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Real Estate Market: Company Research
Use this guide to locate real estate industry information.
An online directory of 24 million+ businesses in the United States and Canada. Users can search by company name, ticker symbol, executive name, geographic location, sales range, type of business and number of employees.
Example: I need to find companies that provide property services for real estate businesses.
Under Available Databases, click on U.S. Businesses>Search
Select the Advanced Search tab
Use the left menu to select Business Type>Keyword/SIC/NAICS
Type in real estate and click Search
Select 864127 - Real Estate Property Services from the industry results
Click View Results to see the businesses associated with the industry
PrivCo.com is a well-known source for business and financial research on non-publicly traded corporations, including family-owned, private equity-owned, venture-backed and international unlisted companies. Tip: Click on the magnifying glass icon on the left menu and use the Advanced Search to generate a list of privately held companies within the industry.
Example: I need to find companies that are involved in industrial real estate
Click on the Magnifying Glass Icon to start an advanced search
Select Real Estate from the Industries list
Type in keyword industrial into the Search Term box
Tip: You can narrow your search by City, State, Region, or Zip Code using the Locations filter
Access to the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,200 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier includes full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Updated daily. This database contains Marketline company profiles with SWOT analysis. Note: not all companies are represented.
Provides full-text coverage of approximately 15,000 national and regional newspapers, broadcast transcripts, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations and SEC filings such as 10-K's and 10-Q's. It provides access to company profiles, industry and market research information and trade journals. Company profiles are available for both public and private companies.This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789. This database is only available to current Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff. For an overview of how to use Nexis Uni, visit this page.
Example: I want to read the Hoover's report for the very well-known, but privately-held, Coldwell Banker Real Estate residential real estate company
Under the heading "What are you interested in?" click the box for "A Publication"
Type "Coldwell Banker" into the box "Search Something Specific
In Find publication, type "Hoovers Company Records - In-depth Records"
Locate the Hoovers Company Report for "Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation" Hoover's Company Records - In-depth Records
PrivCo.com is a well-known source for business and financial research on non-publicly traded corporations, including family-owned, private equity-owned, venture-backed and international unlisted companies. In addition to providing a list of companies within an industry, PrivCo provides brief profiles of these companies.
Company Financial Data for Publicly Traded Companies (Library Subscription Databases)
The resources listed below are helpful when looking for financial information on publicly traded companies. Company financial information is readily available when companies are publicly traded. Regulations from the Securities and Exchange Commission SEC ensure that public companies disclose their financial data. Because privately held companies are not subject to the same rules as publicly traded companies, there is usually far less financial information available. Visit the guide for Publicly Traded Companies and the guide for Privately Held Companies for additional resources.
Mergent Online provides business and financial information for over 23,000 U.S. and international companies. 30 years of historical stock prices are available. SEC filings (real-time and archived to 1993) are included for the 10,000+ NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchange companies. Financials for 15 years are "as reported" and can be downloaded to spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel. Select private company reports are available.
Provides access to research products including Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Mutual Fund Reports, Bond Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, and The Outlook, among others. Includes financials as Excel Analytics for both U.S. and global companies.
Example: I need a stock report on the publicly traded commercial real estate company CBRE.
Type CBRE into the search box at the top of the screen and click search
Select CBRE Group, Inc. from the list of results
On the left-hand side of the screen, go to the section for Research and click Equity Research
Click the PDF icon to access the report
Example: I need to find corporate legal news related to Jones Lane Lasalle.
Click on Companies/Markets, select Company
Enter in JLL (ticker symbol) or the company name
Select Jones Lane Lasalle, Inc. from the list of results
On the resulting Company Snapshot page, scroll down or click on News
In the news section, select Legal/Judicial from the Suggested Categories List