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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated Jan 2021)

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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Excel Pro Forma for Flipping Houses (Updated Oct. 2019)

Before moving to the principal side of the business, I began my career as a self-described real estate investment specialist, largely working as a land broker but dabbling in other areas including the popular "single-family flip" space. In all…
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Adventuring into the World of CRE – S1E1

Welcome to the Adventures in CRE Audio Series! In the first episode of the series, we talk with the creators of the Adventures in CRE website, Spencer Burton and Michael Belasco. We discuss the site’s inception, evolution,…
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Choosing Your CRE Career Path – S1E2

 Welcome to Episode 2 of the A.CRE Audio Series. In this episode, we chat once again with the creators Adventures in CRE, Spencer Burton and Michael Belasco, on the topics of how to launch your career in commercial real…
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Anatomy of a Real Estate Model – S1E3

Welcome to Episode 3 of the A.CRE Audio Series! In this episode, we speak once again with the creators of the Adventures in CRE website, Spencer Burton and Michael Belasco. Today we are going through the thought process and…
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Advancing Your Career with an MBA Part I – S1E4

In this episode, Michael Belasco, Spencer Burton, and host, Sam Carlson are joined by Jim Spaeth, the Executive Director of the Lenard W. Woods Center for Real Estate Studies at University of North Carolina. The four discuss…
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Advancing Your Career with an MBA Part II – S1E5

In this episode, Michael Belasco, Spencer Burton, and host, Sam Carlson continue their conversation with Jim Spaeth, the Executive Director of the Leonard W. Woods Center for Real Estate Studies at University of North Carolina. About…
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Finding and Landing the CRE Job You Want – S1E6

In this episode, Michael Belasco, Spencer Burton, and host, Sam Carlson have a conversation with Alex Barake, a Senior Talent Acquisition Manager at a top tier international real estate firm. Alex provides our readers with…
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Breaking Through the No Experience Barrier – S1E7

In this episode, host Sam Carlson, along with the creators of Adventures in CRE, Spencer Burton and Michael Belasco, speak with Lynn Gray, the Founder and CEO of Campus Scout, an innovative provider of strategic campus and…
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Cross-Border Commercial Real Estate – S1E8

Welcome back to the A.CRE Audio Series! In this episode, Michael Belasco, Spencer Burton, and host, Sam Carlson, are joined by JP De Bruin, a Senior Investment Broker for a fast-growing brokerage in South Africa. About Our…
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Navigating a Successful Career in CRE – S1E9

Welcome back to the A.CRE Audio Series! In this episode, Spencer Burton, Michael Belasco, and host, Sam Carlson are joined by Chris Collins, the Principal and Co-founder of Urban Pacific Development. About Our Special Guest Chris…
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Model Like a Deal-Seasoned Pro – S1E10

Welcome back to the A.CRE Audio Series. In this episode, we chat once again with the creators Adventures in CRE, Spencer Burton and Michael Belasco, about the A.CRE Accelerator Program. The Accelerator is their premium training…
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Roll Up Your Monthly Cash Flow Line Items Into Annual Periods Using Only One Formula For The Whole Sheet

While building out my hotel development model (currently underway), I decided to take a break and record a video about how I roll up the monthly cash flow line items on my Monthly Cash Flow sheet into annual cash flow line items on a separate…
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Condominium Development Model (Updated 10.10.19)

After posting the construction draw module that demonstrates how to calculate the true LTC of a development loan, I decided that since we have yet to publish a condo development model, to build upon that module to create one. This condominium…
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Hotel Acquisition Model – The Basic Model (Updated 10.9.2019)

The initial goal for the original Hotel Acquisition Model was to design a hotel proforma that would enable users to get deep into the weeds of practically every line item in their hotel analysis. Although I am super happy with how that hotel…