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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 BPS and hit  <GO>, or type BU and click on Marketing Materials, to access Bloomberg's 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.
     
  • Register for free training seminars or webinars through BU.
     
  • Refer to the Certification Program link on this web guide for details on the Bloomberg Markets Concepts (BMC) course.
     
  • 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 Real Estate.  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. Hit <HELP>.


Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT):

REIT Index: Type BBREIT. Press <GO>.

REIT Database: Type QSRC. Press <GO>.

Ratios for a REIT: Type the security, then DES3.

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

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

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