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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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Perfecting Your Strategy, Process, & Product With Scott Choppin | S3SP2

In this special episode of the A.CRE Audio Series, we feature Scott Choppin, the CEO and founder of the Urban Pacific group of companies, a real estate development company based in Southern California. In this conversation, Spencer and Sam consult…
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A.CRE on the Road – University Speaking Schedule (Fall 2021)

Michael and Spencer continue to take time every semester to engage with top real estate programs across the country to share their experience with students pursuing careers in commercial real estate. The Fall 2021 university speaking schedule…
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Leveling Up as a CRE Entrepreneur With Mark Rios | S3SP1

In this first special episode of the 3rd season of the A.CRE Audio Series, we feature Mark Rios, a real estate entrepreneur with a background in media. In addition to being an A.CRE Accelerator Graduate, he is the principal and co-founder of…
Sources and Uses
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Construction Draw and Interest Calculation Model (Updated Aug 2021)

I originally uploaded this equity/construction loan draw and interest calculation tool to our library of real estate financial analysis models in 2016. Over the years, I've continued to update it as suggestions, comments, and requests…
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The Acquisition Process | Title Insurance featuring Josh Roling – Contract to Close

Welcome to this episode of the Contract to Close series! This episode features Josh Roling, a real estate attorney and an expert in all things commercial real estate acquisitions. Josh is a close friend and colleague of mine with whom I've done…
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Case Study #9 – UK Debt Advisory Firm Modeling Test (Case + Solution)

This is the 9th real estate case study 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. In this case study, you play the role of a…
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Graduate Real Estate Series: University of Florida Master of Science in Real Estate

“Growing up I was surrounded by engineers and builders in my formative years, so I decided to explore the same path and got my undergrad degree in civil engineering. I wanted to work in the construction/engineering industry, and after working…
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Linear Mortgage Payment Schedule Tool

We recently shared a new modeling test to our library of real estate case studies entitled UK Debt Advisory Firm Modeling Test. In that case study, the test asked the real estate professional to analyze the returns of three different debt options.…
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Are You Thinking About Leaving Your Job?

Aesop's Fable says, “He who finds discontentment in one place is unlikely to find happiness in another.” CRE employees are leaving their jobs at an accelerating rate right now. Due to the pandemic, layoffs, companies not hiring for the past…