"A fascinating story that chronicles the wins and losses of several of the most renowned real estate investors of our time. Insightful and thought–provoking, it confirms that if you follow Bergsman’s golden rules of real estate investing, the chances of being successful are substantially increased."
Stephen B. Siegel
Chairman, Global Brokerage
CB Richard Ellis
"Steve Bergsman’s profiles of some of the most successful investors of our time give an illustrative and illuminating insight into how the best in the business have consistently managed their risk . . . and raised their returns. If you want to make it in the competitive world of real estate investing, read this book!"
Dale Anne Reiss
Global and America’s Director of Real Estate, Hospitality, and Construction Services
Ernst & Young
"For the novice and even the experienced investor in real estate, Steve Bergsman’s book contains lots of worthwhile ideas. Better still, it clearly explains how to implement them. Easy to read and insightful, it’s one of the better how–to investment guides around."
"I have been reading Steve Bergsman’s insightful real estate reporting and commentary for over a decade. He is one of the best real estate writers in America, as evidenced by his captivating analysis in Maverick Real Estate Investing, where he melds personalities and investing principles into a very good read."
Jonathan L. Kempner
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mortgage Bankers Association
Chapter 1: Make a Good Deal.
Chapter 2: Understand Cycles.
Chapter 3: Use Other People s Money.
Chapter 4: Establish Cash Flow Targets.
Chapter 5: Be in Alignment.
Chapter 6: Find a Nearly Perfect Location.
Chapter 7: Benefit from Someone Else s Disasters.
Chapter 8: Make Safe Gambles.
Chapter 9: Hire Savvy Managers.
Chapter 10: Get Good Legal and Tax Counsel.
Chapter 11: Overcome Negative Responses.
Chapter 12: Sell to Your Advantage.