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


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.