|Author||: Brian Hennessey|
|Release Date||: 2015-06-25|
|ISBN 10||: 9781511996891|
|Pages||: 84 pages|
There's a huge problem in the commercial real estate business that nobody is talking about- DUE DILIGENCE. The vast majority of investors, real estate brokers and commercial real estate professionals barely scratch the surface conducting their due diligence when purchasing commercial real estate investments. Investors are taking unnecessary risks and throwing money away or making bad investments, by not properly performing due diligence. In fact, they are leaving big money on the table without even realizing it.Brokers are putting themselves at risk for potential litigation and missing an opportunity to help their clients as a true ally by learningthese principles. All because "they don't know what they don't know". I was in the same position, until I created a system that made the entire process easier and less stressful. Having and adhering to a proven system allows you to do it faster, easier, more efficiently and you're less likely to miss something. It reduces the stress; makes you feel more confident; makes the sellers of the properties less likely to try to play games while negotiating with you, and ultimately helps to make you a betterinvestor because you are more prepared. This handbook gives you a process to follow. A "road map" that takes you through from beginning to end. It is written in a concise, "easy to follow" fashion as a real due diligence tool and is not intended as a voluminous textbook on the subject. It's based upon over 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate business and acquiring over 9 million square feet from private and institutional owners. The fundamentals remain the same and they are all applicable, whether you're acquiring residential rental properties, an industrial building, a skyscraper or retail shopping center. Some of the things you will learn from the book . . . What to negotiate in the purchase and sale agreement so that you can maximize the opportunities for yourself when it comes timeto negotiate further with the seller. Essential provisions to ask for in the purchase and sale agreement. (These could end up costing you dearly later if you don't have them inthere). Specific issues and provisions to look for in the leases. (These could be potentially devastating to the investment after you own it). Conducting tenant interviews and what questions to ask so that you can uncover any problems or issues (This can be a goldmine of information). Cost cutting tips and dozens of strategies that will help you add value to the property once you own it. One of the most critical processes done during the due diligence process is the underwriting and financial analysis, which is constantly being revised during that process. (Included is a list of essential questions that must be addressed.) How to ensure that you are getting all you deserve when finalizing the transaction and what to look for on the closing statement to make sure you are. (Most investors leave a lot of money behind by not knowing this information). In addition, you get at the end of handbook . . . Sample Lease Abstract Form (which shows you how to summarize all the main deal points and provisions of a lease document). Due Diligence Checklist Due Diligence Document Checklist Sample Tenant Questionnaire (a sample list of questions that you should ask of tenants when conducting a tenant interview). By having this knowledge and my "step-by-step" system, you will be more prepared and less stressed; more confident in your ability to negotiate and go up against any seller. There are too many things to remember during the process. We need reminding as much as we need learning. Get it now and be prepared for your next real estate investment. Many investors keep it as a constant companion when purchasing real estate.
Due Diligence Handbook provides business directors with a practical and authoritative guidance to minimising financial and legal risks, as well as risks to reputation. The book brings together practical information on relevant legislation, regulations, codes and best practice guidance in one volume. The book provides clear guidance and case studies to help understand the complexity of due diligence issues, and to demonstrate the detailed work that is necessary to ensure that the benefits of an acquisition can be realised and that there are no unexpected problems.
Designed to help you make your due diligence process as smooth and effective as possible, this collection of checklists by acknowledged expert, Peter Howson, will ensure you manage the risk aspects of any acquisition. The author takes you through the due diligence process itself from legal, financial and commercial to employment and IT, and guides you through the collection. Each checklist includes a short introduction that enables you to make the best use of the material.
"The complete guide to performing a due diligence investigation"--Resource description page.
"This book covers the evolution of environmental site assessment practices from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA- 1970), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA- 1976), Comprehensive Enrironmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA- 1980) to the development of an industry standard in 1993 (ASTM E1527) and the final AAI standards as published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2005"--Page xii.
This practical title covers broadly the subject of due diligence - used to provide a framework for helping businesses avoid reputational, environmental and social hazards. Straightforward and clearly written, Due Diligence and Corporate Governance is a unique title which covers all aspects of new due diligence in one book. Taking a risk-based approach, this essential reference book for company secretaries, directors and managers, includes checklists to monitor risk management, explains best practice illustrated with practical examples and diagrams, and explains in a user-friendly way exactly how to get it right. LexisNexis UK and CIMA Publishing are offering CIMA members a discount on this product. Please go to www. lexisnexis. co. uk/cimapublishing to see if you qualify and to order.
Discusses how to analyze and investigate a business when one is deciding whether to acquire it and/or whether to invest in it.
The first book to offer a comprehensive framework for conducting the venture capital due diligence process Venture capitalists and other professional investors use due diligence to uncover all of the critical aspects of a company in which they are considering investing in an attempt to estimate the ROI of this decision. The state of the market, management expertise within the firm, legal concerns, location, and environmental issues are just a few of the factors investors include in their due diligence analyses. This book is the only guide to provide investors with a rigorous due diligence framework that can be customized to fit the practice of the firm. The book provides readers with a clear and complete understanding of the due diligence process and formalizes the process for the VC community. The book is structured around key criteria presented in the form of questions. Each question is followed by in-depth explanations and analyses that incorporate the best practices of today's top VCs, including John Doerr, Don Valentine, Kevin Fong, and Ann Winblad.
“Everything” sums up what must be considered for a properly documented property evaluation. Less than 30% of the projects that are developed in the minerals industry yield the return on investment that was projected from the project feasibility studies. The tools described in this handbook will greatly improve the probability of meeting your projections and minimizing project execution capital cost blowout that has become so prevalent in this industry in recent years. Mineral Property Evaluation provides guidelines to follow in performing mineral property feasibility and evaluation studies and due diligence, and in preparing proper documents for bankable presentations. It highlights the need for a consistent, systematic methodology in performing evaluation and feasibility work. The objective of a feasibility and evaluation study should be to assess the value of the undeveloped or developed mineral property and to convey these findings to the company that is considering applying technical and physical changes to bring the property into production of a mineral product. The analysis needs to determine the net present worth returned to the company for investing in these changes and to reach that decision point as early as possible and with the least amount of money spent on the evaluation study. All resources are not reserves, nor are all minerals an ore. The successful conclusion of any property evaluation depends on the development, work, and conclusions of the project team. The handbook has a diverse audience: • Professionals in the minerals industry that perform mineral property evaluations. • Companies that have mineral properties and perform mineral property feasibility studies and evaluations or are buying properties based on property evaluation. • Financial institutions, both domestic and overseas, that finance or raise capital for the minerals industry. • Consulting firms and architectural and engineering contractors that utilize mineral property feasibility studies and need standards to follow. • And probably the most important, the mining and geological engineering students and geology and economic geology students that need to learn the standards that they should follow throughout their careers.
|Author||: Howard Steiner,Stephen L. Marini|
|Release Date||: 2008-08|
|ISBN 10||: 0615237894|
|Pages||: 218 pages|
Finally, there is a one-stop Enhanced Due Diligence reference source! This book clearly presents methods for risk assessing customers and developing policies, procedures and controls for implementing a sustainable AML enhanced due diligence compliance program. The book not only addresses risk models, risk categories and risk elements, but also provides detailed information regarding specific high risk customer types. "The Desktop Reference" contains sample EDD reviews and everything you need to develop and maintain your EDD program, train your staff, and reduce regulatory risk. This book also teaches how to risk assess different customer types, how to conduct customer on-boarding EDD, and how to conduct ongoing EDD reviews. Sample EDD reviews include those for: Cash Intensive Businesses, Charities and NGOs, Foreign Correspondent Banks, and Private Banking Customers. Also covered are: MSBs and NBFIs, Senior Foreign Political Figures, Non Resident Aliens, and generic high risk customer types.
Many a blockbuster drug began in the mind of a single entrepreneur. From start-ups to spin-offs, there are no lack of options for a company or venture capitalist to license or invest into. But how can you know that this is the correct investment? The correct option to choose? The one which will lead to financial success and a nice end-of-year bonus? This is where scientific due diligence comes in, the independent, realistic and critical review of a potential technology. From early development data through to clinical study results, patents to competitor analysis, the due diligence process is essential for any investment decision. We have developed this handbook to guide investors and due diligence investigators through the minefield of scientific due diligence in the pharmaceutical world. It covers best-practice approaches, traps to avoid, and the most important areas to focus your limited time on. Investing in pharma? Then this is the book for you. --- Book contents --- The book has been divided into sections which cover the entire due diligence process. The first section covers the basics of due diligence: - Chapter 1 introduces due diligence investigations, including the attributes of good due diligence investigators, the basic rules to follow, and commonly-seen licensing approaches. - Chapter 2 covers the initial steps of assessment, including the preliminary screening for potential licenses and the secondary screen to identify true opportunities. - Chapter 3 shows the preparation for the on-site scientific due diligence investigation, including typical organisational tasks and team set-up. Next, the specific requirements for each area of expertise are covered in more depth: - Chapter 4 covers the investigation from the regulatory affairs perspective, including factors such as approval risk, regulatory planning, and useful special pathways. - Chapter 5 deals with quality, the assurance that the technology has been developed and manufactured to the required quality levels. The chapter covers typical GMP documents and important GxP requirements which will need to be verified. - Chapter 6 covers chemistry, manufacturing and control, the details of the product and the production process. This includes manufacturing-site specific documents and the process development and validation requirements. - Chapter 7 describes preclinical trials, the preliminary work prior to human testing. This includes approaches for evaluating preclinical studies as well as more specific information for toxicology and pharmacology work. - Chapter 8 involves clinical trials, the most important test of any new drug. This section covers both general trial requirements as well as those specific to individual clinical phases. - Chapter 9 deals with marketing, the ability to sell the new product. This includes determining market position, analysing potential competitors, and determining reimbursement options. - Chapter 10 describes the intellectual property factors which may be involved, covering both patenting and data exclusivity approaches to IP protection. - Chapter 11 finishes the scientific due diligence process by providing the final set of questions to ask prior to making the final recommendation. Finally the five appendices provide reference information which will help when conducting a due diligence investigation, from example checklists to work from through to advice for when you are being audited.