Jay Rollins, JCR Capital founder and CEO, has written THE handbook for real estate finance and investments: Commercial Real Estate Uncovered. The book was compiled with Rollins’s 30 years of experience, including over 300 transactions totaling over $2 billion -- with less than a one percent principal loss ratio.
Commercial Real Estate Uncovered provides -- in a clearly-presented and easy-to-understand manner -- key knowledge and insights into: stabilized transactions; value-added transactions; structured transactions (mezzanine debt, preferred equity, pari pasu equity); distressed assets; foreclosure and bankruptcy; land investments; and exit strategies for all situations.
Rollins founded JCR Capital, a Denver-based commercial real estate finance company that targets middle market assets, in 2006. Today, Rollins is a recognized industry leader and is a featured speaker and guest lecturer at numerous industry events and colleges and universities. He is best known for calling the top of the commercial market in 2007, in As Good As It Gets in the National Real Estate Investor.
“I wrote this book to serve as a handy, to-the-point guide breaking down all of the key definitions, formulas, metrics and ‘rules’ to allow real estate investors to make good decisions,” Rollins said. “The explanations are simple and come with real world examples and ready-to-use investor models. You don’t need to get bogged down in complicated ivory tower real estate theory to be a successful real estate investor.”
Long before graduating from Virginia Tech (BS-finance and marketing) and George Washington University (MBA-finance), Rollins knew real estate. His father, a real estate entrepreneur, exposed him to the art of the deal from an early age. With the highs of the 1980s, the crash in the early 1990s, the RTC era, the dot com bust, the run up in 2005-06 and subsequent crash in 2008, Rollins has seen it all -- real estate fortunes lost and made again.
Before founding JCR Capital, Rollins’s first venture, Eastern Realty, capitalized on purchasing distressed loans from the RTC and lending institutions, ultimately purchasing $400 million in distressed assets over four years. After selling this company in the mid 90s, he created a balance sheet lending platform for GMAC Commercial Mortgage that financed over $1 billion in loans.
Commercial Real Estate Uncovered can be purchased at: http://www.creuncovered.com/buy-the-book
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