The Second Big List Of Commercial Real Estate Books To Read

Jul 16, 2014

A while back we gave you this post of some of the best books to invest in order to learn more about commercial real estate.

Since so many of our readers enjoyed that list, we thought we’d go even further and create “the second big list” of commercial real estate books to read.

Here they are – and if you find this list useful, we’d love it if you could share our post. And if you have a suggestion to add, please add it to the discussion on our page over at Google+.

Landlording by Leigh Robinson


A comprehensive and readable reference on how to attract and keep good tenants and make good landlording decisions.

Nothing Down For The 2000s by Robert Allen

Nothing Down for the 2000s

Nothing Down for the 2000s shows you how to locate the best buys, deal with real estate agents, and manage properties, all with little — or no — money down.

Buy & Hold Forever: How to Build Wealth for the 21st Century by David Schumacher and Steve Dexter

Buy And Hold Forever How to Build Wealth for the 21st Century by David Schumacher and Steve Dexter

Step-by-step investment advice on how to: Pick the properties with the most profit potential; choose the locations that will be tomorrow’s hottest neighborhoods; Negotiate lucrative real estate deals that can make you wealthy.

The Real Estate Game by William J. Poorvu

The Real Estate Game

The Real Estate Game introduces a simple but powerful “back-of-the-envelope” technique for analyzing the financial implications of a potential deal. Using this tool and others, Poorvu shows readers how to use direct investments, syndicates, and REITs to get into the real estate game across a broad range of property types: residential, office, hotel, industrial, and retail.

Real Estate Investment and Acquisition Workbook by Howard A. Zuckerman

Real Estate Investment and Acquisition Workbook

This practical workbook for serious real estate investors and professionals provides all the tools and information you need to successfully acquire income-producing real estate – existing properties as well as properties to be built.

It provides a comprehensive array of proven, ready-to-use forms, checklists, sample contracts, model reports and letters to help you quickly and easily analyze the risks and benefits of any real-estate investment, understand the tax ramifications of any acquisition, find and choose the most profitable investment properties, cope with the full range of possible environmental issues, finance your purchase, and more.

Getting to Yes – Robert Fisher, William Ury

Getting To Yes

One of the primary business texts of the modern era, it is based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, a group that deals with all levels of negotiation and conflict resolution.

Getting to Yes offers a proven, step-by-step strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict. Thoroughly updated and revised, it offers readers a straight-forward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting angry-or getting taken.

Trump Style Negotiation- George Ross

Trump Style Negotiation George Ross

Explains the tactics that took Trump to the top and how you can use those same tactics and strategies in your daily negotiations. A practical, real-world negotiation playbook.

Negotiate This: By Caring, But Not T-H-A-T Much – Herb Cohen

Negotiate This By Caring But Not T-H-A-T Much Herb Cohen

Herb Cohen explains how readers can learn powerful yet subtle negotiating ploys to help them in their businesses, careers, and even family relationships.

Secrets of Power Negotiating, 15th Anniversary Edition: Inside Secrets from a Master Negotiator- Roger Dawson

Secrets of Power Negotiating

Secrets of Power Negotiating covers every aspect of the negotiating process with practical, proven advice, from beginning steps to critical final moves: how to recognize unethical tactics, key principles of the Power Negotiating strategy, why money is not as important as everyone thinks, negotiating pressure points, understanding the other party and gaining the upper hand, and analyses of different negotiating styles.

The ABCs of Real Estate Investing: The Secrets of Finding Hidden Profits

The ABCs of Real Estate Investing

Most Investors Miss (Rich Dad Advisors) by Ken McElroy Shows you how to find property with real potential, show you how to unlock the myths that are holding you back, negotiating the deal based on the numbers, evaluate property and purchase price, and increase your income through proven property management tools.

Rich Dad’s Advisors: The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing: How to Identify the Hottest Markets and Secure the Best Deals by Ken McElroy

Rich Dad's Advisors The-Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investin

Building on the foundation of real estate investment 101, McElroy teaches you how to: think–and operate–like a real estate mogul, identify and close expert deals, why multifamily housing is the best real estate investment out there, how to surround yourself with a team that will help maximize your money, and how to avoid paying thousands in taxes by structuring property sales wisely.

Profit by Investing in Real Estate Tax Liens: Earn Safe, Secured, and Fixed Returns Every Time by Larry B. Loftis

Profit by Investing in Real Estate Tax Liens

Attorney and tax lien investor Larry Loftis not only teaches how to invest invest in tax liens and tax deeds, he provides insightful, first-hand experience from his purchases around the United States.

Having purchased millions of dollars of liens (and deeds) in 12 states and attended auctions in 5 additional states, Mr. Loftis provides stories from different locations around the country, giving tips on how to avoid risks, and how to beat the competition.

Making Big Money Investing in Real Estate: Without Tenants, Banks, or Rehab Projects by Peter Conti and David Finkel

Making Big Money Investing in Real Estate

Real estate investors Peter Conti and David Finkel share the money-making secrets of purchase option investing.

Aggressive Tax Avoidance for Real Estate Investors: 19th edition; How to Make Sure You Aren’t Paying One More Cent In Taxes Than The Law Requires

Aggressive Tax Avoidance for Real Estate Investors

Covers the big picture of legal tax avoidance, depreciation deductions, expenses, dealer property, installment sales, passive loss limitations, exchanging, how to find an aggressive tax advisor, breaking out personal property and land improvements, justifying the highest possible improvement ratio, the $250,000 per spouse homeowner long-term capital gain exclusion, home office, first-year expensing, and more.

Real Estate Finance and Investments by Brueggeman and Fisher

Real Estate Finance & Investments

Designed to help investors learn how to evaluate the risk and return associated with the various ways of investing and lending.

Commercial Real Estate Analysis and Investments by Geltner, Miller, Clayton & Eichholtz

Commercial Real Estate Analysis And Investments

Presents the essential concepts, principles, and tools for the analysis of commercial real estate, ensuring you understand real estate investments in today’s dynamic economy.

The CD-ROM that provides expanded coverage as well as spreadsheet examples of methodologies, data used in exhibits, lecture slide notes, and answers to study questions.

The Millionaire Next Door

The Millionaire Next Door

The Millionaire Next Door is a groundbreaking examination of America’s rich—exposing for the first time the seven common qualities that appear over and over among this exclusive demographic.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Covey describes the seven habits of highly effective people and techniques for adopting the seven habits.

Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom

Rich Dad's CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom

This book reveals why some people work less, earn more, pay less in taxes, and feel more financially secure than others.


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