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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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Columbia Business School – Columbia University – MBA Real Estate Profile

When I started the MBA program at Columbia Business School in 2015, I was a prospective career-switcher. My work experience was in institutional investment consulting and private equity, but I wanted to change gears and pursue a career in…
sizing a mortgage loan amount
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How to Use Debt Yield to Calculate Loan Amount

In our glossary of commercial real estate terms, we recently answered the question: what is debt yield? As a follow up to that entry, I thought I’d expand on the concept of debt yield by showing you how lenders use debt yield to come up with…
questions and answers related to the all-in-one model for underwriting real estate investments
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New Support Forum for the All-in-One (Ai1) Underwriting Model

Since releasing the first beta version of the All-in-One Underwriting Model, we've fielded hundreds of emails related to the model. Inquiries range from questions to feature requests to thank yous. We welcome the chance to interact with our…
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The Sloan School of Management – Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MBA Real Estate Profile

Real estate is a niche function in the MBA world, with less than 5% of most b-school graduates pursuing internships and full-time careers in the industry. Within this MBA real estate niche, the breadth of career paths is considerable, with…
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Landing Your First Analyst Job in Commercial Real Estate

That first job in real estate, most likely at the analyst-level, will be one of the most important jobs - if not the most important job - of your real estate career. Now don't misunderstand me. Failures can be overcome, wrong decisions can…
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Anderson School of Business – University of California, Los Angeles – MBA Real Estate Profile

Before coming to UCLA Anderson to pursue my MBA, I was working in the commercial real estate debt group at a major bank in Los Angeles. I chose to come to Anderson in order to continue to develop my network within the Southern California…