Who is this book not for?

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Property Knowledge is not a good book for a professor who:

  • Heavily emphasizes narrow real estate law aspects, treating them in isolation without considering their connection to larger real estate activities.
  • Is concerned predominantly with single-family housing and does not wish to consider other property types.
  • Is interested only in the local market perspectives and does not wish to be bothered with how larger forces of national politics, economic policy, technology innovation, globalization and the like may influence property decisions.
  • Is committed primarily to conventional real estate thinking, so is disinterested in how technology advances, social networks, globalization, migration, outsourcing, government spending priorities and deficits, pension funding and investing policies and other related issues may influence the property markets.
  • Perceives that the dominant discipline in real estate is residential brokerage, so does not want to spend much class time concerning financing and investing, corporate real estate, development strategies, deal making, place and property management.
  • Teaches the introductory real estate course primarily to prepare for a real estate broker’s license examination.
  • Prefers to treats real estate topics as separate and independent, rather than integrated and interdependent.

Is essentially interested in the sell side of real estate, concerning those who provide services and sell properties, rather than the supply side, involving consumers of and decision makers concerning property goods and services.

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