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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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Marquette University – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

The real estate program and the Center for Real Estate at Marquette University has helped me find a career path I am not only excited to pursue after graduation, but I know I will be successful in due to my time at Marquette. Although our…
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Case Study #6 – Hamilton Park Phase VIII (Case + Solution)

This is the six in a series of commercial real estate case studies shared by A.CRE. These case studies are meant to help you practice to master real estate financial modeling. Hamilton Park VIII puts you in the role of a development associate…
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Industrial Real Estate Development Model (Updated Sept 2020)

Allow me to share my Industrial Development Model in Excel. Over the past year, I've been working to add more specialty real estate models to our library. While our All-in-One model certainly has its place, oftentimes really digging into the…
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McCombs School of Business – University of Texas – MBA Real Estate Profile

The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin offers a robust Real Estate MBA experience for students looking to springboard their career in the commercial real estate industry. While the program is renowned for its…
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University of Pennsylvania – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

I chose the University of Pennsylvania for a whole host of reasons. Firstly, their four school offerings give me a chance to study and meet people from different academic and professional disciplines and provides a refreshing experience in the…
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Three Keys to LinkedIn Success in CRE

For commercial real estate professionals in 2020, one social media platform is more important than all of the rest. That platform is LinkedIn, and it now serves as a long-form real estate resume, a virtual business card, and for many their online…
Real Estate IRR Partitioning
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Watch Me Build – IRR Partitioning in Excel

In this post, I'd like to show you how to partition the internal rate of return of your real estate investment in Excel. I also throw in a quick equity multiple partition, to highlight how the time value of money affects your returns. I've recorded…
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McDonough School of Business – Georgetown University – MBA Real Estate Profile

  Coming out of undergrad as an engineer I knew in the future I would need a generalist business education to achieve my goals. After I had garnered some professional experience and had a better idea of my career path, it was time…
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A.CRE Self Storage Development Model (Updated Sept 2020)

We've received numerous requests over the years for a Self Storage Development Model in Excel. With strong investment and development activity in this niche property type, I recognize a self storage model on A.CRE is long overdue. But with so…
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Graduate Real Estate Series: Cornell University’s Baker Program in Real Estate

The Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate is an immersive, two-year Ivy league graduate real estate education with the rigor, structure, and academic profile of an MBA while focused entirely on Real Estate. Located at Cornell University's…
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Kenan-Flagler Business School – University of North Carolina – MBA Real Estate Profile

The UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA program, and the real estate concentration specifically, has been a game-changer for me as a career switcher looking to enter the commercial real estate industry. I secured both an internship and a full-time position…
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Real Estate Partnerships + JV Agreement Template

A Partnership Agreement outlines and describes the relationship between partnership entities (i.e. general partner and limited partners) in a joint real estate investment. It is a critical document that defines a mutual understanding of financial…
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How to Quickly Evaluate Real Estate Opportunities (Without Opening Excel)

We regularly respond to questions from A.CRE and Accelerator members as it relates to analyzing and evaluating real estate investment opportunities. Recently, in an Accelerator forum post a young professional marveled at how certain individuals…