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BYU offers real estate investment analysis workshop July 11

Brigham Young University Conferences and Workshops will present “Real Estate Investment Analysis: A Small-Property Perspective” on Friday, July 11.

The conference is an introduction to investment analysis and has no pre-requisites. Registration is $159, or $189 for 0.5 credit hours of Business Management 490R on a BYU transcript. Registration may be completed online at, by calling (801) 422-8925 or in person at the Harman Continuing Education Building.

The instructor is Barrett A. Slade, who teaches real estate investment analysis for BYU’s Marriott School of Management. With more than 25 years of experience in real estate, Slade has been employed as a chief appraiser with a major financial institution and has owned and managed his own real estate consulting business. He holds a doctorate in real estate from the University of Georgia and has taught real estate professionals in cities across the country.

Conference sessions include:

• Laying the Foundation—Examines the investment nuances of various small-property types, including multifamily and single-family residential, condominiums, retail, office, industrial and vacant land. Also explores various investment strategies pertaining to property type and geographic selection.

• Time Value of Money—Reviews the fundamentals of future- and present-value analysis, amortization, net present value analysis and internal rate of return analysis.

• Mortgage Financing—Explores traditional and creative financing alternatives, numerous loan types and the investment impact from alternative loan terms.

• Market and Financial Analysis—Outlines practical procedures for conducting primary market and financial analysis of a prospective investment property. An actual case study is used to illustrate the practical aspects of examining market rents, occupancies and operating expense data.

• Income Tax Reduction Strategies—Studies the latest tax reduction strategies by examining mortgage interest and depreciation deductions, capital gains taxes, depreciation recapture taxes and passive activity loss rules.

• Investment Analysis—Examines important investment decision measures, including break-even analysis, debt coverage ratio analysis, after-tax cash flow analysis and direct capitalization analysis.

• Forms of Legal Ownership and Contract-Related Issues—Reviews the characteristics of common legal forms of ownership, including partnerships, corporations and sole proprietorships, as well as important contract-related issues pertaining to small-property acquisitions.

• Case Studies—Reviews two case studies to solidify the concepts and techniques previously learned and to enhance the practical application of the seminar material.

This course is approved for continuing education credit by the State of Utah Department of Commerce Division of Real Estate. The conference is approved for seven hours of continuing education credit for appraisers, sales agents and brokers.

For more information or to register, call (801) 422-8925 or visit

Writer: Marissa Ballantyne

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