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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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The Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania – MBA Real Estate Profile

The Wharton Real Estate program has many different components, providing students with ample resources to learn about real estate, network within the industry, and find an exciting career. I chose to attend Wharton because it is widely regarded…
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Book Review: The Big Short

Why I liked “The Big Short” Having first watched The Big Short (the film) I was curious to explore the book in search of any insights I may have initially missed. The book did not disappoint and provided an easy-to-read narrative which…
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Haas School of Business – University of California, Berkeley – MBA Real Estate Profile

Haas has a fantastic Real Estate curriculum with a tight knit community, exceptional faculty, and great extracurricular programming. When I started at Haas I knew I wanted to commit myself to real estate, so I tried to take advantage of…
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The A.CRE Jobs App for Android and iOS Devices

For those who have added the Adventures in CRE Job Board (A.CRE Jobs) to your commercial real estate job search process, we have some exciting news! We'd like to announce the launch of the newly completed A.CRE Jobs app for Android and iOS devices.…
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All-in-One (Ai1) Walkthrough #7 – Ground Lease Valuation Module

This walkthrough, our seventh in the series, explains how the Ground Lease Valuation Module works and how to implement this tool into your analysis. The All-in-One Model includes two methods to account for a ground lease. The first is to simply…
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The A.CRE MBA Real Estate Series

Spencer and I are excited to introduce the A.CRE MBA Real Estate Profile series. This series is intended to provide prospective MBA students with a glimpse into some of the world's top MBA real estate programs and what they have to offer those…
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Why I’m REFM Excel for Real Estate Certified

In the unlikely event you've visited my LinkedIn page lately or happened upon the REFM Certification Holders, you might have noticed that over the last year I've completed my REFM Excel for Real Estate certification. In coming across this…
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Using COUNTIFS, SUMIFS, and AVERAGEIFS Excel Functions in Real Estate Underwriting

Why use COUNTIFS, SUMIFS, and AVERAGEIFS functions in real estate? When real estate analysts first start their careers, they're often required to work with large data sets and to transpose property and portfolio information from one format to…