Background Note | HBS Case Collection | May 1979 (Revised August 2013)

Financial Analysis of Real Property Investments

by William J. Poorvu


Develops a conceptual framework for financial analysis of real estate investments, taking into consideration the necessity for baseline data, project trends, and forecast discontinuities.

Keywords: Forecasting and Prediction; Investment Return; Trends; Real Estate Industry; Financial Services Industry;


Poorvu, William J. "Financial Analysis of Real Property Investments." Harvard Business School Background Note 379-193, May 1979. (Revised August 2013.)