How can investors avoid looking through “rose-tinted glasses”?
In this unit’s set of notes, Professor Geltner discussed the importance of compiling an accurate cash flow proforma with Tod McGrath, Vice President of Finance at Boston Properties. Considering their discussion, reflect on the following questions:
- When projecting the outcome of an investment, how optimistic do you or other investors tend to be, and is this optimism sometimes misplaced? Why do you think this is the case?
- What do you think real estate investors can do to avoid making incorrect assumptions when analyzing a potential investment?