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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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Finding a CRE Job After College: Reasons to Accept the Job

Right now, seniors in college are facing an impactful life decision. With their entire future in front of them, an optimistic attitude, and a twinkle in their eyes, a job offer has been presented to them now that their internship is over. If…
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The Real Estate Resume – Tips and Resources

Some of you are working to land that first professional job in real estate. Others are hoping to leverage existing education and industry experience to move up. Regardless of where you are, the content, format, and style of your real estate…
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Here’s What To Expect In Season 3 | S3E1

Welcome to Season Three of the A.CRE Audio Series! In this season, I am joined by the creators of Adventures in CRE, Spencer Burton, and Michael Belasco. This season is the first chance Spencer, Michael and Sam had been able to get together…
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Creating Your CRE Strategy | S3E2

In this second episode of this special season of the A.CRE Audio Series, we're talking about how to create a strategy for deal-making and deal doing, the theme of season 3. Strategy is an important part of deal-making: before you can go out…
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How To Source Deals | S3E3

Now that we've talked about the strategy behind deal-making in commercial real estate, it's time to get into the actual deals! This episode of season 3 of the A.CRE Audio Series talks about how to actually source deals and identify investment…
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Putting Together Your Capital Stack – Equity | S3E4

As briefly mentioned in the last episode, before you can start sourcing deals and finding investment opportunities, you need a strategy and you need money. Episode 1 talked about how to develop a strategy. Episodes 4 and 5 talk about how to…
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Putting Together Your Capital Stack – Debt | S3E5

As far as deal-making and deal-doing are concerned, the last three episodes or so have been really focused on the making side. While making deals is great, if you can't get them closed, they're not worth anything. In this episode, we're beginning…
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Pro Level Due Diligence | S3E6

Now that we've really dug into the details about deal-making in commercial real estate, it's time to get into the weeds concerning deal-doing. This episode talks about how to go about due diligence in CRE at a pro-level. Hear Michael's perspective…
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Executing The Plan – Managing The Asset | S3E7

Now that we've discussed the strategy and capital behind deal-making, and the due diligence required to close deals, let's talk about how to manage your assets. Ultimately, this is the step where, quite frankly, the value comes into reality.…
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Maximizing Outcomes – Disposition | S3E8

Welcome to the last regular episode of season 3, Deal Making and Deal Doing, from the A.CRE Audio Series. With both Michael and Spencer, today we talk about disposition. We're talking about bringing the whole thing full circle - realizing your…
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A.CRE Audio Series Season 3

SEASON 3 - DEAL MAKING, DEAL DOING We are excited to announce that the newest season of the A.CRE Audio Series will be released next Tuesday, August 10th! This season is the first chance Spencer, Michael and Sam had been able to…
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A.CRE Hotel Valuation Model in Excel (Updated 08.6.21)

I am excited to introduce our new Hotel Valuation (Acquisition) Model to underwrite both stabilized and value-add hotel opportunities. This hotel pro forma is designed to allow users to do everything from a quick back of the envelope exercise…