Real Estate: Getting Started

Resources in real estate for the Northwestern University community.

Related Guide

GIS Lite and Quick Map Tools
Look for Reference USA database link within this guide to map U.S. businesses.  Database features historical coordinates of businesses going back 10 years as well as ability to map by NAICS code, county, zip code and more.

Key Resources

ABI Inform
Contains leading business trade magazines.  Appraisal Journal, Journal of Fixed Income, Journal of Property Management, Property Management, Real Estate Taxation, Structured Finance International all located here. Tip: key resource for business news.  Use keywords such as real estate, property, trends, growth, value, funding, financing, mortgage, banks.

Business Source Premier
Contains articles from business trade magazines that don't overlap with ABI/Inform.  Asset Securitization Report, Journal of Property Tax Assessment, Journal of Structured Finance all located here.  Has Datamonitor market research reports.  Tip:  Key resource for business news. 

EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit)
Locate real estate market overviews for emerging market countries.  Tip:  enter the term real estate in the search bar on the upper left side of the homepage.

EMIS
Economic and financial information for emerging market countries around the world.  Tip: click on link to a particular country and then enter 'real estate' in the search bar.

Thomson Investext
Wall Street analyst reports from brokerage houses and research firms available through Thomson One Banker. Compatilibity view needs to be changed to access is IE9:
To access database, click on link above.  From Tools go to Compatibility View settings, click 'Add.'  Go to Tools again and select Internet Options, then Security.  Click on Internet, uncheck Enable Protected Mode, click on Trusted Sites.  Click Sites button, add Thomson site URL, close, click 'Ok.'  Restart IE.

S & P NetAdvantage
Has real estate investment trust overviews.  Tip:  click on the Industry tab at the top of the screen and choose 'REITS' from the Industry Surveys pull-down menu.  Choose 'Residential REITS' or 'Retail REITS' from the Sub-Industry Reviews.  

 

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Carol Doyle
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