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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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Construction Draw Schedule: Accounting For True LTC

When lenders provide debt for a development project, they lend based on a Loan-to-Cost ratio (LTC), which is simply the percent of the total budget the lender will agree to lend to the borrower. So, if a project costs $10MM, and a lender loans…
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Graduate Real Estate Series: NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate’s MSRE and MSRED Programs

The Schack Institute of Real Estate at New York University offers a flexible, 42-credit graduate real estate education in various real estate disciplines including finance and development. Located in the epicenter of global real estate, New…
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Tenant Sales and Occupancy Cost in Retail Underwriting

When underwriting a retail investment, rollover risk is an incredibly important consideration. You, as a prospective debt or equity investor in the property, need to understand how secure the cash flows you're buying are; or in other words,…
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Calculate Residual Land Value in Excel

Here's the scenario. You're a real estate developer. You spot a prime parcel of land that would be perfect for your real estate project. So you approach the owner of the land about selling and she says, "Okay, bring me an offer." How much do…
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Version Notes: All-in-One Underwriting Model

Version notes for the All-in-One Underwriting Model for Real Estate Development and Acquisition are found here as well as in the 'Version' tab of the Excel model. Download the Model Version 0.3.1 (March 11, 2017) Added version notes…