Hello to all from a not-so-new new guy

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Hello Everyone -

I'm brand new to your forum. I just discovered it and it looks to be one of the few really good ones. I've seen some excellent questions and thoughtful answers in my one day of poking around here.

I'm not brand new to real estate investment, however, having been involved with income properties and real estate education for about 35 years.

Among the more pertinent parts of my CV: I'm the founder and president of RealData, Inc. a software company I started in 1981 to provide analysis models for real estate investors and developers. I write many of the educational articles that appear on our company's website, readata.com. I encourage you to take a look (they're in the "Learn" section) -- there's no fee or sign-up required.

I am also the author of two books published by McGraw Hill. The most well known of these is "What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow." It's not a motivational book, but rather one that's designed to teach you how to interpret pro formas and how to do and understand key calculations that are essential for success in real estate investing.

And for fun I teach once each year at Columbia in their Master of Science in Real Estate Development program.

I've been in the real estate software business long enough to have learned that there's no point in trying to sell people analysis software if they don't have a good grasp of the financial concepts that underly real estate investments. So, I'm on a mission and hope that I can contribute something to the storehouse of knowledge here.

Best regards,

Frank Gallinelli
RealData, Inc.

Hey Frank and welcome to the Forums. I also look forward to your contributions and wisdom. It will be nice to see your thoughts on many of the different conversations going on here aat BiggerPockets!

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