Founder and Principal
After a numbers of years as an educator and a professional operator of projects in both commercial real estate and corporate facilities, Neil Osborne recognized the need for an affordable, easy to use and comprehensive set of tools, products and instructional materials to serve the needs of a diverse market. He is the Founder and Principal of Investit Software, and, in addition to managing various corporate operations, has many years of experience teaching varieties of real estate analysis and related financial topics to all levels of students and practitioners in the Commercial Real Estate industry. His style, and easy to understand real-life examples enables him to present complex concepts in ways that make the topics “user friendly”. Mr. Osborne is a retired professional engineer, with an MBA from the University of BC, and lives in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. Neil was a lecturer in marketing, business strategy and sales management at UBC and taught a number of graduate level courses in real estate investment and development analysis at the BC Institute of Technology, the Royal Melbourne (Australia) Institute of Technology.
For a number of years Neil was a managing partner of the real estate and development division of a multi-dimensional real estate firm involved in architectural and engineering design, commercial real estate sales and leasing, property management, construction management and development. He has structured a number of real estate joint ventures and has been involved in all aspects of the commercial real estate industry for many years. Neil has developed and taught courses on commercial real estate, investment, development and lease analysis for many years to residential and commercial Realtor boards & associations, and CCIM Chapters in Canada and the USA. Because of the popularity of these courses, he was selected by NAR to present educational seminars at their national conferences.
Directing a team of systems designers and programmers, Mr. Osborne developed a very popular and comprehensive real estate investment analysis program suite called Investit Express and Investit Pro, which he uses as a demonstration and analytical tool to teach real estate investment, development, buy versus lease, hold vs sell, and both Landlord and Tenant lease analysis.