30th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION
Edited by Stephen P. Jarchow
“…one of the best real estate analysis and development books ever written.”
“…simply the best book in its class.”
“5 out of 5 stars.”
Written by one of his students and considered one of the “best” real estate analysis and development books ever written. James Graaskamp taught real estate at the UW-Madison from 1964 to 1988 and was chairman of the Real Estate Department from 1968 until his untimely death in 1988. Graaskamp built the teaching side of the real estate program into national prominence and was noted for his holistic, intellectual and pragmatic approach, his iconoclasm, and his extraordinary efforts on behalf of his students. During his career Professor Graaskamp was a leader in real estate analysis. Authorities still consider his A Guide to Feasibility Analysis to be “the” treatise on the subject. Most institutional investors regard his discourse on portfolio management theory for real properties to be their guideline.
James A. Graaskamp was the quintessential thinker, renowned chairman of the University of Wisconsin's widely celebrated Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics and the foremost academic real estate leader of the past 25 years. Graaskamp on Real Estate, the first complete collection of academic treatises, unpublished materials, and class notes, was published by the Urban Land Institute as a tribute to "The Chief" shortly after his death in 1988. This "Landmark" should not be missed by anyone who aspires to understand real estate investment, profit centers and competitive advantage (i.e. "monopoly position"). All of Graaskamp's essential cast of characters are in this anthology...the risk manager ("pleasure, pain, and bailout"), the public policy problem solver (i.e. "tri-partite agreement creates cash solvency”) and, of course, the fabled entrepreneurial genius. For Graaskamp's students and others who seek competitive advantage and need to stay on top of their game, this is simply the “best” book in its class.
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