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Real Estate Professional Provides Advice to Market in Ailing Economy

Anwar Elgonemy suggests ways for the real estate market to achieve
long-term success in bestselling new book,
"Skin in the Game: The Past, Present, and Future of Real Estate Investments in America"

To order your copy today, click on image.SAN FRANCISCO – June 13, 2012
-  With the decline in the United States’ economy, the real estate market is among those hardest hit. Anwar Elgonemy, who has worked on both domestic and international real estate financing projects, acquisitions and developments, strives to bring into focus the underlying fault lines in the financial system and real estate sector in “Skin in the Game: The Past, Present, and Future of Real Estate Investments in America” (ISBN 1463507658).

Elgonemy discusses five unresolved problems in the United States real estate market that plague the greater financial system. While discussing these troubling issues, he suggests concrete solutions as well. He looks at misconceptions about housing and the effects of negative home equity. He discusses delinquencies, defaults and foreclosures, which are problems a significant number of American households currently face. And he dissects commercial real estate debt maturities, covered bonds and private-label mortgage-backed securities.

What he concludes from his analysis is that the best strategy for minimizing debt risk in the United States real estate market is to implement a uniform risk assessment methodology. He believes that this would benefit lenders, borrowers, regulators and the government as a whole.

Elgonemy’s approach to the real estate crisis aims to jolt his readers into a thorough examination of his ideas and a new insight into possibilities for improving the US property sector. He is confident that the information provided in “Skin in the Game” will be beneficial to property lenders, investors and owners as they attempt to recover financially over the next few years.

Since its publication in March 2012, “Skin in the Game” has achieved the following:

  • #1 ranking on Amazon’s bestsellers list for books on real estate/mortgages.
  • Excellent media coverage through The Motley Fool,, and the CCIM Institute, among many others.
  • Recognized by Robert Rubin, the previous Secretary of the Treasury and Co-Chairman of Goldman Sachs, as a top new book.
  • Received strong endorsements from leading real estate professionals.

“Skin in the Game: The Past, Present, and Future of Real Estate Investments in America” is available for sale online at, Barnes & Noble and Institutional Real Estate, Inc., and other channels.


About the Author

Anwar Elgonemy has over 20 years of experience in real estate acquisitions, developments, financings and valuations. His clients include blue-chip companies in the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Currently he is the director of investments at Equinox Hospitality. He previously worked as an award-winning senior vice-president with Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL), PKF Consulting, Marriott International and Laventhol & Horwath. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston, and in July 2012 he will become an alumnus of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.


Anwar Elgonemy
(415) 699-3347

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