I am the founder and President of RealData® Inc., www.realdata.com, a software firm serving real estate investors and developers since 1982.
Our flagship product, "Real Estate Investment Analysis, Standard Edition," is now in its 16th edition. This program is designed to help income-property investors analyze such properties, structure partnerships, and produce presentations to buyers, sellers, lenders and equity partners. We also produce analysis software for commercial and residential development projects, as well as a variety of financial tools.
Our site, www.realdata.com, also focuses on educational content for investors and developers. We publish a free e-newsletter, with currently more than 9,000 opt-in subscribers.
I am also the author of "What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow...," now in its second edition, and "Mastering Real Estate Investment: Examples, Metrics and Case Studies."
I also teach real estate finance in Columbia University's Master of Science in Real Estate Development program.
After about a decade in residential and commercial real estate, I founded RealData, Inc. in 1982 to produce software for real estate investors and developers.
I teach real estate finance in the Columbia University MSRED program. I'm also the author of several books on real estate investment analysis as well as a number of articles.
Somewhere in the middle of all this I found time to invest in income property for myself.
My focus, in recent years, has turned more toward trying to help other investors understand their income-property investment deals so they can make smarter choices -- negotiate good deals, avoid bad ones.
One part of that goal involves constantly working to improve our investment- and development-analysis software, so we can give folks the best possible tools for making decisions and for delivering information convincingly to other key players in a transaction.
Beyond that, I spend more and more time writing, and giving classes -- not just my official grad school teaching, but also continuing ed classes and occasional public speaking events, which I especially enjoy. I believe it's essential for our industry to raise the level of financial literacy so that we all can do better.
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