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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated Jan 2023)

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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The A.CRE Method for Doing Cap Rate Math in Your Head

In this post, I'd like to share a method that, with a little practice, will enable you to quickly do cap rate math in your head; whether it’s quickly figuring out what the sale or purchase price would be of a property based on the NOI and…
Lee Business School Vegas Real Estate Program
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University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

I chose to attend UNLV and its real estate program because as a long-time resident of Las Vegas I understood, witnessed firsthand, and directly benefited from what it meant to be a REBEL. It was never a debate, there wasn’t an alternative…
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Módulo de Flujo de Efectivo en Cascada de 3 Niveles añadido al Modelo de Desarrollo de Condominio

Cuando estaba grabando el video tutorial del Modelo de Desarrollo de Condominio, pensé en realizar una publicación en donde solo se explicará el “Módulo de Flujo de Efectivo en Cascada añadido al Modelo de Desarrollo de Condominio”,…
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The Elephant in the Room – Recession and the Real Estate Job Market

The impacts of a potential recession have certainly already affected the real estate job market. You may have already been a part of the nationwide layoffs. Or you may be a part of the upcoming nationwide layoffs that have already plagued many…
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Toronto Metropolitan University – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

As an international student, the options for pursuing my university studies were broad, but I was able to shorten the list to the United Kingdom or Canada. I picked Canada specifically because of the favorable immigration policies in comparison…
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Modelo De Desarrollo De Condominio

Después de la publicación del “Módulo de Efectivo en Cascada”, Kyle Holmberg me comentó que mi próximo reto sería construir un modelo diseñado para analizar la viabilidad financiera de un proyecto de condominio en venta, se trataba…
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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…
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Real Estate Hiring Lessons from the Executive Perspective

This year our team has facilitated a total of six webinars with companies that were in the midst of hiring their new intern, analyst, and associate classes and learned multiple real estate hiring lessons. These companies ranged from publicly…
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A.CRE Self Storage Development Model (Updated Dec 2022)

We've received numerous requests over the years for a Self Storage Development Model in Excel. With strong investment and development activity in this niche property type, I recognize a self storage model on A.CRE is long overdue. But with so…
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Residential Land Development Pro Forma (Updated Dec 2022)

As many of you know, I started my career in residential land development first as a broker and later as a principal. During that time I built my fair share of residential land development Excel pro formas, modeling returns and forecasting cash…
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Impact Development – Doing Good While Doing Well with Brian Murray | S3SP12

In this special episode of the A.CRE Audio Series, Sam, Michael, and Spencer talk to Brian Murray, the CEO of Shift Capital, about impact development. Shift Capital is a B-certified impact real estate group. A B-certification is a designation…
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Graduate Real Estate Series: Portland State University Master of Real Estate Development

I chose the Portland State University Master of Real Estate Development program because of its sustainable and equitable real estate and development values. The deciding factor was that the community stood with the institution in a way I had…
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Letter of Intent for Commercial Industrial Purchase

Today we are going to walk through what is usually the first legal document that is presented to the seller of an industrial property, the Letter of Intent. This article will help you understand each of the entries to include, as well as the…
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All-in-One (Ai1) Model for Underwriting Development and Acquisitions (Updated Nov 2022)

As many of you recall, in 2015 I set out to build an Excel alternative to the widely-used (and now discontinued) ARGUS DCF. With career moves and a lot of other A.CRE-related side projects, this undertaking has been slow going. Alas, in 2016…
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Johnson Graduate School of Management – Cornell University – MBA Real Estate Profile

In choosing an MBA program, I sought not only a top-ranked MBA program but one that also offered an extensive real estate curriculum and a strong real estate network. I was also focused on choosing a school close to a major real estate hub and…