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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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Using Boolean Logic to Model Multiple Generations of Tenant Improvements

Arguably the most powerful, and least appreciated and understood, functionality in Excel is its use of boolean logic. Or in other words, the use of TRUE and FALSE binary logic. This form of logic can be used to dramatically simplify formulas…
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Adventures In CRE’s Events Calendar

We have begun to compile a calendar of events for some of the more well known trade organizations in the industry in order to give our readers a one stop place to find out about events that are happening throughout the US and internationally.…
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The Earnest Money Deposit – From Contract to Close Series

https://youtu.be/BIrK6pfvqGA What is an Earnest Money Deposit The earnest money deposit, also known as the good faith deposit or good faith money, is a sum of money that gets deposited by the buyer of a property into an escrow account…
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Mixed-Use Development Model: Condo and Retail (Updated Feb 2021)

In this post, I walk you through the A.CRE Mixed Use Development Model for Condo and Retail projects. The model is basically a reworked and expanded version of the Condo Development Model, so if you are familiar with that, this should feel and…
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Villanova University- Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

If I were to rewind four years and ask high-school-me what real estate was, I would have given 2021-me an empty stare and a vague explanation about selling homes. Growing up, I wanted to be an architect. But toward the end of high school,…
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Building a Diverse and Competent Team with Garland Fuller

In this episode of the A.CRE Audio Series, we're pleased to be joined by Garland Fuller, a Diversity Recruiting Leader and Inclusion & Equity Strategist at CBRE. For this episode, we consult Garland on the best way to build a diverse team…
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San Diego State University – Fowler College of Business – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University has a multitude of successful programs to choose from. The most attractive program to me when I was applying to schools was the Real Estate Major Program. Being from San Diego and…
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University of Houston – C.T. Bauer College of Business – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

My story is somewhat unique from the others presented here, yet relatable to many. I didn’t enter college as a business major. If you asked me when I was a high-school senior or college freshman about my career goals, commercial real estate…
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University of Guelph – Lang School of Business – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

Growing up in Canada, I had no doubt in my mind that I wanted to stay in Canada for my post-secondary school education. Growing up in a real estate family, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the real estate industry. I applied to the…