Kimberly Goodwin, Ph.D.

Modern Portfolio Theory: What It Is & How It Works

Modern portfolio theory is widely used in the world of finance. In this article we’ll take a closer look at what modern portfolio theory is, review an example calculation, and discuss the assumptions behind the theory. What is Modern Portfolio Theory? Modern portfolio theory (MPT) is widely used in finance and commercial real estate to …

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Eleven Types of Risk in Commercial Real Estate

Every investment involves a certain amount of risk. There are certain general sources of risk that influence all assets – things like geopolitical risk and global macroeconomic risk. What makes each asset unique is the level of sensitivity that its rate of return has to those risks. In addition, specific types of assets have risks …

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How to Analyze Retail Building Supply and Demand

Understanding supply and demand conditions is an important step in the commercial real estate market analysis process. Yet, analyzing supply and demand for commercial real estate can be challenging because it involves sorting through large amounts of data from different sources. In this article we’ll walk through an example supply and demand analysis for retail buildings …

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How to Analyze Industrial Real Estate Supply and Demand

Forecasting industrial real estate supply and demand is an important task for many commercial real estate professionals. For example, developers interested in constructing a new industrial park need to consider whether there is sufficient demand to support the new development.  Supply and demand conditions also affect market rents and vacancy rates, which in turn determine …

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How to Analyze Office Building Supply and Demand

A market analysis provides useful information needed to evaluate the supply and demand conditions for particular types of real estate. For example, investors considering the purchase or development of office space value the property based on future expected cash flows generated from rent. In order to forecast future rental income, the investor or developer must …

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How to Analyze Supply and Demand For Apartment Buildings

One of the most important ways to use all of the data gathered in a real estate market analysis is to examine the supply and demand factors for a particular type of real estate. For example, an investor considering the construction or purchase of a new multifamily residential property uses the market analysis to determine …

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Government Regulation and Real Estate Market Analysis

One of the most important components of a real estate market study is an analysis of government regulations and how they may impact the subject property. The reason for this is that government regulation may legally prevent an owner from using a piece of property in desired manner. Alternatively, the costs of adhering to government …

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Understanding Economic Base Analysis

One way to measure the impact of economic growth or decline in one industry on the entire regional economy is with a tool known as economic base modeling. Economic base analysis was developed in 1928 when Robert Haig was working on a plan for the regional economic development of New York. An economic base analysis …

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How the Location Quotient Works

The Location Quotient is an important tool that allows you to evaluate the strength and size of a particular industry in a region. A Location Quotient is a way of quantifying how concentrated an industry or even a particular demographic group is within an area compared to the country as a whole. Utilizing the location …

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How Shift Share Analysis Works

The information conveyed in a real estate market analysis should provide data necessary to fully understand the location and market dynamics. One of those components is an analysis of the economic and industrial core of a location. The primary industries of an area determine the supply and demand conditions for specific types of real estate …

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