics will be helpful reading for anyone thinking about studying Real Estate, Property, or other Built Environment topics. It could be used to teach across a wide variety of courses, to provide an aide memoire to those that are already working in the industry, and to give those who are responsible for appointing and monitoring real estate advisers a greater understanding of the workings of the real estate sector.
Jane Forsyth is a Chartered Surveyor, a Consultant to Property Elite and an active RICS APC assessor. She is a former property solicitor, a Fellow of the Institute of Residential Property Management, and an accredited landlord. She has thirty years’ experience in the real estate sector including as director of her residential management business. Jane is now an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University and an Associate Tutor at the University College of Estate Management, UK.
Jan Wilcox is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She spent twenty years working, mainly in property asset management, for a variety of institutions including Fenn Wright, Transport for London, The Crown Estate, Hammerson plc, and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers before moving into lecturing in higher education. She is now a Senior Lecturer at the University of Suffolk, an examiner for the Institute of Residential Property Management, and a Module Leader at the University College of Estate Management. She is also co-author of Property Asset Management, 4th Edition, Routledge, 2018.
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