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Cornell Real Estate Review

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Case Study: Sun Arrow Apartments

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Abstract

The Sun Arrow Apartments Case Study focuses on the evaluation of an investment opportunity for a 275-unit apartment complex in the El Paso, Texas market. After taking Sun Arrow out of bankruptcy, Frank Markowitz of Fannie Mae informs the case study’s protagonist, Geoff Grayson, that he has thirty days to complete the acquisition of Sun Arrow. Grayson’s task is twofold. First, Grayson must determine how to get the funds necessary to quickly close Sun Arrow. Second, Grayson must assess his risk tolerance because various market and property risks exist in connection with any Sun Arrow acquisition. The Sun Arrow case study assists students with critical thinking skills vital to the real estate acquisitions decision-making process and provides opportunities to consider quantitative and qualitative issues in real estate acquisitions.