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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,…
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Prologis to Acquire KTR Capital in JV with Norges

It was announced last week that Prologis, the world's largest industrial REIT, has agreed to buy KTR Capital Partners for $5.9 billion. KTR owns and operates 70 million square feet of real estate across the U.S. I think the deal is interesting…
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The Fourth Major Asset Class

David Funk, a professor of mine and the former director of the Baker Program in Real Estate at Cornell University, recently published some interesting research into asset reallocation by institutional investors that more heavily favors commercial…
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Hotel Value-Add Assignment Example

I built this multi-scenario , value-add hotel investment model from scratch in Excel for an assignment in one of my real estate finance courses at Cornell. Keep in mind, this model is not plug-and-chug ready. However, with a few tweaks it works…
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GE Capital to Sell RE Assets to Blackstone, Wells Fargo

GE is unwinding its financial companies, and as a consequence, is selling off its real estate assets. Blackstone and Wells Fargo have reportedly agreed to buy GE Capital's real estate assets for $23bn. This is the largest deal of its kind since…