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Instructions and tips for getting started on the Bloomberg Professional terminals for research in business, finance, real estate and economics.

Bloomberg Guides and Tutorials

Type BU and hit <GO> to access Bloomberg's video tutorials and printed or online guides.

Choose Marketing Materials to access the Getting Starting guide, search guides, and topic-specific cheat sheets.  Click Download to view the document. Choose the print command within Adobe to obtain a hard copy.

Bring personal earphones to listen to tutorials, or borrow a set of headphones through the library.  At the Eisenhower Library, connect your headphones to the keyboard.  At Harbor East, connect them to the computer.

Bloomberg Real Estate Commands

General:

Real Estate Main Menu: Type RE  Hit <GO>

Real Estate Vital Statistics: Type VST  Hit <GO>

Overview of Contents for Real Estate by Category: From the Keyword Search function, type REAL ESTATE and Hit <HELP>


Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT):

REIT Index: Type BBREIT <GO>

REIT Database: Type QSRC <GO>

Ratios for a REIT: Enter the security and type DES3 

          Example: For Weingarten Realty, type WRI DES3 <GO>

Definitions & Calculations for REIT Ratios: Type DES and Hit <HELP>

Type DES <HELP> 9<GO> 7<GO> 1 <GO> 10<GO> and 1<GO> for ratio definitions.