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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated Nov 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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Georgia State University – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

Georgia State University is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta and provides education to more than 51,000 students. One of the school's most significant value add components is its proximity to business districts and the downtown…
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CRE Networking in 2021 with Allison Weiss

With the events of 2020, networking in CRE has changed. In-place interactions have taken a necessary backseat to virtual connections. We all must adapt in order to advance our careers. In this episode of the A.CRE Audio Series, we're pleased…
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Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University – MBA Real Estate Profile

When I was considering attending an MBA program, I was looking for three main things: 1. A top tier academic school with a robust set of real estate course offerings 2. A collaborative, high-achieving, and fun-loving student body to enhance…
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Create Printable and PDF Reports in Excel for Real Estate Financial Modeling

A common question we've been getting recently is, how do I create printable reports from a real estate financial model in Excel? In this written and video tutorial, I share the three basic steps for creating printable and PDF reports in any…
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Rotman School of Management – University of Toronto – MBA Real Estate Profile

I chose the University of Toronto Rotman MBA for three main reasons: course structure, teaching caliber, and location in Toronto’s city center. I have a background in Architecture – in my MBA, I wanted to develop a business skillset…
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Real Estate Acquisition Due Diligence Checklist

Most of the Excel tools we share on Adventures in CRE are real estate financial models, but occasionally we'll venture into building other CRE-related tools. Over the past several months, I've been working on a real estate acquisition checklist…
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Real Estate Development Due Diligence Checklist

Last year, I shared a Real Estate Acquisition Due Diligence Checklist that was quite popular. Soon after its release, we began getting requests for a similar tool, but for development deals. So allow me to share a Real Estate Development Due…
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College of Charleston – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

The College of Charleston is a Liberal Arts School with a Business School, which can often be hard to find. As a student who wanted to focus on real estate, the Commercial Real Estate Finance program really stood out. When researching other…
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Apartment Acquisition Model with Monte Carlo Simulation Module (Updated Jan 2021)

We have a few stochastic modeling tools for real estate on the website, but none as robust as this Apartment Acquisition Model with Monte Carlo Simulation Module. I originally built the model in 2016 by taking my standard apartment acquisition…
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Real Estate Elevator Pitches and Other Career Advice with Jenn Cook

Much of our content here at Adventures in CRE recently has been about career help and advice. This isn't accidental. With the current pandemic, we're doing our best to help A.CRE readers/listeners to enhance their career through this unusual…
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Using Excel’s New LAMBDA Feature to Create Custom Functions for Real Estate Financial Modeling

In December 2020, Excel rolled out a new featured called LAMBDA as part of the Office Insiders (i.e. beta) program. This feature allows the user to create custom functions, which can greatly reduce duplicative formulas and reduce errors. Well…
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Case Study #7 -The Cellon Group – Asset Management Analyst Test (Case + Solution)

This is the seventh 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. The Cellon Group - Real Estate Asset Management Analyst Test…