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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated Jun 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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Industrial Real Estate Investments in Emerging Markets

E-commerce isn’t a new innovation, it has been around since the early 90s and was actually first created in the 1960s. Since then, many e-commerce companies have come and gone but in the past few years, there have been a few stable companies…
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Limitations of IRR When Evaluating Real Estate Investments

The internal rate of return is one of the most commonly used return metrics to analyze real estate investment opportunities. Simply put, the IRR is the anticipated, project-determined discount rate an investor is expected to earn over the life…
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Deep Dive – Land Acquisition and Assemblage

This is a topic I'm all too familiar with. You see, I cut my teeth in real estate largely sourcing and negotiating residential and mixed-use land acquisition opportunities.  I've put land deals together both as a fiduciary and as a principal,…
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How to Maximize Value for Tenants Featuring Justin Smith

This episode of the A.CRE Audio Series features Justin Smith, Senior Vice President at Lee & Associates and the author of Industrial Intelligence: The Executive's Guide for Making Informed Commercial Real Estate Decisions. In this episode,…
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Real Estate Sources and Uses of Capital Module

An important component in any acquisition, development, and value-add model is the Sources and Uses of Capital section. Of course, how the sources and uses are modeled and how those cash flows are visualized will vary from one model to the next.…
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Making the Career Transition into CRE featuring Caleb Staub

This episode of the A.CRE Audio Series features Caleb Staub, who is making a transition from active duty military service to the commercial real estate industry. He sits down with Michael, Spencer and Sam, who provide insights applicable to…
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UCLA Anderson – MBA Real Estate Profile

Before coming to UCLA Anderson, I was working in land-use consulting, entitlements, and permitting in Los Angeles. I chose to come to Anderson to continue to develop my real estate network in Southern California, supplement my engineering…