Category Archives: Real Estate

Texas Real Estate Property Tour

Last week was my final class for my MS in Real Estate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. This post is a journal of that week. We traveled through Austin, San Antonio and Houston for the trip. This … Continue reading

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Commercial Adaptive Reuse: Class Project

This post is the online assignment and project we were given. The online assignment was mostly defining different tax credits available to adaptive reuse projects. For your convenience, I’ve uploaded it here as a pdf: Online Assignment Burns The project … Continue reading

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Commercial Adaptive Reuse: Live Oak Lounge

We spent the first part of this class with a guest speaker – Mike Brennan who is with Fort Worth South, Inc. His organization is responsible for administering the south Fort Worth TIF district. Mike showed slides of a number … Continue reading

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Commercial Adaptive Reuse: Downtown Fort Worth and Converted Industrial Lofts

I started the next class on Commercial Adaptive Reuse. We had a little class and then we went out touring downtown Fort Worth. We each took a building from www.fortwortharchitecture.com. I had the Hilton Fort Worth. The Hilton’s main claim … Continue reading

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Real Estate Analysis Project

For our analysis class we were given a project to do an analysis on a potential investment given $250,000 that could be leveraged. I chose to do an apartment complex since multi-family is doing relatively well now in our current … Continue reading

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Trends: Residential, Development, Adaptive Reuse, and Transportation

This is the last post in the Real Estate Trends and Issues series. It covers the last three days of topics since we toured Wednesday, we discussed on Thursday and then we have topics for today (Friday) but no class. … Continue reading

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Trends: Recycle Revolution

We met in Dallas at Recycle Revolution for this class. This one didn’t have much to do with real estate either but it was still an interesting trend. This facility is a recycling facilitator rather than a recycling facility themselves. … Continue reading

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Trends: The BRIT, Emerging Markets, Private Equity, Mezzanine Finance and Investing

On Tuesday we took a field trip to The Botanical Research Institute of Texas because it was LEED Platinum. Then we returned to class and discussed the rest of the topics. It’s been interesting to see LEED projects up close … Continue reading

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Trends: Hospitality, International Property and Debt Markets

We compacted two class discussions into yesterday’s discussion since we don’t have class on Fridays but do have writing assignments. The full list of topics assigned for Friday and Monday were hospitality, travel, resorts, international property, debt markets, lending, financing, … Continue reading

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Trends: Industrial Markets, Low-Income Housing, Taxes and Government

Today we were planning to discuss Industrial Markets, Low-Income Housing, Taxes and Government. Instead, we went on a field trip to see two green built homes. The first was done by the daughter of a green builder. They’d bought a … Continue reading

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