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Creating and Growing Real Estate Wealth: The 4 Stages to a Lifetime of Success

 
 
 
 
Creating and Growing Real Estate Wealth: The 4 Stages to a Lifetime of Success
Author: William J. Poorvu
ISBN 13: 9780132434539
ISBN 10: 132434539
Edition: 1
Publisher: FT Press
Publication Date: 2008-02-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $26.99
 
 

“This well-organized book shows what a typical life in real estate is like so that newcomers can decide whether the field is right for them. It also offers advice on how to grow real estate investments for people who are already in the industry. Poorvu includes a variety of real world stories about people and their career experiences to make for an interesting read with a practical edge.”

–Publishers Weekly

“This new book by Bill Poorvu trumps any real estate book you’ve ever read.”

–James Grant, editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer

There are plenty of “get rich quick in real estate” books. This is not one of them.

Your guide, William Poorvu, is a lifelong real estate investor and consultant, and former head of the real estate program at Harvard Business School. Drawing on his personal experience–and hundreds of interviews with many of the most successful real estate investors and entrepreneurs–Poorvu illuminates every stage of your “life” in real estate: creating wealth, growing it, and

managing it successfully. He reveals the milestones, pitfalls, and rewards associated with real estate investing, offering powerful insight into the challenges and opportunities you’ll face as you start out...scale up...ride the industry’s cyclical waves and then leverage, share, or pass along the wealth you’ve created.

This book contains dozens of real life personal stories, hands-on checklists, and questions to guide your decisions...and it delivers unparalleled insight into how the real estate industry

really works:

• Be strategic: choose your best route into the business

Define your successful real estate career, and learn how to make it a reality

•Build your foundation: your first job, your first deal

Spot a great opportunity to add value, and jump on it

• Scale up: build and sustain your success

Hire a great team, manage them successfully, and find the capital you need to grow

• Survive the downturns: be flexible and nimble

Recognize new realities, adapt to them, and uncover the opportunities they create

• Take stock: make the most of your success

Balance your business, wealth, and family

Publishers Weekly

Harvard Business School professor Poorvu writes a very good book for a very specific readership: people who want to invest or build careers in real estate. This well-organized text shows what a typical life in real estate is like so that newcomers can decide whether the field is right for them. It also offers advice on how to grow real estate investments for people who are already in the industry. The book is divided into four stages: "starting out" looks at how to begin a real estate career by getting your first job (with tips as specific as résumé suggestions and as broad as finding a focus); "scaling up" focuses on what to do after you're established (such as making the decision to grow or stay small); "hedging your bets" discusses potential crises in the field; and "taking stock" looks at later career steps. Throughout these chapters, further subheadings make the material easy to navigate. Poorvu includes a variety of real world stories about people and their career experiences to make for an interesting read with a practical edge. (Mar.)

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