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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated Sep 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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A.CRE Value-Add Apartment Acquisition Model (Updated Jul 2022)

We've shared a handful of apartment models over the years. Several of those are capable of analyzing apartment acquisitions (e.g. All-in-One, Apartment Valuation Model), but none was built for the express purpose of modeling value-add apartment…
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Top Advice for a Freshman Considering a Career in Commercial Real Estate

So, you start your first year, or freshman year here in the U.S. You don’t know much about commercial real estate, but you feel like it could be an interesting career path. What do you start to do to learn more about the CRE industry? And…
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Day in the Life of a Capital Markets Associate with Daniel Greenblum

In this Day in the Life of a Commercial Real Estate Professional post, we hear from Daniel Greenblum, a capital markets Associate at a real estate loan broker, Lev Capital. Daniel has been kind enough to share his typical daily routine and…
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Should I take a year off after high school before college?

The cliche path we’ve all been told is, “once you finish high school, you go to college, and right after college you get a job.” But what if you were able to give yourself a leg up and come in more confident and prepared than other incoming…
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The Advanced Mortgage Amortization Module (Updated Jul 2022)

In recent months, I've been working on an advanced real estate investment amortization table with interest-only capability, fixed and variable interest rates, multiple interest calculation methods (i.e. 30/360, Actual/Actual, Actual/365, Actual/360),…
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Cox School of Business – Southern Methodist University – MBA Real Estate Profile

The three major factors that made SMU Cox stand out to me were the program's size, the deep alumni network (especially in the Dallas area), and the prowess of the RE department within Cox. Firstly, when looking for an MBA program,…
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Retail Real Estate Development Model

I'm excited to share my Retail Development Model in Excel. This pro forma analysis tool comes as I've continued to build and share specialty real estate models, tailor-made for specific investment scenarios and property types. This model…
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Office Real Estate Development Model (Updated Jul 2022)

I'm excited to share my Office Development Model in Excel. This pro forma analysis tool comes as I've continued to build and share specialty real estate models, tailor-made for specific investment scenarios and property types. This model…
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Industrial Real Estate Development Model (Updated Jul 2022)

Allow me to share my Industrial Development Model in Excel. Over the past year, I've been working to add more specialty real estate models to our library. While our All-in-One model certainly has its place, oftentimes really digging into the…
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Why CRE Deals May be Better Off Following a Project Finance Structure

In this article, we discuss the anatomy of two business structures - Project Finance and Corporate Finance - and why a Project Finance Structure is best suited for CRE deals by making the fund management process more investor friendly. How…