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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated Dec 2020)

Since starting A.CRE, Michael and I have fielded email after email requesting a more structured real estate financial modeling training program on the site. Over the years, we've covered hundreds of real estate modeling topics in our blog,…

Blackstone to Buy 2nd Tallest Building in U.S.

At $1.3bn, The Blackstone Group is set to become the next owner of the iconic Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in Chicago, IL. The group selling the building, bought it for $841mm in 2004. A few links with deal specifics: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-16/blackstone-group-agrees-to-buy-chicago-s-willis-tower http://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/15/03/5331305/blackstones-willis-tower-purchase-set-a-record-but-is-it-a-ba http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150306/NEWS12/150309828/blackstone-in-talks-to-buy-willis-tower-for-1-5-billion  

S&P: Real Estate to Become its Own Sector

As further evidence that real estate is fast becoming the fourth major institutional asset class, S&P has announced that it will create a new sector for the industry. "S&P Dow Jones Indices, a leading provider of financial market…