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The following guide provides information on publications which focus on business valuation topics in which real estate is a key component of value. Each entry below includes the name of the source or publisher, a brief description of the resource, and notes any information that is available free online.

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Hotel Market Analysis and Valuation: International Issues and Software Applications
Rushmore, et al., Appraisal Institute, 2012

Valuation guide provides an in-depth discussion of the market analysis and valuation of hotels in the U.S. and other selected countries, with topics addressed in individual chapters including growth and development of the hotel industry, performing a hotel market study, supply and demand for transient accommodations, forecasting revenues and expenses, and market value and the valuation process.

Convenience Stores and Retail Fuel Properties: Essential Appraisal Issues
Bainbridge, Appraisal Institute, 2012

Comprehensive publication addresses the various factors that influence the value of a c-store, with topics covered in this guide including trade area and site analysis, store building trends and design elements, equipment types and values, fuel and food service operations, other sources of revenue, applying the cost, sales, and income approaches to c-stores, and valuing stores that fail to perform.

Shopping Center Appraisal and Analysis
Vernor, Amundsen, Johnson, Appraisal Institute, 2009

Appraisal publication covers the full spectrum of retail properties, from strip malls to superregionals, with topics covered in individual chapters including nature of properties, investment markets, local economic analysis, site and building characteristics, market analysis, and applying the cost, sales comparison, and income capitalization approaches. Detailed table of contents is available online.

Valuation of Apartment Properties
Mills, Parli, Reynolds, Appraisal Institute, 2008

Real estate appraisal publication provides in-depth analysis of the concepts and issues applicable to the multi-unit residential property market, with topics covered in individual chapters including market, neighborhood, site, and property analysis; value concepts; income and expense analysis; and cost, sales comparison, and income capitalization approaches. Table of contents is available free online.

Appraising Manufactured (Mobile) Home Communities and Recreational Vehicle Parks
Saia, Appraisal Institute, 2017

Appraisal guide provides an overview of the manufactured home industry and examines the various factors that affect the value of mobile home and RV parks, with topics covered in this text including types of mobile home and RV parks, site and improvement analysis, market analysis and industry data, cost, sales, and income approaches, and separating real estate and non-realty components.

The Appraisal of Nursing Facilities
Tellatin, Appraisal Institute, 2009

Comprehensive text focuses on the appraisal of skilled nursing facilities, with topics covered in this publication including facility analysis, competitive market analysis, projecting occupancy, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates, payor and census mix analysis, revenue forecasting, operating expense analysis, cost, sales, and income valuation approaches, and reconciling indicated values.

Golf Property Analysis and Valuation: A Modern Approach
Hirsh, Appraisal Institute, 2016

Comprehensive reference text explains how to analyze and value golf properties, with topics covered in this guide including types of golf courses, market analysis, course styles and layouts, other design considerations, ownership, management, and governance structures, approaches commonly used in valuing properties, unique valuation considerations, and common issues encountered by appraisers.

Valuation of Marinas
Simpson, Appraisal Institute, 1998

Valuation guide examines the unique features of marinas and what makes them different from valuing other properties, with topics covered in this guide including site and building characteristics, business elements, applying the cost, sales, and income approaches, and special considerations such as boat slip rental or ownership structure (e.g., co-op, club membership, dockominium, and long-term lease).

Self Storage Economics and Appraisal
Sonne, Appraisal Institute, 2012

Comprehensive appraisal guide examines the unique characteristics of this industry and discusses the data and tools needed to perform analyses of these properties, with topics covered in the guide including national trends, market area analysis, market demographics, operational trends, site and building analysis, and applying the cost, sales comparison, and income capitalization approaches.

Valuing Undivided Interests in Real Property: Partnerships and Cotenancies
Webb, Appraisal Institute, 2004

Valuation guide demonstrates how to value limited partnership and common tenancy interests, with topics addressed in this text including beginning the valuation process, appraising the real property, determining asset level value, and developing discounts for lack of control and lack of marketability. Table of contents and searchable text are available online via's "Look Inside" feature.

Appraising Partial Interests
Keating, Appraisal Institute, 1998

Text defines and examines the various economic, legal, and physical divisions of real property and property rightssuch as leased fee, leasehold, sandwich lease position, life estates, conservation easements, transferrable development rights, fractional interests, and physical interestsand the appraisal methods applicable in each of these situations as demonstrated by real-world examples.

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