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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated Jul 2022)

Prior to launching the Accelerator program, Michael and I 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…
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Multifamily (Apartment) Acquisition Model (Updated Dec 2020)

Our library of real estate Excel models has a variety of decent apartment models, including our All-in-One model and our Apartment Development Model - both robust models in their own right. However, if you're looking for a straight multifamily…
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Simple Acquisition Model for Office, Retail, Industrial Properties (Updated Dec 2020)

A few years back, on a sleepy Saturday afternoon while my kids were busy eating Halloween candy, I decided to create a simple real estate acquisition model in Excel for office, retail, and industrial deals. Since then, I've made various…
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Graduate Real Estate Series: University of Miami MRED+U

When a mentor suggested the University of Miami I was apprehensive to even look at the program. Being from a small part of New England, Miami felt a world away. Without knowing much about the city, I immediately felt intimidated and averse to…
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Setting your Sights High with Alex Williams – AiA

One important aspect present in real estate more than any other industry is the need to shoot above your station. Alex Williams, a Financial Analyst at CBRE Capital Markets and our guest today exemplifies this. As just an intern in college,…
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Integrating Tech into Real Estate with Justin Lia

Commercial real estate isn't the fastest to adopt the newest tech compared to other fields. Doing so, however, could increase returns, lower operating expenses, and reduce workload. In this Accelerators in Action episode, listen as Sam Carlson…
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Getting the First Job with Julio Villalobos-Torres – AiA

We get a lot of questions here at Adventures in CRE about how to "get the first job." Many young professionals breaking into the market struggle to do just that. Jobs available often require experience and or connections - things that new professionals…
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Using an IRR Matrix to Determine Hold Period

When building a real estate financial pro forma, it's important to model for and include a summary of various return and risk metrics. Among the different return metrics, the internal rate of return (IRR) - both on an unlevered and levered…
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DateDif: The “Secret” Excel Formula (Updated 11.14.2020)

For one reason or another, there is a perfectly functioning and pretty valuable formula that can be utilized in Excel that Microsoft has chosen to exclude from Excel's list of functions: the DateDif function. This function is a valuable…
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Texas Christian University – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

I entered TCU with curiosity about Real Estate and solidified that interest by becoming involved with the TCU Real Estate Club and attending all the events they put on. Being in the business school, after I completed all the core classes…
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A.CRE Mock Interview Workshop – Guide for Interviewers and Interviewees

The following is a guide for interviewers and interviewees scheduled to participate in an A.CRE co-sponsored Mock Interview Workshop. If you're a volunteer interviewer, thank you for taking the time to give back to students pursuing a career…
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Texas Tech University – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

Growing up in Corpus Christi, Texas I had little exposure to real estate until I became interested through books and the internet during high school. My first exposure to real estate was the writings of Robert Kiyosaki and John L. Bowman.…
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Evolving your Career as a Young Professional with Greg Astor – AiA

Being young and just out of college is a shared experience of many of our listeners. Breaking into the industry and continually evolving your career as a young professional is an important thing to know. This episode talks about exactly that. In…
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Retail Anchor Tenant Lease Agreement

From a landlord’s perspective, the retail anchor tenant lease (the primary tenant/largest tenant in a shopping center) is the catalyst for a successful or unsuccessful shopping center.  With a great anchor, the surrounding spaces are more…
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Advice for Young CRE Professionals with Mike Strug

Adventures in CRE has always sought to provide value to CRE professionals. Mike Strug, our guest speaker today, has a similar goal. Mike is the founder of the Young Real Estate Professionals of New York (YREPNY), a commercial real estate networking…