spacer (1K) spacer (1K)
spacer (1K)


spacer (1K) spacer (1K)
spacer (1K) spacer (1K)
spacer (1K)
spacer (1K) spacer (1K)
spacer (1K) spacer (1K)
spacer (1K) photo1 (65K) spacer (1K) photo2 (61K) spacer (1K) photo3 (81K)
spacer (1K)
spacer (1K) spacer (1K)
spacer (1K)




General Resources


Careers in Real Estate

Internet Resources

Professional Real Estate Designations and Licenses

Professional Real Estate Journals and Industry Publications and Periodicals

Real Estate and Urban Planning Degrees in California

Recommended Books by Subject



Research Presentations


1_Intro Real Estate Economics and Cycle Analysis

1a_Institutional Foundations for Efficient Real Estate and Securities Markets

2_US Housing Policy - Historical and Supply Demand Analysis

2a_Comparative Welfare State Housing Policy

3_Apartments in a Capital Markets Context

4_Apartment Market Cycles in the Western Region

5_SRO Development in San Francisco Plaza Hotel (Need to Request Copy)

6_Setting Rents - Revenue Management Systems

7_REIT Weighted Average Cost of Capital

8_REIT FFO Multiple Analysis

9_REIT Market and Financial Metrics [Read-Only]

10_REIT Technical Securities Analysis

11_REIT M&A Example

12_Exchange Traded Property Derivative Contracts and Transaction-Based Indices

13_Transaction-Based Index Construction Methodology


Research Papers


1_Academic and Applied Real Estate Research, As Two Worlds Collide-Divide

1a_From Federalism to Localism Implications for Property Owners

2_US Housing Policy - Historical and Supply Demand Analysis

2a1_Analysis of the Department of Housing and Urban Development

2a2_Coordination and Cooperation between Local Housing Agencies

2a_Comparative Welfare State Housing Policies

3_Modern Real Estate Portfolio Theory and Management (MREPT)

4_Apt Cycle MANOVA Tests

5_California Catalyst - Business and Migration Trends

6_Demographic Demand for Housing In California

7_Impact of New Technologies on Space, Ops and Revs

8_Implications of REIT Modernization Act

9_REIT FFO Multiple Modeling

10_The DownREITStructure

11_Class Sylabus Fin463 Spring05

12_Market Research Consulting Document

13_Real Estate Securities Statement of Purpose

14_Apartment Market Fundamental, Tracking and Forecast Report 2005-2006

15_Commercial Real Estate Transactions Based-Stratified-Stock Weighted Indices _ Methodology Summary

16_Transactions Based Indices Commercial Real Estate Market

17_Transactions Based Indices Economic and Commercial Real Estate Cycle Analysis

18_SPCREX Press Release December 2008

19_SPCREX Fact Sheet

20_SPCREX Methodology Document

21_SPCREX Index Values





Affordable Housing:

Bazelon Center for Fair Housing

Bridge Housing Corporation

Center for Community Change

Department of Housing and Urban Development


Fair Housing Institute


Housing Assistance Council


HUD: Office of Community Planning and Development


Jonathan Rose Companies


Local Initiative Support Council

National Affordable Housing Network

National Affordable Housing Training Institute

National Housing Trust


National Income Housing Coalition (LIHIS)

National Housing Institute Research and Reports

Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California

The Enterprise Foundation

Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation


Affordable Housing Finance

AMSI Property Management Accounting Software


Apartment Finance Today



Apartment Internet Marketing


Apartment Life


Apartment Home Living




California Apartment Association (CAA)


Housing Finance


MP/F Research/Yield Star (Apartment Data)

McCracken Information Services

Multi-Housing News

National Apartment Association


National Association of Real Estate Property Managers

National Multihousing Council

Real Facts Inc.


Rental Housing On-Line

SpringStreet Apartments


Yardi Systems Software


California Websites:

Association of Bay Area of Governments (ABAG)


California Assocation of Realtors

California Chamber of Commerce


California Department of Finance

California Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit


California Employment Development Department (EDD)


California Retail Survey


Center for Boarder and Economic Regional Studies

Center for Continuous Studty of the California Economy

Claremont McKenna College


Public Policy Institute of California

Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD)


Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)


State of California, State of California Housing Markets


UCLA Forecasting Project


USC Lusk Center for Real Estate

Demographic Websites:

American Demographics Magazine

U.S. Census

California Department of Finance


Info United States

Site To Do Business


USA Data

Walk Score



Economic Websites:


American Economic Association

Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Census Economic Briefing Rooms


Confrence Board


Council of Economic Advisors


Department of Commerce


Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI)


Economic Information Systems


Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Florida Research and Economic Database (FRED)


Economic Research Federal Reserve St. Louis

National Association of Business Economists

National Association of Realtors

Social Science Research Network

Stat USA Internet

UCLA Forecasting Project



Financial Institutions:

American Bankers Association


Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Federal Home Loan Bank


Federal Housing Finance Board

Fannie Mae


Freddie Mac

Ginnie Mae

Federal Reserve Bank System, Board of Governors

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City


Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Federal Reserve Bank of Philidelphia

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis


U.S. Treasury Department, Comptroller of the Currency





Amnesty International


Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE)


Bank of International Settlements (BIS)


Bank of England


Barclays Global


British Broadcast Corporation (BBC)


Bloomberg News


Der Spiegel 


Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)


Ernst & Young


Europe Real Estate


European Central Bank (ECB)


Financial Times (FT)


Fortis Investment Management




IPE Real Estate


International Herold Tribune


International Monetary Fund (IMF)


International Real Estate Digest (IRED)


International Real Estate Federation (IREF)


International Real Estate Society (IRES)


Investment Property Databank (IPD)


International Securities Exchange (ISE)


Jones Lang LaSalle


Le Figaro


Le Monde Diplomatique


Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)


OXFAM International


Property Finance Europe


Realty Guide International


Reuters News Service


REFIRE Intelligence Report


Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)


UBS Global Real Estate


United Nations


World Bank


World Economic Forum



Institutional Real Estate Investment Research

and Management:

AEW Real Estate Investment Management


Callan Associates (Mercer)


Center for Investment Research

Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)


Heitman Real Estate Investment Advisors


Institute of Real Estate Management


Institutional Real Estate Inc. (IREI)


Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL)


Kingsley Associates


National Association Real Estate Investment Management (NAREIM)


National Council of Real Estate Investment Feduciaries (NAREIF)


Prudential Investment Management: Real Estate Investors (PREI)


Pension Real Estate Association (PREA)

RREEF Alternative Investments


Townsend Group


UBS Global Real Estate



Mortgage Backed Securities:

ARCS Commercial Brokerage


Bond Market Association


Commercial Mortgage Securities Association (CMSA)


Commercial Mortgage Alert


Federal Home Loan Bank


Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)

Freddie Mac

Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA)


Markit - CMBX Index


Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)

National Mortgage News


*Real Estate Brokers*:

Greater Los Angeles Board of Realtors

CB Richard Ellis

Cohen Esrey

Colliers International


Grubb & Ellis

Grubb & Ellis Publications and Research

John Burnham

Marcus & Millichap


National Association of Realtors

Cushman and Wakefield

Realtor Magazine

Society of Industrial and Office Realtors

Sperry Van Ness

Realtors Land Institute


Real Estate Centers:

Building Owner Management Association (BOMA)


Center of Urban and Metropolitan Policy

Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics - U.C. Berkeley Haas School Bus


Homer Hoyt Institute


Lincoln Institute on Housing Policy

Lusk Center for Real Estate - University of Southern California


Real Estate Center

Real Estate Research Institute


Urban Institute

Urban Land Institute

Real Estate Market Data:

American Society of Appraisers

Appraisal Institute




Data Consortium


Dupe + Scott


FW Dodge




Marshall & Swift


MP/F Research, Inc.

National Real Estate Index


Office Space


Real Capital Analytics (RCA)


Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC)


REIS Research, Inc.


Site To Do Business (STDB)


Smith Travel Research Global (STR)


SNL Financial


Real Estate Publications:

National Real Estate Investor

Commercial Real Estate Exchange

California Real Estate Journal

Harvard Business On-Line

Inman News


Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Journal of Real Estate Research


Real Estate Profiles


Real Estate Related Websites:


Dearborn Publishing Corp. Real Estate Education


International Real Estate Digest


Loop Net




Property Shark




Real Estate Confrence Group

Realty Marketing Northwest


Z-Law Rel Estate Software Catalog


Residential Housing:


California Association of Realtors (CAR)


FannieMae Foundation


Harvard Center for Joint Housing Studies

Harvard Center for Urban Development Studies


National Council of State Housing Agencies

National Housing Institute


National Association of Home Builders


National Association of Realtors (NAR)


Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO)


Real Estate at Harvard Design School


San Francisco Association of Realtors (SFAR)


Standard & Poor's (S&P) Case/Shiller (CSW) Housing Price Index,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,1,0,0,0,0,0.html


U.S. Census Bureau: Manufacturing, Mining and Construction Statistics


U.S. Census Housing Permit Data

U.S. Census Housing Construction Data

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development




United States Government Websites:


U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

United States Chamber of Commerce

Environmental Protection Agency

Securities Exchange Commission



Urban Planning:

American Institute of Architects (AIA)


American Planning Association (APA)

Green Alliance


San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association (SPUR)


Urban Land Institute (ULI)




ArcView ESRI


Google Earth


US Geological Survey (USGS)




National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 


National Weather Service (NWS)


Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Site To Do Business (STDB)


Yahoo Maps


Real Estate Organizations:

American Real Estate Society (ARES)


American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA)


Appraisal Institute


Belden Club San Francisco


Building Owner Management Association (BOMA)


California Apartment Association (CAA)


California Assocation of Realtors (CAR)


Commercial Mortgage Securities Association (CMSA)


Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) - San Francisco


Homer Hoyt Institute


National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)


National Association of Realtors (NAR)


National Council of Real Estate Investment Feduciaries (NAREIF)


National Multi-Housing Council (NMHC)


Pension Real Estate Association (PREA)


Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)


San Francisco Real Estate Exchange (SFREX)


Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)






Constant Contact






Legal Zoom


Loop Net




Property Line


PR Web


Sales Force


Survey Monkey


You Noodle



Real Estate/Finance/Economics Academic Programs:


University of California - Berkeley - Haas School of Business - BS/MBA/PhD in Real Estate


University of Southern California (USC) - Master: Real Estate Development/Ross Program SF


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - MS in Real Estate Development


San Francisco State University (SFSU) - MBA/MSMBA: Finance/Hospitality & Tourism

Golden Gate University MBA/MS: Finance/Investments


University of San Francisco (USF) MBA/MS: Finance/Financial Analysis


St. May's University MBA/MS: Finance/Financial Analysis & Investment Management (SF)


San Francisco State University (SFSU) - MA/MPA: Applied Economics/Political Science/Public Administration


University of San Francisco (USF) MA: International and Development Economics


Study Sites:


Course Hero










Licenses and Certifications:


American Institute of Public Accountants (AICPA) - Certified Public Accountant (CPA)  Schweser:  Becker CPA Review:  Uniform CPA Examination:  Exam Matrix 

Golden Gate University BS/MS Accounting/Tax:


California Department of Real Estate (DRE) - Real Estate Brokers/Sales License        Real Estate Trainers:     Kaplan/Anthony Schools:


California Department of Insurance - Life/Property Insurance Brokers/Sales License    Insurance School of California:   Kaplan Financial:


California Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) - General Appraiser License   Noble Fields:  Real Estate Licence Service:  Premier Schools:  Appraisal Institute (AI) Commercial/Residential MAI/SRA Designations:


CCIM Institute - Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)


Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)/Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)


CFA Institute - Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)   Schwester:  Stalla:  St. Mary's MS Financial Analysis & Investment Management: University of San Francisco Executive MS in Financial Statement Analysis:


Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)/National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) -

Registered Representative (Series #7), Registered Investment Advisor (Series #66), General Securities Principle (Series #24).  Other Licenses: Commodity Futures (Series #3), and Registered Options Principle (Series #4), Research Analyst (Series #86), Corporate Securities Limited Representative (Series #62)/Equity Trader Limited Representative (Series #55)/Registered Options Representative (Series #42), Financial and Operations Principle (Series #27)  PassPerfect:  Securities Institute:   Compliance/Examination:  Pamela Smith Seminars/Exam Prep:


Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) - Certified Property Manager (CPM)


Project Management Institute (PMI)  Exam Prep: Exam Prep: Exam Prep: Exam Prep: MS Office Project:


California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (CBPELS)  Application Information: Exam Information: Exams: Exam Registration: xxxxx:




Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC)


5-Star Hospitality (Seattle)


Adaptive Advisors, Inc.


Allen Austin Executive Search Consultants (Texas)


Ankenbrandt Group (New Port, CA)


Arrow Employment Services


Arwood & Associates, Inc.


Associated Recruitment Consultants




Burns Carlton (U.K)


Carlyle Group (Chicago)


Christopher Group Executive Search


Crown Advisors (Pitts/Chic)


Core Staffing Services (NY)


Davidson Staffing - Legal  (Irvine, CA)


DAK Associates (Phili, PA)


Double Eagle Group, Inc. (Minn, MN)


Dudley & Associates (Dallas, TX)


Dougherty Group (Chic, IL)


Equinox Partners (Global)


Ferguson Partners


Gillham, Golbeck & Associates (Dallas, TX)


The Governance Group (New Jersey, NY)


Harris & Associates (Global)


Heidrick and Struggles (Global)


Hudson Highland Group (Global)


The Hunter Search Group, Inc. (Ohio)


Huntington Partners (PA)


J.D. Hersey & Associates (Columbus, OH)


JMJ Phillip (Rochester, MI)


John Morrow & Associates, Inc. (Irwin, PA)


Joseph Chris & Associates (Texas)


Kaye/Bassman International Corp. (Texas)


Lucas Group (Global)


MorganSullivan (Mass)


MSB Resources (PA)


Musick and Associates (Colorado)


National Real Estate Recruiting (Minn, MN)


Nicholson International (London, UK)


Newport Strategic Search LLC  (California)


Peters & Associates (New York)


Poline Associates (Atlanta/San Diego)


Orion Search Group (Minn)


Ray & Berndtson (Global)


Real Estate Recruit (Palm Springs, CA)


Real Estate Recruiters (Reno, NV)


ReRecruit (Palm Springs, CA)


Recuiter Solutions International -RSI (Ohio)


Richard, Wayne and Roberts (Houston, TX)


Rhodes Associates (New York/Hong Kong)


Sloane Associates, Inc. (Brookfield, WI)


Southcoast Partners, Inc. (Texas)


Spencer Stuart (Global)


Spherion (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)


Speciality Consultants Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA)


Steven Friedman (Kensington, MD)


Terra Search (San Francisco, CA)


Top Tempo (Los Angeles, CA)


Trovato Group (Middleton, WI)


Washingtonian Associates (Virginia/DC/Maryland)



Job Sites:


Allegis Group




Career Builder


Careers In Finance


Craigs List




Gerson Lehrman Group Real Estate CouncilSM


Ihire Real Estate


Institutional Partners


Job Monkey


Jobs Online


Jobs Real Estate


Job Search Site, LLC


Job Source Info Real Estate


The Ladders


More Careers


My Next Deal


Nation Job


RE Buz


Real Estate Jobs


Real Estate Job Site




Select Leaders


Simply Hired








US Jobs




Yahoo Hot Jobs



Social Networking:


Active Rain


A Small World


Blog Spot






Investors Lounge Online




My Space


Meet Up






Word Press





Audio-Video Files:


Audacity (Audio)






Budget Travel


Cruise Critic


Cruise Mates








Hot Wire


Lonely Planet


Price Line


Quik Book


Rick Steves


Smarter Travel


Travel Zoo


Trip Advisor






Alfreds Steak House




Bocco Ristorante






Harris Steak House






Market Bar


New Delhi Restaurant


North Beach Restaurant


Salt House


Sam's Grill


Town Hall




Bovetti Chocolats


Chocolate Coverd Sweets and Gifts (4069 24th Street - 415-641-8123)


Christopher Elbow


Dolfin Chocolate


Fran's Chocolates




John Kelly


Joseph Schmit/Scharffen Berger (RIP)


La Maison Du Chocolat


Polco Dolce


Recchiuti Confections


Slitti Cioccolato Artigianale




Valrhona Chocolats


Venchi il Cioccolato




Blue Bottle Coffee


Cafe Nero


Cafe Roma


Cafe X|O


Pete's Coffee


Martha Brothers Coffee






Cher Radio


Grateful Dead


Heartbreaker (Led Zeppelin)








The Underground


Sirius Radio


Wolfgangs Vault




Harding Park-Fleming Golf Course (SF)/Northern California Golf Association (NCGA)

Fairway  Fashion/Loudmouth Golf Designers


Mavericks Surf Contest/Doug Haut:Ocean Beach/Pedro Point/Steamer Lane Santa Cruz/Pleasure Point


San Francisco Tennis Club (SFTC)-Western Athletic Clubs/US Tennis Assoc. (USTA)/Bk of West/SAP Opens


Spinnaker Sailing/South Beach Marina/American Sailing Association (ASA)/J-Boats West


Squaw Valley/Mt. Rose and Granlibakken Ski Resorts/Bridgetender & Bacchis Restaurants


Rugby UC Berkeley-Cal/World Cup 2011/Magazine/Imports/Foundation/All Blacks/Springoks







spacer (1K) spacer (1K) spacer (1K) spacer (1K) spacer (1K) spacer (1K)
spacer (1K) spacer (1K) Home Page | About Us | Contact Us | Events | Resources
Copyright 2005 copyright 2005 The Commercial Group. All Rights Reserved.

Disclosure: Johnson Souza Group, Inc., the real estate and financial economic firm, was established in 2003, to provide macroeconomic and monetary policy research and fiscal policy analysis, and commercial real estate portfolio management and underwriting services, to retail and institutional clients. A San Francisco-based commercial real estate investment research and consulting firm, Johnson Souza Group, Inc. is a leader in applied real estate analytics and commercial real estate products. The Johnson Souza Group, Inc. affiliated with the Commercial Real Estate Group, provides an integral role in developing and managing a new set of real estate investment products and processes that the industry needs, particularly at this point in the business and real estate cycle. Disclaimer: Although information herein contained is from sources believed to be reliable, Johnson Souza Group, Inc. makes no warranty or representation that such information is correct, and is not responsible for errors, omissions or misstatements of any kind. All opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and no statement should be construed as an offer to buy or sell any security. Trading of all such real estate investments and securities entails significant risks which can result in substantial financial loss. Such risks should be fully understood prior to investment.

spacer (1K) spacer (1K) spacer (1K)
spacer (1K)