Skin in the Game by Anwar Elgonemy
The Past, Present, and Future of Real Estate Investments in America

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Whether you are seeking to get in or out of the real estate market, advising investors, or restructuring deals, Skin in the Game is an indispensable book.

This multi-dimensional book highlights the lingering risks in the US property sector. If these risks are dealt with effectively, real estate in America will get its gallant groove back and be better prepared for inevitable crises in the future. The following five unresolved problems in US real estate—and their suggested solutions—are discussed in detail in the book:

1. Misconceptions about housing.
2. Negative home equity.
3. Delinquencies, defaults, and foreclosures.
4. Commercial debt maturities.
5. Private-label mortgage-backed securities.

Included are timely advice, new perspectives, and practical suggestions for coping with excessive debt risk in the US property market. There are also compelling discussions on topics from covered bonds to recommendations for reform in the real estate profession to specific strategies to guide property owners and investors through the post-crisis economic environment.

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About Anwar Elgonemy

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Anwar Elgonemy draws on over twentyyears of experience in real estate acquisitions,developments, financings, and valuations.Elgonemy speaks four languages and has advisedreal estate clients throughout the United States,the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, LatinAmerica, and Southeast Asia.Currently, he is director of acquisitions for Equinox Hospitality Group, a San Francisco-based private equity firm that focuses on the lodging sector. Previously, Elgonemy was a senior vice-president with Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL). Elgonemy is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Counselor of Real Estate (CRE), Fellow of the Royal Institution of CharteredSurveyors (FRICS), and a Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI). Widely published, he has also attained top-tier media coverage in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Time magazine.He is an alumnus of the University of Houston and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.REVIEWS: "Anwar Elgonemy's Skin in the Game is an excellent analysis of the unresolved problems in the post-crisis US financial system-andparticularly the real estate sector-that points out looming risks and possible solutions to avert further catastrophe. Skin in the Game is an easily accessible, well-written, and essential read from aseasoned practioner." -Colin Dyer, Chief Executive Officer, Jones Lang LaSalle. "Anwar Elgonemy brings his invaluable perspective as a commercial real estate strategist to the tangled story of the financial crisis and breaks down its many mysteries into clear, thorough, andlively explanations that never lose sight of the most important factor of all: human psychology. Skin in the Game is an excellent resource." -Alyssa Katz, author of Our Lot: How Real Estate Came to Own Us and Adjunct Faculty member at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute."This is a great deep-dive into the world of real estate finance. Well-written, impressively researched, entertaining, and educational."-Matthew Anderson, Managing Director, Trepp LLC. "First-time author Elgonemy offers an in-depth look at the housing market collapse, and suggests changes to mortgage practices to prevent its recurrence. Elgonemy's book is thorough and well-researched. Readers will find a wealth of information and ideas."-Kirkus Reviews. For further reviews, please visit
Published March 2, 2012 by CreatSpace. 534 pages
Genres: Business & Economics.

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In doing so they distanced themselves from any liability or interest in the homes they financed, and thus no longer had any “skin in the game.” When the real estate bubble burst, the result was a “tidal wave of delinquencies and foreclosures.” Elgonemy goes into what foreclosure means to people...

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