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The Monetary and Non-Monetary Value of a Real Estate License

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My Honors Thesis is about answering a central question regarding the business of real estate: "What is the return on investment of obtaining a real estate license?" I focused my research on the monetary, time, and other value factors that

My Honors Thesis is about answering a central question regarding the business of real estate: "What is the return on investment of obtaining a real estate license?" I focused my research on the monetary, time, and other value factors that affect the initial cost of securing a real estate salesperson license in the State of Arizona (costs) and the amount of money a licensed salesperson makes as a result of having a salesperson license (income). Licensees make this trade-off: the cost in terms of real dollars to obtain a license, as well as the opportunity costs associated with the time to secure, start using, and begin to earn money by way of a salesperson license. To answer the central question I conducted a survey of active licensees in order to determine the value ascribed to holding a real estate salesperson license. Through my research, I concluded that there is not a single number that can be assigned to a real estate license that indicates its value, but the data collected reveals that the return on investment has the potential to be great. Upfront costs and fees necessary to obtain a license are insignificant when the commission a licensee can then make from a single transaction is enough to cover those expenses. Therefore, based on the survey results and research into the initial costs associated with obtaining a real estate license, there appears to be sufficient data to support a positive return on investment and warrant obtaining a real estate license.

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2018-05

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Optimizing Site Selection of Minor League Baseball Stadiums

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My thesis examines the location of Minor League Baseball stadiums. From this examination, I will analyze how the location of the stadium impacts attendance levels. Specifically, I will be analyzing various micro-level factors regarding the area surrounding the stadium. The

My thesis examines the location of Minor League Baseball stadiums. From this examination, I will analyze how the location of the stadium impacts attendance levels. Specifically, I will be analyzing various micro-level factors regarding the area surrounding the stadium. The categories to be analyzed include demographics, land usage and access. To evaluate these micro-level factors, comparisons will be taken between the top-15 organizations and bottom-15 organizations in their league relative attendance levels. This comparison will provide information on potential factors that foster a relationship with successful or unsuccessful attendance levels. With the collection of data, many implications can be displayed. In order of significance of the relationship with successful attendance levels, the most impactful category was access, followed by land usage with demographics presenting the least impact on successful attendance levels. Within these categories, various factors presented different levels of connection with its impact on successful attendance levels. In addition, the various factors imposed different levels of significance at different distances surrounding the stadium. As such, it is important to take a holistic approach and consider the relationship each factor has on other factors and the role that the certain factor has on the specific community. This information provides various implications for multiple parties. Most significantly, this analysis will provide information for Minor League Baseball organizations for the optimization of the location for their stadium. Locating its stadium in the most optimal location will ensure the maximization of attendance levels, thus maximizing revenue and profit levels for the business operations of the organization. In addition, this information can also be used by the municipal government that the organization is located to assist in locating the stadium in the most optimal location. The importance of this for community is provided by the positive externalities that result from the enhanced community interaction developed by the Minor League organization. By finding the factors that influence attendance levels, parties within the organization as well as outside the organization can best access the benefits that are created from its operation.

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2018-12

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The Legal Implications of Deed Restrictions on Golf Course Property

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In this thesis, we analyze the case, Swain, et al. v. Bixby Village, et al., the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course case, and the legal findings surrounding it. First, this thesis examines the history of the case and its ongoing litigation.

In this thesis, we analyze the case, Swain, et al. v. Bixby Village, et al., the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course case, and the legal findings surrounding it. First, this thesis examines the history of the case and its ongoing litigation. Next, the background information on select definitions and other related cases is examined. Finally, this thesis analyzes three main points addressed in the Appellate Court’s Opinion on the case and presents potential next steps and recommendations for an equitable solution on both sides of this and future cases concerning land restricted to golf course use.

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2020-05

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How Blockchain Technology Will Affect the Real Estate Industry

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Blockchain technology has taken the world by storm, and is now establishing itself the the real estate industry. Through new inventions such as smart contracts and crypto mortgages, the real estate industry is at the precipice of a major technological

Blockchain technology has taken the world by storm, and is now establishing itself the the real estate industry. Through new inventions such as smart contracts and crypto mortgages, the real estate industry is at the precipice of a major technological shift. After careful analysis of the current technologies and interviews with industry experts, this thesis will conclude with the possible implications that will arise from the wide spread use of Blockchain technology in real estate.

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2021-05

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Utilization of community space in affordable housing and assisted living: design recommendations for a new housing typology

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The United States elderly population is becoming increasingly larger, there is a need for a more adequate housing type to accommodate this population. It is estimated that by 2020, there will be a need for approximately 1.6 to 2.9 million

The United States elderly population is becoming increasingly larger, there is a need for a more adequate housing type to accommodate this population. It is estimated that by 2020, there will be a need for approximately 1.6 to 2.9 million units of affordable Assisted Living (Blake, 2005). With limited income and higher health bills, adequate housing becomes a low priority. It is estimated that 7.1 million elderly households have serious housing problems. (Blake, 2005) The scope of this research will look at literature, case studies, and interviews to begin to create and understand the necessary design aspects of Assisted Living and Affordable Housing to better create a housing typology that includes both low income residents and Assisted Living needs. This research hopes to have an outcome of Design Recommendations that can be utilized by designers when designing for an Affordable Assisted Living typology.

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2014

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Managing Real Estate Investments: An analysis of microeconomic and financial metrics and scenarios and their effect on investor-level asset returns

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This paper will examine the statistical significance of IRR dispersions caused by adjustments to property conditions. Many different economic metrics affect the returns and performance of real estate assets. During the underwriting process, many of these factors are considered and

This paper will examine the statistical significance of IRR dispersions caused by adjustments to property conditions. Many different economic metrics affect the returns and performance of real estate assets. During the underwriting process, many of these factors are considered and analyzed to find the true value of the asset given a set of market conditions. Because of the dynamic nature of the market, these factors fluctuate and therefore affect asset returns. Using Argus software, real estate managers can identify these variables and see how their adjustments affect asset returns in real-time. The beginning of this paper will start with an outline of the properties being analyzed, and well as financial information and market assumptions. For the statistical analysis, the Argus inputs that will be analyzed are:
1. Rental Revenue
2. Occupancy Rate
3. Tenant Improvements
4. Leasing Commissions
5. Operating Expenses
6. Capital Expenditures
7. Purchase Price
8. LTV
9. Debt Service Payment
10. Exit Sales Price
For the analysis, each variable will be individually adjusted without any changes to the other variables to ensure that changes in IRR are solely a result of the variable being adjusted. After the sensitivity analysis, each variable will be examined further the showcase differences in disparities and provide managerial insight. Finally, the findings will be applied to a modern-day scenario for additional insight on the practice use of the data. The importance of this data is that once analyzed, it can help real estate managers understand the main determinants of value in commercial real estate investments.

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2020-05

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Reed Thesis Paper

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Mitigation banks are a tool created to mitigate and compensate for negative impacts on the environment resulting from man made activities, especially damage caused to endangered wildlife, plants, and wetland ecosystems. The main objective of creating the system of mitigation

Mitigation banks are a tool created to mitigate and compensate for negative impacts on the environment resulting from man made activities, especially damage caused to endangered wildlife, plants, and wetland ecosystems. The main objective of creating the system of mitigation banks is to achieve environmental equilibrium, meaning “No Net Loss” to all environmental functions. This means damage to one area is compensated for in another area of like-kind through restoration. There is great controversy surrounding this claim. There is a system of debits and credits to ensure ecological loss from development is preceded by restoration of a similar ecology and function. Wetland mitigation banks are the focus for the purpose of research. Background and benefits will be given first, followed by threats, issues, solutions and a personal experience with mitigation banks.

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2021-12

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Reed Thesis Presentation

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Mitigation banks are a tool created to mitigate and compensate for negative impacts on the environment resulting from man made activities, especially damage caused to endangered wildlife, plants, and wetland ecosystems. The main objective of creating the system of mitigation

Mitigation banks are a tool created to mitigate and compensate for negative impacts on the environment resulting from man made activities, especially damage caused to endangered wildlife, plants, and wetland ecosystems. The main objective of creating the system of mitigation banks is to achieve environmental equilibrium, meaning “No Net Loss” to all environmental functions. This means damage to one area is compensated for in another area of like-kind through restoration. There is great controversy surrounding this claim. There is a system of debits and credits to ensure ecological loss from development is preceded by restoration of a similar ecology and function. Wetland mitigation banks are the focus for the purpose of research. Background and benefits will be given first, followed by threats, issues, solutions and a personal experience with mitigation banks.

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2021-12

The Efficacy of Mitigation Banks

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Mitigation banks are a tool created to mitigate and compensate for negative impacts on the environment resulting from man made activities, especially damage caused to endangered wildlife, plants, and wetland ecosystems. The main objective of creating the system of mitigation

Mitigation banks are a tool created to mitigate and compensate for negative impacts on the environment resulting from man made activities, especially damage caused to endangered wildlife, plants, and wetland ecosystems. The main objective of creating the system of mitigation banks is to achieve environmental equilibrium, meaning “No Net Loss” to all environmental functions. This means damage to one area is compensated for in another area of like-kind through restoration. There is great controversy surrounding this claim. There is a system of debits and credits to ensure ecological loss from development is preceded by restoration of a similar ecology and function. Wetland mitigation banks are the focus for the purpose of research. Background and benefits will be given first, followed by threats, issues, solutions and a personal experience with mitigation banks.

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2021-12

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Comparing the Performance of Publicly Traded REITs: Low Price to FFO vs. High Price to FFO

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This thesis is broken up into two parts: a research paper and a creative project. The paper provides an overview of the REIT universe as well as important historical and legal information about REITs. The creative project explores how REIT

This thesis is broken up into two parts: a research paper and a creative project. The paper provides an overview of the REIT universe as well as important historical and legal information about REITs. The creative project explores how REIT performance varied based on valuation multiples during a five-month period from October of 2021 to March of 2022. My initial objective was to determine whether a “growth” or “value” investment strategy worked best in the current market. However, I quickly discovered that the prevailing market conditions were far different than I expected. As a result, I gained valuable insight into how REITs behave during periods of market uncertainty.

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2022-05