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 or view free training seminars or webinars through SMNR.
  • 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


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.