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- November 1, 2016: Vol. 28, Number 10

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Tech factors: The introduction of new technologies will have big effects on real estate

by Stephen Roulac

When it comes to making investing decisions, most investors and their managers think in terms of what they already know and what already exists, rather than what they do not know and what does not yet exist. That orientation necessarily influences how investors and managers approach investing decisions. In addition, that orientation influences how investors and their managers consider the risks associated with their investing decisions.

Investing decisions and risk management, then, concern changes in such factors as those listed in the table in the print edition, “Elements that are the customary focus of investing decisions and risk management.” The approach and factors in the table apply at multiple, distinct levels of the investment-decision process:

Investment policy Deal analysis Investment structuring Negotiation Risk management Property/asset/portfolio management Regulatory compliance monitoring

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