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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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S-Curve Forecasting in Real Estate Development (Updated Sep 2021)

One of the reasons Michael and I blog, is to force ourselves to be continually learning. I built the first version of my real estate waterfall model, because I wanted to better understand the mechanics of modeling an equity waterfall with IRR…
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Graduate Real Estate Series: Cornell University’s Baker Program in Real Estate

The Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate is an immersive, two-year Ivy league graduate real estate education with the rigor, structure, and academic profile of an MBA while focused entirely on Real Estate. Located at Cornell University's…
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Graduate Real Estate Series: University at Buffalo MSRED

The Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) at the University at Buffalo is a three-semester program that teaches real estate development and investment to aspiring and advancing professionals, with the resurgent City of Buffalo…
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Staying Connected to CRE Professionals

Lately, we have spoken to several undergraduate and graduate real estate programs. A question that keeps coming up is: “How do you recommend we stay in touch with our network?” This question is bigger and generally more applicable than just…
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Graduate Real Estate Series: Texas A&M’s MRE Program

My story on how I ended up pursuing a career in commercial real estate is far from cookie-cutter and perhaps, even a little unconventional. As opposed to most, I had absolutely zero prior exposure to the real estate industry; neither of my parents…
bite-sized real estate tutorials
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Bite-Sized CRE Lessons – A.CRE 30 Second Video Tutorials

As we continue to build out our A.CRE 101 series and our Glossary of Commercial Real Estate terms, we've started to supplement these initiatives with short (<30 second) video clips on how to do various CRE calculations and modeling tasks…
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Self Storage Acquisition Model (Updated Sep 2021)

I've spent the past few weekends working on a purpose-built Self Storage Acquisition Model, and I'm now happy to share the result of that work with you. This is a model that's been requested by quite a few A.CRE readers over the past few years.…
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What makes for a bad real estate job candidate?

Just a bit of context regarding the title – this does not mean you are a bad candidate! This uncovers what makes you the wrong candidate for a specific role. As your track record improves, the probability that you will be more attractive to…
adventures in cre real estate modeler creating cash-on-cash return equity waterfall
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Real Estate Equity Waterfall Model With Cash-on-Cash Return Hurdle (Updated Sep 2021)

Over the years, Michael and I have built and shared numerous real estate equity waterfall models, all multi-tiered and most with internal rate of return (IRR) hurdles. And as our readers have downloaded those models, I've received dozens of…