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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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Graduate Real Estate Series: Georgia State University’s Master of Science in Commercial Real Estate

A concise, diversified, and well-connected program, Georgia State University’s Master of Science in Commercial Real Estate (MSCRE) program is an ideal choice for transitioning to or furthering one’s career in the commercial real estate…
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Using “Money Ball” Strategies In Commercial Real Estate With Brandon Taubman | S3SP4

In this fourth special episode of Season 3 of the A.CRE Audio Series, Sam, Spencer, and Michael discuss baseball analytics and real estate analytics with special guest, Brandon Taubman, Chief Information Officer at Stablewood Properties. Brandon…
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The Definitive Guide to Microsoft Excel for Real Estate (Updated Dec 2021)

Microsoft Excel is the primary tool used by real estate financial modeling professionals. Even while numerous non-Excel alternatives have attempted to de-throne Excel, the 35+ year-old software has shown to be surprisingly resilient to competition.…
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Excel Pro Forma for Flipping Houses (Updated Dec 2021)

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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The Blind Job Application in Real Estate

Most of you sending in a blind application never do find your way into this business because you get tired of rejection, lose hope, and quit. A big thank you to the candidate I spoke to last week who asked me about this topic. He was frustrated…
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Pro Forma For Multifamily Renovation (Updated 11.17.2021)

I'm excited to share the Pro Forma for Multifamily Renovation model with all of you. This multifamily renovation model is made to analyze value add apartment acquisition opportunities and has a lot of functionality that is meant to provide you…
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Introducing the William A. Millichap Fellowship

The commercial real estate industry provides unparalleled opportunities to build a great career while also building wealth and positively impacting local communities. Without the proper support, transitioning into the professional brokerage…
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Watch Me Solve a REPE Technical Interview Modeling Test (Updated Nov 2021)

What better way to spend some free time over the Thanksgiving holiday, than to record myself completing a real estate private equity technical interview exercise! While I've offered help with the real estate technical interview in the past,…
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Data-Driven Self Storage Strategy With Drew Dolan | S3SP3

In this third special episode of the A.CRE Audio Series, Sam and Spencer discuss the niche asset class of self-storage real estate with special guest, Drew Dolan. Drew is the Principal & Fund Manager at DXD Capital, which offers a unique…
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George Washington University – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

I chose George Washington University because I felt it harbored the best opportunity to learn about diverse and dynamic subjects and advance my career pursuits. George Washington University has done just that for me. I have found a…
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Transition into CRE in your late 20’s or early 30’s

Without investing time and money into finding a career in CRE, you don’t have a commitment, you have a wish. In this article, I’m going to touch on two core tenets needed to transition into CRE: knowledge and relationships. I want to thank…
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Perfecting Your Strategy, Process, & Product With Scott Choppin | S3SP2

In this special episode of the A.CRE Audio Series, we feature Scott Choppin, the CEO and founder of the Urban Pacific group of companies, a real estate development company based in Southern California. In this conversation, Spencer and Sam consult…
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Leveling Up as a CRE Entrepreneur With Mark Rios | S3SP1

In this first special episode of the 3rd season of the A.CRE Audio Series, we feature Mark Rios, a real estate entrepreneur with a background in media. In addition to being an A.CRE Accelerator Graduate, he is the principal and co-founder of…
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Construction Draw and Interest Calculation Model (Updated Aug 2021)

I originally uploaded this equity/construction loan draw and interest calculation tool to our library of real estate financial analysis models in 2016. Over the years, I've continued to update it as suggestions, comments, and requests…
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The Acquisition Process | Title Insurance featuring Josh Roling – Contract to Close

Welcome to this episode of the Contract to Close series! This episode features Josh Roling, a real estate attorney and an expert in all things commercial real estate acquisitions. Josh is a close friend and colleague of mine with whom I've done…