Gary D. Rappaport, renowned retail real-estate entrepreneur and CEO of RAPPAPORT, is set to release his latest book, Investing in Retail Properties – Third Edition, on September 19, 2023. The book promises to be a comprehensive guide for everyone from students to established real-estate professionals looking to realize their investment goals.  But don’t just take our word for it- read on to see what early reviewers are saying about Investing in Retail Properties- Third Edition.

“A consummately authoritative and valuable examination of retail investing.”

Kirkus Reviews– September 7, 2023

“[…] readers will find the information both thorough and completely up to date.” 

Asher Syed for Reader’s Favorite – August 9, 2023

“Leading by example, Investing in Retail Properties shares thorough, tested advice for prospective investors.”

Jeremiah Rood for Foreword – August 21, 2023

“I have read all three editions of Investing in Retail Properties, but the third edition is by far more comprehensive than its predecessors. Even at this stage of my career, I find his latest book not only entertaining, as Gary shares experiences over his lifetime and career, but also educational, as I continue to learn and adapt to an ever-evolving retail real estate business.”

Max Lehrman – President, Lehrco Corp. Washington, District of Columbia, USA

“I would encourage anyone who is considering investing in retail properties to read it and understand the nuts and bolts that while they may never need the tools in their toolbox to develop, acquire, lease, and manage the shopping center asset, at least they’ll be able to know who can and whether an investment makes sense to invest in or dispose of on a timely basis.”

Harold Zirkin – Managing Member, Hz Investments Inc. Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA

Gary D. Rappaport and Harold Zirkin

“The new case material in Investing in Retail Properties contains the most complete information that is directly applicable on the street today and reflects the important changes that have occurred since the Covid pandemic began. After 40 years of work and experience, I learned from this book a number of truly important principles and tools to employ today in my business.”

Russell Pratt – Chief Executive Officer, The Pratt Company Mill Valley, California, USA

“The third edition of Investing in Retail Properties is greatly expanded; with the updates of deal structures, we are typically seeing today the addition of structures used by other developers. Gary Rappaport’s very personal writing style and real-world examples reflect his passion for this business, serving to motivate and inspire readers more than the usual textbook.”

James E. Maurin, CRX, CSM – Founder and Past Chairman, Stirling Properties, Covington, Louisiana, USA

“Gary Rappaport’s comprehensive ‘soup to nuts’ book on structuring retail real estate partnerships is a must read for both the entrepreneur putting together the deal and the investor seeking a solid investment opportunity.”

Elizabeth I. Holland – Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel, Abbell Associates, Chicago, Illinois, USA

“Gary Rappaport’s Investing in Retail Properties is an essential resource for anyone who wants to invest in commercial real estate but particularly in retail properties. I assign it as a required textbook to my students working toward their master’s in real estate degree at Georgetown University and recommend it to real estate professionals with the same advice, ‘read it using a highlighter to underscore your learning objectives; it is filled with insights that you’ll want to revisit and reference.”

Brian D. Friedman – Partner, Friedman Capital and Adjunct Lecturer, Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

“Our students at the University of Colorado Real Estate Center at the Leeds School of Business have found that Investing in Retail Properties gives them real-life case studies beyond what any commercial real estate textbook can provide. The book has also been a handy desk-side resource for many students in their other real estate classes. I am recommending this new third edition to anyone considering a career in commercial real estate.”

Michael P. Kercheval, PhD – Sherman R. Miller Executive Director, CU Real Estate Center, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA

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